Logic test, 2016
To the editor:
To ensure that only right-minded Americans choose our president, this year we must pass a logic test to be eligible to vote. Which of the following is logical? Multiple answers are possible.
— Most Muslims do not belong to al-Qaida or ISIS, so Islam is not responsible for Islamist terrorism.
— Most Germans were not Nazis, so Germany is not responsible for the Holocaust.
— Most Japanese did not bomb Pearl Harbor, so Japan was not responsible for the war in the Pacific.
— Most priests are not child molesters, so the Catholic Church is not accountable for pedophile priests.
— Most white Americans say racism is wrong, so racism is not a problem in America.
— Most Russians did not belong to the KGB, so communism did not create the gulag.
— Most gun owners are responsible adults, so guns don't kill people.
— Most smokers do not die of lung cancer, so smoking does not cause lung cancer.
— Most cops do not shoot unarmed people, so blacks are safe in America.
— Most people are law-abiding, so cops are a waste of money.
All tests will be graded Nov. 8.
Howard Clark, Washington