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Forum Post: A real way to eleminat coporate influence on our federal legislatures

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 17, 2011, 2:49 p.m. EST by williab3 (0)
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Many of the people who are not an active part of the Occupy Wall Street movement have know idea of what the message is. I know because I am someone who has followed the stoty in the news and have yet to figure out what the purpose of the movement is. We all know the problem but noone has presented a solution. I saw this interview on the Daily Show and it presents a real, viable solution to a problem that could destroy this great nation of ours. Please follow this link.-->http://www.thedailyshow.com/extended-interviews/404264/playlist_tds_extended_lawrence_lessig/404242?xrs=share_copy



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[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

"It sounds unlikely to happen. But this is where Occupy Wall Street comes in. Properly leveraging its support, it could generate enough energy to do what Lessig, while writing this book, couldn’t quite picture. In fact, the original call for Occupy Wall Street, from Adbusters, called on president Obama to “ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington.” Already, “The 99 Percent Declaration” is calling for “a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY beginning on July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia” to address the influence of money in politics and other issues.

Properly presented, the strategies and aims of Lessig’s book could make it the handbook the protesters have been looking for — and provide a pathway for them to ride out the winter ahead."