She informed me that she was waiting anxiously for her mail in ballot so she could vote against the President.
Not knowing her to be political in the least I asked why she was so eager to place her vote.
She gave me the following reasons:
1. He’s going to microchip us.
2. He’s not a citizen.
3. He could be a Muslim terrorist.
4. He won’t salute the flag.
5. He gave away part of Alaska.
6. He’s allowed illegal Mexicans to flood over the border.
My pointing out that he’s deported more people than any President in recent memory along with other refutations fell on closed, angry ears.
I was honestly stunned that anyone would actually believe this litany of falsehoods and half truths, but more stunned with the question that followed.
“How can we know what is true and what isn’t”?
I didn’t have an answer…there is no unimpeachable source for news anymore.
I’m not nearly as afraid of either candidate as I am about how we receive and process information in the Internet age.
How can we make free and informed choices without facts and how can we remain free when we are so easily manipulated by falsehoods in the various media by both sides?
Do Christians have a greater responsibility to be careful of the truth than others?
Who do you trust for information…who don’t you?