Defend Our Democracy

“If we fail to defend our democracy, we will lose it.” — Captain Hoff

 

A democracy is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. If a democracy consistently fails to act in the interests of the people, then it is no longer a democracy.

Unfortunately, we no longer have a true democracy. Our country is being run in the interest of the few at the expense of the many.

Here are just a few examples:

• 89% of Americans favor expanded background checks for gun purchasers, according to US News & World Report, yet enough of our politicians are beholden to the gun lobbies that they consistently block all legislation.

• The majority of Americans see the climate crisis as problem, according to a recent CBS News poll, yet the oil and coal lobbies are so powerful our government is systematically rolling back all efforts to curb emissions.

• The majority of Americans want Medicare-for-all, according to the Associated Press, yet because of insurance companies, big pharma, and other vested interests, nothing has happened in twenty years.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. The vast majority of our legislation is being written by special interests and for special interests. This isn’t what the founders of our country intended, and it’s not how democracy is supposed to work.

If we don’t take action now, things will only get worse. Join the fight, and let’s take back our democracy.

Steve Hoffman
Captain of Defend Our Democracy

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