The limits of Democracy w/o Information

Last week Secretary of the State, Denise Merrill, addressed the League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut on a variety of topics.  One of the items discussed was the lack of education in civics and its possible link to the lack of participation by younger voters.  The two are certainly related, yet we also live in an age when the at least over the last two administrations, the Constitution has been ignored in the name of security – just when those voters have come of age.

Also I recently read “They Know Everything About You”, which I highly recommend.  This week the author, Robert Scheer, was interviewed in a seven part series at the Real News.  Part three is particularly relevant to the subject of Democracy and information available to the voters. <video>

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