"Democracy is messy. It requires us to roll up our sleeves and take part in it. Authoritarianism is easy. You do this, or you die. Democracy is messy, and we tend to forget that sometimes. It has conflict, but it also has room for compromise." Erich Frankland
Mr. Frankland is a political science instructor in the school of social and behavioral sciences at Casper College, serves as the director of the Casper Committee to Foreign Relations, and the faculty advisor for the Campus Democrats. Erich takes pride in his ability to play devils advocate in his classes and his encouragement to students on finding their voice. We thank him for joining us to discuss the current state of politics, and reminding us that while every citizen has birth given rights endowed upon them. But that those rights come with power, and a responsibilty to ourselves, our loved ones, our fellow citizens, the surrounding community, and the country as a whole.