Politics is Broken
"Politics is broken." We've all heard that saying, probably more and more in recent times. Intense political lobbying, corrupt politicians, campaign fundraising records, a perceived media bias that results in many people no longer trusting formerly trustworthy sources. No one needs to look any further than this tragic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A governmental failure of epic proportions resulting in hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths. The general public left wondering if there is anyone left in govt. who is actually willing to do the right thing. When it comes to Democrats and Republicans, it seems that these days, they can't agree on, compromise on, or work together to solve anything, even in the face of a national, deadly crisis. Maybe the only single reality that all Americans truly know agree on and believe in, is that our American political system is broken.
Within this campaign, and detailed within the extensive depths of this website you will read, see and hear real and absolute solutions. Starting with this simple concept. We must stop electing partisan extremists!!! This is the largest single problem within our system today, and we have an answer for our Ward which will change the direction of our city's political future. For generations we have seen things get worse and worse. Now is our chance to make things better. By electing Mickey Moore you will help end the cycle of polarization and partisanship. By electing Mickey Moore, you bring a new and viable, "third track" of options, solutions and opportunities. By electing Mickey Moore, you will be setting the example for the country that we don't have to continue banging our collective heads against the brick wall of partisan politics. We don't have to continue to be forcibly complicit in this fake struggle of "us vs. them", "good guys vs. bad guys". This deliberately perpetrated illusion of a 2-party political system, forced upon us by a political tag-team which no longer holds our interests, the public's interests, as their highest priority.
Both Democrats and Republicans are very happy that Americans have almost entirely been conditioned into accepting that there are only 2 political choices, because that's what they want us to believe. They want to be the only people splitting up the billions of dollars in campaign financing. In 2016 it was 7 billion...in 2020 it was 14 billion. By 2024, it will be well over 20 billion, and that's every 2 years, and to the people involved, that feels like guaranteed money. www.opensecrets.org Our city, is merely a small extension of that same basic premise and problem.
Career politicians want people to believe that they are the only ones who can solve our city's problems, but when we look closely at the real issues, we can all see that they haven't made any progress, which sadly means that we haven't made any progress. We're still arguing about homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, the war on drugs, public education in America is getting worse not better. The "education gap" is growing...not shrinking, environmental issues, healthcare, immigration, affordable housing, foreign affairs, gun control, crime and violence, and on and on and on. It's all just political spin with no meaningful solutions to these problems. One thing that has changed drastically, is the amount of money that politicians are getting paid, with Minnepolis City Council members set to receive well over 100,000 per year (with additional raises already set into their new contract...)
The truth is that none of the important issues we face as a city can truly be solved until we fix the system itself. That requires voters regaining their power by electing someone who isn't beholden to the broken system. By electing Mickey Moore, we will prove that the 9th Ward is willing to show the powerful parties that they do not own our votes or control our agenda. We will dictate for ourselves what course we take and what methods we use to come to real and meaningful resolutions for our issues. We must change the manner in which the largest political parties approach their duties and their sworn oath, and that can only happen when we threaten their position of power by electing someone from outside of the 2 major political parties. It will never happen if we just simply agree to keep sending the same partisan and biased politicans back to argue the same ideas and issues. And the whole time, agreeing to continue to pay for all of it. This is literally something we can change right here, right now, with this one single election.
Electing Mickey Moore isn't just a solution, it's a message. It's a warning and a foretelling of a real change in political operations. A change in the type of person we elect. A change in the manner in which we elect people and the results that will be expected from their election. Instead of more of the same, "business as usual", partisan politics, we will be ushering in a new era of public-based power. Of people-based power. Of nonpartisan, unbiased and genuine efforts to compromise, resolve and move forward on solutions that have existed for generations. Solutions which for too long, lay dormant and unused from the lack of political will. Issues that can be solved immediately and for all time if we would truly and effectively apply the pressure of the people at the backs of our govt. We don't need agents of political parties representing their interests, we need agents of the people, representing our interests.