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Blog 12(11): Politics then and now

Being a democratic citizen now does not necessarily mean the same thing as it did when my parents and grandparents were my age. Then, political participation was shown in protests or sit ins. Now, participation means updating your Twitter or Facebook, maybe even sharing your opinion in your own blog. There are many more opportunities to participate with many more outlets for you to be heard. This has inspired a lot of change because you can reach a wide audience.

Democratic citizens now have 24/7 news outlets to keep them up to date on what goes on. While politics and politicians have always done questionable, and even corrupt, things, there isn’t a lot you can get away with today. People have a stronger voice than they ever have, which can be good or bad. My grandparents always strongly participated in the democratic process, like voting, but they always felt the government was bigger than them. Today, the government is more accessible since the increase in communication outlets.

“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”

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