You know those funny YouTube videos that show how most people do not know basic things like knowing Africa is a continent, not a country? And you've seen the polls about how most Americans do not know where Alaska is, nor can they tell you who their local elected officials are.
You keep that in mind when you read letters to the editor about socialism, gun violence, religion and politics. You'll find that the ratio of those who actually know their subject to be rather small. Ask a neighbor what the capital of Washington, D.C., is and you'll get my point.
Allen Bennett Russell