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Old 10-31-2008, 07:50 AM   #11
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As far as term limits go, why do you think people continually vote for someone who is no good? Maybe instead of limits, there needs to be more voter education.
I agree. If the majority of people want to make uneducated voting decisions, well then they get what they deserve.

There is so much information available to people on where candidates stand on issues, etc, that there is no reason for anyone to make an uneducated vote.

Perhaps instead of voter education, some critical thinking skills should be taught in our schools. I'm amazed at how many people even here pass on urban legends, etc, without bothering to do a simple a "reality check" first.

Every time I see a WARNING type of thread or email the first thingI do is go check Snopes. At least 75% of the time the WARNING is something that could have been clarified with 30 seconds of googling.

ETA that I think I'm just going to follow you around and agree with you this morning, since that seems to be what i"m doing anyhow.
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