I have a good number of comments about your entire post BUT YOUR 1st sentence gave me great pause.<quoted text>
You have to realize that there is a large amount of Americans like myself that are informed, educated,
What a condescending 'smarter than 'you' wording that YOU directed at me.
So YOUR opinion carries more weight/value than mine or any others than the "large amount" of those that are informed like you?
Your attitude alone diminishes the respect that I formerly had of your opinion whether we agreed or disagreed.
I do NOT have an inclination to associate with people that are so much smarter & informed than me. It's demeaning & damaging to my self esteem. Phhhht!