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I'm 17 years old, in college, and addicted to politics and video games. I am a self-identified Independent who leans left-of-center on most issues. I have Asperger's Syndrome, which causes me to engage in rather unorthodox mannerisms and speech at times.

I believe that the biggest reason for the degeneration of American politics in recent years is ignorance and a lack of political efficacy. Without an understanding of the issues, people are fickle and blow whichever direction the wind takes them. Without a sense of political efficacy, people are more likely to fight amongst themselves, always believing it is the other side that is guilty and at fault for our problems instead of focusing their efforts to reform the governmental system that they feel has marginalized them in the first place. Basically, it's always someone's fault - just not your own.

My biggest pursuit in life is knowledge. I find that, with a greater understanding of our history and the factors that led us to where we are today is both empowering and enlightening. Neither side has the answers to our problems, but armed with an open mind, knowledge, and the willingness to communicate can bring people together in a way that many cannot even begin to imagine. The future lies with us, and how we deal with ourselves and the problems that extend from us will determine the direction this country will take.

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