Increasingly, we are not living up to our responsibilities as citizens.
Our lack of involvement is widespread and has profound consequesnces. Everyday we hear of government, media, school, judicial, or business actions (or inactions) that cause us concern. But we do little about them. Special interest groups step in to fill the void and now run the show — our silence is turning us into a SIGocracy, a government "of, by, and for" special interest groups. See the Democracy Death Spiral to better understand the impact of citizens not involved in their democracy.
Each nation faces economic, social, environmental, security, educational, legal, and health challenges. The solutions to these challenges are most effective when a great number of citizens are involved in making them.
Too many good people do nothing.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing." – Edmund Burke