Election Debate and Political Ignorance: A (Brief) Dialog

“The current law says X, and the government is implementing that in such and such a way. This is, of course, terrible and a existential threat to America. Therefore we should elect a strong leader who will change X and then implement Policy A!”

“Hold up a second. The law doesn’t say X and the government in fact isn’t at all doing things in the way you — ”

“Policy A, I say!”

“But Policy A won’t do what you think because the law doesn’t say X and — ”

A! And if you don’t support A, then you must want to keep doing things in accord with X. You must want to destroy America!”

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Political ethicist. Writer. Podcaster. Free Market Buddhist.

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