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The People Rise & Fight

When the people choose the rule of law…

In 1776 the former colonies told the King of England and all kings, that a new kind of nation would obey a document instead. In 1789 the 13 crown colonies became 13 states who submitted to the power of that Constitution. This document made the people the ultimate source of power.
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The wealthy would-be royals have always been able to moderate the power of the people. Starting with Reagan and accelerating with Nixon defenders in Clinton’s house and senate and going supersonic with Fox’s Cheney Administration.. The “symptom” that is Trump is the biggest (and most real) opportunity for the wealthy few to end the constitution completely.
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Going back to Clinton/Obama/Biden centrism will do nothing to save our constitutional rights let alone improve or expand them. The people must remind the few who are stealing from and threatening the world that we still intend to be moderated by LAW and not ruled by WEALTH.
 

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Open-Primaries movement? More democracy?

Open Primaries Movement Interview with John Opdycke of OpenPrimaries.org

From Bradblog (http://bradblog.com/?p=11660)

“What the open primaries movement is pushing for is public primaries, not partisan primaries,” he tells me, citing states like California, Nebraska and Washington that hold “Top Two” primaries (also known as “Cajun” or “Jungle” primaries) for many elected public offices, allowing candidates of all (or no) parties to compete against each other to run in the general election. “This is a fundamentally different conception of what a primary is. It’s a public primary. Not a partisan primary.”

While recognizing that political parties are private organizations with a First Amendment right to organize as they see fit, Opdycke explains how the result blocks people from the process and makes it nearly impossible to change the system. “They control the political process. They control the boards of elections. They control how redistricting is done. They control the primaries. They control voter registration. They control every aspect. They even control the Presidential debates. And we Americans, we’ve participated in that. We have in some ways ceded our power to these political organizations and I think the time has come to take that back. Not abolish political parties, but simply return them to an appropriate place.”

The April 21 BRADCAST is worth a listen! (www.bradblog.com)

 

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