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"Occupy Congress And Change The World!"

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 5:17pm 2 Comments

Put together a slate of candidates that are honest people drawn from the occupy movement's ranks and elect them to Congress. The first order of business is to take big money out of federal politics. Pass the Fair Elections Now Act (S. 750 and H.R. 1404). A law where political candidates for federal office would raise a large number of small contributions from their communities in order to qualify for Fair Elections funding. Contributions are limited to $100.00. Strictly voluntary by the…

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At 9:53am on November 19, 2011, Ben Roberts said…

Welcome, David.  You say you want a revolution?  Well, you know...  

You've got some company on that, and some folks who get freaked out by what it conjures up for them.  Such an interesting and provocative word!  What does "revolution" look like for you?  Sounds like fodder for a blog post!

I like the "term" (r)evolution myself.  Is it possible that the old systems are crumbling on their own to a large degree, and we simply need to "hospice" them?  Meanwhile, is it also possible that a new set of paradigms across multiple dimensions and on a global basis are already gestating, and our job is to "midwife" their emergence?  

Cheers,

Ben Roberts

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