Sounds like you and they are arguing for a different form of government than we have. It has been widely known and discussed since our founding that our form of government requires an informed electorate. What we have, however is something considerably different. The question is why we once did have an informed electorate but no longer.
The answer to that $64,000 dollar question is perhaps given in two parts. First and most importantly, I believe it's our educational system. Our federal Government has no business with the interference it ejects into the nations school system. Ever sense its inception, the DOE Has been a thorn in the side of all tax paying citizens throughout this country. And to my knowledge has done little , if anything to promote better education. What it has had great success at , is furthering its own agenda. Promoting it self, and for the past 20 years, creating a firm strangle hold on all school systems. And of course how better to promote it self, then through the teachers union. Ask yourself this question. Why is it, we send tax money to our government in Washington DC, to tells us what to, and how to, teach our children in our own neighborhoods? What do they know about educating children in, say Seattle, or Denver, or
Spokane Washington? Oh there great on pushing educational engineering. But just when are they going to promote the three Rs. Just when is it , they are going to promote basic education?
We have children graduating from our HI school systems, that can not understand, even on a 6th grade comprehension test. Why then, are we giving our tax dollars to the DOE, so they can set in DC and issue edicts to the rest of the country they know nothing about?
I have said this many times before, and it does deserve
repeating here. Just when is it we can expect our educators to deliver education? ( No comprehension, no understanding, no informed electorate ).
Politicians: God save us all from agenda driven men and woman that remain in the political arena because of promoting there own self worth. Being elected to any office is not, ( let me repeat my self, is not ) a career. It is a privilege and an honor. There should be, and there must be term limits set on all politicians as well as the supreme Court. The intrusion the government has pushed itself into all our lives, has led our younger population into thinking, the government is there to give them, all they need from cradle to grave. Who needs to worry about anything?
The government will provide it all.
So here we have the perfect scenario for the socialists in our government, to manipulate the system to their advantage. They maintain there power because of a dumbed down population. And they get to maintain their lofty Statius, big paychecks and power. ( Don't do as I do, do as I say ) RETW