How awesome would Citizen Equality be?

Greetings Nerdfighters,

You've done so many Awesome things to decrease World Suck.

Will you help the American people at large to do more?

So many important issues supported by a majority of Americans are blocked by the corruption which has accumulated in our government.

Hank has posted about the corruption problem, but I don't recall him mentioning Lessig's campaign.  It would be super awesome if Hank or John posted a video discussing Lessig's campaign.
  https://twitter.com/hankgreen/status/563392403521150976

At least one of you is already working on getting the vlogbrothers' attention :-)
  https://plus.google.com/+CormacConners/posts/cBi7LKQiTVC

Lawrence Lessig has been working tirelessly toward the goal of Citizen Equality, to turn our elected officials' attention away from their wealthy campaign funders and back to the people at large where it belongs.

Please take the time to consider this idea of a referendum presidential campaign.  It's not about Lessig, it's about Citizen Equality and the future of our country.  He will happily step aside if a more viable candidate takes on the cause.  Hank or John would make an awesome replacement :-D

  # Watch this first.
  http://on.ted.com/Lessig

  # Then check out the campaign.
  http://lessig2016.us/

Thank you, and DFTBA!

 - Cyno Mantis

Comments

  • RolloRollo Operative 6081, MiniTrue Airstrip Three, OceaniaPosts: 1,886 ✭✭✭
    Cyno said:
    Lawrence Lessig has been working tirelessly toward the goal of Citizen Equality, to turn our elected officials' attention away from their wealthy campaign funders and back to the people at large where it belongs.


    The obvious question I have is, why don't people just get off the couch and exercise their vote? If enough people voted to dismantle the status quo, every single congress person at every single level of government could be out on their ear within 4 years. 

    "I speak an infinite deal of nothing and I am not bound to please thee with my answers."

    I've written four books - you might like to buy them: Linky - Doobly Doo
  • CynoCyno Posts: 2
    Gerrymandering makes it very difficult to defeat an incumbent, even if you do an awesome job with get-out-the-vote campaigns.

    Also the big-money candidates will always have an advantage in accumulating name recognition.   We need to make it possible for a citizen funded candidate to be funded competitively with the big-money candidate.  The voucher program would go a long way toward that.

    Not to mention the voter suppression laws.
  • RolloRollo Operative 6081, MiniTrue Airstrip Three, OceaniaPosts: 1,886 ✭✭✭
    Cyno said:
    Gerrymandering makes it very difficult to defeat an incumbent, even if you do an awesome job with get-out-the-vote campaigns.

    Gerrymandering only helps existing party machines and that's assuming that people vote for the existing parties.

    If you could get more than 50% vote for an independent, then they'd win whatever office there was and this whole discussion about gerrymandering becomes irrelevant.

    To wit - from the 2013 Australian Federal Election:

    Cathy McGowan - IND

    Bob Katter - KAT

    Clive Palmer - PUP

    These three seats are held by indies and minors. If enough people bother to vote differently, then change happens. The thing is, that most people don't vote for change, they vote for the existing machines.People who don't vote are exercising their right to be totally ignored. 
    "I speak an infinite deal of nothing and I am not bound to please thee with my answers."

    I've written four books - you might like to buy them: Linky - Doobly Doo
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