Posted 5 years ago on April 20, 2012, 10:57 p.m. EST by jrhirsch
from Sun City, CA
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The most fundamental lever of our Democracy is under attack. The right of the people to have effective control of our government has being eroded to the point that it can no longer be called a Democracy.
As we are divided by this relentless struggle of whether to steer to the right or left, we have lost sight of the greater peril. That our grip on the steering wheel of Democracy has been loosened to the point that we cannot steer it in any direction. It has been taken hold by a group that is more concerned with increasing profits for the few at tremendous risk to the economic health of the many, rather than insuring the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that was considered essential at the birth of this country.
That should be our goal. And to achieve it we must take back our rightful place in determining who our representatives will be. Without any influence from anyone but the people themselves.
If we can not come to agreement, our rights will continue to vanish, one step, one bill at a time. As long as we are divided, we will be conquered.
Surely a great majority of the decent people in this country, regardless of their political beliefs, can temporarily set aside their minor differences and agree to support this most essential goal.