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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Gumerk
We the people hate each other too much to set our differences aside.
originally posted by: Gumerk
So, no matter which way we lean be it right left or in between why can't we all come together on this one major issue in our government? When big money has more control over our elected representatives then we do it's a sin against the people.
I'm talking about campaign finance reform, somehow coming up with a system that caters to the people not the private political country clubs that are the R's and D's, and getting lobbyists away from our elected representatives.
If everyone 'conservatives, liberals, independents, progressives, etc.' made this a no wiggle room issue and would pursue it consistently while standing firm and not getting divided up on this one important issue why couldn't it be achieved?
Make it a coalition or an alliance, whatever we want to call it. But the bottom line and purpose for our unity would be to get big money out of our politics and make our elected officials strictly focus on We The People. No more big donors. No more pharmaceutical lobbyists stuffing our politicians pockets. No more any of that. Just our elected representatives holding themselves accountable to us and only us.
Why is that so hard? How did we get to where we are now with this form of corruption where our politicians are bought and paid for? How do we get to where we need to be?
Why don't we put aside differences and all get on the same page for this one key issue? I'm talking nationwide. Surely it's easily an issue the majority of the people can unify on. Once this is done we can go back to debating and wrestling with each other but this is important!
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Gumerk
It's like term limits.
Something else they will never do.
Why would they vote to eliminate a key source of wealth and power and influence?
originally posted by: Kettu
a reply to: Tempter
And from the numbers I've seen only a few thousand can get you what you want.
Someone ought to start a crowd funding site for citizen-lobying efforts. Kind of like a GoFundMe or something.
Anyone know how to get something like that started?