Campaign season is a time of big talk and bigger promises. From free college education to border-spanning walls, politicians would have us believe they can solve longstanding problems with a snap of their fingers.
When the dust clears after the elections, however, most of this country’s problems will remain. Politicians, after all, are not magicians. And if there were easy answers to issues like national security and student loan debt, it stands to reason they would already have been discovered.
Elections are important, and political leaders do matter. But when it comes to changing the world for the better, we would probably be better served putting our trust in the people around us. Every day, in hundreds of ways, our friends and neighbors work to make this country better, one small deed at a time.
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