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Forum Post: Not impressed with the candidates? We need to change the way people get elected!!!

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 5:15 p.m. EST by LSN45 (535)
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Abraham Lincoln would not make it to the primaries under the current system. For the sake our our children and future generations of Americans, we need to take back our democracy from the rich and powerful who are using their vast sums of money to "speak" as if they represent millions of Americans. They are twisting our laws and manipulating our policies in their favor at the expense of the average American. The $50 or $100 a normal American may give to a political campaign becomes meaningless when corporations or other special interests are handing our millions to buy political access to the decision making process. Here's my 2 cents on what we need to do:

For decades now the corporations and special interests have had our "representatives" bought and paid for (both on the right and the left). Don't get distracted by the symptoms - we need to address the root cause. Concentrating our efforts on getting the money out of our politics is the best way we can create an environment in which further reforms can be realized. Until we end the current system of legalized bribery (campaign donations) and paid lobbying our politicians will continue to be the LAP DOGS of the corporations and special interests. What we need first and foremost is real, loop-hole free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM!!!! If the corruption is not dealt with first, the chance of any other meaningful reforms becoming a reality is almost zero - the special interests will just use their money to buy votes and put forward bills that create loop-holes or otherwise twist the law in their favor. If we want our children to live in a country where there vote matters, we need to get the money out of our politics, otherwise they will increasingly become the 21st century version of the "landless peasant." Spread the word - End the LEGALIZED BRIBERY!!! CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM needs to be THE main goal of the protests!!!

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[-] 2 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago
[-] 2 points by LSN45 (535) 2 years ago

I read it - good stuff and well thought out. Thanks for pointing me to it. Keep up the good fight. Let your friends an neighbors know what the protests are really about.

[-] 1 points by jiradog (92) 2 years ago

We would have been much better off if Lincoln had not made it. He destroyed the republic. But I know that is not your main point.

[-] 1 points by Peretyatkov (241) from город Пенза, Пензенская область 2 years ago

Truth can open only fair system. Where, absolutely every vote, of every citizen - will be legally oficial. Otherwise, Truth, as now, will work to meet good image of the current government.

[-] 1 points by LSN45 (535) 2 years ago

Well said! Thank You!

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

I applaud your commitment LSN. I can see your concern rising to the top of the list in Philly. Maybe you'll be there as a delegate...

Your top priorities differ from her top priorities differs from his top priorities, and differ from my top priorities. Therefore the priority is to hold a National General Assembly (NGA) where a list of top priorities can be hammered out coming from the roots, what I call the congressional District General Assemblies (DGA's) or 'spokes councils'. The final 'official' act of the NYCGA is to announce the NGA.

OWS exercised its 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble.

OWS MUST exercise its 1st Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

This is the one thing 100% of Americans will understand.

NGA NOW all roads lead to Philadelphia July 4th 2012

[-] 0 points by MVSN (768) from Stockton, CA 2 years ago

Until the republicrat parties have there hold on power broken then nothing will change.