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Forum Post: You have a place to stand, now what?

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 2, 2012, 11:23 p.m. EST by Archimedes (6) from Siracusa, Sicily
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Are you going to wait until the space is made unavailable again? It seems to be happening very quickly as new laws are made to close off, shrink, and all together remove your place to stand. While you still have it, what will you do with it?

We live in societies of law. Most of us have democracy but we are unsure of how to use it. You can stand and wait for the laws you imagine to appear out of thin air, or you could assemble them and present them.

We complain that congress is bought and this is true. Money does apply pressure to our political leaders. This movement is also applying pressure. This movement is the counterweight to corruption.

There is one last thing the bourgeoisie offer our do nothing congress that we need to provide a counterweight for in order to effectively challenge the them. Legislation. The lobbyist don't just buy politicians, they also do their job for them by offering prepackaged solutions.

There are enough educated and capable people within this movement to do this. The only question that remains is whether or not we have the will.

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[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13624) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Something along those lines occurred to me earlier. I think that the example is being set by Move to Amend.

Policy crafted in public, with input during the process, I think it could have a bright future.

But only if people are willing to participate.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 1 year ago

Move to Amend is something that the 99.9% can all truly agree on.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

Policy crafted in public, with input during the process, I think it could have a bright future.

Brilliant idea.

[-] 0 points by Archimedes (6) from Siracusa, Sicily 1 year ago

Very democratic of you

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

Hear, hear.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

I think the lack of reply to this thread is proof that not everyone on this forum wants to effect change and that there are ulterior motives at work.

[-] 1 points by Archimedes (6) from Siracusa, Sicily 1 year ago

They must be fearful of peaceful change driven by intellect and perseverance. The same was true of the Christians who burned books of knowledge and history. Ignorance breads fear.

[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

What we need is a lot more people pushing on the lever.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 1 year ago

It is very important that the movements maintains pressure on the lever. Exactly right.