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A nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots

March 23, 2013

Stolen from the one and only Texas Fred!

TexasFred

A nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots

So, in the spirit of *fair and balanced* here is a list of the biggest IDIOT IDEAS we have from elected officials today. And make NO mistake, there are IDIOTS on BOTH sides of the aisle and in ALL branches of U.S. government!

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

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 might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

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 for who runs the government¦ you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

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 new leaders in Egypt¦ you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a heap is only subject to having her neck and head searched¦ you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more¦ you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

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 children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested homes 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 the governments plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work 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.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you safer according to the government¦ you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

What a country!!!!

I received this via email, I have NO idea who wrote it or I would offer a huge KUDOS and linked citation. In any case, this is as true as anything we have seen on the ‘net.

TSA continues to abuse Americans; Terrorist’s in our midst…

May 7, 2012

“Okay, I now have definitive proof that al Qaeda has actually won. It hasn’t achieved the dissolution of the United States, or succeeded in murdering millions of Americans, or re-established the Caliphate, but it has caused our government to debase itself in the name of security.” – Jeffrey Goldberg

I told Congress to abolish the TSA. I sent this letter using DownsizeDC.org’s Educate the Powerful System…  

I have four items for you, and some questions.

1. A four year-old girl in Wichita was treated like a terrorist because she violated TSA protocol by hugging her grandmother at the airport. (http://bit.ly/IP6Dv1)

If a private security firm did this, wouldn’t it face horrible publicity and lose business? Might Congress call the CEO of that firm to testify before a committee, so your colleagues could grandstand?

2. Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX-23) got into an altercation with an overly-aggressive TSA agent. (http://bit.ly/Ic4bP7).

Rep. Canseco asks, “What on earth is a U.S. congressman going to do on a plane? Pull out a gun and shoot everybody?” (http://politi.co/JG1zsK)

He’s right; no Congressman is going to shoot up the plane. But wouldn’t private security firms compete with each other to be less invasive, and respect the dignity of all passengers?

3. TSA agents asked a 79 year-old woman about “an anomaly in the crotch area” — loud enough for others to hear. Refusing a pat-down, she passed through the scanner again. (http://bit.ly/IuzWI2)

Again, wouldn’t private security firms compete with each other to be less invasive, and respect the dignity of passengers?

And why are the body scanners so unreliable?

4. Current and former TSA employees are under indictment for receiving bribes from drug couriers in Los Angeles and New Haven. (http://lat.ms/IMQIxS)

Wouldn’t a private security firm be more interested in detecting weapons and explosives, instead of drugs?

The TSA is a typical government agency. It has no incentive to please the customers. If airline security was completely privatized, airlines would compete with each other to provide not only safety, but also a dignified process and a pleasurable trip. Customer satisfaction would be their priority.

Don’t “fix” or “reform” the TSA. Abolish it.

END LETTER

If you agree with us that the TSA should be scrapped, please send a letter as well. You can borrow from or copy the above letter.

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Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.


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