A letter to the next President.
Dear President-To-Be _______________ (fill in blank),
Thank you for spending $1 billion to get yourself elected/re-elected. You’ve enriched the lives of many a news network executive, advertising agent, and super-PAC board member. Your shifty ideologies and broken promises are strewn across the campaign trail. You’ve managed to confuse Wall Street with your vague policies so much that they’ve hedged their bets with you and your opponent. So either way, they win. And we the People lose.
It didn’t have to be this way. You could have stood up for the poor and the homeless. You could have listened to Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. (They both had an important, if different, message for you if you listened to their grassroots, working family constituents and not the billionaires who tried to manipulate them.) You could have jailed the bankers and the corrupt politicians who bailed them out. You could have taken a stand against the indefinite detention of American citizens under NDAA or the immoral and wasteful drone attacks overseas. But you chose political expedience.
So good luck picking up the pieces and mending the partisan wounds you sewed to get yourself elected. And remember – you’re trampling on a garden that you didn’t plant. The 99% is waking up to the injustices of your crony, corrupt government. And we’re listening to our forefathers’ words:
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” – Thomas Jefferson
From a true patriot,
Member of the 99%