Thinking Politically || The political Illiterate and political participation today


I have thought about this quote often lately as studies have revealed what I thought was common sense: that America leans more towards an oligarchy than democracy.  I thought this was obvious because that’s the way we started. Our Founding Fathers were not representative of the average person due to their wealth or influence.

But I am wondering though what constitutes taking part in political life? I don’t think voting is the de facto method of political participation. I really don’t feel voting is as meaningful as we want it to be with all the influence of money from the corporations and wealthy.

What do you think. I am curious to know ?