It’s one person, one vote – not one dollar, one vote. The dustbin of paid for elections and politics. juin 20th, 2016America, BERNIE 2016 !, Brazil, Home9/11, Bernie Sanders, Congressmen, New Blood, Orlan, Ron Paul Institute, SectarianismElise Mbock Elise, Former president Jimmy Carter just came out swinging to get big money out of our elections. At a forum in Georgia, he said: “Personally, I’d like to see public funds used for all elections — Congress, U.S. Senate, governor and president. »1 We couldn’t agree more. In an election year that is expected to be the most expensive in US history – and largely funded by secret money – it’s time for a change. Sign here if you agree with Jimmy Carter: Take our elections out of the hands of billionaires and give them back to everyday Americans! But Jimmy didn’t stop there. He also criticized the “stupid Citizen’s United decision” that flooded our election system with unlimited amounts of political spending by big corporations and the super-rich. If you’re like us, you can’t afford to pay $5,000 to attend a candidate’s fundraiser. And we shouldn’t have to in order to trust that our representatives act in the people’s interest. The Internet has allowed small donors to play a bigger role in funding campaigns – just look at Bernie Sanders’s exceptional small donor fundraising. And if we establish a Fair Elections campaign finance system where small donations are matched with public funds, it would be a revolutionary shift of power from special interests and billionaires to ordinary voters in all campaigns. Stand with Jimmy Carter: Add your name to tell Congress to support a Fair Elections campaign finance system and let ALL Americans have a say in our elections! And moving to a system where candidates can really power their campaign with $5 and $25 contributions matched 6-to-1 with public funds means that elected officials WILL have to listen to people like you, not just big money lobbyists. There are already bills introduced in the House by Rep. Sarbanes – called the Government by the People Act – and in the Senate by Sen. Richard Durbin – called the Fair Elections Now Act – that would fundamentally change how we fund our elections. Plus, both bills already have the support of the majority of the Democratic Caucus! But with the cards stacked against us in favor of big money interests, we need to get loud to make sure Congress hears us. Take a stand with Jimmy Carter today: Tell Congress to put everyday Americans first and institute a Fair Elections campaign finance system! Thanks for your support, Kate Kizer Campaigner *** THE DUSTBIN OF PAID ELECTIONS AND THE DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES ON OUR DAYLY LIVES. About the only thing Orlando has in common with 9/11 is the way power-hungry politicians and federal officials wasted no time using it to justify expanding government and restricting liberty. The Orlando shooting is being used to justify mass surveillance and warrantless wiretapping. For the past three years, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Defense Department appropriations bill limiting mass surveillance. But, last week, the same amendment was voted down. The only difference between this year’s debate and previous debates was that this year defenders of the surveillance state were able to claim that the Orlando shooting justifies shredding the Fourth Amendment. Unfortunately, evidence that giving up liberty does not increase security has never deterred those who spread fear to gain support for increased government power. If Congress really cared about our security and liberty, it would repeal all federal gun laws, end all unconstitutional surveillance, and end the hyper-interventionist foreign policy that causes many around the world to resent the US. WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE. Ron Paul: Is Orlando The New 9/11? – OpEd Public fundings the election, along with the incubator Bernie Sanders has put in place to set a platform as a launching base for new blood in politics, i.e, a new generation of public servants, with the conscience of public service, is key to liberate the brain and the mind of lawmakers, who are looking desperate and in panic to the point of crushing down the Law and trampling the Constitution right away. Needless to mention plain contradiction : recently, the same Congress voted overwhelmingly « non warrantless surveillance ». After Orlando, the vote has been thrown to the dustbin in panic, to make thing worse. Sooner, American society is going to be kept hostage for ill-governance at home and abroad. ELECT THE RIGHT MEN AND WOMEN AS CONGRESSMEN – BRING NEW BLOOD AROUND, UNLESS YOU LOVE SECTS AND ARE SECTARIANS. SECTARIANISM IS THE EMBODIMENT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT. EXAMPLE : BACKYARD NEGOTIATIONS The TPP’s giveaways to big banks would be a disaster for Wall Street reform. Tell Congress to stop the TPP – and block any attempt to force the TPP through during the “lame duck” session >> Elise, It’s more clear than ever: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a deal written of, by, and for corporate insiders. We recently got the results of a Freedom of Information Act request 5 months in the making. It reveals sickening collusion between Wall Street lobbyists and the top U.S. trade negotiator to fill the TPP with giveaways for big banks. As a result, the TPP for the first time contains DRAMATICALLY expanded powers for big banks to attack U.S. laws like Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform. And now congressional GOP leaders are angling to force the TPP through during the “lame duck” session after Election Day – giving members of Congress 2 long years of political cover before they have to face voters again. Tell Congress: Oppose the disastrous TPP trade deal – and stand up against any attempt to force the bill through during the “lame duck” session! The TPP’s giveaways for big banks are no surprise given the cozy relationship between Wall Street and U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman – a former Citigroup executive – who: Was a key architect of the 1999 repeal of Glass-Steagall, the law that for decades separated risky investment banking and normal, “boring” deposit banking. After delivering that priority for Wall Street, went through the “revolving door” to cash out as a highly paid Citigroup executive. Later came BACK through the revolving door to join the Obama administration – and earned a $21 million “golden parachute” bonus from Citi for doing so – and became the country’s top trade negotiator. The emails we uncovered show that behind closed doors, lobbyists at big banks like Goldman Sachs told Froman what new giveaways they needed for the TPP to be “a meaningful agreement for our industry.” He delivered. The TPP would give big banks sweeping new powers to use unaccountable ISDS (“investor-state dispute settlement”) tribunals to attack U.S. financial regulations – exactly what Elizabeth Warren has warned about. It’s the strategy Big Tobacco has used to challenge public health laws worldwide. And all this happened despite strong public support for tougher rules reining in Wall Street. It’s long past time to say NO to the TPP once and for all. Tell Congress: Oppose the disastrous TPP trade deal – and stand up against any attempt to force the bill through during the “lame duck” session! Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton (heck, even Donald Trump) have come out against the TPP. Members of Congress can read the writing on the wall, too. They’re terrified to support the TPP in advance of the elections in November. But there’s a good chance Wall Street and its corporate friends will try to ram the TPP through during the “lame duck” session after the election. We can’t let Wall Street’s strategy work. Tell Congress: Oppose the disastrous TPP trade deal – and stand up against any attempt to force the bill through during the “lame duck” session! Thanks for taking action, The Team at Rootstrikers THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION CONTINUES. MORE THAN NEVER. Electing a new crew of Congressmen is vital : To end big money buying elections and to cap the amount of State money our democracy is compelling To end WS and big corporations endless cheatings with corrupt gov blessings ahead of « revolving door » as legal briberies To cut that sectarian, jungle-like pool and mafia-style bandit-tech ruling. To open the politics field to diversity, as a vital source of regeneration. This system is dead. A generation is passing away. Inevitably. They will be remembered as the electoral big thefts and corrupt politicial crew America never housed before. This last extremely poor standing is their epitaph. WE CAME, WE SAW, THEY PANICKED, CHEATED AND SO WE WON. GOOD BYE. Tchao ! The bastard culture is not my cup of tea. Champagne, Leonardo ! Love You. I beleive in love and men of class, not in vulgarity, insanity and dirtiness.