Michael Douglas warns America's two-party system is failing, says he's afraid country is becoming increasingly divided
'Hard-liners are rewarded, collaboration is vilified. Congress is so gridlocked, they can't even pass the most basic laws to improve the lives of everyday Americans,' the actor said
Michael Douglas is very concerned about the political scene in America.
The 75-year-old actor was seen in a 10-minute video titled 'Unbreaking America: Divided We Fall' which had been produced by the non-profit anti-corruption group RepresentUs.
In the video, the actor shared that America's political system has been hijacked so that "those with power keep it."
Douglas believes that the country's two-party system is flawed. He shared, "Year after year, we choose between the lesser of two evils: Democrats, Republicans. In any other environment, a new competitor would swoop in to better serve the constituency." He also said that he was scared of the country becoming more and more divided over time.
"Hard-liners are rewarded, collaboration is vilified. Congress is so gridlocked, they can't even pass the most basic laws to improve the lives of everyday Americans," he said. "What I want to know is how do we fix it?" he continued.
In the video clip, Douglas speaks about the efforts of RepresentUs which describes itself as "a powerful movement of independents, progressives, and conservatives."
Co-Founder and Managing Director of RepresentUs, Joshua Graham Lynn, shared, "Putting the power back in the hands of the people starts with reminding Americans of all political stripes that we own our government and that it’s up to us to change it."
"Even in today’s sharply polarized environment, RepresentUs unites every American under the belief that we will not only restore the government but also hope for the future of our country. I am proud to work with Michael Douglas and millions of supporters across America who are driving this incredible reform movement."
Other members of the group RepresentUs include Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Black, Kerry Washington, Orlando Bloom, and James Van Der Beek.
Very recently, Douglas shared a picture of him and his father, Kirk, on his father's 103rd birthday.
Douglas had captioned the image, "Happy birthday Dad! You are a living legend and your entire family sends you all the love in their hearts! #KirkDouglas #103." His wife Catherine Zeta-Jones also shared a post and wrote, "This guy on my knee, is 103!!!!! Happy Birthday Pappy!!! I love you with all my heart."