Friday, October 25, 2013

A Tribute to Jeff Foxworthy...

I saw this posted by "petark" in the comments at the end of this excellent article at American Thinker...

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for
entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation
that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an
aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that
was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy
liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who
runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun
magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to
the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by
geniuses but is run by idiots.

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

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a
wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a
burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you
might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is 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 nation that was
founded by geniuses but is 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 nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government
regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC
checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide
incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks,
without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought,
but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV,
while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma
screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults
on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but
is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you
more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was
founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

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