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America


C-SPAN wants to inspire a nation of Smart Americans. We give you transparent media coverage of government affairs so you can make educated decisions.

We know there are problems with our country. We want to fix them. Effective change must come from the bottom up. For that, we give you raw, unbiased information and ask that you care enough to engage with your country.


...BUT WHY BOTHER?


IT MATTERS IMAGINE if we were all apathetic finger pointers and blame pushers. If we mocked the government, amplified systematic fault and stood without solutions. IMAGINE if we silently watched our leaders make the same mistakes time and time again. Imagine if we didn’t care enough to say something as our country fell with the economy.

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+ BUT + WHERE COULD WE BE? WE could release our golden eagle preconceptions of American politics and start anew. WE could become courageous citizens, armed with knowledge making informed decisions shaping our country. WE could be proud to call ourselves part of an American democracy. WE could be compassionate people and good humans. WE could keep an eye on the government rather than it watching us. THIS IS OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR NATION AND IT REQUIRES OUR ENGAGEMENT.


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