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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:22 PM

I'm Am So Weary Of The LCD Voter...

Remember math ???

The lowest common denominator ???

I do not think I am better than these people... I think that people that think that they are better than other people, are automatically disqualified for the very fact that they think that way. You may be better AT SOME THING than another, but you are NOT holistically a better human being.

And I would fight with all my might (unlike the GOP) to make sure that ALL people who have the basic qualifications to vote (a breathing citizen at the age of 18 years old) TO VOTE!

Hell... I'd change the rules, if I could, and make election day a four day weekend ending on Tuesday.

But...

I am bone-tired, and red-eyed weary, of having to argue and outvote some of the least curious and most uninformed people that are some of my fellow citizens.

I could show you a hundred videos and a thousand quotes to underline what I'm talking about... Just watch an episode of Jay Leno's 'Jay-Walking' and you'll see what I mean.

And the frustration bubbles up because THEY HAVE NOT A CLUE...

And further frustrating... is wondering what can be done.

And I really do not know...

AND... they are being lied to and misled.

But for those of us...

Who tried to get something out of school...

Who actually read and maybe even write on a regular basis...

Who might have ACTUALLY had to try and raise a family... make a budget... care for the kids mental and physical health...

For those of us who've worked hard at our jobs... and those of us that took the risk of putting their money into starting their own businesses...

For those that have had medical issues... physical OR mental..

For those that have lost a child, a parent, a friend or a colleague...

For those who are being bullied, oppressed or marginalized...

For those who are being ignored, threatened, or abused...

And for a thousand other reasons that we could come up with here...

We rely on the GOVERNMENT because WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT !!!

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


IOW - We REALLY DO rely on one another.

So PLEASE... Please... Vote that way.






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Reply I'm Am So Weary Of The LCD Voter... (Original post)
WillyT Oct 2012 OP
yellerpup Oct 2012 #1
WillyT Oct 2012 #3
ellaydubya Oct 2012 #2
WillyT Oct 2012 #4
annabanana Oct 2012 #5
WillyT Oct 2012 #7
annabanana Oct 2012 #12
WillyT Oct 2012 #13
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #6
WillyT Oct 2012 #8
Initech Oct 2012 #9
WillyT Oct 2012 #10
WillyT Oct 2012 #11
Hatchling Oct 2012 #14

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

1. Love this, WillyT

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. Thank You !!!


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. Perfect! Very moving! Thank you.

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Response to ellaydubya (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:01 PM

4. Thanks ellaydubya !!!

It was definitely heartfelt.

And I am definitely tired of it.


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:07 PM

5. You nailed it Willy.

If I ran the world, The. Single. Most. Important. subject at school k-12, would be civics.

And no graduating unless you have a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the RESPONSIBILITIES of Citizenship!

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Response to annabanana (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:18 PM

7. I Used To Tell My Students (8th Grade) That We Would Be Studying Civics...

And they'd all groan...

And I would smile and ask them why... and invariably they would tell me that an older sibling had told them how much they hated Civics.

So one year... after a particular SCOTUS ruling...

I asked the groaning class why they had no interest in Civics...

As I got almost no response, I started...

"Do you guys realize that last year I was not allowed to go into your locker without your permission, but this year I am allowed to ???"

And the ENTIRE CLASS looked at me in horror. Lockers are Sacrosanct !!!

And one kid rose her hand and said, "I was told you weren't allowed to do that!"

And as the rest of the class rose to her support in the unfairness of it all, I asked...

"You guys wanna learn more about Civics ???"

The response was unanimous.

Gotta make it real to people... put them in the soup, as it were...






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Response to WillyT (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:59 PM

12. Being the political animal that I am, I am baffled

why every thinking person in this Country isn't aflame.

I can only conclude that we have to start early and keep on pounding the concept of "self rule" into their little heads until they internalize it.

It'd be SO worth the extra taxes.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:20 PM

13. One Theory: We've Gotten Comfortable... And Lazy...

But to quote one of our Founding Fathers... At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention...

AUTHOR: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)

QUOTATION: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

ATTRIBUTION: the response is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.

McHenry’s notes were first published in The American Historical Review, vol. 11, 1906, and the anecdote on p. 618 reads: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.” When McHenry’s notes were included in The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand, vol. 3, appendix A, p. 85 (1911, reprinted 1934), a footnote stated that the date this anecdote was written is uncertain.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:08 PM

6. K & R!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:28 PM

8. Thanks lone !!!


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:47 PM

9. If Citizens United stands - in four years we'll all be voting on iPhone apps.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:07 PM

10. Last Kick From Me...


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Response to WillyT (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:39 PM

11. Oh Hell... What's The Harm In One More...


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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 10:50 PM

14. Bring back the Fairness doctrine.

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced. The FCC decided to eliminate the Doctrine in 1987, and in August 2011 the FCC formally removed the language that implemented the Doctrine.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine

Older voters remember a time when this was the practice. Growing up with Walter Cronite and the real 60 Minutes if I didn't have access to the internet I would believe the newcasters, espeicially since they are so goodlooking and nice.

Most LCD voters don't have access to the information we have.

They have fewer discretionary funds to spend on the internet and cable.

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