. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat out incumbent Joe Crowley in the June primary. After ten terms in office, Crowley is the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House. Ocasio-Cortez is 28-years-old and poised to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Unfortunately, she, and every other newly elected Democrat are in for a rude awakening when they finally enter the hallowed halls of congress, where they hope to end the corrupt status quo. They will not be the first young people to come to congress with enthusiasm and the intent to create change. But they will soon discover what every other young rebel elected down through the years has, there is no changing the status quo in Washington D.C. The high-dollar-donors call all the shots, and the long serving Democrats in congress are quite content to remain the minority party. They, like the Congressional Republicans, have greatly increased their personal wealth while in office, serving the interests of the high-dollar-donors and receiving many types of honoraria for “jobs well-done”, selling out their constituents. Progressives have always fought for average Americans, this has been true since the Founding Fathers inspired the American Revolution. But, just as in those days long ago, progressivism has battled conservatism’s fight to oppose all forms of change. Conservatives, or Tories, as they were known as then, were loyal to the Crown. But, they would sell supplies to the rebellion’s forces. After all, profit is profit, and outweighs loyalty. This is what the young Democrats will be fighting against. Except for a few current Democrats whose efforts are to serve the needs of their constituents back home, the others who run as Democrats and sponsor bills purported to benefit average Americans, know going in they have no chance of passing. They can, however, tell their constituents, “We tried, but the Republicans struck down our bill(s).” Four decades ago, Ronald Reagan set the United States on the course where the super-rich only get richer, and the rest of us steadily get poorer. The 0.1% and Big Business control the decisions made in Washington D.C. and in most state and local governments. Greed controls, and those voters who worship and defend the greedy will never change. To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other young Democrats who will be headed to Washington in the next few months, enjoy your victories while you can. The obstacles to implementing positive change in our system were set in stone before most of you were born. You will face an impossible task once you enter those corrupt halls of congress, in your every attempt to bring about change and level the playing field. With your traditional goals of progressivism, as reformers your aims will be to restore economic opportunity and correct injustice by: -Protecting Social Welfare. -Promoting Moral Improvement. -Creating Economic Reform. -Fostering Industrial Efficiency. -Movement to protect workers. -Movement to reform local government. -State reform of big business. Conservatives will fight you at every step, just as they did the Founding Fathers’ goals as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. As stated above, conservatives worship and defend the greedy, and as history has shown, they will never change. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Historic Win and the Future of the Democratic Party .