Its not just what one sees on the news, but one should stay abreast of whats happening in his country.I will accompany Doug and try to keep him out of trouble. We rarely discuss politics as I have not watched the news or read a newspaper in over 15 tears. I find that my wife, kids and grandkids still like me and nothing important in my house has changed regardless of what has occurred in the news. Counting down to the next African trip in June.
In order to vote with some knowledge of the issues and candidates, watching a little news is sort of necessary.
Otherwise, one is just another ill-informed voter, and we have multitudes of those already....
And to say nothing important has happened at "your house" is nice but inaccurate, and a lot has happened to our country that is important and bad, and that includes at your house.
I really hate to fall into the category of "ignorance is bliss", and prefer to be informed.