Quote of the day

“In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.”
— Mark Twain

I find that’s largely true, which is a scary testament of human nature, given that we live in “the information age”. Please do yourself and your country a huge, huge favor, and actually research a candidate before voting. Does this person vote the way you’d want them to? Can this person be trusted beyond the next lobbyist group payoff? Forget “electability”, and all the other crap the major media try to cram down our throats… anybody is electable if people vote for them. That’s the way democracy works. Stop toeing the party line and think for yourself, “is my candidate a good candidate?”

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  • Jeff, KE9V  On February 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Twain is one of my very favorite authors. He’s much deeper than just Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer…

    He wrote Puddn’head Wilson an interesting novel in itself but later he assembled a collection of “wisdoms” that were purportedly from Puddn’head’s desk calendar … lots of very interesting and salient quotations.

    My favorite is sort of in line with your post today:

    “Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.”


  • Jay  On February 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    You need to hang out with “normal” people. Those are the people that choose your government. Not people like you that think.

  • Danny  On February 18, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Unfortunately, Jay is right. I work with some of those people. The trouble is, information age or no, they don’t read. They think the internet is for online gambling, or goofy pictures of people’s cats. Jeff’s final Twain quote is most apt. These ‘folks’ make most decisions based on their superstitions and one line witticisms. If you can influence those things, you can influence the masses.

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