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I decided to write this article because it will be a good companion to the wake-up call video I am working on. In this video, I will be sharing some alarming photos as discussed in this article. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel.
I must admit my utter shock when I found out that as least 46 of the U.S. states have stopped teaching cursive in elementary grades. Kudos to Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia for not doing it… yet. Even more kudos can be sent to California and Massachusetts for re-including cursive instruction even after adapting the Core Standards model which does not advocate for handwriting curriculum. Could it be that these states realize that handwriting or cursive is much more than just pen and paper?
As a parent and teacher, it seems that we are short-cutting the education we give to our children. If we take cursive out of education because of keyboards, we may as well take math out of education because of calculators. In fact, why don’t we just throw away the dictionary while we’re at it and we can just use leetspeak, txtese, chatspeak, textspeak, or txt-talk in place of properly spelled words or grammar of any kind. It seems talking will be next… I mean, why talk when we can type and text? I guess, in some ways, we already have. Next time you go to a busy restaurant, take a moment to observe how many people are sitting at the table together and how many are silent because they are focused on their phones. There are just a few examples of why so many news gurus have written or talked about the “dumbing down of America”. Of course, you don’t have to believe me because you get the whole inside scoop directly from Charlotte Iserbyt herself.
Charlotte served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) for the U.S. Department of Education during the first Reagan Administration. She is the consummate whistleblower because she revealed the truth about a major technology initiative that would control curriculum in America’s classrooms. Want details? Obtain a copy of her free ebook at www.DeliberateDumbingDown.com
Personally, even though I have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, I have never had a problem with letter forms or any other type of handwriting in general like many on the Autism spectrum do. In fact I did work at a local high school a couple years ago as a Behavioral Specialist. This job served as my practicum and was based in the Special Education Department. When working with the Occupational Therapist, one thing that always held true is that cursive writing helps many children and teens with Special Needs. For example, with that of the commonly diagnosed Dyslexia, cursive writing makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to reverse the proverbial “b” and “d”. However, more than that, cursive writing also helps with Dysgraphia, Dysnomia, Dyscalculia, and more.
You do not have to be considered “Special Needs” in order to receive benefits from cursive writing.
Some of the letter shapes from the old school alphabets that hung so sternly on the classroom walls in elementary school can be uncomfortable for many to practice. However the purpose of those stern alphabets is to provide the student (your child or grandchild) a foundational skill that will eventually give way to their own style. You see, personality traits are not locked into handwriting until the age of 13. That is why, around 7th or 8th grade, youth start making their own strokes of which circle, heart and flower i-dots top the list. This is when their personalities really start undergoing some changes – not only psychologically but also physiologically.
The act of handwriting falls into the kinesthetic category.
When we touch the pen and paper separately, then feel the pressure of pen in hand, pen on paper, and the formation of letters, we are experiencing learning in a kinesthetic or tactile way. Neuropsychologists have said that, of all the senses, touch is the most important to learn. That is why my chain of “Written Escape Clinics” (www.WrittenEscape.com) offer skill building for those who work with young children. In these workshops, we provide them with sensory ideas such as finger- and foot-writing (which are done without an actual writing instrument), finger-painting in shaving cream, and many others. By doing these exercises, the brain acquires an “imprint” to help the child learn and retain the letter shapes. In doing so, children become better readers as well.
For visual learners handwriting is also very important because keys on a keyboard all look the same – heaven forbid the letters wear off and they appear as solid black. While most avid typists have memorized the keys, most children have not. This is yet another reason why handwriting proves to be critical even in this “electronic age”.
Cursive for better grades in elementary, high school, and college.
There are studies upon studies proving that students who take notes achieve better grades due to the imprint of the letters and words that the brain acquires… at least long enough to pass the test. Taking notes combines the audio learning style with the kinesthetic one and gently forces the student to pay attention and focus instead of passing notes, socializing, sending facial messages across the room, or sneak-texting in class.
Many colleges and universities offer a ‘study habits’ class which strongly advocates for rewriting their notes after the lecture and then highlighting or rephrasing as needed. Interestingly enough, all through my 13 years of college, I never purchased a textbook and never rewrote or studied my notes while still maintaining a near perfect 4.0 all the way through. Once I wrote them down in class the first time, I retained the information.
For most college students however, rewriting notes requires one to correlate the word (what) with the where, how, and when as needed for upcoming assignments and tests. Together these utilize several learning style forms and, while handwriting everything does take more time than typing, going that extra mile and giving a bit more time to your future can really enhance the overall learning and academic achievements.
As a multi-published author, handwriting gets me through my stumbling blocks.
At the time of this article, I have written 18 published books on the topic of handwriting. While I have been studying handwriting since age 11, and have owned both of my international handwriting-based businesses since 1987, I still have bouts of writer’s block. When this occurs, instead of becoming frustrated, I just take out a blank sheet of paper and brainstorm. I write and allow whatever random thoughts come out of my head to land on the paper. If I have a new event scheduled and feel my anxiety will increase, I calm myself down by one of two ways. Either I pull out one of the “Calming Cards” from my Written Journey card deck or just hold a pen in my hand. However, sometimes I will find myself clicker-happy and nobody appreciates that.
Cursive handwriting is, and isn’t, an art.
Calligraphy is a form of handwriting that is more artful. One thing that has always irked me about learning cursive in elementary schools is that they focus way too much on neatness. The problem with this is that the majority of teens and adults do not have that “perfect” letter formation. Thank goodness or the world would be even more dangerous!
The more messy your handwriting the more psychologically stable you are.
What teacher’s really need to concern themselves with is the very simple formation of each letter and then allow the child to improvise as s/he feels inclined to do. I personally do not feel that handwriting should be graded BUT, if it is to be in a school setting, it would have to be. That’s why when we are talking about standards and grading the foundational alphabet used needs to be the same across the board. What’s the bottom line? It is very important for one’s psychological health that their own handwriting style – whether cursive, print, or a mix of the two – be formed by them alone and without parents, teachers, friends, or spouses forcing them to change it.
Several months ago I read an article online; I cannot recall the name of the author. However the author stated that the “loss of cursive writing skills in future generations of Americans will be a great handicap” and I could not agree more. Stepping outside of my professional career as a forensic handwriting expert, I’m going to step into the role of a parent again. If my children, now grown, were still in school today, I would insist on handwriting instruction in just as strong a dose as that of math and science. Why? Because it would help guarantee that my child’s psychological, academic, and social skills are as strong and well-versed as possible. Besides, the skill and knowledge of both reading and writing cursive is a lifelong needed skill unlike that of science!
However, as I now step into my role as the first person in international history, since the year 1868, to develop a combined handwriting and therapy program for ages 7 – 99, I get very upset that the federal government here in the USA is in favor of the curriculum that throws handwriting out the window as a waste of time. Who wrote this curriculum anyway? Nothing but the so-called educational experts and bureaucrats who believe handwriting is of no value. In fact, many of these same people believe that grammar should not be taught in schools either because it too is a waste of time.
Many people say they feel cursive writing slows them down so they print. However, if truth and scientific evidence be known, the opposite is true. Cursive is a much faster form of handwritten communication than printing because of the connections between letters. It is also a known fact that, should computer gurus and avid, exclusive typists be forced to handwrite as an ongoing mode of communication, their speed will be highly affected for awhile due to the lack of finger and hand use needed to write efficiently… it’s similar to muscular atrophy or the “use it or lose it” mindset.
I read many online articles from educators stating that, when they initially switched to all digital textbooks for students, they thought this would be a more efficient way. However, as they quickly found out, if the network goes offline or there is a network glitch in any way, the entire classroom can completely shut down. How efficient is that? With fewer budgets for staff members, tech support departments are not all fully staffed so this adds to the ineffectiveness of a classroom-on-hold.
Handwriting and business
How many times have you had to fill out a paper job application? Many times the handwriting on this application can provide the personnel office with a quick overview of you as a person. More and more companies are having handwriting experts, such as myself, screen potential employees. To do this, most companies will have the applicant write on unlined paper something like “List 3 qualities you can offer us as an employee” or “In your own words, tell us why you would like to work for us”. Even with computerized personality tests, none of them are as accurate as that of handwriting analysis. In fact, results of studies between Myers-Briggs and handwriting analysis both showed the same results but handwriting analysis provided more intricate details.
In addition, not only job searching, but how about doctors’ offices or hospital paperwork? What about voter’s registrations, social service applications, driver’s license forms, rental applications, and other legal documents? Most of these require handwritten answers.
Handwriting and the brain.
The earlier that cursive writing is introduced to your child, the better. Since it is basically impossible to write backwards in the cursive script, cursive trains the eyes and brain to move in a left-to-right direction. This makes children learn to read faster while maintaining accuracy. In addition, studies have shown that teaching a young child cursive while adding pleasant noises, colors, and more to engage the rest of their senses, they do much better academically. Because every person learns differently such as kinesthetic, verbal, audio, etc. combining sensory additions with writing provides the greatest all-around learning opportunity.
Many neurological studies have shown the over-abundance verifying the relationship of handwriting to that of visual recognition and the learning of letters. This is something that educators really do need to pay attention to! The proof is simply that those who learn to handwrite retain more information and therefore achieve better grades.
To prove this, there was a two-group experiment in which both groups learned a foreign alphabet. One learned with handwriting practice and the others learned on a keyboard. After several weeks without practicing or seeing this foreign alphabet, those that learned by handwriting scored significantly better on recognition tests. In addition, the brain scans of this group showed more brain activity. In fact, handwriting uses more of the brain than anything else, second only to language. That is why in the handwriting group, the scan showed the most usage and strength in the part of the brain that is responsible for language comprehension, motor-related processes and speech-associated gestures. Notice that these are all portions of what make up the Special Needs category in educational settings. Hmmm… why don’t schools use handwriting in their Special Education Departments? Oh yes – the proverbial “dumbing down” mission! Not only that, if you are a “conspiracy theorist”, you may see this as a way for the Illuminati or other high powered people to weed out the human race or, in other ways, take control.
We don’t need handwriting in our technological world.
I remember when I received my first typewriter. It was an electric Smith Corona, and I was ecstatic. I heard the buzz then that ‘nobody will write anymore’ yet handwriting prevailed. There are several supporters of keeping cursive or handwriting alive. In fact they consider it a “social responsibility” to do so. If children are not taught handwriting in schools, their brains will not be as strong or as expansive as their ancestors who did learn cursive. This has all been scientifically proven in many studies including neuropsychology and neuroplasticity.
No true regard for mental health, criminal behavior, or academic achievement?
I guess overall, it should be no surprise. After all, schools do not take art, music, or physical education classes very seriously either despite the creativity, coordination and relaxation that it can provide to one’s mental health. In art, when a relaxed hand and forearm work together, they create an artistic, fluid, and very personal item. Handwriting is no different. Developmentally handwriting also provides a sense of accomplishment and pride. Just look at the picture the pen and paper next to that of a keyboard below… which looks more personal? Then look at the picture of the racquetball court and that with the Wii – which gives you the most physical benefits?
A lot has been written or commented upon regarding our youth not being able to read old historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence. Honestly, who cares! They cannot read today’s documents! It truly makes me wonder why society would even consider giving up cursive because it truly is as unique as one’s fingerprints. In fact, many crimes have been solved (and victim’s provided closure) because of handwriting. Additionally, I know of many people whose parents or loved ones have passed on and left behind handwritten cards, notes and letters. By reading cursive, it allows the remaining family members to find comfort in the re-reading of these. If I left behind a handwritten letter that I may have spent many long hours putting together for my children before I passed, I would feel horrible to know my children could not read it… and they would feel foolish, I’m sure, for the same reason… and they should!
Let’s not forget that, while the giving up of cursive in the classroom is a political move, the now-in-charge bureaucrats will be retiring and our “dumbed down” now-youngsters will be running the country when they are elderly. These same then-elderly bureaucrats will need services and want empathetic concern when the then-“dumbed down” politicians are passing new laws that affect them. However, they will not see the compassion of our original Founding Fathers because they took away cursive and, by then, it will be too late.
Technological advancements cause a social freeze
Certainly I cannot be the only person who has noticed that the more high-tech we become, the more cold, sterile, and isolated our society becomes too. I have met many “techies” who have a nearly non-existent personality and slim-to-none social skills. In an essence, we are losing the best part of being human, namely our uniqueness and freedom to express ourselves to one another. As a handwriting analyst, I have not received a handwritten piece of mail for over 20 years. But, for those of you who are non-analysts, how often do you receive one? Even something personal like birthday, get well, sympathy, holiday, and anniversary cards have fallen victim to the “click here” phrase. These are all very personal occasions and yet we cannot seem to take a few extra minutes to do something special like handwrite a card! Hell, we probably don’t even know our friends’ or family members mailing addresses!
Technology has definitely brought us some amazing benefits, but handwriting has too. There is more than enough room in this world for both.
Along with technology and the lack of respect for handwriting, our grammar, spelling and overall language skills are in the dump too. Today’s youth not only cannot write or read cursive, they cannot spell, do not know the difference between “there” or “their” and simple sentences went to choppy texting and bizarre abbreviations or acronyms. Bottom line is that we should set up our youth to become productive members of society. By productive I mean able to write appropriately and read as well. These two very powerful things can mean the difference between a house and homeless shelter, a career versus a job, and even forever-single and a healthy relationship.
How many times have you given, or received, a typed phone message or yellow sticky note? Or typed out your grocery list? How many times have you driven by a billboard or saw a store that you wanted to remember while sitting in traffic ? Did you then get your laptop out and fire it up so you can email the details to yourself or did you grab the nearest pen and scribble the phone number or store name on the nearest fast food wrapper or piece of paper that you could reach? Cursive lets you write notes quickly, reduces letter direction confusion in children and should be considered a Zen activity for those who are spiritually aware.
Printing is typically required in math and science and some careers such as law enforcement, architecture, accounting, and the military. However, as children, they most likely learned how to write in cursive and, whether they used it since then or not, they did become proficient in the formation of the letters. This is key!
The healthiest way of writing is 1/2 print and 1/2 cursive – a mix of the two. So, I strongly suggest that, after learning cursive, children are then urged and taught to print-write. By doing so, this helps them achieve a more balanced life – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually – well into adulthood. They will then teach their children and thus, we slowly but steadily create worldwide change!
Technology and a future catastrophe
There are so many articles and movies written about a global power outage and other massive yet global situations that can affect electronic communication. This is not just something that is strictly fictional. There is a very real possibility of a global catastrophe that can do this very thing. What will the generation of our youth do if this were to actually occur? They would not be able to text or email anyone and would not know how to find their family! While they could not necessarily handwriting and mail a letter either, the point I’m making here is that they cannot rely 100% on technological communication!
Additionally I cannot tell you the amount of frustration I feel when I finally get through to a live person at a corporation only to find I am told, “I’m sorry, please call back later because our computers are down”. “URGH” is all I can say about that.
Schools: from caring and compassionate to numerical measurements
I strongly suspect that schools are in agreement to drop cursive only because it is no longer one of the government required tests. It has been said that schools have been forced to focus on the quantity of students passing in order to receive more money. Have you ever noticed how schools will then whine about having no funds for education, teacher salaries, adding needed staff, etc. yet spend ridiculous amounts on their sports teams? Overall, laws that pay schools various amounts of money based on test results of the students are the real problem! It’s almost a form of bribery… if you pass 1200 kids we will give you $5 million but if you only pass 800 kids, we will only give you $ 1 million. Whatever happened to the school mindset of “helping students become the best they can be” ? There are still a few of those teachers left but unfortunately they cannot fight the system alone.
Maria Montessori is one of those teachers. She started teaching cursive to three year old children using finger-writing in sand because of the brains development proving that tactile motions of cursive writing promotes motor development start at a very young age. Montessori methods are still at the basis of many educational and child development approaches to child learning. I have a friend who is a teacher in one of our Asian countries who stated their schools would never consider dropping their handwriting-equivalent class in order to provide easier success for students. Carlos Mencia has it 100% right in this video. That is exactly what I witnessed (minus the insults) repeatedly yet we dare wonder why our United States education system is rated far below other countries! Just because something can be difficult we eliminate it from the repertoire of education? We are only teaching our youth that if it’s too hard, they do not have to do it. This is also why home-schooled students usually score much higher on tests compared to publicly-educated students. The truth be known, most home-schooled youth learn cursive and have handwriting included as part of the curriculum.
Additionally, if anything is ridiculous it’s the requirements for several college degrees to learn a foreign language. We live in America, learning anything other than English should not be a requirement yet we put more concentration on that then handwriting?! Either way, both a foreign language and handwriting skills do provide an added benefit relating to a more diverse knowledge base and career prospects. At the very least, has anyone considered keeping handwriting and the need to learn a second language as electives? I mean if the schools do not want to mandate handwriting, why should those who really want to learn cursive, not have that opportunity?
Moreover, during my practicum at the high school, I saw teachers being forced by the Special Education Department to “pass” kids even when they did not do the work or deserve to pass! In fact, in some instances, all they had to do was answer an essay question using 3 – 5 words and were given a passing grade. Sure I saw and spoke to teachers who were very uncomfortable with that but who were essentially threatened if they did not go along with the system. What I saw occur to pass students to get the numbers up and obtain more funds was beyond appalling. It was downright pathetic. We are going to really send these so-called graduates into society to apply for jobs – showing they received a diploma yet cannot even write or read? It makes me fear for my elder years in this now “dumbed down” society!
Beyond academics we continue creating a monster… that of desensitized youth
Many students have said that school is boring, they’d rather be at home playing video games, or are being bullied and too worried about staying safe than getting good grades. No matter what, all we have is a whole society full of desensitized youth with parents who brush off all of the children’s anti-social behaviors as “normal childhood”. In the video I mentioned to you previously, you will see graphic photos of the victims of one’s murderous rampage while youth look at these images with no emotion at all… and some even have a smirk or smile! Desensitized youth can also be seen beating or torturing animals – including the family pet. Desensitized youth often develop Oppositional Defiance Disorder or a myriad of other mental health indicators. After all, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Belle Gunness, and Aileen Wuornos were once kids too.
Desensitized youth can appear as manipulative, deceptive, insincere, passive-aggressive, and more. It is also important to note that studies have repeatedly shown that recurring exposure to violence of any kind, including video games, increases aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, physiological arousal and aggressive behaviors. As this occurs, the helpful, caring and empathetic thoughts and behaviors take a back seat. Overall, youth who are exposed repeatedly to violence actually get used to it and become physiologically numb.
To prove this, Dr. Carnagey at Iowa State University collaborated in a research project with another psychologist to study the effects of video game violence on physiological desensitization to real life violence. The results were published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology where they scientifically proved that there was a “reduction in emotion-related physiological reactivity to real violence”. Previous studies have proven that over 85% of video games contain violence and over 72% of youth have been involved in violent acts within society.
Just taking a quick look at a newspaper or a glance at society today, we typically see too many stories about elementary students with guns, school shootings, teens abusing random adults, or ridiculing old ladies on a bus. Just check Google or YouTube if you don’t believe me!
Why does all of this matter anyway?
For decades other countries have been without cursive and look at their ever growing statistics of violence. According to Forbes Magazine, among the most dangerous countries are Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Lebanon, Algeria, Libya, Korea, Philippines, Columbia, Mexico, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria. Think it’s not related? Think again!
The video project that I am working on reveals the correlation of rising crime rates and the relationship of when the United States accepted the Core Standards which no longer requires handwriting in the classroom. More than that, you will also see the correlation of “no more cursive” to that of desensitized children who grow up to be cold and calculating teens and adults. In turn, this just serves to increase the numbers in both juvenile probation and adult parole, and our overall ridiculously high incarceration rates.
Mean people write cursive too!
If you were bullied, you probably noticed that many of those who were bullying you (or any other mean child, teen, or adult) wrote in cursive at least at one time of their life. Please do NOT blame cursive… blame LIFE. You see, when someone learns how to write cursive – that forms a foundation on which empathy is built on the subconscious level. However it is not cursive that makes them mean. What occurs is that, as they (like all humans) start to experience life’s situations that cause them anger, sadness, emotional or physical pain, stress, etc. their opinions about people and situations change and the logic (conscious) mind starts taking over. Then they act and react to the logic-mind’s perception of experiences. That is why many of those same “mean” people grow up and realize they were responding to life’s situations (including the way they were treated by others) and are really very caring and loving people underneath it all.
Handwriting Formation Therapy, an evidence-based program is 100% successful at stopping juvenile crime recidivism.
Most people have heard of Vimala Rogers. Vimala is a wonderful person but she is an Alphabetician… not a handwriting expert. My evidence-based, cognitive behavioral Handwriting Formation Therapy (HFT) program was created and copyrighted 13 years prior to her book “Change Your Handwriting Change Your Life”. Since then, there have been many less-than-professional programs created, along with some failed attempts to copy mine, under the umbrella term “graphotherapy”. In fact, many of what I have seen in this category across the world is even downright scary, unethical, immoral and maybe even illegal at times.
It is very important to keep in mind that, before changing your writing, it truly should be considered mandatory to consult with a handwriting expert who has a strong psychology background. Changing your handwriting on your own or with other programs can be detrimental to your psychological and physical health! I have even had people come to me who were on the verge of suicide as a result of using one of these other programs!
In knowing this, the then-Executive Director of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, Ms. Vicki Spriggs, asked if I would be willing to try my HFT program with their hard-to-treat repeat juvenile offenders. Each offender had failed repeatedly at all of the traditional mental health programs that were available to them. The state was desperate and I was happy to help. All of the youth who had agreed to participate in the six-month HFT program did so anonymously. They started the program in mid-January and completed it in mid-July. To-date, none of these juveniles have reoffended. More than that, each of these juveniles improved academic grades, social skills, behaviors, and more. Despite the program’s requirements, each of them stated that they would definitely recommend it to others. Today juvenile probation offices still use this with the same great success rate. In fact, you can see a recent video interview with one of the juveniles on the “Testimonials” page at www.WrittenEscape.com.
How can this be?
It is really quite logical actually. You see, when you have a blank sheet of paper in front you it represents how you see yourself in your universe or your reality. This includes everything from your past experiences (back to your age of 3 years old on average) through today and into your future. In other words it will reveal your subconscious thoughts about your past and present, and how you visualize, plan and actualize your future goals and desires.
When you place your first word on that blank sheet of paper, it represents you and the distance between that initial word and the next shows any trust issues you may have. For example, if you space your words excessively wide, you are slow to trust others. Therefore, it only makes sense then that the first letter in a word represents you and the very next letter represents other people in society including family, friends, and complete strangers.
The key is learning cursive.
Even if you learned cursive in 2nd grade and never wrote in cursive again. The key is that you learned how. That is when the empathy was built. If you then stop cursive writing, you do not lose empathy. When you cursive write you are connecting to others which then subconsciously builds strong and healthy empathy for others. If you have never learned cursive and / or strictly print, you do not have nearly as strong of empathy skills as your cursive counterparts.
However, just to reiterate…
The healthiest way of writing is 1/2 print and 1/2 cursive - a mix of the two. So, I strongly suggest that, after learning cursive, children are then urged and taught to print-write. By doing so, this helps them achieve a more balanced life – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually – well into adulthood. They will then teach their children and thus, we slowly but steadily create worldwide change!
Probably more important than all the other reasons why handwriting or cursive should be taught to children is this very thing.
All psychologists who I have spoken to or read about agree that, if children are to relate empathetically to others, they must “have a secure attachment to another person” said Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin. If they do not ever learn to cursive write, this attachment to another person will not be as secure as it could be.
In addition, Nancy Eisenberg, a psychologist at Arizona State University, agreed stating, “Children need a positive, caring relationship with their caretakers if they are to be able to go beyond themselves to care about others.” Same rule applies here, especially if they are in abusive families and are victim to any form of uncaring or non-nurturing caretakers.
Even the Dalai Lama stated, “In the first step toward a compassionate heart, we must develop our empathy by having closeness to others”. If one does not learn to cursive write, it is virtually impossible to have strong compassion, closeness, and healthy empathy toward others.
Therefore, keeping cursive in the classroom has way too many benefits and has the power of making a globally compassionate difference for better societies worldwide. Help stop the “dummying down of America” by mandating cursive classes in your area elementary schools.
Afterall, do you really want these dummied down, desensitized and uncaring people controlling your social security benefits or healthcare? I sincerely doubt it.
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