1. Learning the purposes of government and how government works at every level.
2. Learning about the jobs to be filled by elected officials where you are responsible for choosing and electing them.
For a democracy to work effectively, citizens must develop competence to do their part in the process. They must set aside time to engage and to be vigilant and attentive about their government.
As a nation, we need a cultural adjustment to address these responsibilities. Americans have let government by the people slip away from their grasp, I think.
My Dad, Frank George was a combat air crewman in the US Navy in WWII.