There is a lot to be said when you start to look at everything that is related to our current government issues and how they are going. There is so much going on that we need to be sure that we’re doing everything possible to stay ahead of problems and concerns that are going to happen at some point.

If you’ve been interested in news at all, then you’ve probably heard a lot when it comes to Trump, Putin, and Russia. But, why does it matter? What sorts of things should we understand and why do we need to keep an eye on everything going with it? Here are a few reasons that I believe that we need to think about this in a little more detail as time goes on.

It Could Affect American Democracy Permanently

Russia claims to be a democracy, but their President has been in power for years and functions more as a dictator. Trump sees him as someone to admire and he is making some power moves that could help him to stay in power (or at least, the GOP in power) for a number of years. This is disconcerting and can cause some major issues.

Our Voting System Would Need to Change

Our voting system, as is, is not functioning properly because a man that is much disliked is in office, and it’s likely because there were weaknesses in the poll machines and the related computers. That means that we need to take a look at the technology we use and how we do things and make some significant changes in how we get the results that we get.

It Could Mean that Putin has Dirt on Trump

There is a lot of speculation as to why Putin and those who are in the Russian government actually wanted to have Trump in office. It may have been due to a hatred of Clinton, but there is also some speculation that Putin is holding something over Trump’s head, which means that he may simply be a puppet for what Russia wants.

There Are Lifetime Appointments to the Supreme Court

One of the biggest things that we need to worry about here is that there is currently a Supreme Court seat open and there may be others, especially if Trump makes it to a second term. This could shift the Supreme Court to an extreme right and it will stay that way for a number of years because the Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment.

Take some time to read as much as you can and to learn whatever is available in relation to this whole thing. Having a solid idea of what you need to do and how you may want to proceed with it can teach you a lot and help you to make an informed opinion about it. That, in the end, is going to make a world of difference for you, at the same time.