This is what we’re doing right now…

If you put more effort, week to week, into being comfortable or entertained than you put into becoming and remaining knowledgeable about issues in politics and developing thoroughly considered conclusions about proper governance, then you are not ruling the nation democratically.

For a democratic system to thrive, each eligible voter must take their responsibilities as a government as seriously as any feudal lord might have, without the expectation that their decisions will be absolute or enforceable.

In a nation where the bottom line is supposed to be the will of the voters, voter apathy translates to a lack of will, which means a lack of democratic power. The absence of a form of power does not mean that less power exists; it means that whatever vacuum idle voters leave will be occupied by whatever fits. Today, it’s campaign donations and government contractors.

Will it be a fascist oligarchy tomorrow? What are we doing to stop it?

This is what we’re doing right now… This is what we’re doing right now… Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on April 17, 2014 Rating: 5

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