Sherrod Brown Gracefully Bows Out Of The 2020 Election

Glad to see Sherrod Brown will continue fighting for worker’s rights all across the country. Sherrod has dedicated his life in public service to fighting for what he calls ‘the dignity of work’ – the belief that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do.

That being said, I’m also glad that he’s taken himself out of the 2020 presidential election. His withdrawal only reinforces the polling that states: #WeThePeople want #MedicareForAll.

I will keep fighting for all workers across the country. And I will do everything I can to elect a Democratic President and a Democratic Senate in 2020. The best place for me to make that fight is in the United States Senate.

Believe me, we will fight.

— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) March 7, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is A Centrist

To me AOC has been, like a torch in the night, offering some illumination to help us navigate out of the dark maze of the corruption that’s enveloped our country. 

Watch MSNBC interview with “billionaire activist”, Nick Hanauer explain why AOC policies are the real centrist policies.

 

Billionaire activist: AOC is the centrist, not Schultz https://t.co/heo30hx3uX via @msnbc

— Nick Hanauer (@NickHanauer) January 31, 2019

Smart Bail Reform Being Implemented in Western Massachusetts

Andrea Harrington, newly elected District Attorney of Berkshire County, located in  Western Massachusetts, is implementing smart bail reform stating: “A wealth-based cash bail system is unfair and un-American. Detaining people pretrial who pose no danger to the community based solely on their financial condition not only erodes the presumption of innocence but also undermines the integrity of the criminal justice system”.

You can read the full and detailed article here, which was written by Andrea and published in the Berkshire Eagle.

Andrea Harrington: Smart bail reform in Berkshire County https://t.co/ZumSTSaRol via @BerkshireEagle

— Andrea Harrington (@harringtonforda) February 24, 2019

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

While reading about the recent standoff between India & Pakistan and I couldn’t help but too think, “This is why we need to get our shit together here at home in the US. We need to lead by example and unfortunately, we are. Our rhetoric is always peace and restraint but, when it comes down to our policies, it’s strike first and then again and again. 

As an American, my interpretation of what it is we are supposed to be is, that shining beacon on the hill, the melting pot of the world, the home of democracy. But, what we seem to do in practice is to hunt for resources & secure them at all costs. We are a nation up in arms over other governments interfering with the 2016 election and yet we’ve allowed our own government to impose extreme “interventions” for decades. Completely over-throwing governments, pulverizing cities, “building” democracies.

I’m of the opinion that we need to completely reshape our democracy into that of what we’ve been preaching we are. For the last two centuries, we’ve been “faking it, till we make it”, have let corruption to form deep roots and that shit’s just not going to cut it anymore. We’re at the precipice of where and how humans will proceed into the future. Will we create a civil society that actually cares for one another, having each other’s backs or, will continue with the philosophy of “he who dies with the most, wins”?

Age Of Progressivism In The United States

I had an epiphany last night. It started when Bernie said that he would more than likely have a younger, female running mate. So, I thought of Tulsi or some other strong progressive woman, maybe Nina? Anyway, that would mean whoever that woman is, she would have an opportunity to be in the White House for nearly a generation, 12-16 years and that would be huge. That being said, I’d have no problems with replacing Bernie with Elizabeth in that scenario. And even though Bernie & Elizabeth would be the progressive “dream team” and awesome, the length of time having  Progressives in office would end up being a net loss, due to both of their ages. And they say we’re not “pragmatic”, I think the above demonstrates, pragmatism🤔.#YearOfThePeople2020 #MARGPhoto by Lina Trochez on Unsplash