More chrome on the fender?
Is Canada elitist? Consulting the chattering classes in the media, we shouldn’t make a move without listening to the intellectuals.
Fortunately nature is more isocratic. By 1840, democracy had taken root the Western World. People were for the most part, literate and numerant. They averaged a sixth grade education and generally had a shelf of books and read a penny newspaper. This was enough to understand the issues at play in society or, at least, to perceive their own self-interest. The polish of the so-called intelligentsia was just so much chrome on the fender.
The key point is that I.Q. is no substitute for common sense. Formal education is no substitute for life experience, and talent is no substitute for character. Joseph Kenneth Malone, Charlottetown