"Stop Teaching Children to Kill"
Within the heart of America is the breath of a dream of freedom and justice for all, where each and every one of us can aspire to whatever heights our skills and perseverance can take us. Our country was founded on this concept, and for millions of Americans it has become reality. For millions more Americans, though, freedom and justice remain locked as a dream.
Millions of children are buried beneath the poverty line, their stomachs shuddering with hunger while living in the most prosperous nation in the world. Corporations are given the status as "persons", and the protection afforded by that designation, while real people slave away in corporate-run sweat shops and drink corporate water polluted by chemicals that seep into the ground. Politicians who call their own drug use "experimentation" inflict harsh jail terms for drug users whose fathers are too poor to bend the law around them. In all aspects of our law, those with wealth fear little from a justice system that their fame and fortune can buy.
A member of the middle class, choking on exhaust fumes while waiting to pay the toll on the turnpike and parkway, have their hard earned money from that long day stolen and doled out as welfare payouts to billion-dollar industries, whose lobbyists are the true creators of our law. These people share equality with a child from a broken city who goes to a broken school, for they are both treated as cogs in the machine. We can--we must do better than this.
We have enough elected representatives
who speak for those who hold the power in this country.
We need someone to speak for the rest of us.