One thing that doesn’t get discussed in United States politics is how we value Civic Education in our schools. Basic Civic Education in schools translates to our overall population having a problem with not knowing basic political knowledge such as what the Branches of Government are, Who are the leaders in Congress, all the way to who the Vice President is (you would be surprised).
On HBOs “Real Time with Bill Maher” this week, Maher had made a good point that people put politics so simplistically. Particularly in this election, saying they are “both the same” referring to Clinton and Trump as a reason to either not vote or it. Many of those voters, however, can give well thought out explanations on a sports team on how well they are doing and what they need to do to be better.
This just proves that we, as average citizens, have plenty of ability to have a good understanding of politics and economics in this country and yet, most people don’t know a whole lot about those topics in terms of specifics.
If more citizens put as much time into understanding what is going on with sports with politics, we would have a hell of a lot more informed citizens that will make good choices in all elections, not just the presidential ones.
Real Time clip: https://youtu.be/B-HDsmJbm_E
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