Is it wise or foolish to make it easy to vote, or should we discern an ancient warning opinion?
The Chicago Tribune Op-ed: Supreme Court undermines voting rights and itself, commented the following opinion’
“The outcome confirms the fears of progressives ………………”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate and ancient proverb and opinion of an ancient philosopher in the history of Democracy of the folly of allowing uniformed or in our contemporary times misinformed voters to vote. In addition, to discern if the progressives are intriguers or pawns of intriguers, or have no knowledge of history of how a Democracy can fail over time.
He who lays plans to do evil gets the name ‘Intriguer’. (Proverb 24:8)
Definition of Intriguers
9.the use of underhand machinations or deceitful stratagems.
10.such a machination or stratagem or a series of them; a plot or craftydealing:
What’s My Point?
The ancient Greek Philosopher Socrates expressed his opinion about voters 2500 years ago before the first recorded Democracy in history that later failed over time.
Socrates – 375 BC
“Socrates’s point is that voting in an election is a skill, not a random intuition. And like any skill, it needs to be taught systematically to people. Letting the citizenry vote without an education is as irresponsible as putting them in charge of a trireme sailing to Samos in a storm.”
My point is that in our contemporary times, it is apparent that over time news source and opinions have been reduced from hundreds of news sources opinions to less than ten major network sources in the USA.
In other words, it is now possible for owners of network news to intrigue, or use the power of news broadcasting and journalism as a means of persuasion of their opinions to a vast audience of readers, viewers, or listeners.
In My Opinion
Public education no longer teaches mandatory civics lessons for students in order to graduate high school. Frankly, it was in my high school time, but at best was not adequate in our contemporary times to overcome the possibility of journalism being manipulated by news source owners who have the means to indoctrinate or even brainwash listeners who are either not interested in politics, are too busy working to support their families.
Or were never taught the history of how a Democracy failed in ancient times and the wisdom of King Solomon ancient proverbial warning about every new generation being susceptible to repeat the same folly’s as previous generations in this following verse which sadly, is unlawful to teach in a public school because it is a Biblical verse.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
In other words, Democracy has failed in the past, it can fail in the future.
Intriguers in history have led humans into war in the past and in our contemporary times if we compare the USA failures in Vietnam to Iraq, and Afghanistan, should we discern “what has been done will be done again?”
Is it wise or foolish in our contemporary times to make voting too easy if we consider the power of a small network of journalism owners have the means to indoctrinate, brainwash or intrigue to misinform a vast number of voters?
Is the time of this issue, July 4, Independence Day, an appropriate time to bring up this issue to hopefully discern what we really need to fear about by making voting too easy?
Read the Source Links below
Democracy or Republic?
Editorially, the Washington Examiner is 100 % Right?