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Forum Post: The Path to Victory

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 4:48 p.m. EST by natedawgnyc (4)
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We need a constitutional amendment that allows for the complete public financing of all elections. Each candidate shall receive the same amount of money from the government (via the taxpayers) and they cannot receive funds from any other source. This removes corporate influence and the "constant campaign" syndrome that most elected officials suffer from. This needs to be a constitutional amendment to protect the law from the Supreme Court's previous ruling on campaign finance reform attempts (i.e. McCain - Feingold).

The OWS movement needs to focus on this one single issue. It is the path to victory.



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[-] 2 points by nrama (18) 11 years ago

Whilst I acknowledge the value of practical measures the greatest progress comes when we look at spiritual development. We are spiritual beings first and that is where the work must be done. Every act stems from our humanity and a change in the psychic condition brings about a changing world scene.There are no laws or exhortations that can do this. Our education systems are woefully inadequate in this respect.Rather than creating compassionate humans we produce highly competitive beings where winner takes all is the catch cry. At any cost . In a sinful, meaningless universe according to religion and science. The general acceptance of the idea that we are inherently good would go a long way toward addressing many of the ills that prevail now. Movements like the OWS are attempts to redress a perceived inequality, which I expected, because we gained no wisdom from the French revolution. I see a world where there are no leaders and no followers, only equal partners in our evolutionary process.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 11 years ago

Oh no - I mean yes -

we need this measure, or one equal to it -

but we cannot think of stopping here.

That's absurd and it ain't gonna happen . . .

[-] 1 points by natedawgnyc (4) 11 years ago

What is so absurd about this suggestion?

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 11 years ago

It's one portion of the problem. But once the money is removed from the electoral process - as it pertains to elections - there will still remain the ideology of

  • deregulation

and that has got to go.

Those who have stood upon the lie there is no global warming will remain.

Those who support waterboarding will remain.

Those who have corrupted and sabotaged our system of government for their own gain or to the benefit of their allies have got to be held up before the glare of public opinion

and they must be reviled.

[-] 1 points by natedawgnyc (4) 11 years ago

The deregulation point is directly related to money. They claim climate change is a hoax b/c corporate entities that bankroll these politicians do not want to deal with the regulations. If these politicians were not influenced by the corporations, they would be able to view these issues with an open mind and judge it on the merits of the science.

I agree there are a lot of issues. However, if we take money out the equation, a significant amount of these issues just disappear.

Changing the US constitution is a herculean task. Let's channel our energy to this one issue and we'll cure a lot ills. Then we can focus on other items.

[-] 1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 11 years ago

I was thinking that if we topple the repelican party, which is in a natural state of decay as it is simply because of all of their lies, we will then be in a better position to address campaign finance reform and all other issues without the resistance the party of no has been able to maintain thus far.