As a person who has a degree in Political Science, and who spends a great deal of time trying to keep abreast of ballot issues from propositions to elected officials and bond measures, I found your article particularly disturbing and unworthy. (Recorder, 9/7/2016). You quote a Kingsburg business owner as not paying attention to politics on either a local or national level. He intends to maintain his disinterest unless he finds something that affects him directly. I’ve got news for that gentleman. All politics affect him, from the selling of a hospital for which he presumably pays taxes, to zoning and policing activities in his community, and all the way to the national elections that could have tremendous implications not only for his business, but for the future of the planet upon which he presumably lives.
The Recorder then goes on to quote another local who “hasn’t voted before and hasn’t paid a great deal of attention to politics.” The article then states, “He’d rather have more information before voting, anyway, he says.” Quote from the person, “I wouldn’t want to go vote on something I really don’t know what it stands for.” Please help me out here. Admission of low or no information, desire to know more about the issues and candidates, yet not enough concern to pay attention and ferret out information.
Well, there’s democracy for ya. I fault the Recorder for publishing something so entirely unworthy.