My mom was a teacher. She would occasionally talk about “The Marching Morons.” I just realized it’s a science-fiction story (about a future society in which the median IQ has dropped to 46). When 9/11 happened she was already gone, and I knew if she had been alive, she would have been very sad.

The morning of Nov. 9 was the first time I was thankful my mom was dead. We keep building the military, giving religion a free ride on taxation and imprisoning thousands of people.

The marching morons have elected their president. I know it is doubtful you will print this, but we need to have educated masses, and this election proves that Bernie Sanders should have been the Democratic candidate.

Cynthia Callnan

Portland