VOTER EDUCATION: WHAT Makes a Good Voter?
What does it take to be an educated voter? It takes one or more of the following:
My fear is that "6.
pain and misery" (above) will be what it takes to motivate people to care. But, we don't know that for certain, so resigning to futility is not a wise option. But, if we ever do learn to take steps before it is too late, it will be history in the making. We should learn from history. Progress is slow (2.000 steps forward, 1.999 steps backward). When will we recognize the lessons of history, government FOR SALE, lack of transparency in government, and do the smart thing to avoid another painful lesson? Mostly
likely, when not doing so becomes too painful.
Still, polls show that most voters believe most politicians are irresponsible and/or corrupt.
The best way to prove incumbents ARE irresponsible is to show the many ways HOW they are irresponsible and/or corrupt.
It's not too hard. Most incumbent politicians have been so kind to provide us with an overwhelming number of examples of unethical, illegal, fraudulent, immoral, and irresponsible behavior. Lack of Education and Transparency breed corruption, and diminish Accountability and Responsibility. Thus, the first step is Education. Several good sites for learning what is really going on is the first step:
|Pressing Problems Facing the U.S. (growing quickly in number and severity)|
|CONGRESS' To-Do List (see what Congress has done since the NOV-2006 election)|
|Irresponsible Incumbents (what irresponsible Congress does while troops risk life and limb)|
|PROs and CONs (why to stop re-electing irresponsible incumbent politicians)|
|National Debt (and growing fast)|
|Interest on the National Debt|
|Consider the Following Scenario (must we always learn the hard way?)|
|Plunder of the Environment (population, arable land, global warming)|
|Solutions (peacefully force government to be responsible and accountable too!|
|Help Educate Others (peacefully force government to be responsible and accountable too!)|
|Badly-Needed, Common-Sense Reforms|
|The Cheater's Philosophy (learn to recognize their manipulative techniques)|
|Frequently Asked Questions|