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March 1, 2013

Column: The fallacy of 'low-information' voters

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How is that any different from Obama being re-elected?

Most importantly, Romney, like Obama, and any other candidate whom the establishment has seen fit to allow to rise among its ranks, will never, NEVER, speak to the fact that a banking cabal composed of a handful of aristocratic families has a monopoly of control over the currency of this nation and the world; a power to chattel not only people but entire nations to debt servitude.

These policies are ALL a complete anathema to the man that Ms. Anderson pays homage to in the opening of her article: George Washington. Darned if even Ms. Anderson isn’t given to the “low-information” affliction she has painted her political opponents with when you consider her support of Romney for president.

Our electoral system, and society as a whole, does not suffer from “low information.” A wealth of information is always just a mouse click away. Instead, we suffer from a lack of critical thought and the audacity to advocate for solutions beyond those sanctified by the leadership of our respective political parties.

There is no “low-information” deficiency when it comes to realizing that the banking crisis from 2008 wrecked the global economy. Everyone understands that it has heaped trillions of dollars of debt upon the backs of American taxpayers and will continue to do so interminably. And the effrontery only gets worse. Last year, MF Global’s golden boy, Jon Corzine, defrauded 48,000 farmers out of $1.2 billion, and nothing was done. HSBC Bank just paid a $1.9 billion fine for laundering drug money, yet there were no criminal indictments or the revocation of any operating licenses.

Now ... take Elizabeth Warren as a case in point. In her first hearing as a member of the Senate Banking Committee earlier this month, she chastised the top federal regulators in no uncertain terms for continually settling financial crimes instead of taking them to trial. Her sentiment is that “too big to fail” has become “too big to jail.”

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