Jimmy Kimmel’s done a bunch of these on different subjects but the gag will never get old. It’s basically a psychological experiment in serial form, and a case study in why polls can never fully be trusted. Remember that Pew survey the other day showing how, even though most young adults don’t know what issue Roe v. Wade dealt with, nearly 100 percent of them had an opinion on whether or not the decision should be overturned? If you were confused about how that result is possible, let late-night comedy be your beacon towards the truth.(Video)
It´s really not that complicated. The Founding Fathers had it right the first time: only male property owners should be allowed to vote. Just think where our country would be if that were still the law.
#2 is one hundred percent correct: democracy IS a bad idea. It always has been a terrible idea. That is why the Founding Fathers soundly REJECTED democracy. They gave us a Constitutional Republic. Tragically we have lost it. We started to lose it when the statists succeeded in getting those of us who should know better to start referring to our Republic as a democracy.
Jay Leno has been interviewing only stupid people for years on his nightly TV show. He only talks to people who don´t read, have no sense of history, are probably all on welfare, and don´t even know what December 7th means. TRUE only property owners should be allowed to vote on property issues. How could it logically be any other way ? Property owners protect property. Renters are the first to destroy property rights. Look at socialist Santa Monica and Communist New York, Brooklyn etc. All that deteriorization in the name of a renter´s so called "rights", a Marxist invention.
LoFos..your very kind calling these people that...I call the stupid... Civics exams for voters is a great idea.dont pass...dont vote...and before the election the civis exam should be given to candidates...and an exam on the Constitution..dont pass...cant campaign
These are the kind of people who are easily manipulated to think and do what they are told. That they have become the majority is very troubling. A guy with evil intentions could really be dangerous if he wanted to create chaos, but that could never happen in THIS country, right? Right?
#4 - I agree. Voters should be required to take a Civics Test before voting. #5 is right about Founding Fathers and the requirements to vote. Male property owners had "skin in the game" and would be careful how they voted.
People in this day and age mainly vote on their feelings which have been manipulated by a politician´s PR people. Case in point - grandma in a wheelchair being thrown over a cliff by a Republican.
And Republicans still thing they can appeal to these knuckleheads with votes through reciting facts, offering logic and calm conversation? The Dem model is distasteful, deceitful, and it increasingly works as more and more of these fools is enticed to vote...or allow their sufferage right to be abuse by others. GOP, conservatives...get smart. Politics is just another "reality show" to the public, and we must each play a part. Get in their face!
And just think, the Democrats and some Republicans want to supercharge the electoral with mainly low information voters by eventually giving US voting rights to up to 20 million generally uneducated illegal aliens who would also gain the right to bring about another 20 million of their foreign relatives here in the years ahead. As the lady said, that urban, and is what it is all about in America these days!
This is just a sample of what our country has become over the past decades. Dims have learned that the way to victory is to promise tons of freebies to everyone, at the expense of "taxing the rich". And it´s unfortunate that at one time in American History, there actually were a small handfull of men who dominated the entire national economy. And they treated their employees almost as bad a slaves. All of that changed of course and today we can and do prevent that from happening again. But, the Dims will NEVER let the lower economic classes forget and in fact tell them it´s their RIGHT to live the good life on the backs of others. It´s really sad and I really don´t have any answers to it.
Well, in my family, we got together at a reunion a few years a go and universally decided that anytime someone calls us for a political opinion, we should lie- do a complete reversal of our true feelings. We hate the polls and do all we can to mess them up. We compare notes all the time and laugh over the outrageous things we tell the pollsters. I think it´s a good thing.
I´m also with #5. Not that women should not be allowed to vote. I know some very smart, conservative, females who are just as capable as men and some are even NRA members, but those who vote for the leader of the free world because they think an ugly, flap-eared, half-black idiot is eye candy should clearly be denied access to the voting booth.
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