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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.
Mitchell’s guest today is Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS and author of Reclaiming Our Democracy..
In 1995 Daley-Harris initiated the Microcredit Summit Campaign which surpassed its initial goal of reaching 100 million of the world’s poorest families with microloans in 2007. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus said: “…no other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign.”Daley-Harris is author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which, according to President Jimmy Carter “provides a road map for global involvement in planning a better future.
Sam was a guest on A Better World Radio some time back discussing his work with and connected to Micro-Credit and Dr. Yunus.Sam will be discussing his effective work on reclaiming Democracy on a grass-roots level with Mitchell.
Good evening, tomorrow on The Meter, we will cover the two major United States Supreme Court rulings this week: Obamacare and gay marriage. What does the gay marriage ruling mean for the country? Is Christianity now obsolete? In Obamacare the dissenting judges declare democracy is under assault and that the court is legislating from the bench while the majority focuses on the intent of the law rather than the actual language. Also, the Confederate flag is being removed from all aspects of American life. Is this an insult to Southern heritage or is the flag offensive? Please join the intense debate at 9:00 AM. The call in number is 347-308-8933. Your input is essential. w
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.
Recent study at Princeton determined that the US is no longer has the critical elements necessary to qualify as a democratic republic. No, voting alone just does not do it.
The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite which is called an oligarchy.
So concludes a recent study -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1537592714001595
-- by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.
This is not news, you say. Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it:
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power.
In the next two hours your host, Bob Kirkconnell, author of American Heart of Darkness, will explore this startling fact, and the ramifications. Hey, call in and tell us what you think!
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.
"The democraticaspiration is no mere recent phase in human history...it was written in Magna Carta." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1941 Inaugural Address
Stephen Smith will be joining us "In the Pickle Barrel" to help us understand the ancestor of the American Democratic Experiment. Although Magna Carta was not perfect (what really is?), it set in motion a stream of changes that were the basis of the Constitution of the United States of America.
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We are building an ongoing referendum and nomination system to all participating nations. We invite participation from all people from all nations and activists from all issues. We have to stop treating candidates like celebrities and demi-gods and start treating them like the employees that they are. This is how we should approach elections too. Start by changing the ballot to be more efficient for the cost of running an election. Make each election a referendum on issues compiled from transparent public polls. From that, you know WHAT the election is about and can start taking applications for the various executive positions required to achieve those goals. Such a ballot would ask the voter to vote on each issue AND choose the candidate best qualified for the position to which they applied.