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Transforming the Electoral Oligarchy of the United States of America into a participatory democracy



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Baby Steps, Babyrealdemocracy

Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:00:22 +0000

Is the greatest obstacle to liberty government or corporations? Is our constitution an inspired or a seriously flawed document? Should we amend the constitution or simply return to its basic principles? Should we pursue greater democracy, or should we fear it? Corporate Personhood Tonight I attended a discussion about the role of corporations in our […](image)


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Obama’s presidency is evidence that no individual savior can or will change the current systemrealdemocracy

Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:57:07 +0000

The only possible route to progressive policies is by first pursuing progressive changes in our politics. As long as less than 1% of the population controls 50+% of the wealth, and money is allowed to play significant roles in politics, not only in elections, but also in legislation and policymaking, then we will continue to […](image)


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Economic crisis points out need for more democracyrealdemocracy

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:36:48 +0000

Our federal legislators and the folks in the executive branch seem to mostly agree that bailing out Wall Street is required to save our economy.  A handful of them are opposed, but for some reason, we are not hearing about any alternate proposals that will actually benefit the American people directly, including especially those homeowners […](image)


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The Case for Abolishing the Presidencyrealdemocracy

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 23:06:43 +0000

In high school history and government classes, I was taught the basics of American government, but through a rose-colored lens. Perhaps that lens was placed there beforehand by growing up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance every school day since first grade. Perhaps hearing “with liberty and justice for all” for about half of the days […](image)


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An Open Letter to Ralph Naderrealdemocracy

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:43:54 +0000

What is the most important political issue in America today? There are probably many different answers to that question; however, most of them, if not all, can be reduced to one important root. In essence, we might say that root is a deficiency of democracy. That is, the core problem that leads to most or […](image)


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In pursuit of liberty and justice for allrealdemocracy

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 06:02:13 +0000

Even with the progress our society has made in 221 years since the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention of 1787, we are still far from achieving the lofty goals laid out in the Preamble, or reiterated in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (“government of the people, by the people and for the people”) or the Pledge of Allegiance (“liberty […](image)


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Starting Overrealdemocracy

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 18:06:05 +0000

Well, my campaign for Congress is now over because the Green party was not able to gather enough petition signatures to achieve ballot access in Texas.  During the campaign, I had neglected this blog to focus on creating and maintaining a campaign website (which was also a WordPress blog).  It is now time for me […](image)


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A New Strategy: TRIMBLE 4 25realdemocracy

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:27:35 +0000

I have undertaken a personal path toward democratizing my corner of the country.  I am running for Congress in Texas’ 25th Congressional district.  The key element of my campaign is that I am promising the people of this district that I will establish a democratic process here that will enable all citizens in the district […](image)


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A Strategy for Moving Toward Democracyrealdemocracy

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:35:45 +0000

  Ultimately, we should amend the Constitution to make our system more democratic, to eliminate the distinction between government and the people, to ensure that we are all represented in the processes of governing, and to require more deliberative decision-making in all aspects of government. However, that is certainly not something that will happen easily […](image)


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Amendment Proposal – 4th revision – legislative branchrealdemocracy

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 07:08:41 +0000

In this section, I will use the same technique as I did on the 4th revision page regarding the executive branch. I will begin with the current text of Article I of the U.S. Constitution in italics, and I will add my suggested edits and additions in bold. Article. I. – The Legislative Branch Section […](image)


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