Winston Churchill said these two things: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on,” and “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

Among seemingly thousands of brilliant Churchill quotes, those two are my favorites. They are my favorites because they are truth, distilled into two sentences. It is universal that lies travel faster than truth, and it is universal that the average voter is woefully uninformed. With these two truths combined, you have a dangerous cocktail.

We are surrounded by a multitude of useful fools. These useful fools will believe anything they hear, so long as it comes from someone they believe to be in a position of authority. And because lies move at such a quick clip, the fools believe the lies, dismissing the actual truth as that which is untrue.

A controversial voter identification law was recently struck down by the authority of a judge in Pennsylvania.

According to Town Hall: “After legal jousting that reached the state Supreme Court, a judge blocked enforcement in last year’s presidential election and again in this year’s municipal and judicial primary because of lingering concern that it could disenfranchise voters who lacked a valid photo ID.”

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