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Thread #132957   Message #3024769
Posted By: Little Hawk
05-Nov-10 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: We've Lost the Republic (Lessig)
Subject: RE: BS: We've Lost the Republic (Lessig)
Yes, indeedy. People have to stop jumping to instantaneous partisan conclusions based on some fragment of what someone has said, and look at the entirety of what the person says. That video explains the essential problem in the USA to a "T". Just follow the money trail and you will see how the government has fallen into control of the moneyed few at the top of the feeding chain.

Election campaigns should be limited to only 8 weeks, as is the case in most western democracies. Corporate campaign contributions should not be permitted at all. Lobbying Congress should not be permitted at all. Matter of fact, there should be a public purse available that modestly funds all the candidates equally during the 8 week campaign...and that gives them all equal air time on the mass media...and a media which allows THEM to say what they want to say and to be interviewed at length in regards to that afterward, rather than forcing them to give brief answers to pre-cooked and manipulative questions asked by some jerk like that interviewer on CNN. (the guy with the beard, I forget his name at the moment, but he's there constantly, it seems)