Civic Ignorance

Justice Souter’s commentary on Civic Ignorance and its effect on democracy in the republic.

Stay informed, in a digital world with data available within seconds. How many sources of information do most Americans have? Now how many sources of trusted, near impartial sources of information remain? To stay an informed populous one must stay informed. With so many conflicting sources of “truth” one must make a trade-off in time to read first party sources (legislature, major acts, etc.), find a trusted source of summary that does not just reinforce ones own views, or fly blind.

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