Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Lubricants of Democracy

Greasing the Skids

“Ambiguity and apathy are the lubricants of democracy. They keep the machinery running smoothly. Most of us become politically active only when we can clearly see that the benefit would be worth the cost in time and effort.” 

—Phil Meyer, journalism professor-emeritus, scholar and author, USA Today, 2000.

Editorial Comment: I don’t know which candidate to support, and I don’t care.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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