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I just saw this on FaceBook ... the post attributed it to Jeff Foxworthy, but I cannot find anything to substantiate that. It appears to be just one of those things that suddenly ends up making the rounds via e-mail and posts on the various social media sites. Nonetheless, it's sadly true, and so I've reposted it here. Small disclaimer: If it's yours, and you can prove it, do so and proper credit will immediately be given - or I'll take it down, although I cannot believe that could possibly have been the intent of whoever wrote it. Meanwhile, enjoy!

  • If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without  a license, but not for being in the country illegally … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you have to get your  parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not  to get an abortion … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run  by idiots.
  • If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a  country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, purchase a decongestant, or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government … you might live in a  country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt … you  might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If, in the nation's largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might live in a country  founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If a 3 year old child, confined to a wheelchair or an 80-year-old woman can be strip searched by the TSA, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having  her neck and head searched … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but 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 country founded by geniuses but 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 country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If  children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings, while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… you  might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones … you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of Unemployment checks and no requirement to prove someone applied for but can’t find work … you might live  in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TV’s and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage … you might live in a country founded by  geniuses but run by idiots.
  • If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government …  you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • Let me add one more, of my own ...

  • If the people who were supposedly elected to represent you in Washington vote for bills that will affect every single person in the United States of America, and vote for one bill, specifically, that will take the U.S. from having the best medical care in the world to offering only "socialized medicine", without ever having read the bill at all …  you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  • This is the America that we live in today. This is the America that we're going to be living in, at least until Obama and every other Socialist is voted out of office. So, if the answer to how to remedy all of the above isn't OBVIOUS to you, then you're on the wrong website.

    And ... If you're the sort who believes in prayer ... I'd start now.