Monday, February 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

By: Devvy
February 3, 2014

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” –Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384

How many times do we hear or read: Americans are so stupid! Dozens, thousands? No one likes to be called stupid. There is a big difference between ignorance and stupidity. We’ve all done stupid things in our lives like sticking your finger in boiling water and wonder why you did it when you knew the water was scalding. Ignorance means lack of knowledge or education.

In January 2013, I wrote a column titled: Voters Educate the Elected. Unless you know your member of the Outlaw Congress, getting any kind of sit down with them is nearly impossible, even in the district offices. Not all, but I feel confident in saying most based on my experiences over the past two decades. You are handed over to some staffer bobble head who is as clueless as your congress critter. That’s why it’s so important to get to town hall meetings in your district. Cowards in the Outlaw Congress are more and more doing town hall ‘meetings’ by telephone so they don’t have to be confronted by the great unwashed: Angry Resident Confronting McCain on Immigration During Town Hall

Pretty much the same goes on at the state level as far as getting past the gate keepers in your state capitol. Not all; it depends on what state you’re in and who represents you. Some state legislators sincerely do try to meet with constituents. Numbers matter when getting their attention because they look at you as a vote. But, you can get an opportunity to speak at town hall meetings and that’s when you bring up why haven’t you abolished the unconstitutional “FED”? Or gotten the US out of the UN and so on. I’ve done it; people come up to me later and want to know more. Your golden opportunity to begin the teaching process.

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