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Here’s our problem!

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You think it’s the politicians? It’s the people who vote for them! The funniest, and saddest, thing about the people on this video is how uninformed they are and how informed they pretend to be. The fact that they have no basis for an opinion doesn’t keep them from having one, and a cocksure one at that. Notice how they not only state an opinion on an event that didn’t occur, they make up all sorts of detail to support their opinion. Clearly, image trumps reality – particularly when the camera is rolling, and in our society, the camera is always rolling. (This, by the way, is why TV cameras should never be allowed in courtrooms for criminal trials. See Exhibit A: O.J. Simpson trial.) People like this – and there are lots of them – are easy to manipulate. And that’s good for politicians who have only two laws: Get elected, and get reelected. In God’s world, you reap what you sow. We get the politicians we deserve.
(If you’re interested in understanding the psychology of Washington, D.C., check out this post.)
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Here’s our problem! by Alan Burrow, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

  1. “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” –Samuel Adams (1871)

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