Speak truth, be bold, and serve justice for all. I have dedicated my life to these principles. And to these principles I further dedicate myself to you and to all Americans at this urgent moment in our nation and our world, on the eve of International Human Rights Day.
Many Americans, including myself, believe that there is something seriously wrong with the American political system and our current leadership. We all know this to be true. The hope of two years ago for our new president, Barack Obama, has crumbled into partisan bickering, legislative obstruction and backroom trade-offs that benefit no one but large corporations, Wall Street money-changers, preservationist politicians and the super-rich.