The cornerstone of constitutional democracy is a well informed populace

That, of course, is why our system is breaking down.

How can people come to reasoned and reasonable conclusions about ‘stuff’ if they lack facts?

The answer is – they cannot.

And if they cannot come to reasoned and reasonable conclusions about the issues that affect their lives, they cannot possibly elect good people to represent them in government and they cannot hold them responsible for their actions.

Before you go screaming about some conspiracy theory regarding the mainstream media, please, do consider the very close relationships between key Obama communications people and the decisionmakers at the major ‘news’ outlets…

“CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Sherwood, both of them have siblings that not only work at the White House, that not only work for President Obama, but they work at the NSC on foreign policy issues directly related to Benghazi.”

And what happens to journalists who actually do try to pursue the story, wherever it may lead?

Ask Sharyl Atkinson

If people don’t know the facts, it is not surprising that they regard well reasoned and very reasonable views on current events of well informed people as some kind of weird and nutty conspiracy theory.

Sad, very sad…

Is it any wonder that so many of us are turning to non-traditional media to get our information?