By: Joseph Harris
Today a premium is placed on being sensitive, understanding, and tolerant. For those of us in the know, we recognize this malady as political correctness. This disease of PC softens truth with the goal of changing it, or at least rendering truth ineffective. Softened words are used to protect the feelings of individuals. Words such as “stupid” are looked down upon with disdain, yet what better word could be used to describe the ones who have created the sorry mess in government that filters down into every day life?
Let’s face it, many politicians make STUPID decisions, say STUPID things and pass STUPID laws. It is only fair to point out that not all politicians consistently show stupidity. I do happen to know one with common sense and he is a real statesman. (I have to point out that the spell check on my computer marked my use of the gender specific word “statesmen” and suggested I use something else. Even my computer is infected with political correctness!)
The word “stupid” according to THE source, Mr. Webster, gives this definition of stupid- 1. In a state of stupor; dazed; stunned; stupefied. 2. Lacking normal intelligence or understanding; slow-witted; dull.
Well, there you have it. Whether you want to say most politicians are in a stupor or that they are lacking understanding, both are correct. Most are in a drunken stupor of power and greed and most are lacking basic understanding, judging by the words from their mouths and the results of their legislation.
Below are some general stupid policies that come from specific laws and regulations. Many more could be listed. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Stupid! Laws and prohibitions that restrain US oil companies from drilling for oil in ANWR and other coastal areas. This is stupid because to not drill here means higher prices for oil and continued dependency on foreign oil. We have an abundance of oil. Not to mention the opposition to the Keystone pipeline, a project with the potential to provide 900,000 barrels of crude oil a day to US refineries and provide a quarter of a million new jobs, over time.
Stupid! Laws and regulations that afford more protection to animals than humans, especially those in the womb. God created animals for man and not man for animals. Pass the fried chicken.
Stupid! Laws that dole out millions upon millions of dollars annually to illegal aliens who are breaking the law by being here. What is intelligent about rewarding those who break the law while punishing those who keep the law?
Stupid! Back-breaking taxes, regulations and mandates from government agencies that kill profits for businesses, small and large, running some out of business and causing others to cut employees. This hurts America and individual Americans. Government seems bent on ruining private business, yet private enterprise pumps money into the economy while government adds nothing, but sucks it out faster than it comes in.
Someone needs to blow the trumpet and begin calling a spade a spade. STUPID is the most descriptive word that can be used, even if it offends the sensitive. Had enough yet America? Wake up!
Joseph Harris has been a Bible college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on WorldNetdaily, Sword of the Lord and Land of the Free. firstname.lastname@example.org