And to the republic to which it stands…we have a few problems:
- There is a representation problem: White Americans are only 63% of the US population, yet they make up 90% of all elected officials
- There is an ethical behavioral problem: In the state of Illinois, of last 7 Governors, 4 have gone to prison; more than 30 Chicago City Councilmen have been convicted of crimes since 1973. Overall more than 1,000 public officials and businessmen in Illinois have been convicted of public corruption since 1970
- There is a voter suppression problem: 14 states had new voting restrictions in place for the first time in November’s presidential election (11 of those states with to Trump)
The only way to combat these problems is for the people to take on the power.