In 1776 our forefathers wrote the Declaration of independence. And in it, Jefferson stated that all men are born with certain inalienable rights, and that "All men are created equal". Now, in 2019 nearing 300 years after these words were first uttered, we live in a world where equality is circumstantial, our politics are corrupt, and the founding principles of our great nation are a shadow of what they once were.
We can, however, reverse this. Restoring a truly fair political system based on ideology. Not political party. This is easier said than done though.
So I wrote this. As a call to well-meaning people to rise to the occasion, unite ideologies across the board for a common enemy. Or enemies. Prejudice. Political Parties. And Traditionalism. These three horrid characteristics of our nation can be fixed through democratic means. Prejudice, is rooted in most people but can be torn up by enforcing anti-prejudice policies. The Civil Rights Movement of the sixties removed legal discrimination against most people, but psychological discrimination, the prejudice within the mind, is still incredibly widespread. I am a LGBTQ+ member and as such experince discrimination on a daily basis. From a passing remark along the lines of "Wait, so you like dick?" to full on discrimination at resteraunts just because i brought my significant other.
Political Parties, are the bane of democracy. While at the surface they may seem to be harmless gatherings of people with similar ideologies, it soon creates a mess of political chaos. In the United States two main political parties hold power, the Republicans and the Democrats. Together, these parties hold 98 percent of the vote with the third largest party, the Libertarian Party, holding just 1 percent. Voters go to the polls, and without looking at names, vote for a party. not a person. Voter Apathy will cause the downfall of every democracy. It is more destructive than the atom bomb, and more crippling than a recession.
Traditionalists and Reactionaries are people who want a return to "how it was" or want to stop reform and change, If any hope of achieving the destruction of the two previously mentioned phenomena, we must destroy the Traditionalists. Most Traditionalists do not call themselves such. If you ask someone, "Is the United States perfect?" and they reply with "Yes." or something along those lines, they are either a reactionary or someone oblivious to our misfortunes.
These problems can only be fixed if we unite. The Movement for American Democracy, as I envision it, will be a sprawling group of people that follow many ideologies united under a single banner to attempt to bring about the end of the corrupt "democracy" we call home.
This is a short plea. Use and interpret this how you wish.
With all due respect,
A Concerned American