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Forum Post: Lets Take Our Country Back!

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 4, 2012, 9:41 a.m. EST by SeniorActivist (0)
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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.

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[-] 1 points by IslandActivist (191) from Keaau, HI 2 years ago

If only OWS people had actual power. Like the ability to hack news broadcasting live and enforce messages like these. As well as spamming this everywhere. Right now it's all just talk, and I suspect if we had done this back in the 70's then it might have worked. Damn ignorance. Hey let's kidnap someone and then broadcast this saying we'll do something to them if our demands are not met. Oh wait, now I sound like a terrorist >.>

http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=f1c2660f-54b9-4193-86a4-ec2c39342c6c

[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 2 years ago

I use to think this was our country. I smarter now.

Wake up People! Talk is cheap - "we need action not words" Join the Revolution! - We don't have to live like this anymore.

Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( Http://www.revolution2.osixs.org ) FIGHT THE CAUSE - NOT THE SYMPTOM

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

How! Kemo Sabe.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Yeah, but we have to act before the next false flag attack against America. After that, we'll all be in the Gulag.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

This was in my email this am:

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Saving American Democracy - January 3, 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders will be a guest on The Colbert Report tonight to discuss his Saving American Democracy Amendment. Bernie’s amendment to the Constitution would reverse a Supreme Court ruling that lets corporations spend unlimited and undisclosed amounts of money to influence elections.

The Colbert Report airs on Comedy Central at 11:30 p.m. ET/ 10:30 p.m. CT.

Read more and sign the petition supporting Bernie's amendment »

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If you haven't signed the petition the link is above

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20901) 2 years ago

I got that email, too.

Also look at www.getmoneyout.com

This is the most important issue we can focus on. It is the root cause of many of the ills of this country.

[-] 1 points by freewriterguy (882) 2 years ago

well i used to have hope, but having lived side by side with you my brothers, im starting to believe that whatever our future lays out, you deserve it. I have yet to meet a good friend, and Im nearly dead. LOL

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