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originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: maplecustom
a reply to: DBCowboy
Howand why on Gods earth do you find this such a bad thing?
Because I don't want someone to dictate to me how I live my life. If you give responsibility over to someone else for your health and education, then that entity will get to dictate;
What you learn
How you learn
How much you learn
What you eat & What you drink
What you smoke
How much you eat, When you eat
originally posted by: Gumerk
I am neither 'middle class', nor am I a vet.
So.... just assuming, for a moment, that the words from a politicians mouth have any 'weight' at all, and this is tough, if I were to vote got your boy, what will he do for me?
And what makes you think that anything that he has said, thus far, will still be his feelings and thoughts once he tasted heady (and corrupting) 'Power' (tm)!
No one seems to have achieved this, yet.
We just mindlessly keep feeding our virgins to the volcano...
The very first thing that comes to my mind is overturning citizens united. This should help us all right away by getting big money out of politics and restoring our democracy.
other things Bernie would do that could be for you -- Potentially For You
We aren’t going to get there just by electing a president who believes in and is committed to restoring our democracy. We’re going to get there by building a movement – a movement with enough power not only to elect a president but to insist that all of our elected representatives return power to the people, a movement that not only identifies the deep corruption of our politics but rejects cynicism and instead insists on solutions, action and accountability.
On keeping his word and corruption --
Corruption -- The very first thing that comes to mind is his grassroots movement. He's called for a political revolution from We The People of the United States and has refused to take any money from Super PAC's or big money corporate lobbyist. It's all funded by the people.
keeping his word -- His history up to this point is all we can go by. I can point out some examples in particular. As mayor of Burlington, he ran a tight ship on a tight budget, grew the economy, and attracted local business by creating trade associations, giving new entrepreneurs start-up funding, and offering technical assistance.
Yet he also protected low-wage workers, financed training programs for women, implemented neighborhood planning assemblies (NPAs), raised taxes on business, and created organizations to empower the people, including a Youth Office, an Arts Council, and a Women’s Council.
Bernie is beloved by his constituents more than any other senator in the United States, with the highest approval rating (83%) in the nation.
“I do not say, ‘Elect Bernie Sanders for president, I'm going to solve all of these problems.’ We need millions of people to stand up and fight back, to demand that government represents all of us, not just the one percent. I'm trying to create a movement. That is what my campaign is about – that is not what Hillary Clinton's establishment campaign is about.”
While in college, he marched for civil rights.
originally posted by: Gumerk
a reply to: namelesss
That's one of the most nicest, yet sincere responses to a thread on ATS I've ever received. It gets me to thinking as well. A genuineness comes through on my end of reading it. Thank you