Common Sense

Are you tired of corporations and the mega-rich dominating our political system? Whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, we all should agree on one simple principle: our representatives in Washington should respond to the voters’ collective concerns, not to the whims of their wealthy donors. But alas, this is no longer the case. “We the People” do not matter in Washington because special interest money dictates every move our politicians make. Will our democracy break under the pressure? Or is there a solution? One based on common sense? In the original Common Sense (1775), Thomas Paine asserted that the Thirteen Colonies should rise up against Great Britain and create their own independent nation. The rest, as they say, is history. Common Sense 2019 argues that Americans of today face a similarly critical inflection point. Either we continue to allow the billionaire class to control our representatives with dark money or we respond to this crisis with effective reform that will clean up the electoral process, remove corruption from our political system, and restore the principle of “one American, one vote” once and for all. Common sense dictates that we take action to reclaim our democracy. We are the spark.