The Golden Rule tells us to “Do unto others as we would have them do unto us.”
Unfortunately, this rule has been twisted into a new version: “He who has the most gold makes the rules.”
The Parkland, Fla. school shooting is a gruesome example of our rapidly evolving democracy. Basically, “the best democracy money can buy.”
When are we going to face the facts: it isn’t just the NRA buying politicians. It is multinational corporations, their lobbyists, vulture capitalists and corrupt politicians selling out the USA.
It doesn’t just involve guns. It involves our environment, our safety net (Social Security and Medicare). It involves the education of our children, safety from dangerous drugs, and the media (with ownership concentrated in a few corporations).
Greed affects everything, and not in a good way. It has come to the point that truth “is just a speed bump to crazy town” and that our two major political parties are now tribal even to the point of selling out our country to our enemies.
The only answer is to have publicly-funded elections with a limited campaign timeframe. Politicians would be free of the burdensome chore of begging for money. Both parties would get a conscience, and it would be a wonderful thing for the USA and the world.
Enough is enough.
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