I have been thinking about what would cause people to choose to believe someone who has no experience in a subject over someone who has worked in their field for 30-40 years.

I cannot imagine asking my state legislative representative to work on the electricity in my home rather than calling an experienced electrician. Or asking my sister who is an expert in needlework to do engine repair on my car. The following are some quotes that I have come across recently that seem to apply to current disbelief in expertise.

From “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll: "Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'”

“I daresay you haven't had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

"The gullible rarely believe they are gullible and the close-minded don't believe they are close-minded." Quassim Cassam.

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"It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." Mark Twain.

It is truly puzzling to me that anyone could convince themselves that a man who has filed bankruptcy numerous times is a good businessman and would know how to govern.

God's grace and peace.

Jean Nesheim