Sunday, July 26, 2015

Your Vote is the Key to Democracy...

Voting is the key to a democratic republic, and too damn few of us exercise that key responsibility. When those who are supposed to represent us realized that most were not paying attention they succumbed to the temptation to feather their own nests; at the expense of whomever it required.

The elected officials, and their entourages, are happy in their comfortable digs and have continued the very human trait of protecting their turf.

To return to, "of, by and for the people," we must all register and vote in every election; some must become candidates (Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently, for the same reason). We can not take back what we have given away quickly, because we've allowed folks to fortify their positions. But, if we, the people, don't start soon the end result is feudalism; a system that favors (and entrenches) the top 1%.

One might find a case about political spending to take to court, but it's going to need to go all the way to the SCOTUS.

One could point out (to as many folks as possible) that a bill (bills/laws) to rectify the situation requires a US Congress that actually works with the President... Something we Progressives, Liberals, Independents and Democrats did not vote for (because, to too large a degree, we don't vote) in 2010 and 2014.

1% may have all the money, but 99% has almost all the votes.

We can not all be bought, but when we don't vote we give our power away!

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