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  •  "I invite you to read the Constitution." (9+ / 0-)

    It was the 1960s, UCLA, hotbed of political activity, and scads of students who were interested in the issues of the day: free speech, war, Gov. Reagan's attack on the UC system, granting 18-year olds the vote, civil rights, ERA, academic freedom, etc. Whenever a student asked a question that could be easily answered in the Constitution, my poli sci professor, pacing the width of the stage in a huge lecture hall, would stop, face the room, and bellow "I invite you to read the Constitution."

    So often those words ring in my head, and I go to the source document for the truth.

    We can call it fact checking, research, or following the scientific method, all of which take some time and effort and a desire to learn the truth. As long as most people take the easy path and believe anything put in front of them that fits with their world view, we will suffer the consequences of an uninformed electorate.

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