Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Voters are never wrong, part 2

President Obama has hit the campaign trail and is predicting that his party will take a beating in the upcoming election.

He explains this by saying, as reported by the Associated Press, that Americans are "angry, frustrated, scared, anxious, uncertain, nervous, discouraged and shaken up.
They’re also confused and not thinking clearly."

I can agree with the first eight, but not the last two.

In a democracy, voters are never wrong. And to say otherwise is arrogance.

That conviction, by our leaders, that they know what is best is a big part of the reason that Americans are angry, frustrated, scared, anxious, etc.

But they are certainly not confused, nor are they not thinking clearly. They are focused on the fact that the economy is not being fixed and those in charge do not seem terribly concerned that present policies are not working.

The situation is similar to the one during the Great Depression. And the solution will be the same, the problems will be solved when government gets out of the way of the solution.

The first step toward that solution is the upcoming election day.


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