As an artist and self-proclaimed peaceful freedom fighter, I cling to my first amendment rights. This is not because I believe the right to free speech is powerful enough to protect me. It is because my belief that this right SHOULD be powerful enough.
If you talk to anyone under the age of 50, they will likely tell you that voting doesn’t matter, or that their vote doesn’t (or wouldn’t) count for anything. Some of them think that the polls are rigged. Others think the ballots are just flat-out ignored.
Until somewhat recently, I hadn’t been watching much TV or at least not their commercials. But there are a few somewhat frightening trends going on that worry me. If you really pay attention, it might concern you too.