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Forum Post: Demand New Rules for U.S. Elections

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 17, 2011, 7:20 p.m. EST by curtclause (0)
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Hello OWS!

You can find some “red ink” and a smoking gun, along with an action plan and specific demands to consider at:


If we want to cleanse the system, we have to start at the beginning of our political process- elections. Then displace and replace existing regimes from the inside out.

Best Regards, Curt Clause U.S. Citizen and Independent Businessman



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[-] 2 points by frankchurch1 (839) from Jersey City, NJ 12 years ago

If we had a real democracy, people would start a primary and people who wanted their support would come to them and sign an agreement that they support the issues the primary ask should be some of the main issues. If someone who wants their votes agrees and signs their agreement, they may make that person their candidate. That is far from today where the two corporate parties tell us who you are allowed to vote for.

[-] 1 points by mbsss (92) 12 years ago

Best to get all private money out of elections and to reform ballot access to free up the two-party system that pretends to give citizens a right to serve, or voters a right to elect those that represent their views. Candidates should be funded through a general election fund from tax-payer money. Campaign budgets should be reduced to the equivalent of the budget of a small established, national company. No advertising would be allowed other than via public access channels. Frequent debates can be held in townhalls across the country and televised on non-commercial tv--but picked up by news bureaus as they see fit. This would lead to what you advocate Curt.