83% of elections in the United States today are decided in a political primary in a system that has only two players. Gerrymandered beyond belief, all of these seats of our elected officials are safe seats where they know all they have to do is service the extreme ends of their party and it makes it in our politicians best interest to be out of touch. Open primaries with Ranked Choice Voting changes all of that by leveling the playing field and allowing citizens to vote for whom they want to regardless of party and in order of preference, which encourages more candidates to run making the selection even more democratic in our duopolistic republic.
We are what we measure. If we measure Gross Domestic Product alone, then all we care about is money. What if we measured smiles and human happiness? That is the clear path forward.
Propaganda has filled our house. We need to take a step back and stop villainizing all of the people who disagree with our political, social, or pandemic solutions. Just the facts, 'maam. Just the facts.' -Joe Friday
Andrew Yang, The Forward Party's founder made Universal Basic Income (UBI) a commonplace and popular concept. What could be wrong with taxing corporations with a large Value Added Tax (VAT) that would enable every adult 18 and over to receive $1,000 a month every month each year with no strings attached.
Government systems are dying in villages, towns, cities and communities around the country. We need free broadband now and control of our personal data rights. These are necessities in the age of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
We are not the enemy of each other. We are Americans who are purple in just about every way. We don't hate our contemporaries who disagree with us politically. In fact, we love them.
Forwardist Brian Mannix for Congress
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