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It’s an election year. That must mean it’s time for Congressional representatives to announce support for ridiculous Constitutional amendments and for state leaders to instill fear in the population by creating all sorts of boogeymen, like (imaginary) undocumented Mexicans running roughshod in the Arizona desert, beheading (imaginary) poor, unsuspecting, hardworking, freedom-loving, salt of the earth Americans.
Which has me wondering: why is discussing problems and solutions like grown ups so unpalatable in America?
It’s a chicken/egg argument, really. Does the electorate form their opinions based on messaging because they really don’t care about actual solutions? Or does the electorate not make actual solutions a priority because our politicians and media collude in the bread-and-circus trade?
I want to know the answer. Any thoughts?