Monday, March 15, 2010

Why do we keep reelecting idiots?

I have long contended that two-thirds of voters (both major parties) are idiots:
• One third of the voters study the issues. They get the news from radio, TV, and newspapers. They know what's going on in the community, state, and nation. They know the agendas and objectives of the candidates. They debate the issues with educated and informed neighbors, family and friends. In the process, they make an informed decision.
• One third of the voters get their information from "news" sources such as National Enquirer, People Magazine, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien monologues. They can quote lines that comedians have put into the mouths of the candidates the comedians don't like. They talk to neighbors, family and friends who are similarly informed. They know who the winners are on "Survivor" and "American Idol". They have no idea what the issues are are or what the candidates stand for. But, they sometimes know the names of the darlings of the mainstream media. They might even know the skin color of some candidates.
• One third of the voters go to the polls with absolutely none of the above information. They only vote because they think it's their right and duty to do something, even if it's wrong and destructive to liberty.

Here is the result:

We have the government we deserve.

Please, Nevada, get rid of Reid!
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. — Samuel Adams

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