We know Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as politicians, but they felt that science was something everyone should have a knowledge of.
Farmers were always generalists. They had to know science and commerce and all sorts of practical things.
Congress, even with its frustrations, is the greatest instrument for justice and human welfare in the world.
This whole controversy about global warming or even evolution - politicians just don't want to take the time to educate themselves.
The Tea Party and the like are about what we can't do, instead of the American ideal of what we can.
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