After attending a recent town hall meeting I left wondering about the direction of civil discourse and critical thinking skills in America. Attempts were made to civilize the conversations which had some effect but not enough. The saying a mind only works when it is open certainly didn't apply to this town hall meeting. Few attendees came to listen most came to lecture.
As a college student I was amazed at the intelligence of some of my professors. It seems the more they knew the more they realized what they didn't know. Contrast that with workers on my summer job who could solve all the worlds problems in one lunch hour. Common sense and facts need not apply.