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Creating a Paradigm Shift - OpenDebates2016.com - A Massive Coalition For Change

In light of statements in regards to the Commission on Presidential Debates such as “a fraud on the American voter” and “The debate commission is a corrupt duopoly.”, Free and Equal Elections Foundation hosted the 2012 “3rd Party” Presidential debates that were moderated by Larry King and Thom Hartmann and viewed by an estimated 20 million people.

A number of us who worked with Free & Equal last year have even bigger plans moving forward. We believe that with laying the groundwork down now, we can create debates that are viewed by far more than 20 million people and really help restore honest presidential debates in America.

Our 4 point plan to restore open and honest debates in 2016 and let alternative voices and ideas be heard can be found at


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Viva la r3volution!

“In dictatorships, it’s common for political insiders to hinder or even silence non-establishment challengers. To do that in America, which supposedly champions open elections, is outrageous and intolerable. But that is just what the Commission on Presidential Debates has done.”
- Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel editorial

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Ron Paul's 2007 rEVOLution was a cake walk by comparison to petitioning for Nader's ballot access and open debates. The campaigns (96/00/04) had amassed dozens of law suits in dozens of states each election, and we lost every law suit they had, the ones they actually heard (many law suits they dismissed.. it was all about bankrupting the campaign).

It was a brutal experience, at one point, I received a call from a dectective 250 miles from me to tell me that I was being charged with assult. I thought there must be some kind of mistake.. the officer wouldn't tell me who, or much of anything, just kept asking me about the campaign and said the case was going to the DA and it would be up to the DA to make a case. We were constantly harrassed, vandalized, false arrests, broken noses, arms.. police would tell us to leave.. no help.. when I look back, to this day, I shudder.

I admit, I asked Ron Paul to run indy, and Kent Snyder told me that wasn't going to happen, so get on the bus or do what I want. I gave Nader a 4th vote (not because I agree with Nader politically, I agree that debates and ballots should be open and have worked hard, with a group of former poll workers like me who witnessed election fraud).

I didn't join the GOP until a little over two years ago. Ron Paul was right. I didn't want to be a republican.. but now I see, there is tons of opportunity.. we could all be making a living promoting liberty within the GOP.. and that is how we lose things like the tea party.. things get "co-opted_, because politics is business, and those who understand, make businesses. That's what we should be doing, county by county, state by state, candidate by candiate, issue by issue.. that's how we win.


Let's git-r-done!

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

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It was good to hear from you the other day. One thing I can say about you is that you're not easily deterred. You dust yourself off no matter what, and get right back in there.
After working roughly 5 local and National campaigns over the last 14 years, I've become a bit of a cynic. And even though I don't have much faith left in our political system with the power of the media and e-voting machines, I'll support your efforts if I can.
If some sort of pressure can be applied on the lady you mentioned on the phone, then maybe something can come of it. You never know unless you try. (trying to be positive here)

Independents have been the fastest growing block of voters for a while now. The R's and D's are hemorrhaging more people every day.

Fox Business has even tried to capitalize on this lately with a new show called .....wait for it....."The Independents."

Best of luck in your efforts, and if things don't work out, then save me a place down in Mexico for plan B. I'll work for cheap....;)

It's always good to talk with you Jefferson!

I wish I was traveling with my boss to Austin next month so I could drop by your place again! (Ben will be in Austin on January 18th)

And this statement of yours - "I don't have much faith left in our political system with the power of the media and e-voting machines" - either do I! That's exactly why I'm focusing on building alternative media and debates rather than candidates!

(I'm planning to be in Oaxaca most of 2017 - see you there!;)

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