“It will take a political metamorphosis, a populist renaissance, in America to reverse the political and economic tides… to make our country strong and whole again. The Toynbeean challenge we face requires a response from all of us, a rebirth of civic activism from average people at the grass roots as well as from America’s political and economic leaders. Millions of Americans will have to come off the sidelines and reengage in direct citizen action in order to reestablish “government of the people by the people, for the people” and to achieve a genuine people’s agenda in Washington” (Smith, xxv).
If we want change- we need to believe that we have the power to make that change happen. Together we can let those at the top feel our strength and our power.
Term Limits for U.S. Congress might be that grass roots movement that can start to make the changes we need. It’s nonpartisan- it’s about who has power and who should have power.
Please help us, join the cause.
I’m nervous about my part. I wonder if I’ll be able to do enough– yet, that isn’t going to stop me from trying. It’s time to stop complaining and start doing something about. Every little bit helps.
Smith, Hedrick (2013). Who stole the American dream. New York, NY: Random House Trade Paperbacks.