Can America be saved?
Short answer – no.
Long answer – yes……but we won’t.
By ‘saving’ America, I mean to stop our slide into and avoid a social, political and economic chaos or collapse.
So why do I say no?
Do you remember the phone call form a fake David Koch that Governor Scott Walker took in Feburary 2011?
‘Wisconsin Gov. Walker Takes Prank Call From Fake ‘Koch’ Brother’
@ : http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/02/23/133996140/wisconsins-gov-walker-takes-prank-call-from-fake-koch-brother
When’s the last time YOU called your Governor and while in the middle of a legislative and economic crisis, he or she dropped everything they were doing and talked to YOU for 10 minutes?
While it’s on my personal bucket list, I’m not holding my breath that under those conditions, I’ll talk to my Governor any time soon.
We won’t ‘save’ America because we arte locked into massive corruptive, monied influence peddling of basicly all levels of our Government.
And the phone call to Governor Walker is the shining example of that.
So we can cut Medicare, Medicade, Social Security, public education, health care.
We can raise taxes on the top 2%, reform our tax collection to cut loophgoles.
And after we do all of that, we will have the same foundation.
Money influencing our politicans.
So why won’t we stop the influence of money in our politics?
The very people that we depend on proposing and passing legislation to eliminate money in politics are the very people that benefit the most.
What are the chances that the majority of our State and National legislators will suddenly discover the ethics of ‘we the people’?
It will take an Amendment to the Constitution to remove and keep money out of politics.
Or if that Amendment wouldn’t pass, how about one to amend the First Amendment of the Constitution to remove ‘to petition the Government for a redress of grievances’.
That’s what lobbying is…..petitioning the Government…..with monied influence peddling.
But even before we attempt to take money out of politics, we need to have our Spureme Court redefine it so that money is NOT speech.
‘Public Agrees With Court: Campaign Money Is “Free Speech”
@ : http://www.gallup.com/poll/125333/Public-Agrees-Court-Campaign-Money-Free-Speech.aspx
Well it seems we’d need to change more then just the minds of the Justices of the Supreme Court.
Secretly most hope to someday have the money and therefore the means to influence politics.
So yes we could ‘save’ America from the slow slide into political, social and economic chaos and collapse but we won’t.
So sorry Ben, we couldn’t keep it…..