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Forum Post: Strike at the one root of all our democracy's problems

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 1:28 p.m. EST by dealdoctor (148)
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Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig shows how corporations buy Congress and how politicians ask them for the cash in exchange for access and influence. Video http://www.thedailyshow.com Lawrence Lessing's new book Republic Lost that makes everything so clear to those on both the left and the right. We must strike at this one root not at all the many branches of our corporate money corrupted and bought system. His website is http://www.rootstrikers.org/



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[-] 1 points by FrogWithWings (1367) 12 years ago

Lawrence Lessig has been on many many shows and presented before many groups. His views on how the Supreme Court operates, while rather PC and respectful so as to be heard by many, are also rather interesting.

[-] 0 points by The1capitalist (87) 12 years ago

the daily show. Now there's a source!

[-] 1 points by dealdoctor (148) 12 years ago

If you have never learned anything from a small child because you question the source rather than the truth of the assertion you are missing great lessons in life. The court jester was often the most honest person in the king's court and so very often the humorist has a wisdom those so concerned with dignity rather than truth often miss. Think Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Perhaps the right should learn to lighten up! A conservative fundamentalist if not an asshole would have a very tight one. (grin). Seriously! Besides right now the Congress is a comedy of errors by anyone's estimation. Without laughter there is no way most of us can make it and that is no joke!

[-] 1 points by FrogWithWings (1367) 12 years ago

That was for you. Question one particular messenger, don't bother looking on Harvard's website and attempting to claim they are dubious too.