If You Are Not Outraged, You Are Not Paying Attention: 5 Major Ways Corporate Elites Are Degrading America

While it can be disheartening to see the smallness of those in power, don't let it get you down, for they want us to become so disheartened that we give up.

Benjamin Franklin put it at the time, "America's destiny is not power, but light." The light is our historic commitment to the common good, shared prosperity, and a government of, by, and for the People.

Whatever happened to that audacious reach, that grand vision, that proud progressive purpose? Full Story »

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by Randy Morrow - Dec. 17, 2011

… but this carefully considered Preamble set forth our nation’s purpose. It declares to all the world that the BIG goal of America—its very reason for existing—is to create a society that embraces and fosters such egalitarian values as justice, tranquility, common effort, the welfare of all, and liberty. —- They’re pushing us toward a forbidding Kochian jungle in which there is no “we”—money rules, everyone’s on their own, and such matters as justice, general welfare, tranquility, and posterity are none of society’s damned business. —- The wealthy (including nearly all lawmakers and governors) literally do not live with us, instead flocking together into pockets of affluence. Rising inequality is creating an isolation of the prosperous, who have no real interaction with the middle class and poor and no identity with our wants and needs.

This article can serve as a reminder (at least to some) of what America was meant to be (in the interpretation of many). It goes on to say how “we” have gone astray and states that there may yet be hope to improve on the predator or prey society in which we find ourselves.

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