It's upsetting how stupid people are in this country, and that while voting is a right, it's also an awesome privilege that people should take seriously. We're all very spoiled in this country.[/QUOTE]
The level of intelligence across the majority of voters is offset by the civil mindset that comes with everything. Though people might be uninformed, they're certainly respectful of the process that enables them.
The 2000 election is the perfect example of this. In so many other countries across the world, tanks would have aligned the streets and there would have been would have been a serious power struggle that would most likely have incited an absurd level of violence. Not here, everyone went about their business the next day and shrugged it off.
There's no gangs waiting outside the ballot boxes, no threat of physical violence or forced hardship from supporters...there's simply options. So what you consider a reasonable mentality towards uninformed voters, I consider simply one of the best parts about the American experiment. Everyone, from the lowly moron to the most educated guy you can find, has a say, and they have the right to voice whatever their opinion they have (no matter how stupid someone else considers it), to whoever they want. I like the fact that people don't have to consider voting a privilege, because it SHOULD be (and is) considered a right, even to the uninformed person. Such is Democracy...
Last edited by RutgersJetFan; 10-13-2008 at 03:17 PM.