Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

No Contract No Vote

Our democracy is in the middle of an existential crisis. That hardly suggests we should turn to those who have been participating in, have often been instrumental in engineering the mess, to see what their latest bright ideas are. In fact, it demands some fresh blood, some fresh thinking, some fresh ideas! Thus we need to clean house in Washington DC. On the critical issues of our time, candidate contracts take the guesswork out of voting. We’ll know exactly who gets to stay and who must go. Thus the time is right for this powerful new standard for informed voter choice. Unless you have a better idea . . . Continue reading

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Bird Dogging

Bird dogging has nothing to do with dogs hunting birds or birds hunting dogs. It’s basically in-person harassment, pursuit of an individual “with dogged determination”, and is commonly used against politicians who are being outed by their opponents or the media, for dramatic effect. Continue reading

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A Look At The Numbers

Here’s how 50,000,000 people taking the “I’ll vote for Jill if you will” pledge all but guarantees Jill Stein the presidency. Moreover, this could actually happen! Despite the demonizing of the third-party option, there are a surprisingly large number of voters out there who are already receptive. They need first to become familiar with the brilliant agenda proposed by the Green New Deal, then reassured that taking the pledge is a no risk proposition. Continue reading

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Throwing My Vote Away?

Voting for either of those privileged-class monsters, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, is the definition of throwing away a vote, of surrendering the right of choice, and rendering voting a meaningless exercise. Continue reading

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The Endorsement Bernie Should Have Given Hillary Clinton

This is how a principled politician behaves, one whose political and moral values are beyond compromise, one who has the courage to provide real leadership in a time which cries for enlightened and unselfish men and women to step forward. Continue reading

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Is this really happening?

Anyone out there who is running for the Senate or the House, anyone out there who knows someone who is running for the Senate or the House, or anyone out there who knows what the Senate and the House of Representatives do . . . please look at my new activist website: http://no-contract-no-vote.us Continue reading

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Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part VIII

Here’s a dramatic example of how the candidate contracts can work in eliminating ambiguity and obfuscation, leapfrogging campaign rhetoric and doublespeak to determine exactly where candidates stand on critical issues. Continue reading

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Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part VII

Getting the truth out to the voting public on exactly where the candidates stand requires audacity, creativity, courage, some outside-the-box thinking. But it can be done. It should be done. It must be done! Voters don’t need to see protest signs. They need to see honest and clear choices at the polls. Candidate contracts leave no room for error or misinterpretation. They preclude elected representatives from going back on their commitments to their constituents when they enter the money chamber of the Washington DC bubble. Continue reading

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Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part IV

People must unite at a local level, not under party banners, but as a voting bloc around issues that are important to them. Party labels — also very much the case with ideological labels — muddy the waters, get people unfocused on what’s truly consequential. ‘Democrat’, ‘Republican’, ‘liberal’, ‘conservative’, ‘libertarian’ — even more so with ‘socialist’, ‘Tea Party’, and ‘Green Party’ — have recently become so emotionally charged, clear thinking becomes difficult, constructive dialogue impossible. Continue reading

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Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part II

Americans actually agree on a lot of important things. Most things! But the astonishing and powerful consensuses get lost in the trivialization, marginalization, and other weapons of mass distraction and sheer propaganda we all endure just trying to find out and understand what’s going on. We are teased, taunted, cajoled, manipulated, titillated, dazzled, and generally overwhelmed by the main stream media. Thus we lose focus. We can’t keep our eye on the prize, because by watching television we have no idea what the prize even is.

Turn off your TVs. Hide your smart phones under the mattress. Let the screensaver on your computer do whatever it does — swimming fish, go-go dancers, shooting stars — and don’t disturb it to watch the latest Trump riots or primary predictions. Go talk to someone. Your neighbor, your cousin, your kid’s teacher, that lady down the street who is always working in her garden, the guy who polishes his car three times a week. Bring cupcakes. Get to know them . . . and talk. Continue reading

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