Dear Senator Warren,
Please consider this letter an urgent call for help. Our nation is in distress, and when it comes to political leadership, there doesn't seem to be any. At least not at the level needed to address the great challenges of our times.
The entire political establishment has been turned into a tool of the wealthiest people in this country; a tool that is increasingly being used to exploit and subjugate the citizenry.
Wall Street, acting as a criminal racketeering cartel, and protected by the establishment of both major political parties, did not only caused the 2008 economic depression as the result of rampant fraud, but to this day continues to engage in rampant looting with what appears to be total impunity.
The national security apparatus has been turned into a for profit, corporate-controlled massive surveillance police state which is increasingly being used against law-abiding citizens trying to exercise their constitutional rights.
Corporate and private interests are paying off politicians of both parties to help destroy the public commons in favor of profiteering. Prisons are being privatized, and municipalities are being incentivized to produce a larger and larger number of prisoners in order to guarantee minimum levels of profits. Profiteers, working in tandem with their paid off politicians are destroying public education, carving out profitable segments, and discarding the rest, securing a constant flow of new prisoners for the private prison industrial complex.
The corporate media conglomerate is being used to peddle propaganda and misinformation, 24/7. Exploitative trade deals are being negotiated among on-the-take politicians and powerful supranational corporations. Jobs are being shipped overseas, young people with little prospect of finding good-paying jobs are drowning in student loan debt.
The system has turned predatory, and the good people of this country have become the prey; the prey of powerful business interests and the rapacious greed of the wealthy and their puppet politicians acting in concert.
Nevertheless, regardless of these dire circumstances, the good people of this country are finally standing up against the abuse. They have become aware of the lies, the manipulation, the greed-induced corruption. There is a fast-spreading progressive rebirth across the entire country, and there is no better example than the election of Bill de Blasio to Mayor of New York City.
And as they do, as they take on the abuse and the endemic corruption, they have come to realize that we can not longer afford to do business as usual. We are tired of political party establishments that represent the interests of the wealthy and powerful, to the detriment of the people. We are tired of political dynasties, of accepting the conventional wisdom that points to the inevitability of pre-approved choices that somehow always end up benefiting the few, at the expense of the many.
And despite the fact that many people realize that our political system is corrupt, we haven't given up on democracy, on the idea that we the people should be able to elect honest, dedicated, selfless representatives who fully embrace the sacred duty of being a public servant.
And that's why we need you. I fully understand that there have been reports that you have said unequivocally that you have no interest in running for presidency of the United States. Nevertheless, I herein respectfully ask you to reconsider that decision. I'm fully confident that there are millions of people who feel the same way I do.
And that's why in this letter, again, respectfully, I ask you about what would it take for your to reconsider your decision. And I ask you that very serious and important question because at least when it comes to me, as a concerned citizen, I'm truly fired up and ready to go when it comes to a potential Warren For President 2016 candidacy.
I would put up thousands of posters; I would make thousands of calls; I would join with others in raising funds for your campaign. I would knock on thousands of doors, talk one on one with thousands of people, I would write, send emails, help with social media campaigns... And I'm just one person. Imagine what tens of thousands of people doing the same in every corner of this country could accomplished!
Senator Warren, in my heart of hearts I truly believe that sometimes circumstances are such that a nation in distress will call a specific type of leader for duty, and I think that in our times that leader is you. And that's why I urge you to consider running for the presidency of the United States in 2016.
Finally, I would like to thank you for everything you've done as a senator thus far. I especially thank you for telling the truth, for not mincing words when it comes to describing the injustices and the corruption endemic in the system. You have inspired millions of people around this country. You are a shinning example of what it means to be an honest politician, a dedicated and indefatigable public servant in the truest sense of the word. Thank you!