\u003Crant>Somehow, we need to take back the responsibility for determining who governs us.
We, the people of these United States of America, have abdicated our highest responsibility to people with money and influence sufficient enough to buy and keep every political office in the nation, from the hamlet supervisor to the Presidency of our nation.
Beyond stating this obvious fact, I have no idea how to proceed. I just know we all need to begin to say it. Then to believe it. And to begin to act on it in our own communities.
Every election should be free and fair. Free. And fair. Ideas and proven ability to work them into the fabric of the community, for the general well being of all should win the day, not who has the greater “war chest” or access to corporate and Super-PAC treasure.
Our Republic is failing. Miserably.\u003C/rant>