As a member of the Democratic Socialist Party of America, AOC should be aware of the fact that such Amendments are futile in the land of Vulture Capitalism - especially when they challenge America’s holy grail, the MIC. Wouldn’t her time be better spent in Portland joining the Million Moms…
The MIC is only kept in business because the majority of Americans don’t understand that “they” are the ones responsible for keeping it there.
If 50% of America voted Green, we’d have a different country, a different world.
Sadly, we are a nation of Zombies, with severe brain deficit.
My perspective is that there is no democracy in the US. There never has been. I don’t think that there ever will be until there is structural change in the governmental/political, economic structures in the US.
Many states in the US have a “Winner Take All” policy for electoral votes. In the states where the majority vote Democrat or Republican, progressives waste their vote if they vote Democrat. I will absolutely vote against Biden and Trump but unless Trump suspends the election, or Biden dies, Biden has already won all electoral votes here.
AOC is making a good point. In the short run, it won’t change anything but educating people takes time. It is not a waste of time. As for joining the protests, that’s not her job. We need her where she is I think.
While she is at it, she could also point out that was is not a sport and stop recruiting during games…
I have seen similar efforts from veteran’s peace groups. Getting a Congressional representative to sponsor such an amendment must mean that they are making progress!
The Honorable Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ROCKS!