Voter Manipulation

The Friends of the Zoo have plenty of money to mail this to all the voters.  All I can say is that he is a very cute cheetah.  But…is it worth putting your neighbors into financial bondage ???

Political science is the study of how to manipulate voters.  Those who are studying political science are getting plenty of content this year.  We can all agree that this is a really cute cheetah, but what is the question on the ballot?  The sad truth is that this cute cheetah is going to get a lot of taxpayer dollars for the zoo.  Most voters think the question is “Do you like the zoo?”

Here’s another mailer I received for the tax increase:

Who doesn’t like to see a polar bear swimming and imagine you’re able to pet the polar bear?  But…most taxing entities keep asking for more money….because the voters keep giving them more money !!!  If people like the zoo, fire department or ambulance district, they need to donate their own money instead of forcing everyone else to pay.

When I was a child attending Vacation Bible School, money was collected for the missionaries.  The church had a competition for who would raise the most money, the boys or the girls.  This is not the right motivation to help the missionaries, but it makes my point.   These campaigns act the same way.  It has turned into a game to see which side donates the most money.

Here are some questions for you:  Why is money coming from other states?  Is it true that money wins elections?  If so, are the voters really voting for their own values or are they being manipulated by whatever entity pays for the most advertising?  Why are we not smarter than this?

The reason the Equal Rights Amendment got so far is that people thought the question was, “Do you like women?”  Phyllis Schlafly said the voters thought the ERA was a statement of “Rah Rah —three cheers for the women!!!”  Women don’t need us to put into the Constitution that we appreciate our ladies and think they’re great.

We should all be concerned that voting is encouraged without an emphasis on getting informed before voting.

There are several marijuana proposals on the Missouri ballot.  All of them are bad.  If you vote “no”, you will not regret it because bad proposals always seem to come back again until they pass.   A “Yes” vote is one people will regret it later, but by then it will be nearly impossible to change it back.  Stoned drivers affect everyone and innocent people will get injured and die.

Notice that the proponents try to use the euphemism, “Cannabis” because they feel like the voters are not as sensitive to that word.  It’s the same thing!  The only people benefiting from this are the legislators who are getting big campaign donations.  Here’s a video explaining why this is bad.

All minimum wage increases are bad.  Voting for the minimum wage is a vote against people on the bottom rung of the ladder, especially teenagers.  Minimum wage increases will drive up the price of everything and reduce the number of entry level jobs available.  It pushes people into the welfare rolls by taking away jobs.  For every seven minimum wage jobs it kills, it removes one lead job.  For every seven lead job it kills, it removes a management job.  This hurts businesses, company expansions, and economic growth, which in turn, reduced tax revenue dramatically.

There are three reasons why bureaucrats like raising the minimum wage:
1.)  The fake economists minimize the harm done to people.
2.)  It secures more votes from poorly informed voters.
3.)  It creates an increase of revenue “on paper” because more wages earned should equate more dollars paid to the government in income taxes.

If you care about poor people, you will vote against it.  

What issues are you concerned about this election?

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  • Michelle Revelle

    Hi Cynthia,
    I enjoy your newsletters and am a proponent of conservative values. Regarding the cannabis proposal, I wanted to share a different point of view that is important to me and to many others. My mom has suffered for years from a tremor in her right hand (which is her dominant hand). She has been waiting patiently and has wanted to abide by the law when it comes to treatment. She is very hopeful that cannabis can help her to find relief from her condition. I understand that there are people who want these bills to pass just so they can smoke pot. My mom rarely drinks alcohol and does not smoke. She is one of the healthiest people I know – eats an organic, whole foods diet for the most part, etc. I just wanted to mention that in regard to that subject, as not all people who are voting for it are looking to get high. Thanks so much for your time!

  • John Lockwood

    Why would you recommend a “No” vote on Amendment 1, which would actually do something about the dark money that currently infests are politics. Unless of course, you are in favor of lobbyist’s continuing to influence our elections and legislative decisions. If passed, Amendment 1 will place limits on gifts from lobbyists to legislators, require a 2-year waiting period between leaving the legislature and before becoming a lobbyist, prohibit receipt of campaign contributions on State property (yes that means that current legislators can currently receive campaign contributions on the way from their office to vote on the floor), and finally do something about gerrymandering by employing an impartial demographic expert to ensure that districts are split as evenly between voters from both parties. If local campaigns were competitive, candidates would actually have to explain how they stood on issues rather than just having to show up as an “R” or a “D” because they know they already have the election in their pocket due to their party affiliation. Give me the competition!!!!!!!!! What part of this proposal do you disapprove of? Are you not a fan of good government and a supporter of our current corrupt Missouri system?

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