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Ralph Nader "Ron Paul & Bernie Sanders Have Teamed Up To Go After The Military Budget" [VIDEO]

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 07:00 AM
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Ok here is our chance!

Get behind this one!!

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES!!
Tell them this is important to YOU the constituent ----THE PERSON WHO THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT!





We can do this!


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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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HEY NOW FOLKS!!!

WHO'S GOING TO CALL THEIR CONGRESSMEN?

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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What you going to do, stop all the drug running, and close down all the military underground bases, with what?

No way you will stop the people is this system.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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Cool, democracy ain't dead yet and starting to wake up out of the corporate induced coma.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Democracy? That in itself is an un-sustainable entity, friend. Democracy means rule of the people. At this time we are living under "Rule by Presidential Edict." The two most common forms of democracy are direct democracy and representative democracy. In direct democracy everyone takes part in making a decision, as in a town meeting or a referendum. The specific rules may vary: perhaps everyone must agree, perhaps there must be consensus, perhaps a mere majority is required to make a decision. The other, better known form of democracy is a representative democracy. People elect representative to make decisions or laws. Again, specifics vary greatly. In America the elective College elects a president, not a popular vote.

And, surprise, a Representative Democracy is a kind of Republic.
Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was asked:
“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
He replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

What distinguishes a Republic is that it has an fully elected government. Representative democracies are, therefor, a kind of republic. Self-appointed governments such as monarchies, dictatorships, oligarchies, theocracies and juntas are not republics. However, this still allows for a wide spectrum. The classic is the Roman Republic, in which only a tiny percentage of citizens, members of the nobility, were allowed to vote for the Senators, who made the laws and also acted as Rome's supreme court. Most people would say that Rome was a Republic, but not a democracy, since it was very close to being an oligarchy, rule by the few. Although the Roman Republic was not a dictatorship (until Augustus Caesar grabbed power), it did not allow for rule of the people. In both theory and practice the Soviet Union, that late evil empire, was a republic (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) because the lawmakers were elected, if only by the Communist Party members.

Beginning with the Constitution's adoption, America has been a Republic. But the dominant trend over the last two centuries has been to make it into a democracy as well, a representative democracy, also known as a democratic republic.

The simple fact is that the United States is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. It is inaccurate to use the two terms interchangeably. The source of authority and treatment of minorities are different for these two forms of government. In a democracy, the majority rules, meaning that there are no protections for minority rights. Whatever the majority wants rules the day. A republic, in contrast, is rule by law, and the law can protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

In a Democracy, People hold the power to rule directly. Examples of democracy in action in this country include initiative and referendum, where the people vote directly on specific issues. Naturally, it would be impractical to try to administer an entire country if the people had to have a direct vote on every issue. According to Madison: "In a democracy, the people meet and exercise the government in person; in a republic, they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents" (Federalist Papers, 14, 1787). avalon.law.yale.edu...

So, to sum up, America is a Democratic Republic, plain and simple. By, and for, the People. Let's not ever forget that.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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Naturally, it would be impractical to try to administer an entire country if the people had to have a direct vote on every issue


5 or 10 years ago maybe. Now with the internet, facbook, twitter, ATS, news groups and plenty of other communication methods the common voice of the people is getting herd. How else do you explain the power shift going on in congress? There are great advantages where people who are interested in a topic can discuss issues, with the best ideas eventually rising to the top.

The legal system, while directed by government is still an entity unto its self with its own history, purpose and procedures. It works outside of the dynamic governing influences for a more stable, long term approach to the cultural definitions of acceptable behaviour. All society's have a law system of some kind.



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by kwakakev
reply to post by autowrench
 

5 or 10 years ago maybe. Now with the internet, facbook, twitter, ATS, news groups and plenty of other communication methods the common voice of the people is getting herd. How else do you explain the power shift going on in congress? There are great advantages where people who are interested in a topic can discuss issues, with the best ideas eventually rising to the top.


Agreed



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Why should the nation need $1 Trillion a year plus in financing while the nation is sinking?

The military budget needs to get chopped as well as The Iraq Theatre ended in Aug 09 and does not require as big of a financing as it once did. We can shave like 75% for funding for Iraq and transfer like half over to Afghan and keep the rest to finance things like infastructure, job creation.



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