Should Some People Not Vote? Two Clear Examples Why.

Posted on 17 October 2008

Is McCain the new Black?  Black voters questioned on the street:

What happens when you question people who say they’re going to vote for Obama and ask them how they support his policies when you swap Obama’s policies with McCain’s?

It’s the voters responsibility to understand where each candidate stands on the issues, but voting for someone just because they’re of a certain color is extremely wrong.

These people were not tricked by clever questioning. The interviewer made an effort to be straightforward in how he posed the questions. So the Obama camp cannot complain about these interviews.

As the video below indicates, a lot of dumb people are going to cast their votes but here’s the problem I have;  Are those folks dumb because they’re not capable of critical thought or is it because they’re not given the information they need to make an  informed decision?  I would assert that it’s the latter.

It starts with the public schools.  Civics classes are all but non existent.  The history taught is of the revisionist variety.  (Case in point;   My 11th grade social studies text asserted that 17th century sailors used their own urine to brush their teeth.  It was a falt out lie.   Columbus didn’t piss into a cup so he could put his Oral-B to good use.)  If we’re going to change things, we’ve got to start with the schools…

Kudos to with their I See Dumb People post.

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