Teenagers need to get informed about politics before reaching adulthood

Emily Brown, Copy editor

It is important to understand that one day, we are going to be in charge of this country.
We will make the decisions.
We will demolish age-old institutions and perceptions.
We will create our own status quo.
In the very near future, the United States of America will belong to us. It is a terrifying thought. All of that responsibility on our backs. But it isn’t something to fear.
It just means that sooner rather than later, we need to start paying attention to what is going on around us.
The world won’t stop to let ignorant teenagers catch up on all of the information they never bothered to listen to.
According to the Pew Research Center for the People and Press, one third of teenagers say they follow what’s going on in government and public affairs “most of the time.”
Most of the time?
That is teen code language for “I know what is going on…every once in awhile.”
This is unacceptable. Especially, when we have such wonderful technological tools at our disposal.
Instead of spending hours on Facebook, why don’t you take a few minutes to read up on the news?
I promise you; it isn’t that hard. I do it everyday.
From now on, I will be writing weekly blogs about what is going on in this country and the world.
I hope you will follow me on this little journey into international politics.
You might even find that those insanely boring politics were much more interesting than you first thought.
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