We take democracy for granted at our peril. It’s actually a fragile thing, and like a good relationship, you have to work at it.
There are a number of reasons that we in the U.S. find ourselves with a madman at the helm. Certainly, the Russian connection played a role, though it remains to be seen just how much of a role. James Comey, perhaps pressured by another, played a role. Voter laws that disenfranchised members of certain groups had a role. But perhaps the largest reason was voter apathy … many were simply too lazy or too disgusted with both candidates to take an hour out of their year to go vote.
Only about 25% of eligible voters voted for Donald Trump. Let that one sink in for a moment. About ¼ of citizens over the age of 18 voted for Trump, yet he now sits in the Oval Office. Voter turnout in the 2016 election was only around 55%.* Barely half of all those who had the opportunity to…
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