Skip to comments.Political ignorance and the Founding Fathers
Posted on 06/23/2014 9:33:24 AM PDT by right-wing agnostic
In a thoughtful recent review of my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, political scientist James Rogers argues that my position that political ignorance is a serious problem for democracy that justifies limiting and decentralizing government power is in some respects at odds with the views of the Founding Fathers:
Contrary to Somins repeated claim that current average levels of political knowledge fall well short of requirements of normative theories of political participation, the framers had a robust commitment to representative democracy while holding the assumption of widespread political ignorance.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...