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Published:   |   Updated: April 8, 2013 at 04:40 PM

Run by idiots

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 nation 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 nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines more than 10,000 rounds but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt, you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s larges city you can buy two 16-ounces sodas but not one 24-ounces soda because it’s a sugary drink that might make you fat, you might live in a nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a 7-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 nation 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 nation 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 nation 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, wall-sized plasma do-it-all TVs and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage, you might live in a nation 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 nation founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

Ed Roberts

Lake Placid

Missed approach

I would like to add to Mr. Rousch's comments in his editorial titled “Missed approach,” not using aircraft lingo or operating procedures to get a few points across, but just some basic common sense issues.

Everyday at major road intersections there are literally hundreds of drivers that fail to or even attempt to stop before turning right on red. The law states you must come to a complete stop, then using caution make a safe and sensible turn.

Also, when turning right or left onto a new roadway, the law states you must turn into the lane closest to you then proceed to another lane (use your turn signals, please).

Red lights, stop signs and speed limit signs are other helpful devices to keep traffic moving in a safe and mannerly fashion. Come on, you law-breaking drivers; start thinking of others besides yourselves.

Also, putting empty cruisers along the highway is a big joke. An officer or two writing tickets for these infractions would possibly help, and surely would bring in enough revenue to pay their daily expenses.

David Parks

Sebring

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