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Chuck DeVore- Contributor
DeVore represents 450,000 residents of Orange County
70th Assembly District.. He served as a Reagan White House
appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988 and was Senior
Assistant to Cong. Chris Cox. He is a lieutenant colonel in the Army
National Guard. Chuck’s novel, CHINA
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IQ vs. Conservative Commonsense
Liberals are smarter than the rest of us…
[Chuck DeVore] 10/26/04
have an overpowering need to declare their intelligence, not
only over their Republican
opponents, but over the benighted
masses clearly in need of enlightened leadership. We’ve
all heard it in this election cycle: Sen. Kerry is smart, President
Bush is not. This compelling drive stems from the liberals’ elitist
beliefs. After all, when you are the philosophical descendant
of the divine right of kings, you must claim some rationale to
deny freedom to us peasants.
Now, we are
treated to a New York Times piece (Secret
Weapon for Bush? October 24, 2004 – see excerpts in italics below) that
turns liberal conventional “wisdom” on its head:
at age 22, George W. Bush was smarter than John F. Kerry based
on military officer qualification tests taken by the two men
preparing to enter military service.
To Bush-bashers, it may be the most infuriating revelation yet
from the military records of the two presidential candidates:
the young George W. Bush probably had a higher I.Q. than did
the young John Kerry.
Why are we shocked to learn that a man who graduated from Yale,
learned to fly supersonic jet fighters, and went on to earn his
MBA from Harvard Business School might possibly be intelligent?
Mr. Bush's score on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test at
age 22 again suggests that his I.Q was the mid-120's, putting
Mr. Bush in about the 95th percentile of the population, according
to Mr. Sailer. Mr. Kerry's I.Q. was about 120, in the 91st percentile,
according to Mr. Sailer's extrapolation of his score at age 22
on the Navy Officer Qualification Test.
need to think they’re smarter than the rest of us because
it justifies their intense desire to run our lives. Thus, claiming
is a dunce justifies the election of a smarter Senator Kerry. Fortunately,
Americans seem to have a natural sense that warns them about politicians who
claim superior intellect as justification to manage everything in America from
welfare to healthcare to childcare.
Gottfredson, an I.Q. expert at the University of Delaware,
called it a creditable
analysis said she was not surprised at
the results or that so many people had assumed that Mr. Kerry
was smarter. "People will often be misled into thinking
someone is brighter if he says something complicated they can't
George W. Bush ran for Congress and lost against a populist
who ridiculed Bush’s twin Ivy League
degrees. Some observers have said that Mr. Bush resolved to never
again be “outdumbed.” Perhaps the real lesson the
President learned is that people want assurance that a politician
does not feel compelled to take away liberty in exchange for
the illusory safety of the all-powerful state run by elitist
copyright 2004 Chuck DeVore