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April 3, 2013

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I have been using excerpts from an e-mail sent to me for the past two weeks. It listed several examples of how ridiculous our government seems at times under the title, "Founded by Geniuses; Run by Idiots."

I think calling them idiots is not a good choice of words. We have a lot of really bright people in government. Somehow, after arriving in office, they drink the "kool aid" and forget completely who they actually work for. Instead of working for the people who they represent, they quickly shift allegiance to the special interest groups who fund their campaigns.

Remember the movie, "Forrest Gump" when his mother reminded him that "stupid is as stupid does?" I do not think they are idiots; just plain stupid. Here are some ridiculous operating methods of our government and examples of why we need to publicly finance elections and kick out the ones that work.

"If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

"If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

"If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TVs and new cars and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage, you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots."

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