God help us.
God help us.
I'd like to see an opposing video of GOP voters respond to the same questions. No doubt we'd have some equally stupid, but on balance, I'd bet the GOPers are more knowledgeable.
Despite the positives of a free press, it has to be said that it also shows off the bad side of democracy, by empowering the stupid with delusions of the value of themselves and their stupid opinions, and allowing them to use that power to put whores in office who will pander to them by taking from the rest for their benefit. The lowest-common-denominator appeal of the press is a product of the need to sell their publications, and a stupid person pays just as much for it as a smart person...and there are apparently a lot more stupid people willing to buy garbage than smart people willing to buy anything better. Not really any way to fix it, unfortunately, it's just the inherent downside of a free press and democratic elections. The founding fathers weren't unaware of the problem, they were just willing to take the bad to get the good.
I think I became a conservative because I realized that if people aren't encouraged to do/be their best, then those who actually do need help won't have it. If more people worked harder, more who need help will get even better help.
I wish I knew a way to shame those who take advantage, therefore taking away from the deserving. I also realized that I'd rather give my money where I think it should go being that the government only needs as much money as what the founders outlined. Too bad things have gone wonky since then.
I've thought about it a little today, it's not all the media's fault. People should be responsible for their own education. Clearly those highlighted in the OP video have not done that.
How many sketches did SNL do on the 57 states thing? The jokes don't even need to be written. You don't even have to make up lies like Tina Fey did regarding Palin.
Yeah, I know, I expect too much.
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