This is great, thanks so much. You honestly sound a lot like me, except that I haven't yet had the opportunity to take a Gov class-- damn shame.
I'm really into Bernie Sanders right now, and a little bit looking into poli sci as a way of eventually supporting a candidate like him, or perhaps become that candidate myself. (Now following: #feelthebern)
Anyway, thanks again. You've added another drop to my poli sci bucket :)