The America I Miss: Seeking, Intelligent, Respectful Spokesmen and Leaders
I am in agreement with the Tea Party participants who want their America back, but don’t know if it’s the same America I want back.
I want inspirational leaders like conservative Bill Buckley and liberal John Galbraith, who were able to sit down and express their diverse views in an intellectual manner, in contrast to Side Show Barkers Sarah Palin, Michelle, Bachmann, Glen Beck or Blue Dog Democrats owned by special interests.
I’ve had enough college experience to realize there is a vast difference in cognitive skills of college graduates. The cognitive elite are those who consider college as a learning experience rather an opportunity to party or earn grades just high enough to graduate. Palin attended at least five colleges to receive a Bachelor’s Degree, Bachmann who thought the Founding Fathers eliminated slavery; learned at the Oral Roberts University, or Beck, a drop out after the first semester are examples of the popular and highly regarded representatives of a large segment the population.
Many college students rank in the mediocre half of the population, according to the Bell Curve, but all receive the same degree.
My observation of congress in the past ten years has been a display of many mediocre students or those receiving their degrees from some rinky dink college issuing diplomas to anyone able to pay the tuition.
I miss some of the cognitive elite with the ability to discuss policies with some intellect instead of calling each other names.
This is the America I miss.