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Contary to popular opinion, the US Constitution not only failed to produce a democracy but did not even create a representative democracy. In addition to the exclusion of women, the propertyless, slaves and indentured servants from the right to vote, the original Constitution had built-in protections against democracy, which was just as now was considered then by some to be "tryanny of the majority."
The failure to educate our children about the genuine history of the US and the systematic brainwashing to convince them we live in a democracy has obscured the fact that we could have a much more representative government if we would give up worship of the Founders and abandon the ridiculous notion of "original intent" that suggests the constitution was written on stone tablets and handed down by God.
In this episode, Greg Wasson of Committee for Petition Rights in Oregon discusses how we can create a more representative government and the pros and cons of various ideas.
This show will be rebroadcast on April 11 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio Network.
Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to explain the true costs of corporate control of the US government.
Another Monday...snow on the ground...politics in the air. America has been called "the greatest example of democracy in the world." One man, one vote!!! Canadians fashion their government after the people of Great Britain without the monarchy. After all, Canada was once part of Great Britain. Israel, like Canada and Great Britain is a Parliamentarian form of government. When the party in power loses its popularity, the opposing party may call for a "vote of confidence." The result are new elections. However, in the United States, we elect a leader, the President, for a four year term. He or she may serve by the will of the people for two terms, eight years, at which time new candidates may run for the elected office. American government is an example of the Roman form of democracy or a Republic. Let's get the discussion moving. Call us at 646-595-3275.
Host Doretha Mary from the 13th colony and Host Tehuti of Your Bookstore for Justice, interviews Mr. Neely Fuller Jr., author of The United Independent Compensatory Code System Concept. Mr. Fuller provides information for the individual about what a person can do and say in day to day life to produce justice. Justice meaning no one mistreated and the person needing help the most receives the most constructive help in all areas of people activity in society including economics, education, entertainment,labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war.
The matter sometimes referred to as the 'Race' problem is the original, basic initial unfinished business among people of the known universe. To eliminate any major problem among people we must first eliminate the problem of Functional Racism which is White Supremacy. Not all white people. The White men, women and children who practice and promote mistreating Black and all non-white people because of greed and this thing called 'Race'-a political strategy.
jeff, dennis and susan are talking and hope you will join in. we start with whatever we are finding interesting and go from there... is there a modern democracy? do we need organized government? are ism's obsolete? are we, as indviduals, ready to be empowered and participate directly through our communication technology, in the development of our future socio/economic systems? if that's not enough... we will think of something... with your help, we hope.
At first blush, the two relevant terms in today's episode may seem too closely related to be different. They are.
We invite you to join us as we look into the similarities and differences between democracy, and Human Rights. Join us live by calling into today's episode, or join us in our lively chat room by going to the bottom of this page.
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Heidi Boghosian talks about government surveillance, corporate power and public resistance with Robert Scheer. Heidi Boghosian is Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild. Robert Scheer is Editor-in-Chief of Truthdig.
"Heidi Boghosian's Spying on Democracy is the answer to the question, 'if you're not doing anything wrong, why should you care if someone's watching you?'" ~ Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU and former FBI agent
Michael German says that "this unrestrained spying is inevitably used to suppress the most essential tools of democracy: the press, political activists, civil rights advocates and conscientious insiders who blow the whistle on corporate malfeasance and government abuse."
Heidi adds, “If the trend is permitted to continue, we will soon live in a society where nothing is confidential, no information is really secure, and our civil liberties are under constant surveillance and control.”
Source: C-Span: Book Discussion on Spying on Democracy
Music includes William Valenti - Congress For Sale, Willie Nelson - Peaceful Solution, Capitol Steps - Hotel Arizona, Herman's Hermits Parody - I'm Pleading The Fifth I Am, Phillip Glass - Cloudscape
'Feed Your Head' is off tonight. Catch RA (Ruthann Amarteifio) over at 'Here-Be-Monsters on BTR for 'The Ceremony' with Gwendolyn Holden Barry and others as we celebrate the Winter Solstice!!
"Progress Toward Democrcy w/ Brian Stetten and Ruthann RA Amarteifio' is happy to welcome Danny Weil back!!
We begin by Brian Stetten briefly discussing right wing libertarian insanity and the promotion of freedom and democracy for plutocrats only.
Then education/labor activist, and public attorney Danny Weil will discuss picking your poison: Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. How the plutocrats made a mockery of representative democracy!
Danny Weil is a writer for Project Censored and Daily Censored. He received the Project Censored "Most Censored" News Stories of 2009-10 award for his article: "Neoliberalism, Charter Schools and the Chicago Model / Obama and Duncan's Education Policy: Like Bush's, Only Worse," published by Counterpunch, August 24, 2009.
Dr. Weil has published more than seven books on education in the past 20 years. You can also read much more about the for-profit, predatory colleges in his writings found at Counterpunch.com, Dailycensored.com, dissidentvoice.com and Project Censored.com where he has covered the issue of the privatization of education for years. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His book, an encyclopedia on charter schools, entitled: "Charter School Movement: History, Politics, Policies, Economics and Effectiveness," 641 pages, was published in August of 2009 by Grey House Publishing, New York, and provides a scathing look at the privatization of education through charter schools.
Brian Stetten and Ruthann Amarteifio are still looking for democracy!.
"America's Police State"
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