Do you feel neglected as a reader of TheBlaze? Well this Thanksgiving, one writer is thankful for you and your social media engagement. Most of it. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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I am very thankful for an essential part of our mission at TheBlaze, the one for which every article is created: you, the reader.
I know, I know, Time magazine has already pulled this stunt before in 2006, but I actually mean it.
It goes without saying that this entity, TheBlaze, could not exist without our readers and listeners, and every kind of supporter.
But more than simply representing a consumer of the news and opinion we create and provide, you are an essential part of how each of us here aims to improve our great nation by joining us in our mission to positively impact the discourse in our great Republic.
Our mission statement includes the aim to “Boldly inform and empower with the truth.”
This cannot happen without you, and it is through you that the truth can carry through to the rest of society and have the greatest impact.
With every retweet, every comment on Facebook, every single engagement, no matter how small, you are participating in one of the most pivotal aspects of our great country — deliberative action in the governing of our politics.
The Republic simply cannot succeed without an informed citizenry, and the more that we arm ourselves with the truth, the better we will be when we engage each other about how best to govern ourselves through our elected representatives.
Now, not all engagements are the same of course. All-caps screaming is less deliberative than a thoughtful, considerate attempt to convince others of your political beliefs. The latter is often preferable to the former — but even a good sarcastic jab on Twitter is necessary at times to lurch forward our machinations.
More important than the tweets is how you engage your fellow Americans every day, armed with the truth, enlightened by wisdom.
We see our mission as a partnership with you, our reader. We want you to be able to trust us to provide you with the information that will help you navigate through the turbulent and murky currents of our social and political discourse.
As with any human endeavor, our efforts are not perfect, and we make mistakes. But we appreciate your participation in our project to maintain and perpetuate the institutions and principles that continue to make America the greatest country in the world.
This Thanksgiving, I raise a turkey leg in salute to you.
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Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.