To the editor:
Stupidity has no social, educational or economic boundaries. It does not matter if you graduated from an elite college such as Harvard, Princeton or Yale. It does not matter if you only have a certificate from a local community college. It does not matter if you are a billionaire or on food stamps. It does not matter if you hold a Ph.D. or a GED. It does not matter if you are a lawyer, a judge or a clerk at Walmart. It does not matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. Stupidity is an equal access, equal opportunity, non discriminatory state of mind.
It appears that a great many people lack the ability to internalize new knowledge. They proudly brandish their arrogance. I have found that without exception we all have had our "stupid" moments. Unfortunately, some have a great many more than others.
Our government (politicians and bureaucrats) as a whole seems to be having a "stupid" episode. When a government spends more than it takes in, raises taxes to create jobs, fights wars it cannot win, promises benefits it can not pay for, has open borders, punishes success, over regulates, assists in overthrowing governments that are friendly to us, disregards the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, seeks to divide the country economically, culturally and socially (class warfare) what conclusion can you come to?
In contrast, common sense and wisdom is found more among ordinary folks. Unfortunately, it seems to be lacking among those who have educated themselves to the point of where they know more than anyone else. I have found that common sense is prevalent among those who have worked mostly with their hands and have struggled with life on a daily basis. A professor teaching a business course who has never run a business or had to make a payroll is the last person you should be learning business from. Book knowledge can never replace real-life experience. It follows that you do not want someone who never ran a business telling you how to run your business and that you are making too much money and you should give it to someone else.
I would vote for common sense over stupidity any day.