You can drive for miles in Texas and not see much of anything. It really is a big state. Have you ever seen the State of Texas superimposed over the rest of the United States? It takes up a lot of space. Some folks want Texas to be its own country. Being out in a rural area I was just looking for satellite Internet for San Antonio folks who do not have access to cable and only spotty cell service. My neighbors are into the politics of things. I am more concerned about doing the work to provide for my own family.
There is not much I can do to change things on the political landscape other than to vote. I’m quiet about my choices, but I do extensive reading and studying of the records of the candidates I vote for. The proof is in how they vote. I get a lot of info by looking at government sponsored websites that let you see how various members of Congress vote. This goes for both my state and federal senators and representatives. Plenty of people talk about the vote for president, but they seem to forget that it is Congress that runs the country.
I learn what I need to provide an informed vote by searching for scholarly and genuine news articles on the Internet. The satellite Internet for San Antonio that I use gives me plenty of bandwidth to watch interviews, discussions and debates. I get plenty of reading done online too. They reveal themselves in what they do, say and how they vote for issues. I do not fall for the misleading campaign ads. I pretty much ignore every one. Politics is a hot topic here in Texas. I do my part by providing an informed and educated vote. Then I go back to work to take care of my own.