Expert Fools

Michael Applebaum at American Thinker takes on the myth that Democrats are pushing that Americans are better off in the hands of “experts,” whom we should allow to run the country, as they can do it better than us. While we are told that we just don’t know what’s best for us, and that these experts do, and therefore should be put in the position of telling us what to do, Applebaum finds evidence that many of them aren’t as smart as they pretend to be:

1. Barack Hussein Obama was elected POTUS in 2008. Presumably, the majority of voters believed him to be the most expert of the candidates running for that office.

There are reasons to conclude that BHO is “uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning.” Or, should one choose to define “educated” as merely having been presented with material, then certainly he did not learn “the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning” where he claims expertise.

As some examples of one area where he appears “uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning”:

BHO stated, “I was a constitutional law professor[.]”

This “law professor” was actually a senior lecturer. A senior lecturer is different from a law professor.

This self-proclaimed “constitutional law professor” is ignorant of the language of the Declaration of Independence. The official White House transcript of the “Remarks by the President at a DCCC/DSCC Dinner,” given September 22, contains these words: “if we stay true to our values, if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights … [italics added]”

The Declaration of Independence reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights … [italics added].”

(Yes, the Declaration of Independence is not the Constitution. Still, it is not beyond the pale to expect an awareness of the Declaration and its content from a “constitutional law professor.”)

Nor did the “law professor” know that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission would not “open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.”

BHO’s failure to learn despite being provided education is a recurring theme. It makes difficult the argument that he is educated “in the fundamentals of [his chosen] art or branch of learning.”

And this is the area in which he should reasonably be strongest.

More fun examples follow. Read the whole thing.


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