MATT WALSH (HOST): You know, we see these kinds of studies and surveys all the time, and it's easy to overlook it and to say, well, yeah, we already know that. We already know that. Of course. That's not a surprise. And I guess we do already know it, but I fear that because we're so accustomed to this and we see the surveys and -- you know, Americans don't know anything about the history of their own country, they don't know anything about how their government works or is supposed to work, they don't know anything about anything. And we see all the surveys. We see the dumb guy on the street interviews that are all over YouTube and the late night shows and everything. And we're so accustomed to it that, although we realize this is the case, we don't really understand how significant it is and what a problem it is. You know, because we've grown so accustomed to it, we don't stop to think about it. We don't stop to think about the fact that this is a civilizational crisis that we are dealing with when you've got a country filled with millions of adults who don't know anything, who are totally oblivious. And yet, those same adults have the power to direct the future of our country. And when it comes to voting, they have the same power that you do. Their vote counts equal to yours.
And the other conversation that we should be having, but we're not, is that -- hopping up on my old -- on this hobby horse for me -- that these people should not be allowed to vote. I mean, you hear people say that in a half-joking way, I can't believe these people can vote. But really, they shouldn't be able to. Like, actually, they should not be able to vote. That should be something that we -- that becomes a serious topic of conversation. OK? Like, the kind of thing that comes up in presidential debates. Like, an issue that political parties have to deal with in their platforms. We should really be talking about this -- that there are a lot of people who are voting in this country who should not have that right. They don't deserve it.
And, as I've tried to explain many times, the right to vote, it is not a God-given right guaranteed to everybody regardless of anything. It's not. Okay. It's not fundamental to your human nature that you automatically are entitled to have a say over the political system in your country. It's not. There are some basic guidelines that should be in place. You should have to earn that right. Not everybody should have it. And it is so incredibly obvious that if you are an absolute oblivious moron, who knows nothing about your own country or the political -- or the government that runs it, then you shouldn't have any say over it.
It's not just that you shouldn't be able to vote, it's that you can't vote, really. Your vote is not really a vote. It's just random. You're throwing a dart at a board. You're rolling dice. You're not -- it's not anything. Voting is going in, and you understand the issues and you're making an informed choice -- it might be the wrong choice, but you're making an informed choice about what you want, what you want the future of the country to look like, and you understand the issue. And that's what a vote is. But walking in there randomly and saying, well, I don't know. That's not voting. And yet, this is how we determine the future of the country. And we all stand back, it's like we're impotent to stop it. We've all decided that, well, yeah, we just have to let absolute total brain dead morons determine the future of the country. What can we do about it? We can't do anything about it. Yep. We're gonna let them drive us right off a cliff. That's our decision. There are things that can be done about it, if we have the will to do it.