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How about our own elections Roots, Aims & Increasing Powers of Large Foundations.

For over 100 years now the oligarchs through their large tax exempt foundations have been working their similar collective will directly in the public and private realms and behind the scenes of government.

Now with the Citizens United decision the control of culture, information, public opinion and the actual workings of the government by pre-selected hand picked officials is nearly completely dominated by these established powers as many of us here at the DP have witnessed. (* for my money take out the "nearly" from the last sentence)

The unspoken conspiracy of shared interest exist among these many disparate entities in simply maintaining, consolidating and increasing their own, now global reach and power.

Whether the name behind it is Koch or Soros, Ford, Rockefeller or Carnegie, it seems today they are reaching a tipping point a critical mass of power and reach, where the population is dumbed down enough and impoverished just enough to easily manipulate, steer, and control. With enough regulation, selectively enforceable laws, tyrannical edicts, and the technology in place to handle any smart Americans still left running in their rat race, when need arises, they would seem quite capable on that day of putting us in our place as less than the free people we thought we were. Most Americans will be surprised when the wheel stops spinning.

It seems that we must consider the long term damage this type of monopolization of the American dialog has created over the last decades as we try and rebuild the Republic and take back the education of our children, academia, our money, culture, and our government. We are currently greatly out gunned and our adversaries have a 100 year head start with seemly clear goals and,(as they control the printing presses)unlimited funds.

My questions are; Can we leave these moneyed powers, these massive monopolies in place that never should have formed and prospered in America to perpetuate our entire national identity under the central banking system run by the same?
How do we solve this consolidation of power peacefully and in reconciled principle as Jeffersonian liberals and conservative libertarians while restoring the Republic?

Must we as The Declaration of Independence reads begin on our own accord to hold elections and created a new government?

For your quick reference the long version of the quote often taken from the Declaration of Independence concerning forming a new government:
" We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."

It would seem we need a plan here folks? I am a person accustom to devising solutions and executing them in my personal life and business. I am now awake to our problems to an extent that I am trying to devise a path to solutions, to begin the discussion of a plan that might be accepted by the majority needed to turn the tide.
I fear our time is short.

Do you think we would be shot if we organized new elections completely outside of the federal system and with our own money?
What if we got more people to turn out than the last federal election did?
What kind of statement would that make? (hand counted paper ballots of course, witnessed by no less than local two notaries known to be opposing, no computers. When done dump all the ballots on the Congress floor Mr. Smith style. Millions of them I would suppose.)

Here is where I open it up to you.
Please watch Andrew's good video link below.
Consider how Citizens United (which RP supports and I do in theory) furthers the powers I described above.
Consider our ideology and how to reconcile it and throw me a bone or two to chew on and freshen up my own thoughts on a solution short of replacing the entire government (messy).

Is there a way out without a shooting war? I have to hope. (messier)

Very good video explanation of the foundations here by Andrew Gavin Marshall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kBdt6...

Thanks for being here everyone. You are a source of strength, hope, and inspiration!
Cheers!



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