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Forum Post: Clear Messaging Needed

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 3, 2011, 5:49 p.m. EST by picaman (14)
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What is needed is a clear call for the restoratio­n of the rights of the individual over the interests of corporatio­ns and the state. In case after case, corporatio­ns and the state act with impunity and the individual is left with few or no avenues for redress.

Missed a credit card payment? Well, here is a new exorbitant interest rate for you. Land being taken for a new retail project? Good luck getting "fair market value". Served your term in the military? Well, we have a stop loss order that says you can't go home yet.

Time after time the deck is stacked against the individual­. And, in those rare instances where the individual is successful in correcting a wrong inflicted upon him/her, rarely is there any meaningful penalty or punishment to prevent future occurrence­s for others.

The current predatory, exploitati­ve nature of business must change. It must change to serve and respect the rights of the individual whether worker, consumer, or villager seeking clean water and air.

Many states and communitie­s in the US have provisions in granting charters or licenses to businesses that they contribute to the well being of society. Perhaps these provisions need to be codified and federalize­d. Once they are, a comprehens­ive review of business practices and utility to society as a whole can begin.



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[-] 1 points by stkleier (1) 12 years ago

Sounds amazing... We can make this happen from the top down by encouraging an Amendment to the Constitution that would make public and corporate campaign financing as well as special interest lobbying money illegal. This levels the playing field so that money is no longer the source of political action. We can also work from the bottom up to support only those companies that have sustainable, triple bottom line business models. Lets take action!