By Stephen E. Frantzich
Apathy and antipathy towards politics are epidemic. Citizen Democracy presents the antidote. during this revised and up-to-date version, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays electorate from each stroll of life―rich and bad, young and old, black and white, female and male, left and correct, recognized and obscure―as they decide to get entangled in politics at a degree to which readers can relate. a number of the tales comprise unforeseen twists. sweet Lightner, the founding father of moms opposed to inebriated riding, now works as a liquor lobbyist and argues that MADD has long past too a long way. collage freshman Gregory Watson reacted to receiving a OCO on a political technology paper by means of quitting college and turning into the driver at the back of passage of a constitutional modification that were the topic of his paper. younger women independently wrote letters of software to the U.S. Naval Academy and within the method moved army schooling towards gender neutrality. Citizen Democracy exhibits traditional humans engaged in remarkable civic job. Their motives run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the web to the environment―but their universal reason is the truth that they creatively entered the world of nationwide public coverage making and made a distinction.
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He remains an angry, now middle-aged, political type. One of his legislative goals as a state legislative staff member includes changing Texas law to require state schools to expunge previous grades when a student retakes the course. His C in American Government still grates on him. He also expends considerable effort to maintain his rightful parentage of the Twenty-seventh Amendment. Watson has reaped few benefits from his actions. 20 Gregory D. Watson takes pride in the fact that “one person can still make a difference in the United States of America, even today in the era of megabucks politics.
39 Parks rose above racist explanations for every phenomenon and focused on identifying broader causes. Although she was beaten and robbed in a random act of violence when she was in her eighties, she eschewed bitterness and despair, asserting that “I pray for this young man and [deplore] the conditions in society that have made him this way. . ”40 Rosa Parks’s ride as a civil rights activist continued into her nineties with attempts to protect the symbolism of her efforts and promote equality.
Busy with his new duties at work and a new baby at home, King welcomed the meeting to his church but almost decided not to attend. 21 Taking the Bus and Driving Public Policy for Us 41 The forty participants at the hastily called evening meeting agreed to support the proposed one-day boycott. Since many Negroes lacked televisions, radios, or even telephones, getting the word out proved a significant challenge. Announcements from church pulpits and leaflets handed out at local stores proved more effective.
Citizen Democracy: Political Activists in a Cynical Age (People, Passions, and Power) by Stephen E. Frantzich