Ron Miller: Education presents us with many opportunities
I finally have written proof from Fred Barber’s letter (Monday, Nov. 26) that the conservative theory is to keep people uneducated and uninformed so they don’t vote liberal and that if they get an education they will not vote the way his, and his wife’s, arrogant and superior attitude demands of them.
He insults mechanics, welders, carpenters, bricklayers, oil-drillers, and so forth to further his demeaning and insulting rhetoric like they all have a less than 95 IQ and deserve to not vote and just might become “liberal,” God forbid. Personally, I wonder what kind of an education he got if as it seems from his diatribe everyone else is stupid or undeserving. Why anyone would resent someone for getting an education, even if it took five years, is beyond me. What ever happened to this great country when we all respected each other, wished everyone would attain their best and we were proud of our fellow Americans? Whatever happened to this country that people want nothing more to do than demonize and then divide this country for their political advantage? It’s no more “E Pluribus Unum” but “divide, demean and insult,” evidently.
We should all strive to get the most education we can, even if it’s un-American (according to him) or to get a student loan, as an educated electorate is an intelligent and informed electorate. Over education is not a threat to the intelligent but the beginning of openness. The proof is in the last election.
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” —―Socrates
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