A look in the mirror

8 Apr

voting-apathy-wins-sizedOne of the things we mention most is “You put them in office”.

People tend to think most politicians are dumb, a crook or inept.

Except for the one’s they vote for, of course.

It’s time to put some of this in context.

Our lawmakers are elected by voters, who according to a new Public Policy Polling survey don’t always see the world very clearly.

A sampling of the more alarming results:

• 6% of voters believe Osama bin Laden is still alive.

• 21% of voters say a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 and the federal government covered it up.

• 28% of voters believe secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.

• 28% of voters believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

• 7% of voters think the Apollo moon landing was faked.

• 13% of voters think President Obama is the anti-Christ.

• 14% of voters say the CIA was instrumental in creating the crack cocaine epidemic in the inner cities in the 1980’s.

• 9% of voters think the government adds fluoride to our water supply for sinister reasons.

• 51% of voters say a larger conspiracy was at work in John F. Kennedy’s assassination, while just 25% say Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

• 15% of voters say the government or the media adds mind-controlling technology to TV broadcast signals.

• 5% believe exhaust seen in the sky behind airplanes is actually chemicals sprayed by the government for sinister reasons.

• 15% of voters think the medical industry and the pharmaceutical industry “invent” new diseases to make money.

• 11% of voters believe the US government allowed 9/11 to happen.

See yourself anywhere in that?

The next time you scoff at something dumb said by a politician, remember how they got there.

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