Thank you for the realization of how impossible it has become to accomplish the aims laid out in the Preamble to the Constitution. In the quest to become the most powerful country we have allowed 'we, the people' to become incidental. We are polarized by two political parties that want to conquer each other, and stock markets that see monetary gains and losses as the be all and end all. It is ugly. What we need is beauty in our lives. The beauty of peace, the beauty of equality, the beauty of justice, the beauty of cherishing our children and their families, the beauty of our environment, the beauty of overcoming poverty, of not linking good health to the ability to pay, the beauty of having time to appreciate life. How different these goals are from our politicians' goals.
Only the Green Party platform addresses any semblance of how different our country could be and we scoff at it rather than embrace its goals like finding water after a great thirst. Sadly, we have been co-opted into voting for candidates we term, 'the lesser of two evils'. No hope for beauty, just more of the same. Why do we not even question the status quo? Why have we established more than 900 military outposts around the world? Why do we insist on being superior to everyone else? Why do even the best intentioned and educated minds continue to participate in this charade of an election and a democracy?