I grew up in a United States that was the most economically secure nation on earth. We were also a united country. We disagreed a lot, but also saw ourselves as one country. Today, we are politically divided and our economic security is threatened.
The American people haven’t changed. What’s different today is that a handful of extremely wealthy people use their money and the partisan press to stir up anger and fear. The greatest threat to American democracy is not either party; it is the people who spend heavily to remake America according to their vision.
We can heal the angry partisan divide, but we need to elect people who will oppose the ultra-rich on both the right and the left. I will do that.
We can once again create a society in which people are secure, knowing we have good public schools, jobs that pay a living wage, affordable health care and secure retirement.
We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both. --attributed to Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
Paid for by Ed Gogek for State Representative. Authorized by Ed Gogek.