These questions might come to mind:
Are Americans so stupid that they type letters on palm-sized devices while driving 2-ton gasoline-filled machines 80 feet per second down asphalt highways?
Is Ray LaHood so stupid that he thinks people who type letters on palm-sized devices while driving 2-ton gasoline-filled machines 80 feet per second down asphalt highways even know who Ray LaHood is, or cares what decisions he makes?
Or are Americans so stupid that they obey every law the government passes?
Does the government really have the ability to know which text messages we send were sent while driving? (did you read that ABCnews link?)
I wouldn't doubt it.
And speaking of the "enumerated powers" doctrine, what's a "Transportation Secretary?"
Do politicians really think their stupid laws do any good?
I guess they do.
[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.
(We also have no government -- nor do we want one -- powerful enough to deal with a nation of stupid people.)