This slows down the evolution of government, causing it to fall behind society.
And yet the constitution has been amended no less than 27 times since its adoption, the last time being in 1992. The process was designed to be burdensome so that the document would only be amended at times when there was a consistent and decisive mandate to do so; which is, to my mind, as it should be. The document was intended in part to protect the rights of the people, and therefore should not be easily amended by whichever faction is in power.
Providing information doesn't guarantee assimilation and understanding of information. It also won't alleviate apathy or popularity voting.
Nothing will ever completely eliminate it, my plan is just to do the best we can and to try to afford the electorate our candor, dignity, and consideration.
There is no perfect world, just the one we have, you can either say fuck it and cop out and give up, or (in spite of everything and everyone) fight to make the world the best you can with every tool in your employ.
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke
I'd like to see voters have to take a minimum knowledge test, prior to being able to vote. Individuals who are keen, will take the test. Apathetics won't be part of the voting population. Similar to a rite of adult passage.