Do It Yourself. DIY is a simple idea that has been applied to virtually everything from home improvement to planning weddings to creating children’s Halloween costumes. However, it has yet to be meaningfully applied to politics, which is what this blog was created to do. DIY Politics is a straightforward (and clever) concept—voters take the initiative by going out and educating themselves on the candidates and the issues.
To that end, some posts will attempt to be as neutral as possible. However, many will also play devil’s advocate on various issues for either side in order to help promote healthy debate. To that end, any potential bias is the direct result of either playing devil’s advocate or as a result of the materials found during the research conducted for the articles, and not those of the author.
DIY politics was designed with the hope that average voters would be more inspired to apply a little more elbow grease before the next election. Voting along party lines, or just voting on the issue simply won’t do if politics are to improve. Before Barack Obama became president he wisely said that, “…the challenges we face will not be solved with one meeting in one night. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” If lasting change is to happen, then we each must do our part. We must each step up to the plate.