The election of 2012 was hard fought and dearly won, and despite all the differences it has brought us closer together as a nation. For we now know a lot more about what each other considers important and why. Some of us have changed our ways of thinking. Some have evaluated our positions and come away renewed and strengthened. Whatever the outcome, for each of us Social Media played an unprecedented role in making the exchange of information within the electorate possible. And insulated from the taint and filtering by political spin doctors.
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This election has challenged us to think deeply about our choices of candidates and the values they profess. I feel a new era of American political awareness dawning. The stakes are too high to allow the political complacency of my generation to continue. The American electorate has been ignited, and the fire will grow.
Corporate control of our government has had catastrophic consequences for everyone but the top 2%. Corporations are not people. In their headlong quest for profits, they have undermined democracy and weakened America. We MUST have a Constitutional amendment prohibiting corporate involvement in the electoral process.
Let us continue to share our thoughts and questions and hold our elected officials accountable, and let us not ever again allow ourselves to be manipulated for the profit of others.
We owe Facebook a debt of gratitude for this growing awareness.
Thanks, Mark Zuckerberg and Friends, for your major role in helping to rescue democracy.
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