First of all, to those of you who are deciding to start caring about politics, or acting on that interest, bravo! To those who are confident in your understanding of politics and would like to know my reading suggestions, this post is also for you! For some of you, this is a really big step and you might be pretty concerned about how overwhelming this "politics stuff" is, and you may feel like a child in your understanding of what’s going on. That’s ok, I often do too. However, I actually think politics becomes very simple and interesting when you study the principles. We soon discover why John Adams considered politics "the divine science" and "the science of social happiness" (John Adams, Apr. 1776 Papers 4:86-93, web link).
So many people have been asking me for information about politics and how to be more involved. There is so much to say, do, and read that I’ve decided to put some of the most important things into a post, and this is the result! (more…)