In a time when the wealthiest people in the nation have more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined, when they hold more influence than those in office, and when the voice of the people has virtually no effect on the policies being put into place, it is entirely evident that we need a major change in the ways we think and do things. We need a paradigm shift in not only our government, but in our culture and society as a whole. I believe that Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is that change.
Sanders said at a budget committee meeting April 20, 2014, “When you get down to basics and you talk about morality, it seems to me that the least that we can do as a nation – a nation which has more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on Earth, a nation in which the wealthiest people are becoming phenomenally richer while we have over 40 million people living in poverty – the very least that we could say is that nobody in America goes hungry. That, I would hope, would be the least that we could say in a civilized democratic society.”
Senator Sanders’ phenomenally discerning and trenchant thoughts here are indicative of the greatest issue facing the United States – that is that we are, as a society, still incapable of aiding those in need. Despite our incredible knowledge and advancements, we still lack the moral capacity to enrich the lives of every single person in this country.
It is necessary that we step back from everything and look at the state of our country with unbiased and open eyes. It is time for us to realize that we are the movers, and that those in power seek only to retain their positions, not to alter the course of history for the better. We must take action to change the self-destructive path we’re on and I believe that Bernie Sanders is the right candidate to help us move towards a more sustainable future.
A vote for Bernie Sanders is a vote for a new America, where college is affordable and available to all, where economic struggle is a thing of the past, where big business and corporations do not control our politics and policies, where women receive the same pay as men and where consistent and reasoned principles drive the nation.
As Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”