Welcome to the Revolution!
America is ruled by two political parties that work on behalf of the 1 percent. We have only an illusion of choice. Let's bring an end to this tyrannical system and restore government back to We The People.
The People's Platform is the means by which we retake our government. It will be done by creating a platform (document) that will be
"Without a sweeping grassroots movement, loudly pushing and protesting for reforms, populist candidates, or coalitions in Congress will never have the power to defeat the forces of a corrupt ruling class. Robber barons have resurfaced with a vengeance in the past four decades, openly attacking our democratic system, while buying power to extend and protect their privilege in perpetuity." (source)
Both Democrats and Republicans are failing the American People
The two parties monopolize control of government. We only have the illusion of choice. This is why despite a 10 percent approval rating incumbents in Congress get re-elected by 90% or more. And if you look at the Presidency, the incumbent in the White House has been re-elected the last 3 times. Despite all the rhetoric there are no fundamental differences between the Democrats and Republicans. We are forced to vote for the lesser of two evils. The current President promised us change but has given us more of the same. He betrayed those who believed in him. Why? Because he serves the corporate interests that put him in office.
The last presidential election saw the two most corrupt candidates in American history running against each other. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton left us with no choice.
Americans have very little faith in the Duopoly. Only 22 percent (from both parties) think they are "very or extremely responsive to what ordinary voters think."America is becoming a police state
Our rights are under attack by a government that is ignoring our Constitutional rights. Almost all Americans are under surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism. And like in any dictatorship, dissent is being squelched. Occupy Wall Street attempted to expose the truth about a system that favors the 1%. And they were brutalized for it. Whistleblowers are being thrown in jail at unprecedented levels. Their crime: telling the truth about a corrupt and repressive government.
President Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex. And It's still true today. It's mostly about profit, not national security. The Iraq War was about oil. U.S. foreign policy has always been about protecting corporate interests, home and abroad.We should be governed on behalf of the 99%. But are in fact ruled by powerful corporations and wealthy special interest groups that buy politicians. The proof of that can be found in the fact that corporations have been ruled by the Supreme Court to be people. And by ruling our country they are sucking up all the wealth while leaving only crumbs for the rest of us.