Good for you. My generation lost its innocence with the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK, to go along with the Viet Nam war and Watergate.
I lost all faith in government with the gaming of the 2000 election and a partisan Supreme Court that decided it wasn’t worth knowing who actually won Florida because their guy won.
Still, I was astounded that people could be so stupid as to fall for the lies that led to the first first strike war in this country’s history.
And when I thought we couldn’t get any lower, this country gave us the 2016 election.
This year is only the beginning. It’s a beach head, a legislative wall that will allow no further damage to be done by the mob boss in chief. But, it is only the beginning, and it’s going to require a lot more work by people your age and younger to turn this country around.
The League of Women Voters is an awesome reference, but you can learn so much just be figuring out who is spending the money on a candidate or a ballot meaures.
My advice to every younger person is to become a truth seeker about at least one issue you care about. Nobody can follow all the issues, but if you become an expert in one thing, you will know who is lying and who is not, who is worthy of support and who should be exposed for the frauds that they are.
From there, you fan the flame of truth so other people can see it and hopefully find one thing about which they are passionate, too.
That’s really the only chance society has to overcome fake news, unlimited campaign spending, Super PACs, lobbyists and corrupt politicians.