America’s flawed democracy

The Guardian, my favorite newspaper (I am a subscriber), recently (16 Nov 2020) ran an article by Ed Pilkington titled “America’s flawed democracy: the five key areas where it is failing”.

The five areas where Pilkington believes we need to fix are:

    1. The electoral college
    2. Voter suppression
    3. The Senate
    4. Judges
    5. Redistricting

This article is excellent, in my opinion, and needs to be read by anyone who cares about this country. To see the article CLICK HERE. Our government needs structural changes.

A copy of the article is available here for you to print and discuss with your friends. PDF HERE


“Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” – an old saying


Unbreaking America

There is an action group called Represent Us whose goal is to pass powerful state and local laws that fix our broken elections and stop political bribery. Their strategy is central to ending political corruption, extremism and gridlock. I’ve always thought highly of them as a group. Given that Jennifer Lawrence is on their Board of Directors doesn’t hurt either! You can find their web site here:

https://represent.us/

But that is not why this post is here. Jennifer Lawrence has launched a campaign to get people to take action using a short 12 minute film called Unbreaking America.

The campaign page is here:
https://represent.us/unbreaking-america/

Or to save time, you can go straight to the YouTube film here:
https://youtu.be/TfQij4aQq1k

People who watch this short film are more likely to take action.
And studies show that when just 3.5% of a population engages in sustained activism, they have the power to push the entire nation to change. That’s 11 million people.

I’m trying to do my part by helping you find their campaign! Be sure to watch Jennifer’s film. It is worth your time!


“I don’t give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them, and they think it’s Hell.” – Harry Truman