I am not a single issue voter. I know a lot of my Republican friends are. And for most, the one issue they vote on relates to their 2nd Amendment rights. If I were a single issue voter, it would be Healthcare, Education or ACTUAL Tax Reform (not the corporate tax giveaway that just passed). I would vote for a single issue that helps ALL Americans, not my desire to own a fucking firearm.
In all reality, Democrats aren’t “coming for your guns.” Democrats want to pass common sense gun legislation to keep guns out of the hands of would-be domestic terrorists so that we can avoid another Columbine or another Sandy Hook or another Vegas or any other of a unfathomable number of other mass shootings that happen every year.
Today, in what used to be the greatest country in the world, we are failing our fellow Americans by being the only industrialized country on the planet to not provide free and inclusive medical care as a right to our citizens.
The US used to be the country to strive to be in regards to education. Today, we rank 14th out of 40 countries in education. It is time to fully fund education in the US and this DOES NOT mean funding private schools. Private schools are called private for a reason, that reason is because they are supposed to be PRIVATELY funded, not publicly.
We are also, as the wealthiest country on the planet, taxing our lower and middle class citizens to the point where they can not afford to live, while giving truck loads of money to the top 1% and corporations that DO NOT need it.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am sick of our elected officials in Congress representing the interests of their donors instead of those of their constituents all in the name of the all mighty dollar. We must get rid of Private Campaign Funding and overturn the disastrous Citizens United. Our government is meant to be “of the people, by the people and for the people”, not bought and paid for by moneyed interests and corporations through lobbyists.
The only way to take our country back and make sure they work for we the people is to support candidates that align with your beliefs, educate other people about these candidates and make sure EVERYONE gets out and votes in 2018, 2020 and beyond.