Originally posted by DeReK DaRkLy
This country - ALL of its citizens, have been dominated by the IDEA that government knows BETTER than the people, when in fact the people should BE
The answer to your question is in you own post.
I have disagreements with family members who vote "Yes" on each and every Texas constitutional amendment. These are college/university graduates I'm
talking about! They don't study the issue, nor the wording. In fact, many of our amendments are worded in "opposites" so you really have to study
each and every one individually and do sufficient research to make an informed vote.
The problem is, as you stated ... in the quote above ... which causes these people to COMPULSIVELY vote "yes" on every single item. They are sheeple,
which is the majority of the voting public.
Not only that, they like to have the "I won" feeling ... even if it means the outcome is clearly detrimental to the state and/or its' citizens, or
that an unscrupulous politician got PAID by big money to write that amendment solely for personal gain.
Furthermore, some people think voting "no" is a negative attitude. Most people lack spine and are ' "Yes" Men '.
I USED to think like you. I don't anymore though. Most people have neither the desire nor inclination to STUDY an issue.
edit on 5/4/2012 by
Trexter Ziam because: (no reason given)