Since This Is A Major Election Year, Let’s Do Some Political ‘Supposing’

April 12, 2012

My, my, my! Is this one of those “a-truer-statement-has-never-been-made” moments: “Arrogant Ignorance is no longer an Oxymoron – It’s a growing political movement.” Read on and decide for your self.

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If you’re at least 18 years old and a US citizen, you have the right to vote in federal and state elections, if you have properly registered to vote. Believe it or not, most people feel that’s the only necessity to vote. While that may be true from a legal standpoint, there is a multitude of things voters should know before they consider themselves qualified to vote. Without question, at the top of the “most important” list is being fully informed about major issues. So let’s start out by defining “informed”.

The word “informed” is basically defined as “Possessing, displaying, or based on reliable information”. “Reliable”: the ultimate key word in the definition.

One can make a personal choice of whether or not to seek reliable information. If you choose to not seek reliable information, then others may consider you not qualified to vote. Naturally we all know those people would disagree that they’re “not qualified”, and would insist they are, even though their “reliable” information is obtained from a single source, well-known to be biased, giving out only the information that supports their political agenda. But regardless of what these people tell themselves, that does not qualify them as being “reliably informed”.

Ask your self these questions: Would I want to be reliably informed if I or one of my loved ones was about to undergo major surgery that could result in death? Shouldn’t I know what the options are? Might I want to get a second or even a third opinion? Wouldn’t I want to know everything there is to know before making a final decision?

With that said, lets do some “supposing”. Let’s suppose …

Say you didn’t know all these facts? Maybe the reason is because you insist on getting your “facts” from a single source which is so politically-biased they can’t recognize the difference between truth and lies. OR — maybe there’s a more sinister reason for you not knowing.



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