A Country Founded by Geniuses, Run by Idiots: How True?

Founded by Geniuses, Run by Fools
Founded by Geniuses? Run by Idiots, Fools? [image: ETPR]

Founded by Geniuses, Run by Idiots?

How True for the USA?

Received in the Email, a letter titled “A country founded by geniuses, run by idiots.”

But how true is the email?  First, the amusing content.

  • 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 the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got  here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project  to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … 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 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 hijab 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 “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 government’s 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, TV’s 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 more “safe” according to the government …  you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

Amusing, but true?

The email claimed that the above came from comedian, Jeff Foxworthy. That is not true, according to Foxworthy’s brother.

One further question might be asked: If the USA was “founded by geniuses,” why is the USA in the current shape it’s in after only 237 years?

Here’s a list of long-lived empires:

11 Portuguese – 534 years
10 Ottoman (Turkish) Empire – 623 years
9 Khmer Empire – 630 years
8 Ethiopian Empire – 665 years
7 Kanem Empire – 687 (approximate)

6 Holy Roman Empire – 844 years
5 Silla – 992 years
4 Republic of Venice – 1100 years
3 The Papal States – Territories under the direct sovereign rule of the Popes for 1260 years.
2 Kingdom of Kush – 1420 years

1 Roman/Eastern Roman Empire – 1480 years (This doesn’t include the 500 years that Rome was a Republic, or the various monarchies and assorted dictatorships.

Altogether, Rome persevered for about 2300 years–2800 if one includes the Vatican–still going strong!–which arose from the ruins of the Western Empire.

This may be the time to point out that the “genius” founders of the USA get plenty of credit when things went right–and none of the blame when things have gone wrong.

It was the genius founders who set up a system that gave nine unelected justices in Washington DC the right to decide what rights the citizens will be allowed, thus invalidating the constitution.

It was the genius founders who specifically set up separation of church and state–ensuring that the future USA would in no way become a Christian nation.

It was the genius founders who set up a system that is falling apart due to human greed. It’s assumed that all of the geniuses that founded the country were aware that humans are greedy?

Actually, one suspects the geniuses who designed the system got exactly what they planned. The system works exactly as it was meant to work; i.e., not very well after 200 or so years.

Still, parts of the email were amusing.

by Jeremiah J. Jameson

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