Americans have lost faith in their government. Only 60 years ago, 80% of the US population thought the government would act in an honest manner. Today, less than 19% of Americans believe the government acts in the interest of most of its citizens.
History has proven a government which isn’t trusted isn’t stable. If the average citizen doesn’t believe the government acts in their interest, they won’t support it.
A stable trusted government allows for a functioning democracy. Without a trusted government anarchy is likely to occur. I want to leave a functioning democracy to my children and grandchildren, so I’ve decided to start Make it Fair, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring trust in the government of the United States of America.
How do we arrive at a trusted government? Make it Fair! A fair government is a trusted government, which means it’s imperative we make it fair for all.
We, as a nation, must allow every citizen from every socioeconomic group to have an equal voice in the selection of their elected representatives. By deemphasizing the economics of the election process we will emphasize policy and character instead.
We must ensure economic justice.
We must ensure voting rights and eliminate voter suppression.
We must restore fairness in our representative democracy. One person, one vote. No favorites.
Make it Fair will advocate for these propositions and is always interested in input from others as to the best way to go about making it fair. If you have an idea about how to restore America’s faith in their government, please share it with us.
Dr. Stuart Phillips
Founder, Make it Fair