The United States Is Run by Idiots

There are many signs this country is run by idiots. The obvious question here is why did the writer stop at eleven?

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From the Fellowship of the Mind blog: “11 ways to know when you are living in a country run by idiots.”

The original title of the essay below is “Food For Thought,” its author is said to be Junius P. Long.

America: A Country Run by Idiots

1. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.

2. If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.

3. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government,you live in a country run by idiots.

4. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.

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You will have to read the other seven for yourself. But consider the possibilities…

I’m sure we could add to this list, almost without end.

12. If your President says a group imitating Muhammad, and following the Koran, is not Islamic, you live in a country run by idiots.

13. If your leadership believes the best way to defeat Islamists in Syria is to arm Islamists in Syria, you live in a country run by idiots.

14. If your past President believed the only way to save the Constitution was to violate the Constitution, you live in a country run by a succession of idiots.

15. If your State surveillance agencies say the only way to protect your privacy is to violate your privacy, you live in a country run by idiots.

16. If your Congress falls for the canard that you have to pass a bill to find out what’s in it, you live in a country run by idiots.

C’mon, give it a try… it’ll be fun and educational.