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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Transform VII - Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

Transform   VII

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced a seven hundred-billion-dollar infrastructure package as a part of his presidential platform.

This is a good idea, and we need to get behind it.

America needs a multi generation infrastructure package that creates jobs in every community across America, and all of our territories.

And while we are at it our territories need to become states: Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Samoa, Micronesia etc…wherever our flag flies the people living under should be citizens, and those citizens should be fully enfranchised members of the country with full representation in congress.

America needs this transformation.

We need to rebuild our highways, roads and bridges; airports, seaports and spaceports; high speed rail, commuter rail and local rail.

We need this, not only to bring our dilapidated country into the future, we need it for the jobs it will create and the community that will come from those jobs.

We need to work on this together and we need a lot more if America is going to transform itself into a just society, one that is capable of living up to its promise.

We need a guarantee of equal justice before the law.

We need universal health care, and universal education.

We need full voter participation, and the guarantee that every vote will be counted.

We need the president to represent the majority of the people.

We need universal housing, and universal basic income.

We need a new power grid, and a green revolution.

We need to throw Donald Trump out of the White House and force him to stand before the bar of justice.

We need to transform.