It is important to know what your role is as a citizen and how you can fulfill it. … …an informed citizen is having sufficient and sufficiently reliable information or knowledge to be able to understand a subject or situation and make appropriate judgments or decisions regarding it.
Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights. – Thomas Jefferson (from Thomas Jefferson, An Informed Populace is Essential to Liberty)
An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. – Thomas Jefferson
this is perhaps the main reason democracy is killing us .. informed populace ness
ie: undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows
adding page this day:
TED Talks (@TEDTalks) tweeted at 5:27 AM – 29 May 2019 :
“Democracy is one of the most faith-fueled human activities there is. Democracy works only when enough of us believe democracy works. It is at once a gamble and a miracle.” @ericpliu https://t.co/k30WG8HreR (http://twitter.com/TEDTalks/status/1133696367191314432?s=17)
comment to tweet:
Democracy can’t exist without an informed citizenry.
and then another tweet at time:
Cathy Davidson (@CathyNDavidson) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 29 May 2019 :
This should be something we do not need to say but we need to say it over and over. Corollary: there is not democracy without an informed populace. There is not success in life without curiosity, creativity, and an openness to learning. https://t.co/3y5b8r3saK (http://twitter.com/CathyNDavidson/status/1133697088032780288?s=17)
this is main reason democracy is killing us (and perpetuates by calling it a given.. ie: shouldn’t need to repeat).. informed populace
love/interconnectedness trusts that all we need is already in us