America has lost its way. Corporations and special interests have a startling influence in Washington over both major political parties and the legislation that they create, as well as over the actions of the executive branch, and the rulings from our courts.
Why is what Susan Heitzman is doing - as a candidate from a major political party - so unique?
Susan Heitzman wants to talk candidly about what's really troubling in our political system. The Democratic Party is certainly our major party for truth-tellers, but it's not easy to get out the message for a campaign that puts people first. There is so much biased information in a red state that is dominated by entrenched interests.
Susan Heitzman is willing to challenge the power of corporations and other special interests by putting her constituents first throughout her campaign. Susan took no contributions in this spring's primary campaign, and she knows that she will be going against millions of dollars held by or spent on behalf of her opponent in the general election for Indiana's Sixth District congressional race.
We started off as well-intentioned people, and we are just not able to face up to the costs and threats of radical capitalism. Instead, we grow desperate and bitter. As a result, we find excuses as to why it is all right to be unkind to one another, to stop caring about anything but what's in it for us.
Laws and regulations are no longer made in the people's best interests. Legalese, fine print and technicalities rob us of our wealth, health and fine heritage, and deny advantages and privileges to our children. That's got to change.
We must find an approach that professional campaign consultants counsel against, that of bringing our humanity back into the public policy sphere, both in terms of what choices we make and what people we choose to put our trust in. Are our leaders working to keep our current system intact - despite the fact that it doesn't work for the majority of us - or are they fighting for change? In a system where money does all the talking, Susan believes that the average person should get his or her place at the table.