Did you hear the latest pronouncement from “emperor wanna be” Bloomberg of New York? In the wake of the Boston bombings and the potential threat to New York City, he said that we may just have to give up some of our freedoms in order to be safer. Notwithstanding Benjamin Franklin’s admonition that one who gives up freedom in order to be more secure deserves nor has either, it seems people like Bloomberg just don’t get it.
It would be simple enough to label Bloomberg as the idiot that he is, but the real problem is that the people in New York City elected him and re-elected him knowing he is an idiot. To me that doesn’t speak very highly of the voters of New York City. This is the same moron who believes he is the all knowing arbiter of your diet, your soda drinking habits, your tobacco consumption, your gun ownership, and your choice of cooking oil.
This brings me to the point of this essay, the so-called “low information voter.” Recently a gentleman named Mark Dice, as a gag, went out on the streets of San Diego with phony petitions asking for signatures for silly changes to our Constitution. He got signatures from people who wanted to eliminate the second amendment, the first amendment and more recently the sixth and the seventh. He explained that by just saying the words that this is designed to help Obama out, his signers readily signed without even thinking. His comment was that he was able to get dozens of signatures in minutes.
It is frightening how ignorant the people who live in this free country are sometimes. I used to wonder how Adolph Hitler could achieve power in a country like Germany. Now I know. This brings us to the second frightening thing. These same morons vote and their vote counts the same as intelligent thinking people who pay attention. In most parts of the country voters don’t even have to prove their identity or their citizenship. This is a recipe for disaster.
Today both Republican and Democrat Congressmen are putting together legislation to exempt themselves and their staffers from Obamacare because the cost is prohibitive. Who didn’t know this was coming? The rest of us, the people of America, will just have to suck it up and pay the bill.
The election of Barack Obama and his subsequent re-election is the result of low information voters. The re-election of the current Congress is the result of low information voters. The mess this country is in is the result of low information voters. And if you think it is bad now, just wait until all of Obama’s dream legislation hits the fan. There will be no place to hide.
So what is the answer and is there an answer? The numbers definitely favor the low information voters and the politicians know that. Plantation owners never want their slaves to know what they are missing. They want their subjects to believe this is just the way things are.
In my view one of the solutions to our problem is education and I am not talking about public schools. They are a major part of the problem. People must hear the truth, and that truth is not readily available through the national news media. Finally, there are enough knowledgeable voters to overcome this. We absolutely have to get real Americans off their behinds and out to vote. We are truly running out of time to reverse the situation.
I am an old man and I worry about the mess we are leaving to our children. It doesn’t have to be this way. Hopefully even the low information voters will also get a belly full before it’s too late.
Ron Scarbro May 1, 2013