A new survey finds that two-thirds of Americans can’t name a single Supreme Court justice. This lack of awareness was why Churchill was so down on democracy:

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.

Well, I’m sure the average voter is as up to speed on Medicare and all its current and proposed modifications. Or one can take the stance that a recent commentator took when informed of the voters’ awareness of the members of our highest court:

We are all doomed.

An additional thought that’s sort of related. Before trying to think outside the box we need to be sure we can think inside it.