WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW ABOUT IN THE CURRENT POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
At heart, this is an education site. The short term goal is to get us ready for the 2018 elections. We are experiencing a completely unprecedented assault on our country and it’s citizens. Our exalted democracy with its checks and balances is working, somewhat, but much damage has been done already. In order to get back to a working democracy, we are going to have to elect new candidates that will get us back on track and stand for democracy, leadership, ethical behavior and integrity in political life.
If we are to be successful in electing candidates that will represent all of the American people not just wealthy oligarchs, we need to do the following.
- Find and rely on facts and data, period. We need to be very well prepared with facts that have been crafted into stories, graphs, and other presentations that are directly relevant to the lives of voters
- Join in organizing, volunteering, talking to others about specific issues.
- Donate to candidates and causes to amplify their efforts
Before we begin, this site is focused on educating and getting facts on primarily domestic topics with scant attention to international issues. It is clear that we are in far more danger from international failures that we are if we create domestic failures. As we have been removed from the moral leadership of the world, we have actively destabilized the entire planet and made Americans much less safe. If we get rid of healthcare, we will take insurance away from 24 million Americans but we will not have triggered a nuclear war.
That said, Americans are responsible for the people who have been elected and appointed to represent us. This disastrous presidency has happened on our watch and we need to repair it. Our major contribution to stabilizing the world is to elect new politicians and neutralize the ones that are currently in place. The 2018 elections are the place to do that and to be successful there, we need to be able to speak courteously, with facts, to voters. That starts with domestic issues, not international ones.
TWO IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW AND CONSIDER WITH EACH ISSUE — THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO DO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
The US economy does better for the American people under Democratic administrations. We need to get back to Democratic leadership.
The Trump tax plan and his Trumpcare legislation clearly display the goals of Trump and the Republican party. Take healthcare away from 24 million people, give the funding back to the rich people who were taxed, set the stage to make more tax cuts that will put trillions of dollars into the hands of wealthy people.