#WeAreReady for a political revolution.
Iâm Nathan Clay and this is the beginning of my campaign to represent Coloradoâs 7th District in The US House of Representatives.
Iâve decided to run for this office because our congressional leadership is full of self-interested liars; corporate sellouts that have more allegiance to their political parties and donors than they do to the American People.
I know that I am not alone in my belief that we are living in a society with an economy rigged for the ultra-wealthy and a totally corrupt political system.
The American People are waking up to the facts that our health insurance industry has been reduced to an elaborate scheme through which large corporations systemically siphon wealth. The way we finance college education ensures that our nationâs youth will be burdened by lifelong, inescapable debt. Through Citizenâs United, a twisted interpretation of the First Amendment is subverting our democratic process by silencing the little guy in favor of the billionaire class.
Wages for the middle class are stagnant. Complicated tax systems shift the burden to those who cannot exploit loopholes and lawyers. Monetary policies have intentionally reduced the value of our savings. Jobs are fleeing the United States and are being relocated in poverty-stricken nations. And nearly all of the new wealth generated in this country will go to those at the very top of the economic spectrum while the rest of us continue to suffer.
It seems our government is only capable of eliminating our civil liberties while using our own tax dollars to spy on all of our communications.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy said: âFor we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence â on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.â
These same words used to describe the threats and enemies facing our nation more than 50 years ago are being used today to describe our very own government. Every aspect of our society has become infiltrated, controlled, or destroyed by the greedy to take as much of the worldâs economic and political power as possible.
The sad truth is that this has all been done in plain sight by the very same people that we elect cycle after cycle. This has to stop. Now is the time for a revolution. A revolution in which millions of Americans stand up and fight to restore honesty, integrity, and character to our political process. A revolution to return our government to its rightful owners. A revolution that inspires you to run for office. A revolution about bringing back the American Dream for ALL of us.
By standing together, #WeAreReady to focus on the wants and needs of our poor and working class families. #WeAreReady to put people over profits by treating healthcare as a right – not as a luxury. #WeAreReady to unleash the economic power and freedom of Americaâs youth by increasing federal funding to our public universities. And #WeAreReady to reform the corrupt campaign finance system which allows special interests to so easily purchase politicians.
So, voters of the 7th District, my promise to you is that I will fight that fight every day that Iâm lucky enough to have the chance to serve my country in the US House of Representatives. Thank you so much for reading, thank you for your time, and I hope to be able to earn your support in the 2018 election.
â Nathan Clay Â Â Â Tillandsia