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Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform (TED)

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Did he really???

Did he rally just advocate bribing politicians to end bribery?

Protect your assets and profit from the greatest wealth transfer in history.

Money will always influence government.

The only solution as Ron Paul has pointed out is to minimize the size of government.

This guy is a likable speaker as most on TED are. He used many standard buzz words and phrases to give people a good feeling much as Obama did to get elected. However, he seems shrewdly void of details. I assume he is wanting yet another round of campaign finance reform. Do you hear a call for ending the Fed, stopping the foreign intervention, legalizing drugs, states rights, a federal government of original constituional size, ending transfer payments and bailouts of all types, endorsing House members like Amash, Jones and Massie?

Just walk it off, donate to my PAC so we can buyoff politians and the problem might go away.

Republic, Lost

Lessig wrote a whole book on campaign finance reform called Republic, Lost here. A buddy recommended it and I didn't expect much from it. But I was pleasantly surprised with some really solid ideas. I can't watch the video, but I figured I'd note that Ted talks are generally short and thus how much detail can a guy really get into? Lessig was the youngest ever delegate in '80 for Reagan, and more recently worked in the Obama administration. He is a conservative turned liberal, but paid serious heed in his book to libertarians. It's worth a read, you might be surprised. Most important to note is that his suggestions for getting money out of politics are pretty much a-political, so don't be turned off by his political affiliations alone. Cheers,

Barking up the wrong tree...

Campaign finance reform is NOT the answer.

The real problem is simple... we're giving our elected officials a free pass on usurping powers not delegated to them in the Constitution.

Thanks for posting this!

The solution they discuss is simple. Honest money and get government out of involving itself out of economic activity will do it. Yes it can penalize crimes, but reps need to get the heck out of the economy.

Kick backs of some form will not end with half measures.

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Left/Right, Red/Blue, Liberal/Conservative, R/D

It is all divide and conquer.

Thank you for the video.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

You can't say it enough:

Divide et Impera (Divide and conquer).

It's worked for millennia.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.