Conservatives have all but destroyed democracy in America. Rather than a country built on the will of the people we are seeing a shift to “one dollar equals one vote”, a system that favors the wealthy in this country who do not want to pay taxes or play by the same rules as the rest of us.
This disintegration has been going on for a long time. But we had some level of election rules that limited it. Now it seems all the breaks are off. It’s like the wild, wild, west.
The Koch brothers and the Tea Party have succeeded in their strategy to “divide and conquer”.
People focusing on their own interests, and not the interests of others, has left us all vulnerable to the power of the few.
Money influences Congress and money has even influenced the Supreme Court. An ideology of “wealthy entitlement” permeates politics now. Congress is no longer influenced by the wealthy it is the slave of them.
The genie has been let out of the bottle and we can’t hope to get them to put it back. Congress will not create legislation to curb their addiction to money. Supreme Court Justices who have taken money from the rich, (shame on you), will not stand up and police their own ranks.
So what do we do?
Here is an idea. It will take a smart lawyer or many lawyers to accomplish this but we have to do something or lose the principles this nation was built on.
We have to sue the US Government for breach of contract, specifically the US Constitution’s Freedom of Speech clause.
First we must establish that free speech is no longer “FREE” in this country. Note how the wealthy and powerful control all media in this country now and how the government has given them license to do so through the FCC, etc. Further, prove how the government by allowing for the creation of these “MONOPOLIES” and other “Corporate Monopolies” has limited our free speech rights.
FREE SPEECH should include the right to have Choices and select freely and fairly, products or candidates in a free market economy through competition of quality and value not by buying the media. This concept should extend to politics as well. We should have a right to unbiased information in a Democracy when electing our representatives.
The following is an example of the monopoly in media in this country.
These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In AmericaFree Speech should be FREE, free for everyone. The recourse is to sue for equal time and the dismantling of Monopolies in America. Individuals should have the same rights to advertise on a government sanctioned medium in this country at NO COST as a meter of FREE SPEECH. Money should no longer give one person or candidate an edge over another due to wealth. Furthermore, there should be disclaimers clearly indicating when something represents a bias or opinion rather than fact. You know, like what Fox News does all the time.
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You can’t stop money in politics so you have to eliminate the advantage it gives.
This plan includes, Radio, TV, and the US Mail System. They are all authorized to operate by the government.
Let’s make FREE SPEECH FREE FOR EVERYONE!
It’s “WE THE PEOPLE” not we the Corporation or we the wealthy.