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Trump is finally on message. It is a message we all need to hear. The only candidate I will not touch is Hillary Clinton — she is the personification of the rigged system. She stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders by stealing all of the primaries where there were no paper ballots with which to contest the manipulated electronic results.
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Stanford University has documented this. This is an incontrovertible fact, one that Donald Trump strangely refuses to mention in public. He has this to say on page What has taken place over the last generation is a highly complicated merger of crime and policy, of stealing and government. Far from taking care of the rest of us, the financial leaders of America and their political servants have seemingly reached the cynical conclusion that our society is not work saving and have taken on a new mission that involved not creating wealth for us all, but simply absconding with whatever wealth remains in our hollowed out economy.
I am a professional intelligence officer who has fought for a quarter center to bring some semblance of intelligence and integrity back into the professional. I published this piece at the time after first sending his secretary an email pointing out the errors of fact to him directly.
Including in the above link are these links, which are the tip of the iceberg on just one of the twelve ways in which the two-party tyranny controls elections and manipulates the results. Mongoose: Expect Electoral Fraud in ….
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All of these organizations have potential, all of these organizations are marginalized right now. The table below lists a tiny fraction of the organizations that could be brought together in a National Electoral Reform Coalition that in turn attracts economic and social justice groups and others to this common cause — electoral reform is ROOT, without electoral reform — twelve fixes together, no issue will receive an honest complete hearing. There are twelve specific reforms that must be implemented, together. The below graphic, something I have been working on for six years, drawing on thousands of people who are intimately familiar with how easily electoral fraud is accomplished using each of the twelve areas where these corrective measures would apply inciting to riot, a George Soros specialty, is not addressed here, that is already against the law, the law is simply not enforced against establishment agitators and white paramilitary shooters seeking to pin cop deaths on Black Lives Matter peaceful protesters.
It is essential to note that this discussion applies only to federal elections. While state citizens can and should demand an equal level of integrity in state and local elections, any federal legislation on electoral reform is applicable only to federal elections. Such legislation has been introduced nine times, the last four times by Ron Paul, and all nine times the two-party tyranny has voted to block electoral reform of any kind. FIX: Public funding for all candidates at all stages of each race, phasing down to top three for the primaries and top three for the general.
FIX: Equal time, both in person and time for advertising at no cost, on all public networks which is to say, every media outlet operating on a broadcast license or registered with the IRS as a public company.
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FIX: Restore the debates to the League of Women Voters who had the integrity to automatically includes 3rd, 4th, and even 5th party candidates as well as Independents, and to not provide the questions in advance to favor one candidate. NEW: requires each candidate in the general election for President to name a full Cabinet in advance, and organizes mulitple Cabinet-level debates for each Cabinet office. FIX: Ends all forms of party manipulation of how their nominee is chosen. Indeed, there is much to be said for the ending of all forms of party involvement in the election process once all individual candidates can count on equal access and equal funding.
FIX: Make Election Day a national holiday with free public transportation and liberal leave, all employers are required to accommodate at least two hours absence if needed. FIX: Paper ballots counted publicly each hour on the hour, with independent exit polls not the corrupt national polling companies now controlled by the two-party tyranny and the Wall Street elite. This eliminates both the easily hacked electronic voting machines and the practice of discarding the actual vote and reporting the desired vote to the state, now possible because of secret back room vote tallying.
It is a dense, sometimes boring read, but the result is a very important understanding of the enormous political, legal and financial effort involved in a presidential candidacy. It will certainly challenge your notion of American "freedom". Apr 21, Ellen rated it really liked it. If you're interested in politics and have ever wished we had more parties than two to choose from, or if you've wondered exactly why third parties just don't seem to have much of a chance in U.
Not only does Amato's insider view of the Nader campaign make for fascinating reading,but by the end of the book I was absolutely fuming about the anti-democratic moves both Dems and the GOP have made to limit any other political party's participation in our political If you're interested in politics and have ever wished we had more parties than two to choose from, or if you've wondered exactly why third parties just don't seem to have much of a chance in U.
Not only does Amato's insider view of the Nader campaign make for fascinating reading,but by the end of the book I was absolutely fuming about the anti-democratic moves both Dems and the GOP have made to limit any other political party's participation in our political system Aug 19, Gina Robbins rated it really liked it. Interesting and articulate account on the unreasonable hurdles third parties must clear to get on the ballot.
The two-party machine is too powerful to allow for fair play or philosophical diversity. By the Oak Parker who was Nader's 3-time campaign manager. Oct 22, Neil Crossan rated it really liked it. Dec 7, Donald Trump recently suggested that he would consider running for President as an independent if none of the GOPers impressed him enough. Although I would welcome it because it could increase the spotlight on the barriers to running as an independent, I think Trump doesn't understand what it means and costs to run an effective independent presidential campaign.
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When Michael Bloomberg was mulling an independent run for president his supposed budget was around a half a billion. Is Dec 7, Donald Trump recently suggested that he would consider running for President as an independent if none of the GOPers impressed him enough. Is Trump ready to drop that sort of cash? Probably not and if he wants to learn all the other barriers he's going to face in trying to just get on the ballet he should probably read The Grand Illusion. The book highlights two injustices, 1 the actual rules such as amount of signatures you need to qualify for state ballots and 2 The intentional abuse of these rules by those in power to keep undesirables off the ballot.
Form a historical perspective the Nader campaigns of '00 and '04 are interesting in their own right, but add in the component of how these barriers keep other from running should be more concerning and you have an entertaining read. The current field of GOPers painfully shows that the talented gifted people we need to run for office don't want to.
One of the ways we can change that is by changing how are elections are run. View 2 comments. Nov 04, [Name Redacted] marked it as to-read. Sounds fascinating, but i hope it isn't one of those books full of "shocked" declarations that we don't live in a true democracy.
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Scott rated it liked it. This book is my jam. Theresa Amato was Ralph Nader's campaign manager in and I got a big kick out of her war stories and her righteous indignation about the two party duopoly that dominates American politics. The book starts off really hot but gets bogged down in the middle - much like Nader's campaign did.
Amato shares vivid memories of the panoply of roadblocks and attacks the campaign suffered.
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And while I appreciate the work that went into detailing all the various tactics the Dem This book is my jam. And while I appreciate the work that went into detailing all the various tactics the Democrats deployed against Nader, reading through various repetitive court cases becomes a bit of a slog. The second part of the book, after the lawsuits, is thorough and worthwhile as it recites the long litany against our broken electoral system's many failures. Deborah rated it really liked it Jun 01, Semyon Vostrikov rated it really liked it Dec 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Theresa Amato. Theresa Amato.
Chicago-born Theresa Amato is a public advocate and author who has worked for two decades, from the local to the international, for and with several nonprofit organizations to advance civic rights by training citizen advocates, promoting access to information, watchdogging government and corporate power, and influencing public policy.