Originally posted by sanakruz
How could such idiots possibly find their way to the poll?
Seriously,Does this mean we're ripe for facism OR WHAT!!!!
Yes, we are ripe for a totalitarian form of government. It has been many years since the importance of becoming educated about our gov't & the responsiblities of citizenship have been emphasized by families. Sports & entertainment have captured the mind of our nation. More's the pity.
I graduated high school in a state where a year-long study of gov't was required. I'd moved from another state where 1 semester of gov't & 1 semester of economics were required. I went ahead & took the full year of economics as well, since I had to take the full year of gov't.
I live in a different state from either of the two noted above. There is no requirement for these subjects to be a part of high-school curriculum. It shows...boy, does it show. The federal gov't is feared & few have any idea of the basis for our form of gov't or the ideas that influence our monetary system. Very scary.
Ignorance is not bliss...at least not in this case. A lack of understanding & participation in our gov't does nothing for "We the people..." & hands the power over to our elected public servants (officials, they call themselves).
Heaven help us all.