The last two generations born into our society don't know what it was like to have a good paying job with many benefits for those with only a high school education. Now a college education is no guarantee of a minimum wage job. Our economic structure has been turned on it's head and instead of a burgeoning middle class we have a burgeoning poor class. The wealth has been taken from middle class workers and been pocketed by the wealthy. So now very few remember that our industries and manufacturing used to elevate our middle class toward a productive and comfortable life. Listening to republicans now they are even attacking low wage workers as being entitled. Republicans would even do away with or lowering the national minimum wage. http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/26/time-to-ditch-725-minimum-wage-republicans-weigh-in.html.
We are told that capitalism is the only measure we need to make an economy work, yet we are not told that capitalism only works for a few and those few must make deals with the worst parts of our nature to be successful. We are told that wars are our only way of combating opposition to our policies even though our policies often contradict with the essence of democratic principles. We are told that we must prove we are Americans in order to vote by the republican party that has power and doesn't want to lose it to popular common sense or ideals of justice and fairness.We don't fight for better because many don't even have a clue what that is.