Introducing Greener Grassroots

By Felicia Cravens

At Practical Politicking, we have promised to offer information on being politically active. Felicia Cravens is here with Greener Grassroots to get you started.

This political cycle is out of control. Two completely abhorrent and unfit scoundrels are the chosen candidates for the two major parties. The news cycles have been eaten up by the race, even as major world events occur that the American people should know about. And for what?

Theoretically, we join parties and elect candidates to run for office with the end goal of accomplishing things we’d like to see done. Lowering taxes. Improving education. Maintaining infrastructure. Protecting our cities and defending our nation. But increasingly, it feels like we’re merely selecting which gang is going to waste our money this cycle. It’s easy to see why so many people believe their vote doesn’t count, that the cronies and the crooked always win in the end.

Here’s the thing: on November 9th there will still be issues to deal with. There will still be people locked into a poverty-management system instead of unleashed in a work-and-life-restoration system. Numerous law enforcement agencies will still be ‘legally stealing’ citizens’ property under asset forfeiture laws. Occupational licensing laws will still be erecting barriers to work for low income people. In my own neck of the woods, cronies will still be trying to use me as collateral on a ‘private’ high speed rail project, as well as a $60 million high school stadium. None of that changes because of this election.

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