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The Price Democracy Exacts for Ignorance

Today's education system and the media have both been compromised by the very despots

they were meant to keep in check. They are dumbing down the voters to a level at which they will eventually be incapable of self-government. As Thomas Jefferson put it in a letter to Charles Yancey in 1816, “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free … it expects what never was & never will be.” That is the price democracy exacts for ignorance.

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