This might come as a bit of a shock to some people…
What if we could see the election of Donald Trump as a positive thing for America???
Whoa, whoa. here me out first! I didn’t say HE was a good thing… i said if his election was seen as one.
Now that America has taken the Step Too Far and put a sometime billionaire, 6 time bankrupt, full time narcissist with no political experience what-so-ever into the most powerful Government job in the world, Americans can see exactly what losing interest in, or becoming disaffected by, politics can do to a country, if not the entire world.
If this is not a really good reason to fight off any apathy you may have once had on the subject and start to become more politically aware and start demanding more from YOUR elected representatives, that they start obeying YOUR wishes since YOU are employing THEM (and not the other way around – “we’re going to get more jobs and more growth?” Yeah, Riiight – FOR THEMSELVES FIRST!)
Start following what ‘your’ Rep (state and federal) actually DOES while in office. How does s/he vote in the congress (Parliament)? Get him/her to publically announce it on a website or social media platform as well as keeping a list available in his office so you and everyone else can see it. Make them do the same for all improvements to their seat they have helped push through, and those they did not. Make the bastard’s accountable to YOU! Like they should always be.
Now there is a very good reason for actively participating in local politics – to make sure NOTHING like this ever gets elected again.
It can only be a good thing – Right?
Spread the Word.