Saturday, March 5, 2016

#1 Reason to Save the Caucus: Most powerful tool for the poor to get ahead.

Robert Putman wrote Bowling Alone to alert us to the growing problem of declining social capital, the network of neighbors and friends that made the country great for over 200 years.

His new book Our Kids has not attracted the same attention, possibly because it's powerful message is not attractive to the elite shock-thought troops that think they have the answers to all problems if everyone would just shut up and go along with their Borgish leadership.

The point Putman makes in this book that would be expected to make headlines: "95% of us say that 'everyone in America should ha e equal opportunity to get ahead,' a level of consensus that is virtually never reached in contentious contemporary America"

Without question the most powerful tool for the poor in Colorado to get ahead is the Colorado Caucus. It's the best way for the 99% to get ahead, too. It provides the very best opportunity for the common person, nearly all of us if you look at the poverty of "social capitol" to have the chance to serve in elected public office or to help one of our neighbors or friends get elected.

That's why powerful forces want a rush to judgement about the Presidential Primary. Legislatures pushing for a decision before the Republican and Democratic county and Colorado conventions  should be corrected by those in their districts that would like to see the issue discussed at their county and state conventions.

John S Wren, Registered Agent
Save the Caucus, a Colorado political committee.
1881 Buchtel Blvd. #501 Denver 80210 (303)861-1447

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