Apparently two-thirds or more of eligible citizens have, in fact, given up on democracy. Only about 37 percent of registered voters nationwide participated in last week’s election, and then there are those who didn’t even bother to register! What’s wrong with you people?
Our democracy is a difficult, messy thing, but unless you want to live under an ever-increasingly suffocating federal government — or worse — you had better put your head back on your shoulders and invest a little time in voting. If you do, we might just inspire better qualified, energetic, driven people to run for public office. Wouldn’t that be nice? To actually have political leaders that we can be proud of and look up to?