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A Nation Run by Idiots

Written by Gary North on December 20, 2012

This is all over the Web:

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…

You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute”, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom…while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a ‘home’

Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while at least some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV’s and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).

Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”.

An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

Using the “N” word is considered “hate speech” but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered “art”.

You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

Unfortunately, this list could go on and on. Our country is run by idiots. We are in distress. Where do we go from here?

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67 thoughts on “A Nation Run by Idiots

  1. All to true.

    • EVERYONE… forward this to as many people as you can. Maybe it will get to some of the uninformed zombies & they might wake up

    • Not to mention but a slight majority just voted for 4 more years of it, at the least. Now I can hardly wait until 2014 election to see how many conservatives get reelected, sure hope Live that long

  2. Keep 'em coming ,more posts. Expand the list .Keep printing them everywhere!

  3. Please. Let's not paint our government with such a broad brush such as "being run by idiots."

    It is being run by a cadaverous idiot and his cadre of Senators and czars. People with any brains are being kept out of the loop.

    • OK, I think maybe (to put an optimistic spin on things) then YOU need to list the non-idiots. Yes, there are some. I think maybe Gary (to be pessimistic), needed to add cretins and morons to the list. You are correct though docky, there are a handful (can be counted on one hand) of non-idiot, cretin, or morons, but in all fairness, I'd like to see your list. I could list some but I am more curious as to see how closely the lists would match and, if fact, you might be overly optimistic in your listing (the general case).

      • Lets start. 1. Bolton for Secretary of State, not comrade Kerry. 2. Gingrich as special negotiator for Financial Cliff farce with comrade Obama.

        Your turn

        • Texas Chris says:

          Bolton is a warmongering fascist and UN apologist for One World Government. Gingrich is a self-described "Wilsonian Progressive".

          Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano, Justin Amash, Peter Schiff.

          • Dale left coast says:

            You seem to have Bolton confused with Hillary . . .
            Hilliary is the old one with the LONG HAIR . . . Bolton has the larger Moustache . . .
            Gingrich . . . been there done that . . . experienced ! ! !

      • Yeah, the ones with a "Lick of sense" is a much shorter list

    • Naahhh it's a majority of all of them

  4. Yep. Been reading in news papers and seeing onTV the very same thing. Nice to have a list of stupid government thinking.We need a list of stupidity and the morons who support this junk.

  5. When it comes to their outlook on life and the legislation that comes therefrom, today's government is full of idiots both Democrats and Republicans alike. "HOW," I ask you, "have we ended up with such nincompoops and even criminals overseeing American policy? Until we can answer THAT question, all of the commentaries, blogs, and posturing to the contrary ain't going to amount to a hill of beans.

    The answer is actually not difficult at all; albeit, it's not one most people are yet ready to embrace: The reason American "leadership" has devolved into what it is in 2012 (and worse to come) is because the framers outlawed Christian tests (and thereby Biblical qualifications) for federal officials in Article 6 of the Constitution. Once Article 6 was adopted and its wheels were put in motion, it was inevitable that we would end up with a bunch of idiots and worse. Consequently, the answer to the idiocy is not in electing more idiots, but, in returning to Biblical qualifications for everyone in office.

    For more, see online Chapter 9 "Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline….

    See Chapter 5 "Article 2: Executive Usurpation" for a list of Biblical qualifications.

    • Todays government is full of idiots not because of a discrepency in the Constitution, but because of the idiots that keep reelecting them.
      What proof do I have for this statement? Take for instance Pelosi, Reid, and obama. Niether of them represent the people. They pushed the obamacare without knowing what was in it, then excluded themselves from the bill. Yet despite all the lies, coverups and assults on the Constitution, they are reeelected.

      • Had the Constitution never eliminated Biblical qualifications, such criminals as you mentioned, could have never been candidates in the FIRST PLACE. If we don't address the genesis of our problems, nothing will ever be fixed.

    • Dave Curtis says:

      Ted, I want to agree with you, but I simply cannot. America's problems are not ones of idiocy. They are ones of depravity and wickedness. If we fail to define the root cause of the symptoms we are observing, our proposed solutions simply won't work. America is spiritually bankrupt. At some level we all know this. But few are courageous enough to admit the obvious, out of fear that we might offend someone. The truth is, most Americans ought to be offended and feel convicted in their own hearts of deceit, cowardice and a lack of concern for injustice which is commonplace in our nation today.

      The reason America continues to spiral downward is that every position of formal leadership in this nation is occupied by people who are arrogant, prideful, and foolish, with a lust for money and power which they are more than willing to lord over their subjects. Moreover, virtually all institutional churches in America are apostate and filled with spiritually dead people who surround themselves with false teachers who tell them what their itching ears want to hear, fulfilling 2 Timothy 4:3. The great falling away (i.e. apostasy) which Paul wrote about in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 has already occurred. The love of most has already waxed cold, as Jesus predicted it would in Matthew 24:12. In short, it is too late for man-made solutions. Only the second coming of Jesus can restore the world and America to a just, truthful, kind and loving nation that many of us would love to see. But man is desperately wicked and capable of unimaginable cruelty to others and deep depravity. This is why we all so desperately need the power of the Holy Spirit in us to do that for us which we cannot do on our own power.

      • T Edward Price says:

        Dave, I believe you might have misinterpreted Mr. Weiland's comment. He never stated that idiocy is the root cause of America's problems. As a matter of fact, he is adamant, as am I, that America's problems are indeed spiritual in nature, chiefly , the framers turning their backs on God and His laws. The foundation was built upon sand from the very start. The framers completely rejected Yahweh and His Divine Counsel, and instead instituted an idolatrous, humanistic system of law devoid of His wisdom and mercy. In establishing a new god, WE THE PEOPLE, the founders exiled Yahweh to the pages of a book. You are absolutely correct in stating that America is spiritually bankrupt. But the genesis of that diagnosis can be found in the setting up of a government "of, by, and for the people", instead of a system "of, by, and for Yahweh".

        You wrote "it is too late for man-made solutions." The truth is, man-made solutions were NEVER the answer. Only a return to Yahweh, and His perfect, immutable law , can "restore the world and America to a just, truthful, kind and loving nation that many of us would love to see." And we don't have to wait for "the second coming of Jesus". God has given us everything we need to take Dominion, once again becoming Christendom, instead of merely Christianity.

      • Dave, yes, of course, it all begins in mankind's depraved heart. In fact, I'm addressing this in my next blog article on Saturday. However, mankind's depraved hearts are not dormant, that is, they are expressed in the way we conduct ourselves. This includes the framers' rebellion against Yahweh when they failed to expressly name, credit, or even mention Him (except possibly as the document's timekeeper) or His morality as expressed in His perfect law (Psalm 19:7).

        Yes, it is true, that "every position of formal leadership in this nation is occupied by people who are arrogant, prideful, and foolish…." But, don't overlook that one of the things that facilitated such people occupying those positions is Article 6's ban of Christian tests.

    • Phyllis Boyse says:

      Also Ted, we have too many "idiots" that don't vote, vote for someone just because of his color, and too many are too lazy to do their homework on the person running, so they just vote straight party ticket and vote for the party instead of the individual. And we have too many morons that think that if a person has been in Congress since Jesus Christ was a child – well they must be doing something right and re elect them. If ANY politician has been in office longer than 2 terms, he should be voted OUT. This is why we have career politicians.

      • "Article 2 provides four-year terms for presidents. Amendment 22 limits presidents to two terms. Most people would concede term limits are a good thing when evil men rule. But the question Christians should be asking is whether term limits are Biblical. Consider Solomon’s wisdom:

        'For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.' (Proverbs 28:2)

        "Yahweh intends the term of a ruler who keeps His law to be protracted:

        'And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book … that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom….' (Deuteronomy 17:18-20)

        "The Constitution provides that the United States be ruled by ruler after ruler, which is part of Yahweh’s judgment against our sinful nation. Although term limits prevent corrupt officials from serving any longer than their terms allow, they permit them to serve as long as their terms allow. Term limits are a Band-Aid on a self-inflicted wound. Under Yahweh’s law, provided a man remains Biblically qualified and mentally capable, he would not need to be removed from his bench. Only when a judge – for whatever reason – becomes Biblically unfit, should his term end."

        Excerpted from Chapter 5 "Article 2: Executive Usurpation."

    • i think you are correct except for the fact that these people in power are idiots, sure they act like idiots but look how cozy hollywood and washington dc are together .
      the same guys n gals wrting movie scripts are writing directed history and all the world wonders after the beast.
      so the next time you talk to one of the 'idiots' look close into the eye and see through the windo of the soul . look who really lives there.
      tswhtf

  6. So many truths! So well stated! I think the Equal Rights Amendment was the start of the ruination of our great nation. The granting of so many individual rights by our court system has overruled too many laws protecting civil order!
    Thanks ACLU! Thanks supreme court justices! Thanks political 'leaders'! Thanks stupid, greedy, American voters.

    • Texas Chris says:

      the beginning of the end was the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, and the 16th and 17th Amendments. With these three actions, the US lost the value of their currency, became slaves to DC, and surrendered state sovereignty to the federal government.

      • This is true–easy money has led to a loss of morality. This may sound like a broad-brush non-sequitur, but I believe it's true. Money is a representation of human effort and creativity. It's really a proxy for human life–"coined sweat". When its value is debased in the manner our currency has been, the man in the street gets a skewed take on the world and on all of life, and responds accordingly.

    • Dave Curtis says:

      I don't believe you can pinpoint one event as the starting point. Our wold and our nation are run by a powerful group of global elites and their secret societies which have been working their agenda to enslave all of mankind in their vision for a one world government, currency and religion, which they refer to as the New World Order. In reality, it is nothing more than a global totalitarian (Communist) police state which they and their forebears have been moving the world toward through thousands of small incremental steps of gradualism that they are counting on few noticing until it is too late. The founding of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776 in Bavaria was a key event. Their taking over the secret society of Freemasonry in the next decade was quite significant. Their inventing and promoting the recast Illuminati Manifesto as Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto in 1848 was a big deal, as was their Rosicrucean launch of the mob-ruled French Revolution around 1789. Their creation of the Fed in 1913 was yet another seminal event. I could go on, but I think you get my drift: there is a global conspiracy that has been well concealed for decades, if not centuries, but it is now coming out into the open and more and more of us are figuring out that virtually everything we were ever taught is a hideous lie.

      The root cause of what we are witnessing is way more complex than most Americans can deal with emotionally and psychologically. It would throw them into cognitive dissonance and their brains would shut down. So instead, we over-simplify the root causes of our challenges today and fail to grasp the scope and importance of what we are witnessing today. We are witnessing the fulfillment of end times Bible prophesy in our lifetimes! Until we come to terms with this reality, life makes no sense at all. Once we do, everything makes perfect sense. But it is not pleasant and we discover that our world is ruled by some very wicked people who we have unwittingly entrusted with power that they are using against us.

      It turns out the Bible has been true all along. It turns out that there really is a cosmic war raging underneath the surface of life between spiritual forces of good and evil, the truth and lies, the wise and the foolish, God, Jesus and His people vs. the devil, demon spirits and those who are the captives of the devil.

  7. This article is right on!

  8. I think a good start, and only a start, would be to disqualify anyone for elected office that has lost the right to vote for that office. Of our 535 legislators, a disturbing number are convicted felons. What ever happened to the concept of electing upstanding, law-abiding leaders? After all, if one has a criminal history they obviously have shown little regard for the laws of the land, so why can we/do we elect them to support those same laws they have already shown disdain for?

    • Common Man says:

      That's easy… They promise to take form "the rich" and give to them…

    • Dave Curtis says:

      Because we the voters are not the ones really in charge. The global elites and their secret societies are. The global conspiracy is very real. Their leaders openly acknowledge this fact, yet their stooges in the MSM still ridicule anyone with the audacity to teach the truth, branding such people are "conspiracy theorists." It has gone way beyond theory and it is time to turn off the MSM and stop listening to their endless propaganda and mind control programming.

    • But…We were told they were the BEST person for the job…remember Timothy Geithner?? I remember that statement being made about the former mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick. It was stated that he was the best Detroit had to offer….Sad.

  9. Gloria Wedemeyer says:

    This article was great. Some of the things I was thinking of. I can't remember which question Obama was asked, and he said it wasn't a high priority as he has other things on his plate. Well, I would like to know exactly what as he was in the campaign mode for way over a year. He only won because what person who is getting something from the federal govt is not going to vote for him.

  10. Wrong title. The government is not run by idiots; it is run by a political elite and their constituencies for their benefit. How about; This is a government enabled by uninformed, clueless idiots screwing themselves out of their freedom..

  11. Hear, hear. And the majority of the people posting under this article are part of the problem.

  12. Blair Franconia, NH says:

    This is a nation of idiots run by idiots for idiots. The idiots have won. DON'T VOTE!

    • While only voting is not enough, what problems are solved simply by not voting? IDIOCY = Thinking purely by emotion. Nearly all television viewers and most college graduates are idiots. Don't feel bad if you're alone. You could be an imbecile. Most folks with half-a-brain aren't lonely for the other half/

      • Victor Barney says:

        WRONG! This country primarily is run by EVIL "GATHERER'S," or women & blacks looking for the so-called "RICH" to pay for their COMFORTt, just for THEIR "BEING" ALONE! No! I'm NOT TALKING ABOUT "ALL" WOMEN, ALTHOUGH I'M NOT 100% SURE OTHERWISE, ALTHOUGH I DO KNOW THAT AT LEAST "ONE" OF THE "CHRISTIAN" DISCIPLES WAS A CANAANITE(MARK 3:18). p.s. WOMEN, our SINGLE LARGEST VOTING BLOCK BY FAR ARE ON AVERAGE SUPERIOR IN VERBAL SKILLS TO THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS, BUT YET ARE "GATHERER'S" BY BIOLOGY ALONE IT SEEMS! Just saying…

  13. Isaiah 3:12 –

    “My people — infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.”

    Narcissists and psychopaths (today’s politicians and bureaucrats) are biological adults with the hypocritical, self-serving moral conscience of 6-year-old children. Women have made Eve’s mistake, wandering off on their own without the spiritual shield and protection of their men, hence our encroaching “Nanny State.”

  14. Sandy Hook Elementary was being run like a prison ("Exterior doors will be locked during the day. Every visitor will be required to ring the doorbell at the front entrance and the office staff will use a visual monitoring system to allow entry.") to protect the school from random acts of violence, and a random act of violence happens. No wonder so many kids are on anti-psychotic drugs; the world they are forced to live in has gone insane.

  15. Yeah were run by idiots And Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Clintons are at the top of the list.

  16. p.s. I forgot Harry (dirty Harry) Reid. As well as the mainstream prees & Hollywood.

  17. Brett Comfort says:

    Sad, but true.

  18. The Nation is run by those whom the Nation elects to run the Nation.
    A simple math implies that if the majority elects idiots, then it means that the majority of the Nation itself consists of idiots.
    So, as an old Russian fable says, "don't blame a mirror for your ugly face."

    • You obviously haven't heard of electronic vote fraud. The vast majority of votes in US national elections are tabulated by computers running proprietary software that no one is allowed to see the source code for. The machines have also been demonstrated over and over to be hackable and laden with "back doors" by which the counts can be overridden. Why else do you think Congress no longer pays any attention to the will of the people?

  19. please don't give "Idiots" a bad name, with these comparisons, We all know, "Idiots" have more integrity and honesty…….

    • I'm with you on this as I believe the election was stolen by voter fraud and there is no investigations into it.

  20. I used to be puzzled as to why, no matter who gets elected, thing continue to deteriorate and spiral out of control in the same downward direction, leading to ever-increasing wickedness and misery. The answer, should be blatantly obvious to those of us who know Christ Jesus: sin. Those who do not know God and obey His commandments(having given themselves over to sin), statutes, and judgments find themselves under the Lord's cursing. This applies to men and nations and, as much as we may want to avoid the subject, there is no way around it. Either we turn, repent, and began to live in genuine obedience to the Lord our God, and take His Gospel to our neighbors the world over, or judgment is all we can expect. Read Deuteronomy 28's list of judgments on a faithless nation and people–I think you will find that many of the things America (and plenty of other nations) is/are experiencing match up with the curses God lays out therein.

  21. I still can't figure out why he was re-elected. 90% of the citizens of The United States of America want him impeached but they voted for 4 more years of him.

    • I believe that it was the "47%" that re-elected Obama. When Santa Clause runs against "the Grinch", Santa Clause always wins. The Dems framed the argument with the help of the Press, and the Republicans were never able to change the conversation. They had more numbers of votes….not necessarily voters. By building a nation of moochers, the Dems are assuring continued control. If you read the comments on articles with a liberal bias, you see the true intelligence of the "low information voter". I have read comments such as…"what do you think entitlement means" to justify the existence of entitlements.

  22. Bob Marshall says:

    Millions of ignorant voters is one of America's largest problems.The facts and information have been available long before
    each election of our presidents, congressmen and congresswoman. " We will know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." William Casey,CIA Director(1981)

  23. Robert Alexander says:

    Nor True – the people don't generally suffer from mental retardation, it's the fact that their destructive HEARTS caused BLINDNESS to be given them. we're in this mess because of our rejection of Gods Laws, statutes, judgments – and that they are grievous to us – THAT is the state of a SICK people, when their healing LIFE FORCE is allowed to decay and disease Yeah POISONS promoted as Goodness, sold and ingested as truth exemplified as dogma to life which all shall accept or be considered 'persona non grata' indeed – first to cast the stones at TRUTH are the vehemently opposed to Gods Equitable LAW in harmony to all the rest of the structure of divine Scripture… Media promotes and enhances a slow mind numbing stream of anti-life propaganda which we ignore and ingest that defiled meat due to our almost limitless lack of filtration ability for Gods whole LAW(Truth.)

  24. Demsdaliars says:

    Expect anything different when dems are in charge? They have IQ's on dog crap so what do you expect?

  25. an adition to the list could include….the leaders rush to blame a video for the killing in Bengazi, but never mention video games as leading up to the killings in Connecticut.

  26. We need to get rid of both partys and start over no more libs or rinos we need to clean house from the top down put good god fearing people in offace and go by the constatution and the Bible and this would be a better america we need to wake up and march

  27. AMEN ,,, you are so right ,,, THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Jacob Steelman says:

    The idiots are the people who elect such people to public office. Would you voluntarily buy something from a company that repeatedly gave you a defective product? No! Then don't vote for politicians who support such laws and regulations. Don't go to the polls. Withholding your vote is the most powerful vote of all – a rejection of government intervention in our lives.

  29. Bring back George Bush. He was a great president who showed the Iraqis that we would not stand down for the 9-11 incident.

  30. My input on this is simple… Just watch the movie idiocracy and I would say this is what it seems to be coming to with these people who keep electing these idiots into power

  31. You people know who you are tthat voted for the clown Communists and put them in office. It is time too take back Washington and get rid of all those MORONS.

  32. Withdraw your constent to be governed by these Marxists, fascists, thieves, and traitors. Join the Secession Movement!

  33. Make all these idiots take a 10% cut in pay and benefits and apply the savings towards the national deficit and it would be wiped out overnight

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  35. smdares44 says:

    Thankfully, I have been a retired expat since 2003, and have not paid any income taxes in the US since 2007.

    ret expat MD

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