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  •  We'll know it's losing power when Citizen's United (9+ / 0-)

    has gone the way of Dred Scott. Until then, ALEC and all their ilk will continue to hold the puppet strings of our so called government.

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

    by nailbender on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:06:19 PM PDT

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    •  Perhaps some "vigilante campaign finance reform"? (5+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Stude Dude, commonmass, Musial, karmsy

      Nonviolent, of course, but perhaps there's some way to interrupt the flow of money through civil disobedience.

      Going faster miles an hour, with the radio on.

      by Troubadour on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:20:12 PM PDT

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      •  look at the history of single issue groups, you (1+ / 0-)
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        tell the politician credibly that their career is over because you have the votes if they oppose your demands, its not rocket science you just have to control the margin of victory. Madison said tyranny is when the branches of government are unified. That happened in USSR as well as here with the Supreme Court taking over Congress and its coordinated political movement conforming the states to tea Party programs. With a gridlocked congress dictating to a willing executive hostage, you have a similar collapse of constitutional structures loosely unified by a Tea Party consensus. But read Sumner's The True Grandeur of Nations, it was like this in 1845 on the eve of the Mexican War and national slavery.

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