The Rising Tide of Stupidity
The Constitution and Bill of Rights has become a smorgasbord for the credulous. It's been my observation that the person in cuffs being led to a waiting patrol car shouting loudly "I know my rights!" invariably does not. Most people know what they think the constitution means, particularly the Bill of Rights, but what they *know* has most often been spoon fed to them like pablum by people with murky agendas.
Witness the rise of the so called tenthers and ninthers and now the firsters and the arguments they parrot straight out of faux news (deliberately left uncapitalized) and santorum (ditto) hq.
Remember as Major Armstrong always urged "It's not what people know that's dangerous. It's what they know that ain't so."
Now.....in its wisdom our legislature is about to remove the prefix "retard-" from the Code of Iowa because certain people with Down's Syndrome people are having their feelings hurt by people calling each other retards, fucktards, etc etc ad nauseam. It has been proposed to use the term 'intellectually challenged'.
I believe, however, that there is a place for the term 'retard' and 'fucktard'-otherwise, how in the hell is a Democrat supposed to get through this campaign season?