For some time I have been reading a lot of comments and back and forth conversation. A great deal of this is good, well thought out, giving all who read it some good talking points. However it does not seem like it progresses much beyond just thoughts. This is not bad or a waste of time, so do not take me wrong in my comment.
I would suggest that for most of us, we need to take an expanded approach. What I am suggesting is that we start having small discussion groups in our home where we invite a few younger adults (I look at 35 as younger) and have a political dialog. I do not mean to turn these into campaign events. What I am looking for is to excite the younger adults to start to become politically active.
By this I mean that they start to think about issues, form clear ideas of what those issues are and how to incorporate them on their daily lives. Understand the beauty of our Constitution, and how it has made us the greatest civilization on the face of the earth. Reading many of the posted Blogs would tend to give these young citizens something to think about, other than Reality shows!
All this in hopes that a couple of them will get active in local politics, run for the School Board, maybe a City Council position, get the experience and name recognition. Then run for a State Office.
In essence become “Participating Citizens”.