Democracy in Dialogue

Dustin Hood
U.S. History Teacher
Allegheny, Oregon

In order for our form of governance to remain vibrant and relevant, we must find ways to recapture these lost voices. We must allow the stage of political thought and discourse to enlarge. While we face increasingly complex and difficult challenges, we cannot allow our pool of collective thought to shrink and stagnate. We need new sources of ideas, new channels to increase critical thinking. We can’t keep drinking from the same stale water-hole.