Interesting reading. Most voters I’ve met say they have not looked into the #GreenParty even if they have heard of it with some interest. One fundamental difference to other parties is the independent attitude of political candidate to corporate funding. GREEN PARTY DOES NOT ACCEPT CORPORATE / PAC DONATIONS (Green Party of Michigan requirement.) Beginning from that premise the amount of legislative activity would be more affective and closer to the interest of real people rather than corporate entities. Government which enables the interests of people rather than a military-industrial-medical-prison complex.
It takes an ENGAGED VOTER to know the political candidates, their party positions, and courage to vote their educated interest rather than being predisposed to an attitude of “disposable vote of no coincidental change”.
Voting is an amplification of your voice moving forward for that representative’s term in office. Real change CAN HAPPEN when you vote responsibly and consciously.
“Congressional deadlock is nothing new, but it is believed to be worse than ever - this is borne out by the facts. According to the Brookings Institute, during the 80th Congress (1947-8) fewer than 30% of significant issues were left unlegislated as contrasted to 70% in the 112th Congress (2011-12). There is a strong anti-political narrative that holds that all politicians are corrupt, selfish and in the pockets of donors. This is often an excuse for people to justify their disengagement and intellectual laziness. However, it is fair to say that the money and backing required to run for office does place an enormous strain on any legislator’s independence.”
[ Please read the entire linked article. ]
This current form of corporatocracy is brought to you by the Republican and Democrat Parties. Both of which openly endorse the voice of big business over the voice of people. This attitude of “money is your voice” has corrupted the ability for government to be effective for the people. Continuation is an endorsement of the corporatocracy, and sadly few will make the choice to be well informed, educated voters believing the effort would be “inconsequential”.
Bottom line - your conscious vote is of consequence, please #VOTE2014 and know the candidates & issues.