Sarah Byam is working to hold climate change deniers in the Senate accountable.

Sarah Byam

Dwight Eisenhower warned us, when he left office, that the politics of money would be the undoing of our representational democracy. Even as a child, I was proud of the fact that though our country had terrible problems, it was our faith in the average person to make a wise decision by listening to and compromising with our neighbors to make better choices, we would gradually fulfill on the promise of our nation. One person. One vote. If we create an unworkable law, we change the law. It isn't easy, but it is healthy. In 1980, a massive money campaign was unleashed to say that "Government is the problem", which is about the same as saying "We can't cooperate because cooperation is the problem". We "govern" ourselves and each other all the time. So if we abdicate the responsibility of governing, those who would govern us without being duly elected can step in to fill the void - which they have done. The hope of a functional democracy cannot be restored without returning to the principle of "one person, one vote". All other abuses in our country are made possible by the violation of this one key principle. Our constitution is designed to correct these abuses as they occur, as we discover them. If you believe in, support any cause in the US right now, lend your support to this keystone, behind which attending to all others will become more possible.

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