Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said, “We can have a democratic society or we can have the concentration of great wealth in the hands of the few. We cannot have both.” Our country has been headed down this path towards the end of our democracy for years, but the GOP has given us the chance to change that. Their blatant attempt to take money from the poor and middle classes and give it to the rich through their so-called tax reform is not going by unnoticed. They're making their grab for money so obvious that we the people cannot fail to see what they're trying to do. This is a chance to push back and tell our elected officials that we're not going to fall for this. This is our chance to start to take back our democracy from the hands of the 1%. Contact elected representatives, even those who aren't directly your representatives, and let them know that you will not stand by while they enact welfare for the rich while taking away Medicare and Social Security from the rest of us.
Ellen Wolcott, Charleston