Over the past several months i have been randomly asking people questions regarding government and the political system. I haven't been pushing my views on them but just asking random questions about congress and how it works. I was very upset to find that most people do not know who their senators are, what political party they are and what they support. I also ask people general congress questions like what the difference is between the senate and the house, what a caucus is, what a committee is, what a filibuster is and the big important one now is what is an earmark. Nobody knew any of these questions that i asked. I think the most I got about a caucus was that he was an opponent to G. H. W. Bush during an election. LOL.
The big question is how can people really know what they are voting for when they don't understand how our congress works. I hear the media talk about all of these things and wonder if people really understand what they are talking about. Due to the lack of knowledge of the country in these issues raises a lot questions. I believe that as an american citizens, we should know more about our government and if we don't then we should be explained in easy details what is going on so that EVERYBODY understands.
The last time i learned anything about our system was in High School and it was only the very basics of the constitution. I finally understood after i picked up a book and learned about it myself. The only other people are the active people and college educated people. I never see anything explain what happens and i know that unless you have the motivation to understand then you will never learn about our system.
I write this for feedback from the great citizens of the USA that are actively involved and understand the system to detail. I know that this site has that and appreciate it.