the root of the long litany of social problems and government gridlock
is the corrupting influence of massive investments (aka "campaign
contributions") by super-wealthy private donors into the coffers of
elected officials making a mockery of the title "public servants". Politicians are up for sale,
and the highest bidder typically profits handsomely from their
purchase. For a devious illustration of this legal corruption, take a
look at the enormous sums from the oil/gas/fracking industries invested
in the current incumbent and then check out his draconian votes in favor
of drilling and fracking in and around the Wayne National Forest.
That's why we need to legalize democracy and reform campaign financing through a Constitutional Amendment to deny corporations personhood status and declare money donated to political campaigns to be property, which can/must be regulated, not free speech as is now the unethical case. For more information about this vital grassroots effort (Move to Amend), visit https://movetoamend.org and let your voice be heard.