Posted 6 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 7:26 p.m. EST by Commoner
from Oakland, CA
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The burning issue centers on the extent that government has been redirected to serve the needs of profit driven special interests in lieu of that which is best for all citizens. I don't think our “founding fathers” ever envisioned that the right of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" would serve as fuel for the corrupt, dishonest, and greedy. What will it take to relight the freedom flame and reignite the rights of the citizenry? A limited campaign period? Free air time for candidates? Public financing? Our country has lost sight of its mission statement. I think if we refocused government to take care of six basic concerns ("HEARTH" (Healthcare, Environment, Academics, Resource allocation, Thrifty Fair Trade, Honor our Home), our country would be much better off.