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Breaking the Corrupt System that Silences Your Voice

When you heard Jill Stein’s name and started researching her, you suddenly realized she was Bernie Sanders before Bernie Sanders, but why were Jill Stein and the Green Party relatively unknown?

Who's Jill Stein? Clinton's new problem

Who’s Jill Stein? Clinton’s new problem

A ‘Catch 22’ Situation

The truth is, third parties in the USA face a number of significant obstacles – single-choice voting with a winner-takes-all electoral system, federal campaign finance laws, state ballot access laws, and lack of media coverage. All these barriers create a vicious circle, a ‘catch 22’ situation that preserves the status quo.

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The current winner-takes-all-system has led directly to the two party system because voters are discouraged from choosing independent or third-party candidates.

The Infamous Fear-Mongering Campaign

The Democrats work hard to make sure people so frightened by the Republican candidate that they will vote for whichever corporatist puppet the Democratic Party chooses as the candidate.

2000-2016, I know, but you have to vote against Bush, McCain, Romney, Trump...Maybe next election we can have real change

2000-2016, I know, but you have to vote against Bush, McCain, Romney, Trump…Maybe next election we can have real change

The Infamous Lesser of Two Evils Fallacy

In every election voters are given a choice between two candidates, both of whom are evil, but in different ways. What kind of choice is that? Whichever way they vote they get someone they don’t want speaking for them.

The Nonsensical Spoiler Effect Accusation

If a Democrat candidate loses to a Republican, the party blames its defeat on anything other than its own candidate’s weaknesses. Democrats accuse third-party candidates of stealing their votes, of spoiling their chances of being elected as if the Democrat Party was entitled to the presidency. The ugly truth is, the real spoiler effect is the single-choice voting, winner-takes-all electoral system.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor. Freedom must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor. Freedom must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Americans Who Refuse to Vote

If Clinton or Trump wins, it will be the Americans who refuse to cast a ballot this year.

Can a Corrupt Party Ever Change from Within?

Basically political corruption needs to be cracked down on and the voice of the people at all levels of government needs to be strengthened.

There is theory that in order to get a progressive agenda enacted, the best route is to join a party and work from within. That has proved to be completely impossible.

Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich tried that in 2004 and 2008, but was ridiculed by the Democratic Party establishment. Even though Dennis Kucinich was a loyal Democratic Party member, he failed to get any of his policies adopted to the Democratic Party platform in 2004. Worse than that though, his anti-war supporters were taken for granted and their votes supported John Kerry’s war-mongering policies in Iraq.

The party took its revenge on Dennis Kucinich in 2008, when the Corporate-Dems put up a candidate against Dennis Kucinich for his seat in Congress. This forced Dennis Kucinich out of the 2008 presidential running, because he had to focus on saving his House seat.

The Problem of Big Money in Politics

When political parties accept money from corporate donors they also accept the donors’ expectations of influence. This influence pervades every aspect of party organization and policy. If any party member is critical of the corporate influence or wants to move in a more progressive direction, then their progress through the party ranks is halted and they are marginalized.

The Only Way-out

The one national party that is not corrupted by corporate money

The one national party that is not corrupted by corporate money, by lobbyist money or by Super PACS. – Jill Stein

There is only one way to restore democracy to the people, and that is to take it back immediately and unequivocally at the first opportunity. That opportunity comes this November.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. If you want something you’ve never had you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

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I thought we were living in a peaceful world until the Paris and subsequent attacks worldwide. I then learned that such terrorist attacks have had a long history. I just didn’t pay enough attention to the news. Apparently, the sickness of terrorism isn’t cured; on the contrary, it pervades and has become a chronic disease. As a world citizen, I feel a great urge to do my part, however small, to contribute to world peace.