Posted on November 16, 2013 by


The wolf River (foreground) and the Mighty Mississippi River!

The wolf River (foreground) and the Mighty Mississippi River!

Some people would say that politics is a dirty business; business; yes; but dirty; no!  Politics is about the future; one can see the future by what’s on the table via policies.  The best-managed communities have the best policies; communities that thrive and are productive are those with the best political systems; not who’s elected; but the overall system.  A broken political system; maybe; that’s why Memphis is bankrupted or near bankruptcy; is among the cities with the lowest quality of life; politicians aren’t held accountable; and her political leaders are beholding to the rich and their will.

If one doesn’t know that it’s broken; one won’t get it fixed.  That’s why it’s necessary to have a full inspection; a constant check for deteriorating parts and worn structures.  Politics is no different from any other functioning operation; periodically; a community’s political system needs evaluating.

The Party of Memphis!

The Party of Memphis!


Memphis’s political system has been broken as far back as the Mayor E. H. Crump era; her broken system worked well for those who didn’t want accountability; who wanted money and power; didn’t care about the city’s growth and development; and a vision for her didn’t come across their small minds.

Take into account; Memphis’s majority population is black citizens; it stands; that a broken system would work well for her minority population; but there’s a downfall.  The majority is also Democrat meaning Memphis is a Democrat; the catch is: who’s controlling the city’s treasure and who’s getting the money?  Would they be the minority?  In all practical purposes the answer would be yes!  In that; the broken political system of Memphis, Tennessee works.

To repair or fix this broken system an political evaluation has to be done; its findings must be respected; and a new smooth running system has to be accepted and appreciated.  An example of Memphis’s broken system is the way elections are held; the party system might be responsible.  The Shelby County Democratic Party is the master of the majority’s political will; they should decide an array of things that necessarily improve Democrats’ qualify of life; but that has never happened.  The SCDP is simply a stepping stone for candidates; most of the executive committee hasn’t a clue about their role in Democrats’ lives; the party system is about elections; after the elections the system withdraws into uselessness.

Memphians coming together; the Great Flooding of 2011.

Memphians coming together; the Great Flooding of 2011.

Inside the practical operation; once one is elected he or she doesn’t declare any political obligations to the party.  Meaning; they haven’t any political responsibility or accountability to the Democratic Party; they become free agents.  Officials don’t declare their political affiliations; it’s rare to read about an elected official with his or her political affiliation tagged.

Take the referendum on the proposed sales tax increase for Pre-K; the entire Democratic caucus; including the SCDP; has been mostly silent about its pros and cons; few of them has rendered an opinion in one way or the other; with such an important issue; wouldn’t these political leaders want to tell their constituency?

The first step to get involved starts RIGHT HERE!

It's really simple; vote AGAINST!

It’s really simple; vote AGAINST!