Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Think Voting Doesn't Matter?

I (theoretically) believe democracy works, but only when we have an educated and informed populace. That’s something we don’t seem to have, considering that a shocking number of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the earth and that there should be mandatory labels on foods containing DNA. So is it any real surprise that Trump and Sanders are leading in the polls and caucuses? When smart people don’t vote, stupid people do, and they end up choosing our leaders. This is why H.L. Mencken once warned that, if democracy progresses as the current rate, “the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”