Thoughts on Citizen Engagement (31)
Political dysfunction has resulted in numerous efforts at citizen engagement across the board. Yet a sincere questions remains: are citizens mature enough to handle that responsibility? The answer to that seems fairly clear when about half the citizenry doesn’t even vote. We are in an evolutionary phase in the democratic experience – a time when people who no longer trust their elected representatives don’t feel the need to fill in that vacuum with their own efforts. Change is happening, but citizens are not there yet.
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