Liberals say Scott Walker isn’t educated enough to be president. Of course George W. Bush had degrees from Yale and Harvard Business School, but they didn’t think he was smart enough either.
Well, I guess that Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs weren’t smart enough to start their companies. then. They all left college without graduating.
This notion that people are unqualified for success because they never shelled out a hundred grand for a piece of paper is ludicrous. Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of our greatest Presidents despite ONE YEAR of formal education.
Intelligence is demonstrated by a drive to continually think, challenge assumptions, and push yourself to learn. It is not shown by a degree. As I have told many people, there are a LOT of people that have degrees they earned with a 1.6 GPA.
Yeah, this is silly. A college degree would be nice, as it does have its value, but I don’t think it should be a requirement. History is full of achievers who never went to college and there are plenty of college graduates who are dumb as a box of rocks. For that matter, there are plenty of very educated people who are book smart and yet profoundly stupid in other ways.
Oh give me a break. Is there anything more incongruous, if I might use that word inappropriately, then a question regarding the mandatory qualifications of a job for which no preparation can be adequate? I’m reminded of a story my great Aunt Nonie used to tell. It involved a gentleman who was ill-prepared for his wedding night. It seems the gentleman in question had a variety of questions about the events he wast soon to encounter, and he was provided amusing answers that brought with them an unsurprised twist of misinterpretation, although I’m not completely remembering the specifics at this particular moment.