The ignorance of American voters is something that concerns me enormously. When one looks at the election of Representatives and Senators such as Steve King, Louis Gohmert, Michelle Bachman, and James Inhofe, it is clear that voter ignorance is a significant factor.
Americans Are Dangerously Politically Ignorant — The Numbers Are Shocking
CJ WERLEMAN – AlterNet (U.S.)
The health of a democracy is dependent on an educated citizenry. Political illiteracy is the manure for the flourishing of political appeals based on sheer ignorance.
‘Every shortcoming of American governance is related in some fashion to the knowledge deficit of the public – if only because there is no widespread indignation at policies shaped by elected officials who suffer from the same intellectual blind spots as their constituents,” observed Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason.