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George Will: As government grows, so does voters’ ignorance

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It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Nevertheless, many voters’ paucity of information about politics and government, although arguably rational, raises awkward questions about concepts central to democratic theory, including consent, representation, public opinion, electoral mandates and officials’ accountability. In “Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter” (Stanford University Press), Ilya Somin of George ...


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Phils2008
January 3, 2014
4:57 a.m.

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An amazingly cogent view of the lemmings currently voting today. Deceptions, misinformation and propaganda are the mainstays of the Democrat party. Used to ensure an increasingly ignorant indifferent base is kept in the dark at all times. Will's idiom "rent-seeking could not be more apropos. It doomed the one candidate who could have saved this country and handed it to a socialist child who is reeking havoc. The information is out there for all to read and heed, it's the will to digest, understand, and act upon thats lost on the left wing voters. As Will implies, an engaged judiciary could save us from the ignorant voter. What he neglects to point out is that the Democrats have already accounted for that by stacking the courts with idealogical left wingers who set unlawful precedents they then cite time and time again. Its a no win situation for a country doomed by the shear ignorance of voters.

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