I shouldn’t be surprised any more by how low the left will sink, just to further their cause of oppressing the people who earn the most money, to take that money and give it to those who do nothing at all, but they still manage to say things that just beg the question “were you actually thinking when you said that?” The most recent is a tweet showing the “best and worst educated states, and who they voted for.”
From Kindergarten on, all my parents said was they wanted me to try harder. My teachers would remark that I was a bright and engaging student, but rarely showed the motivation to truly apply myself. By fourth grade, I was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, but the only thing given for that was Ritalin, which turned me into “a zombie” according to stories still told today. So, my parents asked my Doctor to pull me off of that, then my school put me into their Challenge class, where the teacher didn’t use traditional methods, and my grades improved for a time. By high school, I was a solid B student in all but a few classes, and for those I was a high C student, without much effort at all. Had I put in the effort asked of me, I’d likely have graduated in the top 10% or even top 5% of my class, but I was happy with my grades and not working at all.
My parents wanted me to go to college, as my sister had, so I registered for 12 hours at the local community college, bought the books, and only attended classes for the first few days, then quit going and just worked as many hours as I could, so I’d have more money. As I never dropped the classes, I ended with a true 0.0 GPA (zero grade points earned divided by 12 attempted credits) rather than the non-existent GPA all students start with. In 2001 I tried to go back, but my schedule didn’t work out, although I actually did drop the classes then. In 2004, I was in a good job with a local Retail Electric Provider, until early October, when I was laid off due to reduction in force. The stars aligned for me though, and after a weekend in Tyler walking and campaigning for Louie Gohmert, and helping him unseat a Democrat incumbent, I moved back in with my parents, and at their urging, re-enrolled at Community College in Spring ’05, driving pizza and mowing lawns.
Here’s the difference, I wanted to be there, I wanted to work and learn, and I did, earning mid to high A’s in virtually every class (math is still not a good subject for me.) Working almost full time meant I didn’t take heavy loads, so 5 semesters later, I transferred to a four year University, then later to a different one due to a move, and in December 2010, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a certification to teach Secondary Social Studies. My GPA started in 2005 as a true 0.0, and in December 2010, was 3.7, a feat which my advisors all told me was very rare, especially as that 0.0 was from a 12 hour semester.
What does this say about my intelligence? Not much, I know many people who are very intelligent, and have only a High School degree, and many with degrees who are very unintelligent. What does it say otherwise? That I had a drive to learn, to grow, and to work for what I wanted. Yes, I am highly educated, and yes, I’m proud of that, but that has zero bearing on my politics, as I didn’t vote for Clinton or Obama. I knew the Constitution in 1995 when I graduated high school, and I listened to the candidates in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, and what I heard from the DNC candidate was a desire to raise taxes, to tell people “you can’t say that, it hurts feelings,” or “you didn’t build that,” or more plainly, an arrogance that led me to not vote for them, that’s it.
My Parents are both highly educated, and aside from that they would have voted for JFK, had they not been 10 at the time, they voted for Republicans more than Democrats too, it’s not about Education, or Intelligence, it’s about listening to the candidate and deciding which one more aligns with your beliefs about how to run the country. But, that’s never been what the left wants, they want to order everyone around, take money from those who work so it can be “redistributed” as only they see fit, and to order the world to never criticize anyone but Christians who call for morals and values to be brought back into daily life.
So, where do you fall? Do you believe that voting DNC is any type of indication of intelligence, or do you believe that intelligence doesn’t require a degree, but a degree requires intelligence, and neither are any indicator of how a person will vote?