Unformatted text preview: tant topics anyone can discuss. Even you. Politics is deﬁned as the art or science of governing, especially the activities engaged in by a government, politician, or political party. Simply put, politics is how our country, city, or neighborhood works and what our rights and responsibilities are as citizens. All those details are determined by political decisions within our government. One of the most famous comments about politics was made by Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., a long-serving congressman from Massachusetts. He said, All politics is local. What he meant is that the big ideas that politicians often talk about aren’t what really matters to most people. Instead, the 172 build word power in all subject areas local, right-here-in-our-neighborhood issues are what matter to voters, and therefore should matter to their elected officials. Even if you’re not old enough to vote, are there local issues that matter to you? Are there conditions at your school that you’d like to change? Are local parks open when you and your friends want to use them? Do you wi...
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