Letter: Government thinks public is stupid

To the Editor:

November 23, 2013, I was asking grown folks where they were on 11.22.63. One lady replied: “Third-grade classroom, and another teacher came and spoke to our teacher, and it got very quiet. School was dismissed.” 

I always continue to ask with regards to the lone gunman claim offered by the Warren Commission/U.S. government. The woman stated: “The government thinks the public is stupid.”

Why were one diplomat and four Marines murdered in Benghazi? Did the Marines have no weapons in which to defend our embassy? Ambassador Stevens’s call for backup; none came. Jay Carney said: “It was so long ago.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “What difference does it make?” U.S. government blames a video shown that day or the day before the attack. “The government thinks the public is stupid.”

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said with reference to the housing bubble burst: “We never thought it would be this bad.” The hedge fund speculators that bet the bubble would burst made billions. “The government thinks the public is stupid.”

In Illinois, the pension issue been brewing for decades; only recently has Springfield cried an alarm about who is going to pay. “The government thinks the public is stupid.”

So when the next election rolls around, let the American public reflect our God-given intelligence. For a change we can believe in re-elect no one.

Mack Besser

Maple Park