Informed Discretion: The Case for Education in 2016

In a letter dated September 28th, 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”

In a speech following his victory in the Nevada primary election on February 23rd, 2016, Donald Trump said the following: “We won the Evangelicals. We won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated – I love the poorly educated.”

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Dear America, Please Wake Up

Dear America, please wake up.

If I promise not to pretend like I have anything new to say, will you hear me out? Or are my words too uninformed, un-pragmatic, and politically incorrect to be heard over the din of the political machine and the rattling of partisan sabers? My message is clear and my plea is desperate.

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