John Adams said: “Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” The life of a democracy depends solely on those living within it. If a democracy is populated by strong, intelligent, informed voters, it can remain healthy and productive. Unfortunately, the longer a democracy exists–as John Adams put it–the more likely it will be to commit suicide. Suicide is, by nature, a choice. As citizens in a democracy become unwilling to inform themselves of the goings on of their government, they make a passive choice to let their country die.

Yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker that read “Healthcare for all!” The driver of the car was exactly as I imagined them to be. She looked like an ill-informed, probably unemployed, flower child. As I took a passing glance her way, I thought for a moment about just how foolish Americans are becoming. Then I got home, and saw a news story that reflected my thoughts exactly.

A new Kaiser poll is out regarding Obamacare, and the results are comically unfortunate. According to CNS News: “Overall, just 35 percent have a favorable view of Obamacare while 40 percent have an unfavorable view, which ties an October 2011 poll for the lowest level ever.”

According to ABC News:

“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land…including 12% who believe the law has been repealed by Congress…and 23% who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”

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