Most of the people in my world think I'm highly intelligent. They think this because of my knowledge of economics, history, and politics. But the fact is, I might be highly intelligent about certain things but I'm an idiot when it comes to most things. The world is filled with billions of topics and I scratch the surface of knowledge. The bottom line is someone could be a convenience store clerk and have a much broader understanding of many things; I'm not smarter than this person, I'm smarter than this person about certain things.
I had to lay the foundation for the following: We have millions of uneducated voters and it's dangerous, but it doesn't mean these people aren't smart. Some politicians especially the elitists who have been in D.C. for so long, use our lack of knowledge against us. Why do they mislead us? Because they can; it's easy.
Most people aren't intellectual scholars of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. history, or political science, because they can be extremely boring subjects. I like these topics for some reason, so I spend a lot of time immersed in it, but most people spend their time on things they're interested in or quite frankly, just trying to keep food on the table. They’re too busy to slow down and pay attention to what’s going on. This is one of the reasons I have this blog. I try to take complicated topics that would normally take pages and pages to cover and summarize them to the best of my ability.
I bet you that if I went to the election polls and asked someone who is voting for the incumbent exactly what their representative did for them, they wouldn't have a clue. They are uneducated. They vote based on Party and promises made during the campaigns but don't follow up to see if their representatives followed through on the previous election promises.
Unlike what a lot of people believe, politicians aren't smarter than us they are only smarter than us regarding certain topics, but the problem is that they use our lack of knowledge against us. It's so easy to fire up a base of people who don't know the truth about how the system works. If they were educated, they'd know that both parties tend to create problems or hyper-inflate problems for political gain. There’s no doubt in my mind though that Democrats have turned it in to an art form though.
The bottom line is that there's a serious problem in our country that will hurt future generations. The only real solution is to get educated even if the subjects don't interest most people. We can't afford to allow our political system or the politicians using it, to increase their gains while our country fails. They will destroy us just as politicians have destroyed some of the great civilizations of the past.
I beg of everyone to read up and you might be surprised who your real friends are and who is the real enemy. Believe me, the last people who want us to open our eyes and understand the truth, are the very people who are supposed to be looking out for us.