We fought so hard to elect someone we believed would restore habeas corpus, bring back the rule of law, repeal the odious Patriot Act, stop American GIs and American governmental agencies and contractors working for the US from torturing prisoners of war in our names, shut down Guantanamo Bay’s criminally uncivilized “detention facility,” shore up Social Security and Medicare, fight for the rights of workers to organize and have decent wages in safe workplaces, rein in the lunatic frenzy of banks and financial institutions deemed “too big to fail” by George W. Bush and his government, and at long last restore some sanity to the balance between rattling sabers and caring for people.
It’s been a year and a day, and I’ll admit to being disappointed, even angry, many times in the last 12 months, with the lack of progress on the issues I cared about — indeed, on some issues, it appears we’ve been going backwards rather than forward.
Now comes the United States Supreme Court to overturn its own predecessors’ ruling barring free spending by corporations in elections, and I think perhaps we have at last heard the death knell for democracy in the USA.
Whereinbefore We’ve Progressed
How We Progress