You Can’t Get There from Here

“Opportunity definitely died on election night 2016 for federal court reform,” said Scott Greytak, a lawyer who worked at Free Speech for People… Now, he said, “All the energy and attention has been pushed down to the state and local level…”

… “There is more energy on democracy reform now than 10 years ago,” when practical, direct policies were mostly stopped in their tracks. “People realize we can’t get there with the democracy that we don’t have [my bolding].” (Dorian Warren, head of the nonprofit Community Change)

(Talmon Joseph Smith, “Legalized Bribery by Elites Is Here to Stay. Now what?” NYTimes, 1-25-20)

Let’s change where here is, then. Hope is there, closer to home.

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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