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Letter to the editor

Americans are being dumbed down

November 15, 2012

I have often been asked if I think Americans are being dumbed down. It is obvious, and let me give you a few examples. America not only elected George W. Bush president, but also re-elected him. Minnesota has elected Michele Bachmann to a fourth term in Congress.

Speaking of Minnesota, millions of people remain Minnesota Vikings fans despite a 52-year failure to win the big one. Roundabouts are being constructed everywhere. Need I say more? I have also been asked if I believe there is intelligent life beyond earth. Again it is obvious there is. The proof is that they are too smart to have anything to do with us.

Marvin L. Nelson
River Falls