Letters to the Editor

Democracy in peril

There exists an information void often filled by people whose behavior has no borders. Their representations, with never an ounce of conscience about the truth of the information conveyed, appeal to the uninformed. There are many examples in history. Confused populations surrender responsibility to fix the nation instead of challenging themselves to do their share.

A healthy civic culture has a variety of independent and legitimate news sources with unimpeachable ethics, which allow people to sort through propaganda and, independently, educate themselves. A rigorous civic education from the early years that children can take home and share with their parents, will link families to healthy civic habits. The benefits of an educated, well-informed electorate safeguards our civic health and reduces threats to democracy.

Judith Cannon, Miami