Informed voters do not always get what they deserve; ill-informed voters do get what they deserve; and, non voters do not deserve anything!
Here's another. Back on October 5, 2011, I wrote the Roland Hansen Commentary, American Democracy Threatened, that started out with this:
Back on March 2, 2007, I wrote a Roland's Ramblings (my other blog) in which I stated: "we in the United States of America are in jeopardy of having our representative democracy form of government destroyed."
Now, let's put those two quotes and blog entries into perspective as it relates to the General Elections held across the United States in November of 2014. Open and read the following:
From the The New York Times - The Worst Voter Turnout in 72 Years, By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, NOV. 11, 2014.
From The Washington Post - Voter turnout in 2014 was the lowest since WWII By Jose A. DelReal November 10.
From PBS NewsHour - 2014 midterm election turnout lowest in 70 years, BY DOMENICO MONTANARO, RACHEL WELLFORD AND SIMONE PATHE, November 10, 2014.
Many voters proudly proclaim to be independents, not being aligned with either of the two major political parties in the United States of America. But, if you recall, back on May 18, 2009 I wrote the Roland Hansen Commentary, Independents and Politics: An Oxymoron.
Then, there are the idiot moron anonymous trolls like mud_rake who wrote. "You, Mr. Hansen, are also a political hack ..."
Some people have an overall low opinion of elected officials and of politicians in general. Perhaps, you may remember when I wrote the Roland Hansen Commentary, Politicians: Before And After Being Elected. What do you think?, back on March 18, 2014.
Quite a few folks do not think we need government. Back on April 23, 2010, I addressed the issue when I penned the Roland Hansen Commentary, Government: Do we need it?
So? What of this election just held earlier this month. What of the results? What of the affected American public. About half of the voting age American public is even registered to vote. And of that one-half of the voting age American public, just slightly over one-third actually voted, i.e. about 17% of the voting age populace. That means in a one-on-one election where the election result is determined by a simple majority, the winner was determined by 8.5 % plus one vote of the entire American voting age population,
AND, that is why this Roland Hansen Commentary is entitledU.S.A. Election 2014, American-style. The general American public gets the government it deserves!
Now, I close with this Roland Hansen Commentary of August 12, 2007 (Open it to read the commentary):
Whiny Nonvoters Should Shush Up