You've got to listen to this audio from Howard Stern. I'm no fan of Howard (I usually find him too crass for my tastes) but someone sent me this audio in an e-mail. I have to say, after listening to this, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry or roll my eyes or scream. I probably did all of those things at one point or another. Made me wonder if maybe we should have to take a competency test before being allowed to vote. I say that rather sarcastically, but now that I think about it, it might not be a bad idea. Listen up and tell me what you think.
You know, I've always been an advocate of people getting out there and voting. But I kind of think it's important to know who and what you're voting for. Who'd of thought that needed to be specified? Geez.
Now for this:
"The price John McCain paid for his country, you couldn't even pay the taxes on."
That's a quote from the guy in this next video. His entire video is about 10 minutes long. I suspect that not many will take the time to watch and listen, though. Politics has become an almost taboo subject among most Americans. It's like talking about abortion, women's rights, racial issues and religion...most of us won't discuss these things in public for fear of "offending" someone. Welcome to the Politically Correct United States of America...where personal views are to be mocked and discouraged and silenced because to give voice to them might cause someone to have to respond with personal thoughts of their own, which might actually result in a debate on the issues and gee whiz, who wants that?
I question America's new-found propensity for being silent, unoffensive sheep. I don't think it's what our founding fathers had in mind for us when they began their quest for freedom and created this wonderful place called the United States of America where we can express views without fear of retribution. Seems like, in the main, the only people who want to express a political view are the ones who are members of an actual campaign. Most of us regular "folks" have taken on the role of bystander. We've sure come a long way, baby...too bad we took that U-turn somewhere along the way.