Regardless tantrica44. It's a choice, and America gave us that choice.
Have you been following the News about Myanmar? Here's a classic example of the Government stealing the election from the people, and lots of people were/are being killed because that freedom of choice was taken away, and their rebelling.
Life is full of people who don't agree with us. The Gov't. is just one sector. However, everyone has the right to vote or make their decisions based on what they know, or how they perceive things. If we think they are misinformed, and don't vote correctly (according to us), it still gives them a voice as an American, and their inalienable right to exercise that voice at the polls. Are you saying we should take the vote away from certain people? Then, as I said before, you have a Dictatorship, not a Democracy.
No, the Gov't isn't perfect, and no one has done the perfect job (Republican, Democrat, Independent, etc.). I know many people who do not use strong feelings or emotions to vote. I myself study all the issues and candidates before I go to the polls. So do the majority of responsible voters. Yes, some of my decisions were made on things I saw done, and undone. I could go into it, but that's not what my post is about. The tea parties did not influence me anymore than anything else. I take all the information, and vote the dictates of MY heart and mind. Since I'm very conservative, that does have some bearing on my vote. If someone else is very liberal, and votes different than I do, well, that is their right to do so, without me coming down on them. I may not like it, but I'm happy that we both have the freedom to oppose or approve whatever. That's what makes America great, we ALL have the right to choose whatever we deem correct.