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The most damaging idea propagated by the Reagan myth is the cult of the idiot-savant(the wise fool).A dangerous chain of reasoning flows from this.Reagan was apparently stupid & often startlingly ignorant -- but he was vindicated by history. Therefore,ignorance and stupidity are good signs;they show that a politician is in tune with the deeper wisdom of the people.Once you start thinking like that,it's a short step to Palin.
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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