I often think about how I do wish we had the word idiot to describe somebody who is uninformed or otherwise simply incapable of making good public policy decisions.

I’d like it to be not even a judgmental word. I think government should be a thing that works, so that most people don’t even have to think about it at all. Most people can go about their lives, reading books, seeking fulfillment, and just living without thinking about whatever’s happening in capitols. That’s the ideal.

So yeah, reclaim idiot! It doesn’t mean a dumb person, it just means a person who’s not up to date on politics and therefore doesn’t really have informed opinions!

Ah well, that’s not going to catch on.

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