Democracy is under threat in America
Fighting for Democracy around the world is lunacy when Democracy in America is under an even greater threat. Blatant anti-Democracy campaigns are underway nationwide sponsored by wealth-interests such as the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Progress, less-is-more Tea Party third-worlders, and power-hungry, gerrymandered state legislatures. Animated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, ignorance and hate, rightwing clones are threatening 250 years of progress. Outright rejection of federally enacted standards for civil rights, women’s rights, clean water, clean air, education, gun safety, and healthcare reform demonstrates just how dangerously the American experiment is under siege. Instead of blustering about Russia, North Korea, and Muslims, we should be actively fighting anti-Democracy right here at home. Revisionist anti-progress Republicans are trashing the American Dream of equal opportunity for all. The purpose of government is the prosperity of all the people, not just a privileged few, not just white male, so-called Christians. The purpose of government is to do the things individuals cannot do by themselves. Government is not some “they” in Washington. Government is you and I working together for the greater good of the nation as well as our selves. Democracy is under attack. Instead of selfishly standing up only for your rights, stand up for Democracy. Richard Dorsey, Hacienda Heights, CA.