Posted 5 years ago on May 1, 2012, 11:52 p.m. EST by vrum
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It isn't just about the Presidential election. Congress writes the legislation. Our votes count. But our voice is neither coherent, focused nor organized.
We are accurately represented insofar as we don't ask clearly and strongly for what we want. So the representatives ignore our 'noise' and listen to the well organized special interests, lobbies and money.
It is up to US TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS THAT A BROAD BASE WILL SUPPORT. We don't need an independent party, we need an independent PLATFORM and then get representatives to pledge to abide by its proposals.
If we simply focus on a few central issues that strike a chord across party lines, then we can enact fundamental change to make elections fair, keep our representatives from undue influence by special interests.
First we need to discern what issues should be focused on, which solutions will cross party lines and generate a tide that will take all candidates to pledge a PEOPLE's PLATFORM... BEFORE the election.