The two biggest lapses in current liberal thinking - albeit not historically among liberals - are a failure to push programs that aid the economic conditions of ordinary Americans and a crude dismissal of politics at other than the federal level. This article, which appeared in Green Horizon a year ago, addresses the second issue
Sam Smith - The survival of our country and the remaining freedoms we enjoy depend in no small part on what we do on the local level.
The reason it is so important is that the powerful of this country livetoday in a culture of impunity, a term Latin Americans use to describe a system when law, responsibility, cooperation, community values, and religious faith no longer matter. They have, Mike Lofgren wrote of the American super rich, seceded from America even as their grip on its control mechanisms have tightened: “Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, says about the views of the 99 percent: ‘Who gives a crap about some imbecile?’”