“The lack of education and virtue; the cultivated antisocial and anti democratic beliefs and attitudes benefit the unrestrained capitalism and toxic individualism that have exacerbated and justified inequalities and eroded nearly all societal safety nets.
There is a gap between what being American means to me, and where we are. The size of the rift grows with every lie told, with every act to undermine democracy that goes unprosecuted; with every day we disempower citizens economically, educationally, and medically.
I want those we elected to be angry about that; to no longer take no for an answer; to remind those who have forgotten or twisted the meaning of what democracy is; and to hold them accountable for it. The consequences are the lives of real people; of Americans. Americans who want their country to live up to their beliefs about what being American means.”