Written by: Abby Eisenberg (Columbia Missourian)
Was there a specific event or time in your life that prompted your involvement?
Even though there seems to be a stereotype of political apathy in modern America, some mid-Missourians say they feel like being involved in politics is critically important. To find out what drives them, the Columbia Missourian has been asking people about their political motivations.
“I am involved in the political process, because I still believe that the American democracy is the best hope that we have for creating a world where our grandchildren can live with opportunity, joy and the dignity that comes with pride in one’s homeland, wrote Homer Page, chairman of the Boone County Democratic Central Committee. His first political memory is of sitting around the radio in his family’s farmhouse listening to the returns of the 1948 election.
“The enlargement of all our problems during the last four years makes this election, and a new control of our government, absolutely necessary for the survival of our Republic,” wrote Frank Christian, probably the most frequent Missourian commenter ever, and who served four years in the Air Force.
We have been periodically posting responses in our From Readers section, and will continue to do so until the general election in November. We’d love to hear what motivates you to be politically aware or involved. Let us know in the form below.