"Because if the people are not well informed all it takes is unscrupulous politicians, and news media, and off the people go in completely wrong direction. Listening to all kinds of propaganda and inculcating that into their method of thinking. And then it becomes real easy for them to swallow things. If they don’t understand our financial situation of the country and somebody comes along and says, ‘free college for everybody,’ they’ll say, ‘oh what a wonderful person,’ and they have no idea that all you’re talking about hastening the destruction of the nation."
So to be clear, according to Ben Carson, having greater access to education in this country is only something stupid people want, and if they get it that will be the end of America.
Okay so here's what I think.
I think Carson is confusing the impact that access to a free college education would have on this country, with the impact that free access to a college education would have on the Republican party.
I mean let's face it, better educated voters are going to see right through the GOP cow manure, and are far less likely to cast their ballots for the types of politicians who are constantly attempting to undermine education, and suppress the votes.
A smarter population does not bode well for the Republicans.
But for America?
Yeah I think we know the answer to that question.
(H/T to Raw Story.)