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In Walter E. Williams article “Love of Constitution= Stupidity?” Williams is suggesting for Americans not to reflect on intelligence so significantly when selecting a presidential candidate. Williams feels that intellectuals have “messed up the world” and a person with “ordinary intelligence” that demonstrates a love for the United States constitution should be given an opportunity and evaluated fairly (Williams). However, I believe that the country needs a highly educated political leader because of the knowledge and experience often obtained through higher education.  
Williams is essentially referring to “ordinary intelligence” as someone who is fairly smart but not necessarily a post graduate or in some instances someone that is perceived as less intelligent. He uses Sarah Palin as one of his examples, someone who earned a simple undergraduate degree from a normal university and yet she was perceived by media as “stupid” (Williams). Williams has a few compelling and valid points. Williams is trying to suggest that people can let academic intelligence somewhat override someone’s actual ability and diligence to run the country. It is quite possible for someone to posses intelligence and not be necessarily completely qualified to operate or maintain the country in its proper and ideal order. One could argue that Americans were somewhat blinded or in awe of President Obama’s Columbia University Bachelor of Arts degree and his Harvard Law Degree and he was perceived as extremely intelligent and articulate throughout the entire presidential election.
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