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Forum Post: USA:List issues you want your Presidential Candidate to address.Included here is a rare speech by JFK

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 5:03 p.m. EST by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761)
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Check out this video on YouTube: Rare video JFK 1960 Speech at the Houston Ministers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Jr03ADQmk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I would like to see: 1) Return of US industry and gainful (not private or subsidy dependent) jobs back to our turf. 2)Gradual ease away from the fractional reserve banking system with FIAT $ to the 'real deal' of gold and silver backed currency. 3)Return of trades training in our schools-how many here know how to change the oil on their car, change a water heater in your house or replace a plumbing fixture? How about basic carpentry, electronics(simple soldering/transistor replacement?)



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[-] 1 points by divineright (664) 12 years ago

End the militarized police state.

[-] 1 points by LSN45 (535) 12 years ago

I would like to see the corporate and special interest money out of our politics. Here's my 2 cents:

There are a lot of improvements that need to be made. The list reforms Americans want to see is long and varied depending on who you talk to. That said, I believe there is one reform that would provide the American people the best chances of seeing other meaningful reforms actually happen - that is REAL, loop-hope free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM! I have seen others on this site calling this the "fulcrum" or pivotal issue. Right now the current legalized bribery, pay-to-play system of campaign donations and paid lobbyists has disenfranchised the American voter. Until this is fixed, any other reform the politicians may try to placate us with (be it a change to healthcare, clamping down predatory school loans, new financial regulations, etc.) will be about as effective as a farmer putting a new roof on his CHICKEN COOP, but still letting the FOX guard it.

We need to go back to the original political currency. Instead of the current system of who can collect the most money from corporations and special interests it should be who has the BEST IDEAS to EFFECTIVELY RUN THE COUNTRY (we don't need "Wealth Redistribution," what we need is "Political Influence Redistribution")!

For the sake of 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. This "Corporate Personhood" that has crept into our laws is allowing them to manipulating our policies in their favor at the expense of the average American (the recent "Citizens United" Supreme Court ruling is a miscarriage of justice and must be reversed. 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.

For decades now the corporations and special interests have had our "representatives" bought and paid for (both on the right and the left). 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!!!

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

Everybody visiting here needs to read your response. The major problems facing the USA concern perversion of what the founding fathers intended (more people need to do a reread of the US Constitution, The Bill of Rights and yes, even The Federalist Papers) and the way the original capitalists in this country functioned who were eager to provide products or services for what the market can fairly bear. Check out the stories of Ford Motors and Purina Foods (if you can find it, read the small book 'The Four Square Life' by Ralston Purina)

[-] 1 points by LSN45 (535) 12 years ago

Thanks! Please spread the word. I'm continually amazed by the number of people that oblivious to the fact that our politicians are bought and paid for. I have had a lot of discussions in which the other person makes fun of the protests but then later agrees with me that we need to get the corruption out. It is the one issue that the majority of Americans agree with. Two recommendations if you are not familiar with them yet. See the documentary "Inside Job" and read the book "Republic; Lost" by Lawrence Lessig. Let's all be ready when the time comes for the constitutional amendment.


[-] 0 points by NightShade (163) 12 years ago

JFK's family were bootleggers in the 1920's that's how they made the money, Everyone in Massachusetts knows this the Kennedy's just stomp it silent. Criminals before he was president and criminals even after. Criminal minds are inherit in the Kennedy bloodline

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 12 years ago

OK, so anybody who has studied history knows this and even a great grandfather I never met supposedly was involved and died in California with slightly more than $500K in the bank back in the 1950's way before I was born which was alot of money in those days but that wasn't the point of including Kennedy's speech here.

Also, since what we really have in our corrupt governmental system is effectively a 'one party, two party system' with only candidate 'A' or 'B' to choose from and the massive drug cartels sending their crap into our borders, do you honestly think anything has changed?

For those who need clarification of the history, here's a link to more information with a paragraph cut and pasted concerning Joe Kennedy (JFK's father) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City_Conference "Another interesting sidenote was that future US Ambassador to Britain, millionaire and father of president John F. Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy was allegedly a leading Prohibition era rum runner and whisky baron in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Kennedy made his legitimate millions in banking, real estate and the Hollywood movie business, but he was an alleged associate of gangsters Bill Dwyer, Owney Madden, Danny Walsh, Frank Costello, Al Capone and is also mentioned in Joseph Bonanno's book, "A Man of Honor". In recent years information on Joseph Kennedy has been leaked to the media and various investigative reporters linking him to these gangsters, exposing his Prohibition operations. It is alleged that he did business with Dywer, Madden and Costello's New York Combine, their regional offshoot in Providence run by Danny Walsh and with Al Capone's Chicago organization. Kennedy was not a bootlegger, per se, but an importer and wholesaler, who purchased large quantities of alcohol from England and Canada and facilitated its shipment. after the booze was purchased, it was usually transferred from Nova Scotia to the eastern seaboard, where it was off-loaded under cover of darkness along the Massachusetts or Rhode Island coastline or somewhere in Long Island, New York. The crime syndicates or gangs and their bootleggers would take over from there, making Joseph P. Kennedy and his family very rich. It is alleged that Kennedy kept his associations with the underworld all through his life, becoming the middleman between the underworld and political worlds of Massachusetts and New York, using the underworld's connections to labor unions for business and political purposes. Joseph P. Kennedy's most famous act was getting the Chicago and New York underworlds to assist in the election of his son John F. Kennedy to the Presidency of the United States by having the underworld solicit votes and support from the labor unions, politicians and prominent community members all under the mobs influence.[2]"

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

Here's my Wish List

  • No downsizing the Postal Service

  • No KeyStone Pipeline

  • two step approach to the issue of national debt:

    • short term: end bushite tax breaks and corporate welfare

      • long term: restructure / simplify the tax code so that it is competitive for businesses to do business and keep their money here; and pays down the debt, and keeps social security solvent
  • end debate over entitlements I'm sick of hearing about it as if it were dirty. Forget privatization of social security and just shoot the next bastard who suggests otherwise [speaking for myself of course.]

  • public health care - forget the option part.

  • We need an energy policy uninfluenced by fossil fuel industry, one that takes into account the fact of global warming, and institutes a NASA like approach to solving both our need for energy and the need to reduce atmospheric carbon

  • No to internet censorship in any form

  • If they engaged in fraud - they see the judge, and the sentencing better be in line with the crime, and had better include serious restitution

  • End the foreclosures.

  • End the philosophy of a deregulated economic system - from the Universities to the policy makers

  • End corporate personhood

  • campaign finance reform - Sanders Amendment:

  • end the two party political system

  • quit fucking around with the issue of terrorism - it's a crime, unless you happen to catch them on an actual battlefield - and if it is a crime, treat them in accordance with our criminal laws. No more indefinite detention

  • Close Gitmo - we've got large pens practically empty in the mid west. I'm sure they can handle it. Stop fucking around.

  • Amended: I would like to see energy production, telecommunications, and the economic infrastructure, all secured in public, rather than private, hands.

  • Amended: we need to provide stiff and compelling sanction to corporations that engage in disinformation - as with the tobacco industry before and the fossil fuel industry now [and for the past 10-20 years]

If we can't accomplish many of these things, the federal government will lose all credibility with the people.

There ya have it, my want list. I may add to it. We'll see.

[-] 0 points by Zealwriter (5) 12 years ago

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[-] -1 points by NightShade (163) 12 years ago

JFK was a scum bag and his family circle has been manipulating congress for the past 50 years like poison.

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 12 years ago

How would your family behave if they were being killed off?