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Josh K

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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  • Josh K replied to a comment by duhigg

    What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: Getting Dark Money Corruption Out of Politics via magazine.good.is

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    duhiggover 1 year ago

    There is a movement underway to have an amendment to the constitution that would enable our elected representatives at all levels to create legislation to control the money that goes into elections, in effect overturning the Citizens United decision. It would also state unequivocally that corporations are not people and are not entitled to the same rights as people. I think that if this effort is successful and we can control the money that goes into elections we can begin to clean up the swamp that is our current system. I don't see Congress voluntarily making this type of reform and making it stick (look at the fate of the McCain/Feingold finance reform law). We the people have the ability under Article 5 of the constitution to take such action and for the sake of our Democracy need to take this responsibility seriously. People who think this is just too hard and can't be done need to consider the 27 amendments our predecessors have enacted. We need to reclaim our democracy and make it work for everyone, not the wealthy few who buy our representatives. I believe this effort to amend the constitution is an important step to achieve this goal.

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  • Josh K replied to a comment by Jon Reese

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    Jon Reeseover 1 year ago

    Well, not to put too fine a point on it, there already is. Voters. If you truly don't trust a bought pol, vote for someone who refuses to feed at the trough. It's our own fault we allowed the system to slide into decay. Time to take responsibility for that, and act.

    Josh Kover 1 year ago

    The voting system itself is broken. Winner Takes All voting naturally favors a two-party system (which we are entrenched in). Electoral college voting also disenfranchises any third (or fourth, fifth, sixth) party candidates from receiving votes that "mean anything".

    And simply, there are a lot of people that believe their government works for them. The beauty of their system is that it works just enough to think that it does (and they have such great spin doctors and endless blame games to fight off the rest of inner resistance).

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    Josh Kover 1 year ago

    1.)Randomly selecting citizens doesn't guarantee that the end result will be neutral and non-partisan. Social psychology studies on group dynamics can attest to that.

    2.)Who would be presenting the information to learn from? If you control the information, you control the outcome (more or less).

    3.)People must know how to properly analyze statistics, logic, etc... to make informed conclusions. It has been my experience that most people are not well-trained in this endeavor.

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