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Forum Post: Have we looked at a class-action lawsuit?

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 13, 2011, 7:14 p.m. EST by newpopulist (0)
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Could we sue the government for failure to enforce a reasonable standard of lawfulness in the financial industry, for negligence in protecting the citizenry from abuse of arbitrary power by private corporations, and failure to hold them liable for the losses we have suffered, collectively? It would be a class action lawsuit, the class being defined as any and every citizen or resident of the U.S. adversely affected by the financial and economic meltdown.

I'm an idealist, and naive about these things. I wonder if this is possible. Any thoughts?



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[-] 1 points by Skippy2 (485) 12 years ago

Short ans.= no The federal Govt has to agree to be sued.

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 12 years ago

Some are convinced, however, that the Congress has long been BREAKING THE LAW by blocking the convening of the regular Conventions called for by the Constitution. This is an avenue that OWS should, in my view, explore with the best scholars in order to declare our whole system of goverment UNLAWFUL and hence, needing to be ABOLISHED. America could then start fresh, with a clean slate.

If this Jeffersonian "Second American Revolution" is successful, I believe a Commission of Inquiry will be set up to investigate ALL wrongdoing, at EVERY level, and people like Bush, Cheney, Rove, Obama and a host of prominent CEOs will be prosecuted - some of them for high treason - and a number may end their days in jail.