The salt of the earth, the midwest sage, the common man can teach us plenty. > > Recently, in a discussion of the state of the nation, one such enlightened > > citizen reflected his analysis of one of the great problems facing our > > great nation. > > He said "You know, I've been trying to figure out, for many years, why > > there are so many real stupid people around, and I think I've figured it > > out. 'Consumer Protection'. > > Most of us grew up without air bags and seat belts, safety levers on lawn > > mowers, ground fault electrical outlets, OSHA, belt guards, PTO guards, > > pilot lights, warning stickers etc. > > There once was a time when most stupid people got caught in their stupidity > > and were killed. Now with all the Consumer Protection, these really stupid > > people are living forever. They are inter-marrying, filling our colleges > > and entering government. The natural selection process where these idiots > > were culled out of society has been corrupted." > > I think he is on to something !