How do I fit into the political ecosystem?
In order to actively participate in our politics, locally, state and nationally (Globally) we need to be informed about political and public institutions, our representatives and other government officials. My Political Ecosystem provides easy access to your specific ecosystem from local to national as well at the tools to actively participate in our democracy.
The Diseases of the US Political System
Continuous Case Conference Starting March 2020
The US constitution, the DNA for the federal government, has been remarkable in providing a fairly stable framework to weather the past 225 years and achieve remarkable success in creating a government that has seen peaceful national elections and succession of political power. During this time the United States has become a global superpower and the standard of living of our citizens has been unprecedented. However, the current political environment highlights the shortcomings of the political system that has emerged in the twenty-first century. The political process, defined by the constitution, has been corrupted to the point that it is an existential threat to the US. Culture wars, congressional paralysis if not obstructionism, a polarized electorate, global challenges, the surveillance state, concern regard growing national debt, growing inequality, money’s impact on the political election have all contributed to growing distrust of the federal government.
Symptoms of the pathology of the US political system
Distrust: Distrust and alienation from the federal government and the toxic political process
Fiscal Health: The fiscal health of the nation: The budget, debt and deficit
Taxation: Unfairness of the tax system: tax code of 64, 000 pages
Inequality: Inequality of opportunity, income, wealth and employment
Healthcare: An unjust, dysfunctional and expensive healthcare system
Justice: An out of control legal system, police and prison system
Immigration: A broken system that has been a source of divisiveness.
Environment: Failure to respond to climate change
Surveillance: The surveillance state: Privacy and dignity under assault by government and corporations
Infrastructure: A decaying infrastructure of roads, and bridges
Education: A declining public educational system out of reach for many Americans
Declaration of War: Lack of consensus on how the United States should undertake a decision to go to war.
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