Rosamaria Loures is a contributor on Mongabay.
Sarah Sax is an journalist with over 3 years experience reporting on environmental issues around the world. She has experience in TV and production and previously worked for VICE News Tonight on HBO's climate desk. Sarah has a masters in environmental science, and has spent almost 10 years researching the nexus of forests, agriculture, and land rights.
If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.