It is why we waste so much money on an illegal immigration policy that is completely ineffective.
It is why the U.S. is 17th in education, even though we annually pay $2000 more per child than Finland, who is number 1.
It is why we don't address our environment, even though
signs such as extreme weather and erratic temperatures are becoming more
It is why we aren't able to move forward on our energy policy, even though current policies have proven to be incredibly harmful to the lives of Americans.
It is why we are losing more and more civil liberties every
day, and turning our country into a police state.
It is why we are caught in endless war, bombing at least 5
countries and gearing up for war in another.
It is why we have a $16.4 trillion dollar debt, and a $1 trillion dollar deficit.
It is why we are 94 th in Income inequality, where the top 1% own 40% of all the wealth in America, and the bottom 80% own 7% of all the wealth.
This is our system right now. Money equals influence, and that influence over
the government causes the direction of money to be directed toward whoever is
spending the money on candidates in the first place. So basically, those that
legally bribe politicians, get a higher return on their investment, so they end
up having more money to spend during the next election cycle. Those same
politicians then also put corporate employees in regulatory positions, giving
more power to corporations. That specifically has aided in the consolidation of
media, because media employees end up in positions at the FCC, and those owners
get to consume up more of the market through deregulation, leading to less
diverse media and a less informed public.
Those first three issues have given politicians enough power to control there own political careers outside of what the American people want. How else do you get a congress that has a 10% approval rating end up with a 90% re-election rate. Not through a democracy, but through gerrymandering, election fraud and not having open debates, all of which have seen a consistent increase in recent years.
This isn't a democracy anymore, this is fascism. It is the merging of business and state through corruption, as well as the centralization of power over a country through wealth and political manipulation.
This is the silver bullet. Conflict of interest. It is what
we need to fix immediately to get our country back on track. If this doesn't
get through to the country, and we don't solve this problem, then I am left
without ideas or hope, and I fear that all is lost.
I advise you to look into the detailed and sourced version of this that can be seen here: ( https://www.dropbox.com/s/40zz2kcimtljnuz/Roadmap%20To%20Prosperity.pdf )
"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity" - Horace Mann