So what does “Take It Back” mean, anyway?
“I believe the fundamental purpose behind public service is not merely to begin or continue an argument, not to score political points with one’s ideological base, but to help people. Public service was once among the most honorable undertakings because of this fundamental premise. Those who entered Washington did so because they believed that every private individual had a basic set of skills that could propel them to achieving their dreams, and public institutions could help them make the most of their own talents.
Washington, however, has abandoned this core value. From a middle class steadily eroding for a generation, to millions of Americans still without basic access to health care, to an electoral campaign system that has ripped away the voice of America, many feel that what they thought of the American dream has been lost. It is time to take it back.”