Dear Readers, you are democracy-lovers. You are Leftists. You are true progressives. You understand that we must remove Big Money from the American government and its politics. Many of you have conceded to Vote Blue in 2022, in order to preserve our last shred of democracy.
In the next few days, we will know if voters have managed to keep our fragile democracy going. I am hopeful.
How frustrating it is, to always vote for the lesser-evil—those who can barely hang on to our current citizen benefits. Typical Democratic candidates “boldly” promise to protect the ACA, Social Security, voting rights, et cetera—while the original politicians and activists who fought to win these rights (some of them rolling over in their graves) wonder when today’s Congress will expand on them, get on with Universal Healthcare, and… what the Hell happened to reproductive freedom!?!
Yet, American voters must support Do-Little Democrats, in order to save our country from far-right-nationalist-Christian-white-supremacy-fascism that the lost Republican Party now offers. (Somebody put out a search party for the good ol’ conservative GOP.)
[Yes. Honest, intelligent progressives need honest, intelligent conservatives. We need to argue and debate with political-others, who have a different view on the problems and solutions. That’s how we expose the weaknesses in the other guy’s argument, and vice versa. That’s how Congressional colleagues can develop fairly good legislation, which will safely advance progress. Wash and repeat.]
We don’t need to be caught in the lesser-evil dilemna each and every election. The United States can institute meaningful democratic reforms. Of course, that means a fight… waged with full-strength People-Power.
Big Money and the 2-Party Duopoly are not going to like the Democratic Reform Movement. Nobody likes a power reduction. Remember to cast them an insincere thought and prayer.
We must support the groups that are already working on various essential democratic reforms. I’ll list a few examples; there are many more:
Brennan Center for Justice - Public Funding of Elections
Common Cause - Citizen Funded Elections
FairVote - Ranked Choice Voting (RVC)
We must inform and enlighten regular people about democratic reforms. (Most people have never thought about them!)
Addressing the second goal of inlightenment, how would a person help to heighten the awareness of democratic reforms? There are many ways.
Something I have been thinking of is a storyline about a cute scruffy little dog who gets involved with human progressive activists. His name is Chester, a bichon-poodle mix (maybe) with hard to manage hair.
Through Chester’s fictional experience with his humans, political activism, and his own contributions to democracy(!), readers should learn that American needs more democracy, and how to get it. At least, that’s what I’m going for
I hope you’ll stay tuned for the first story: “Chester in D.C. and the…” I will welcome your constructive feedback.
Meanwhile, I’m interested to hear your ideas and strategies for democratic reforms. Stay strong!