First of all, my advice is just the opposite of what it used to be:
Too stupid? Too lazy? Too ignorant? Too uneducated? Too partisan?
Then by all means, contrary to the rag's position...
That's right... just shred your ballot.
The reasons listed above, in varying degrees, resulted in that neo-communist in the White House. Imagine how much better off we'd be if those trading their freedom for "stuff" had just passed.
The obvious irony of the democratian writing something like: “democracy depends on voters educating themselves on issues” after their efforts of censorship, lies, exaggeration and repeatedly insulting and belittling those wise enough to oppose them is just that: obvious.
Imagine how much more useful our local newspaper would be if only it were an accurate, unbiased source of that very information that the newspaper now demands we somehow get for ourselves… Without their help.
I for, one, am a great deal more content with the idea that those who don’t know, those who don’t care, those who are on drugs, those locked up in our prisons, those here illegally and those who are takers simply don’t have enough interest in voting in this day and age.
Certainly there is strength in numbers, but a how about those numbers of people who vote and are completely ignorant? Are they doing the country, or even this community, a favor by voting? Or are they doing us more harm… You know… not unlike the CRC scam that the democratian supports?
Yes, that’s the irony. A newspaper full of lies, demanding that we “educate (our) selves on issues” and then go out and vote.
I could say the same about this newspaper: I wish they just go out and educate themselves on the issues before they allow their fingers to hit a keyboard.
It looks like both the newspaper and I… are once again going to be disappointed. And taking it a step further, it wasn’t all that long ago that this very newspaper trashed the idea of the people’s voice with their idiotic editorials of both a year ago (Jeers for Advisory Votes) and most recently of October 9, "Vote no on all mass transit votes.".
Yet when it’s an issue they support, such as limiting fireworks sales and use, what do they tell us to do?
That’s the kind of rank hypocrisy this rag is known for.
The editorial goes on to quote Teddy Roosevelt: “a vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
That’s right, of course… as far as it goes. Though much the same thing can be said about a newspaper.
“A newspaper is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the writers.”
Far too often the editorial leadership and the writers of this newspaper have shown that they are not possessed of the very concept of character they seem to demand, situationally, of others. So one does find it odd that they would either refer to this quote or demand that others act in a way where their character is tested by voting.
If only they would take their own advice about how they run and what they print in this cancer on our society.