"A popular government without popular information
or the means of acquiring it
is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance:
And a people who mean to be their own Governors,
must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
letter to W. T. Barry, August 4, 1822, Ref: Letters and other Writings of James Madison, vol. 3