One thing is new about this day as it compares to the past.
We have now entered the era of the completely ignorant voter. More dangerous than a nuclear device.
The completely ignorant voter is not new.
The “completely ignorant voter” was the majority at our founding. That was a time of great upheaval and in a day when the common man toiled dawn to dusk for survival.
Our system was devised to minimize the power of the individual vote and put power in the more informed representative, whether it be to Congress or to the Electoral College.
Voting was not so widespread then. Certain groups did not have right of sufferage.
Stone me for saying so, but the poll tax was a good idea. Those who have no financial stake in the economy have nothing to lose and are dangerous voters.
Universal sufferage is NOT a good idea.
“We have now entered the era of the completely ignorant voter.”
Worse than that.
It’s the era of institutionalized jealousy, hatred, vengeance, incivility based on profiling and the camel’s nose of incipient authoritarianism poking it’s nose into the tent, with impunity.