Civics Questions For Concerned Citizens
  • How can we expect to export democracy to Afghanistan or any other country when its grass roots have been drying up at home?
  • What is the greatest danger to our democratic republic? (t) terrorism? Or (a) apathy and cynicism?
  • Is politics “us” or “them”? And if not us, who’s “them”?
  • Is internet populism the new politics? – or just another kind of political consumerism? – activist surfing by political couch potatoes?
  • Would you like to “make a difference” – politically? – for the sake of your children & grandchildren, your country & a more democratic world?
  • What’s become of citizenship? Are we citizen producers or couch potato consumers? Are we a flock or a swarm? Are we like sheep?
  • Why do so many of us feel poorly represented in the halls of state legislatures or the U.S. Congress?
  • How can we, as responsible citizens, be part of the political process as actors, not spectators, given the limitations of time and money that most of us face in our day-to-day lives?

Are any of these questions relevant to your life? If the answer to this one question is “yes,” then you will want to explore our website Political Community.US to learn about needs and ways of reviving grassroots political participation. If the answer to the last question is “yes,” then click here to turn to “Ways and Means” – things you can do, not only to enable yourself to make a difference, politically, but how you can help revive grassroots political participation and empower others, too.

We need to help each other to build a political community devoted to political reform and changes that turn people from media consumers into self-organizing political producers.

See (1): Comments in re: Federal Election Commission Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) on Internet Communications (pdf)

       (2) WE, THE PEOPLE - by Peter J. Bearse. A limited supply of copies are available at a discounted price of $15 a copy. Read more on our Resources page.

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