Political Polarization

The current dysfunction of the political process is rooted in a lack of open, candid discourse between candidates and the voting public. A study from Princeton University (September, 2014), Testing Theories of American Politics, concluded that the U.S. is no longer a republic. “The US has become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population — an oligarchy.”

My opponents have the support of powerful interests in the form of PAC's, Committees and Funds. I am the candidate who is solely funded by individual donations. As a result, I will represent you, the citizen; not the 40 or more PAC's that frame one of my opponents' campaign issues, or the many corporate sponsors who frame my other opponents' political positions.

I have traveled all over the district listening to the issues that are important to you. Summarizing these issues they would include: consumer protection; protecting jobs; preventing excessive regulation; protecting people from unfair banking and credit practices; ensuring patient centered health care; eliminating predatory drug pricing; protecting commitments to our veterans; protecting voters from unfair campaign practices; and protecting senior care. Solutions already exist but we need to start putting people first.

I pledge to you that I will make my office completely accessible to you as citizens, so I can have your issues and ideas to frame public policy in the United States House of Representatives. That’s what I can do to represent you fully in Congress…

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  • commented 2016-10-28 19:44:42 -0500
    Mahatma Gandhi defeated the powerful British empire with passive resistance. Paula does not pretend to be Gandhi but the principle holds. It only takes one person to inspire hope in an entire nation. Paula is not alone. There are many people and organizations working to empower the rights of citizens against the deleterious effects of excessive capitalist greed. There are many things you can do. The simplest perhaps is just to vote for independent candidates challenging the two party duopoly that finds voter polarization so self serving. Share the message. Hope is infectious.
  • commented 2016-10-28 17:54:31 -0500
    I agree that country has a small group of aristocratic people controlling. The hard question is what do we do about it. Can Paula direct the masses to rise up from the ashes of democracy and redirect the republic back into a democratic republic?

    Historical the u.s was built on a concept of a democratic republic. Voted officials running the country similar to the roman republic. However, in recent years (the last 20) voting rights have been deminished, thus, thrusting the U.S. into a world of republicity, no different than the Roman empire. We even, have the same elimination of religions, an official mandated religion set in place starting to be inforced. We even have it mandated that LGBT are automatic criminals and are to be enslaved for the pleasure of the heterosexual population.
    The addition of race discrimination and religious holocausts puts us inline with Nazi germany of the 1920’s through 1950’s.