Pope Francis beautifully expresses the political ideal:
“If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an expression of our compelling need to live as one, in order to build as one the greatest common good: that of a community which sacrifices particular interests in order to share, in justice and peace, its goods, its interests, its social life. I do not underestimate the difficulty that this involves, but I encourage you in this effort.” Pope Francis, address to joint session of Congress, 9/24/2015
Our politics have gotten off track, serving business and the wealthy instead of the common good. Those interests always object to policies that help the common good if there is any cost to themselves. We need to make our representatives aware that we want our political system to work for the common good, and support those who do that. Among the Presidential contenders only Bernie Sanders has consistently promoted and supported these ideals. As has our Congressional Representative, Andre Carson (below).
Indiana Moral Mondays is working for these policies in the Indiana state government.
“The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of that spirit of cooperation, which has accomplished so much good throughout the history of the United States. The complexity, the gravity and the urgency of these challenges demand that we pool our resources and talents, and resolve to support one another, with respect for our differences and our convictions of conscience.” Pope Francis, 9/24/2015