Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans that are suffering. And the republicans have learned that if you tell this growing group of downtrodden that you will solve their problems, they will vote for you, despite the mountains of evidence that demonstrate that the republican’s policies will hurt these people even more, and transfer gigantic sums of money from those with less to the very rich. In other words, the republicans depend on American’s stupidity.
Gun violence in the US is now a leading cause of death, according to the CDC.
Americans are more likely to die from gun violence than the combined risks of drowning, fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters.
As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s hope that our citizens can take pause and reflect not just upon the heroes that helped forge America, but on those vital issues that are yet to be solved.