I am a citizen of the United States of America, who has grown increasingly concerned over the direction our country is going. Where once our Constitution was considered the letter of the law, it is now under attack. Where once our politicians were reasonably good men with principals, the majority are now in the pocket of corporate lobbyists, making policy based on the interests of corporations instead of what is right for the people of America.
Location: United States of America
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