Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 7:12 p.m. EST by bmfliberty
from New York, NY
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I agree that the desire to object to corporate greed, financial exploitation, and fiscal recklessness is strong, and provides worthy reason for the existence of our group.
But let's evaluate and determine our goals -- our constitution.
Currently, the populous generally rejects the idea that Wall Street is bad, because in it inheres the idea that capitalism is bad. Before proceeding, it is imperative that we acknowledge the value of an advanced financial system. The responsible use of finance allows society to pool resources and make tremendous advances. It has provided us with the quality of life we all experience today, which while in our minds may appear bleak, pails in comparison to the lives of most other human beings around the world.
The problem we face as a nation stems from finance, and opposing Wall Street is a natural reaction. However, upon closer examination, the problem can be attributed to the following: extreme exploitation of the American political system for corporate, and ultimately personal, gains. Fundamentally, there is a lack of moral obligation in the role our financial system plays in our society.
Why don't we try to refocus the aim of this movement to promote change in how our government operates? The source of the issue doesn't rest here; instead, what we see on Wall Street is the result of what our government allows.
If this organization really wants to gain some steam, stop targeting the individuals, and start targeting that which enables them.
Either ban corporate donations to campaigns or socialize the voting and election processes!! Demand a level playing field for our electoral process! We need to ensure that the people running our country are allowed to do so because WE want them to, not because corporations and greed operating behind the scenes made it happen.
Stand together for freedom, liberty, and social responsibility!