It is common knowledge that most people like to complain about the way the government does things. It doesn’t matter whether the party in office is republican or democrat. Most people are concerned about what the government is doing for them. It is okay to complain but really if changes are truly to be made then it means that people, on the whole, must become more pro-active.
Getting educated in politics doesn’t mean that the average person has to go back to school to do so. It means that they need to become informed. In other words, they need to know what the issues are. They cannot become tunnel visioned and only be concerned about what affects them directly. For example, if a couple doesn’t have any school aged children then they are really not interested in what the government is doing on this level. Yet, by becoming aware it gives a greater insight as to how the government perceives main issues.
Using the Right Resources
Another big problem is what resources does one use to become more informed? It used to be the news media but now there is a lot of doubt being cast about in regards to fake news. What should be happening here is the average voter should be forming their own opinions on the credibility of the news media that they are relying on. They should not take the word of someone else as to which news channels are credible and which aren’t. This means taking a little bit of extra time to critique the various news outlets that the voters are aware of.
Getting involved doesn’t mean that everyone has to go out and protest. But they can share their views among their friends and associates keeping in mind that everyone has a right to their opinion.