Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American by Mike McCabe

By Mike McCabe

Blue denims in excessive Places is either a hunt for misplaced political treasure and a how-to consultant for nursing American democracy again to healthiness. The ebook info how our political tradition has develop into diseased whereas while dispelling the cynical view that politics has consistently been love it is at the present time and continuously may be. And it prescribes a groundbreaking remedy. picking distinguishable classes in which the nation's ruling classification hired varied tools of social, monetary and political keep watch over, writer Mike McCabe brings readers to phrases with the troubling fact that we are facing one other old second whilst democracy in the United States is giving option to oligarchy and offers this dismal interval a reputation that captures its essence. The e-book reaches again to episodes from the earlier that talk powerfully to what our reaction might be to the present situation of yankee democracy. stories of crooked political dealings, enterprising leaders, and memorable results produced by means of dirt-poor unlettered women and men compel us to match and distinction their problem with our personal. And we're left with little selection yet to recognize that stipulations like modern were confronted before... and triumph over. Blue denims in excessive Places spells out six steps voters can take this day to come back within the driver's seat of our govt. American politics is past due for a few large maintenance. This booklet is ready the place it's going to take place, who will do it, and the way.

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But much about civic life has evolved barely at all, as if frozen in time. New slang enters our language almost daily and is quickly incorporated into conversation at work or school or social gatherings, yet our political vocabulary has remained remarkably static. New businesses are regularly being started, bombarding us with new goods and services catering to our ever-changing tastes, while old products are continuously reformulated and repackaged to account for evolving appetites. American political parties and their trademarks, on the other hand, have stayed constant for ages.

The roofs over our heads, the food on our tables, the clothes on our backs—all have changed dramatically. The way we work, how we travel, and what we do with our leisure time are completely different and growing more so by the day. But much about civic life has evolved barely at all, as if frozen in time. New slang enters our language almost daily and is quickly incorporated into conversation at work or school or social gatherings, yet our political vocabulary has remained remarkably static. New businesses are regularly being started, bombarding us with new goods and services catering to our ever-changing tastes, while old products are continuously reformulated and repackaged to account for evolving appetites.

We held another assembly in the Green Bay area and one in Milwaukee. Unexpectedly large crowds greeted us at every stop. My rather puny idea of a one-day event where regular citizens outnumbered the Capitol lobbyists had grown into something that was part barnstorming shadow legislature and part grassroots organizing network. At the assemblies we held, everyone was given the chance to have their say. As you can imagine, just about every issue under the sun was raised, from concerns isolated to one locality or region to personal axes that needed grinding.

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