Letter squarely IDs decline

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Bravo, Clifford Henning, for his letter outlining the transformation of our great nation (“And now, the future news,” June 21).

I could add much more to Mr. Henning’s list of things to come, but it would fall on deaf ears these days. The high-information voter can see the tragic decline in our civilization, which mirrors the fall of Rome, and it is staring us straight in the face. But for the low-information voter, it is all bread and circuses.

However, we are not talking about rational thinkers, are we? These low-information people do not think in an informed way. They are handicapped by self-inflicted denial, aided by a dismal government-run school system, and perpetuated by a nanny-state mentality. This a most certainly a recipe for the decline in our way of life.

Is it when our standard of living hits bottom that these unwitting people, who have supported the regime running things in Washington, come to realize what a colossal mistake they have made? This would be the logical conclusion a rational person would surmise when witnessing an economic meltdown that is so apparent. But again, we are not talking about rational thinkers.

These low-information voters are an emotionally driven group of people seeking pipe dreams while sticking their hands in the pockets of their neighbors. What they failed to realize is that their neighbors’ pockets will run dry, and they will then be left to their own devices.

So, has Mr. Henning hit the nail on the head when describing the dire future ahead of us? I say yes. Based on what has occurred in the past two elections, the future of our once-great nation will be no surprise for the informed and rational voter. However, the future will hit the low-information voter like a ton of bricks. There will be no place to hide, and there will be no help from Washington. Rome is the example, and we are following its playbook, thanks to the low-information voter.

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t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 03:39 pm
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HA @ 3:31

"You are right....Bush had a bad last few months. That makes the last 6 years that Obama had, that were abysmal, and that he has made WORSE, ok."

NO, NOT OK ! You are unwilling to even consider that Bush's terrible last few months are still some of the problems ?

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Humble Angela 06/26/13 - 03:42 pm
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Unwilling? I stated MANY
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Unwilling? I stated MANY times I condemn the bad things Bush did. Scroll up! What has Obama done to make it better? Unemployment isn't worse NOW because of what Bush did 6 years ago. The dept isn't higher now because of what Bush did 6 years ago. We didn't get involved in war in Libya and Syria because of what Bush did 6 years ago. Health insurance isn't more expensive now because of what Bush did 6 years ago. US citizens aren't assassinated now because of what Bush did 6 years ago.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 03:46 pm
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Quote from a very conservative person

"No offense t3, but you DID mention a non-existent "tea party" ballot."

You are correct in saying there is not a Tea Party ballot. I wonder how strong conservatives would be if there was one ??

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owensjef3 06/26/13 - 03:48 pm
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I wished somebody would have
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I wished somebody would have killed Tim mcveigh before he got his due process.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 06/26/13 - 03:51 pm
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Ha if you stop watching fox
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Ha if you stop watching fox and friends and morning joe you would know the stats. fox and Friends, boy talk about low information.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 03:54 pm
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HA @ 3:42

First, you are razor sharp and on your game today !!

"We didn't get involved in war in Libya and Syria because of what Bush did 6 years ago. Health insurance isn't more expensive now because of what Bush did 6 years ago. US citizens aren't assassinated now because of what Bush did 6 years ago."

1.) SOOO we should not have gone into Afghanistan or Iraq ?

2.) Health insurance is higher because of 6 years of inflation.

3.) Do you realy call what happened at the embassy assassination ?

As an aside, please read your e-mails.

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justthefacts 06/26/13 - 03:56 pm
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Faithson

If you read the entire so called survey, you will see, not admit, but see how it was set up. The questions were of opinion, not fact. So, there was no way you could determine who was more informed. As my example pointed out, the people administering the survey claimed the Fox viewers were uninformed because they believe PPACA will add to the debt. It most probably will. How can they be all seeing?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 04:00 pm
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Quote from LTE

"These low-information voters are an emotionally driven group of people seeking pipe dreams while sticking their hands in the pockets of their neighbors."

SOOO there are no Republicans on food stamps, welfare, and Midicaid ?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 04:05 pm
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Quote from LTE

"What they failed to realize is that their neighbors’ pockets will run dry, and they will then be left to their own devices."

Are elderly and disabled people on Social Security and Medicare put into this category ?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 04:11 pm
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Quote from LTE

"Is it when our standard of living hits bottom that these unwitting people, who have supported the regime running things in Washington, come to realize what a colossal mistake they have made?"

So the Republican conservatives in congress have nothing to do with the ills that we are going through ?

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Humble Angela 06/26/13 - 04:17 pm
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" I wished somebody would
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" I wished somebody would have killed Tim mcveigh before he got his due process."

Yikes! You mean before he even committed a crime?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 04:23 pm
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HA @ 3:39

"And it's not just conservatives that need/want guns. US Citizens want and need guns. No need to be divisive on this topic."

WHY DO U.S. Citizens NEED guns ??

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 06/26/13 - 04:39 pm
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To protect themselves, their
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To protect themselves, their liberty, and their country.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 06/26/13 - 04:41 pm
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I carry a gun because a cop
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I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy. And when a rapist is inches away, I don't feel better knowing that the police are only a block away.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 04:54 pm
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HA @ 4:39

"To protect themselves, their liberty, and their country."

Isn't this why our country has the armed services ?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 04:58 pm
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A well armed militia

Here we go again. Shouldn't the armed services be considered "the armed militia" ??

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 06/26/13 - 04:58 pm
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The reason we were successful
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The reason we were successful in the American revolution was the militia. The reason Japan never invaded was because of the 2nd amendment. And how will the army, or a cop that is miles away protect me from a rapist?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 05:03 pm
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HA @ 4:58

"The reason we were successful in the American revolution was the militia. The reason Japan never invaded was because of the 2nd amendment."

Wasn't the militia during The Revolutionary War REALLY the infantcy of today's armed services ? I think the statement about Japan is going much, much too far !

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Humble Angela 06/26/13 - 05:05 pm
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No. the militia was
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No. the militia was completely separate from the colonial army.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 05:12 pm
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Quote from LTE

"They are handicapped by self-inflicted denial, aided by a dismal government-run school system,"

If there were no "government run school system", we would literally have tens of millions of un-educated "low-information voters" !!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 05:21 pm
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"This a most certainly a recipe for the decline in our way of life."

The people on welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid AS WELL AS the multi-million dollar BRATS contribute to this decline.

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owensjef3 06/26/13 - 05:26 pm
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Yea he killed like 123 people
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Yea he killed like 123 people

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 05:28 pm
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Quote from LTE

"These low-information people do not think in an informed way."

Is this why The House of Reps. is controled by Republicans ??

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 05:35 pm
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Quote from LTE

"These low-information voters are an emotionally driven group of people"

So the conservative commenters HAVE NO EMOTION when they type out their comments ??

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 05:47 pm
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Quote from LTE

"This a most certainly a recipe for the decline in our way of life."

So if we all vote for conservative candidates, we can count on a more rosey future ?? Lets see: War in Iran, rich get richer, poor without a safety net, left up to the individual whether or not to get vaccinated against communical illnesses, and the list goes on !!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 06:08 pm
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Quote from LTE

"These low-information people do not think in an informed way."

It is usually said that a good citizen votes. Perhaps we should only allow "the informed voter" to vote !!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 06/26/13 - 06:11 pm
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OK, guess everybody went to dinner

Got to go. Guess I will read my e-mails. Hope it's not bad news !

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myfather15 06/26/13 - 07:00 pm
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Still haven't seen

Still haven't seen Bodhisattva provide information about these "studies". So who exactly reports lies from time to time?

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Young Fred 06/26/13 - 11:51 pm
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@t3 "If there were no

@t3 "If there were no "government run school system", we would literally have tens of millions of un-educated "low-information voters" !!"

I guess it depends on your definition of "un-educated". We definitely have tens of millions of ill-educated voters! Of that there is no doubt. Most of our citizens have been run through the public education mill. By any standard our system is woefully inadequate!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 06/27/13 - 07:29 am
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"I think the statement about
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"I think the statement about Japan is going much, much too far !"

Really t3.....Don't take my word for it....read below.

"Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

Isoroku Yamamoto

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