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This worthy insight was was taken directly from Heather Cox Richardson's newsletter yesterday.

Right or wrong, it's an eloquent reminder of who we are as human beings, and how we tend to govern ourselves:

It seems we are reaping the fruits of the political system planted in 1968, when the staff of Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon reworked American politics to package their leader for the election.

“Voters are basically lazy,” one of Nixon’s media advisors wrote. “Reason requires a high degree of discipline, of concentration; impression is easier.

Reason pushes the viewer back, it assaults him, it demands that he agree or disagree; impression can envelop him, invite him in, without making an intellectual demand….

When we argue with him, we…seek to engage his intellect….

The emotions are more easily roused, closer to the surface, more malleable.”

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