Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 4, 2012, 9:41 a.m. EST by SeniorActivist
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In order to effect real and permanent change, stem the tide toward fascism, powern concentrated in the rich and corporate interests, the people need to not just occupy but send a clear, cogent message that we in the United States want our country back.
We want our government back:
(1)political contributions capped so no organization nor company can buy our politicians. (2) corporations designated as artificial entities and not entitled to the same political rights as natural persons to contribute to political campaigns. They do not have the right to vote and therefore should not be allowed to finance political campaigns, choose our candidates. (3) The repeal of recent legislation that has stripped of us protections under the Bill of Rights; the Privacy Act, expansion of FEISA, and the latest National Defense Authorization Act that legitimizes picking up American citizens, holding indefinitely without being charged or right to lawyer and shipping them to foreign countries fore torture -- without a day in court or even notiftying their relatives.
If we wrest our nation back from the corporate and political ideologues who have bought and paid for our congressmen, we have made the first big step to effecting REAL change so our wishes, wants and needs come first and our representives truly represent us -- and are not beholding instead to the corporate interests who bought them with millions.