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This is good but we'd be far from safe.
Remember that it was ppl like the #Kochs (follow with many other billionare names) who spent decades planting an army of politicians across the entire country to bend it slow to their will.
rawstory.com/?p=1407746 via rawstory
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When #DavidKoch ran for VP back in 1980 the libertarian platform (which we now call "#TheKochAgenda") was scoffed at by most as a 'never gonna happen' list.
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Here's an easier to read copy from Bernie's website. Doesn't matter what you think of Bernie, these are just facts to which I'll give you the source next
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The source - comprehensive
issuepedia.org/US/Libertarian…
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If you read the bulleted list you'll see it's almost like a checklist of what's been going on over the past two years.
The best way I know to explain it is that it's a reversal of the rights and desires of corporations and #WeThePeople. Just invert the two.
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#CharlesKoch is a master at reverse engineering abstract and/or detailed concepts from books and applying them to the real world. One of his favorite authors is Hayek. Hayek's "The Road To Serfdom" is on his recommended reading list.
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I've been told before, "that doesn't prove anything".
No, it doesn't.
But how can one ignore what is going on in this country, funded heavily by the #Kochs, that follows their agenda closely, and not see the relationships?
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Over the years #Koch money, directly and indirectly, has influenced the Republican party and even specifically who stays and who goes (want them gone - run a smear campaign - they call it "punishment" for not delivering to their "constituency")
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It's absurd, of course, as billionaires do not constitute the bulk of a constituency anywhere I'm familiar with but in the strictest definition they get away with it because despite being small in numbers, they *are* in fact constituents.
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Of course being constituents who can throw races and write massive checks -around- the system obviously gave them more influence than #WeThePeople and more so over time as more of their 'assets' were in office.
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The big break (and possible the undoing of democracy) came with the 2010 ruling on FEC v Citizen's United.
Here's what @KeithOlbermann had to say about it. Prep spine for a running chill --
@KeithOlbermann 12/
Unlimited money from corporations - injected into politics.

If #WeThePeople had less sway than billionaires in politics when they had to 'favor' and 'special deal' or 'round about' their constituency status before & were progressing their agenda it was now open legal bribery
@KeithOlbermann 13/
Along the way we've had those republicans dealing in contracts with voting machine vendors. I'll just redirect you to @jennycohn1 for an everything you wanted to know about all that's wrong with election integrity and EVMs but didn't know who to ask.
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 14/
Along with many non profits (which is what they use to inject these legal bribes into campaigns) they have also built astroturf armies to knock on doors, run phone banks etc.
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 15/
So getting rid of Trump, which must happen and soon - he's destroying everything from institutions to language to our land and people, we also have to contend with these billionaires trying to turn our country into a feudal state (oligarchy).
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 16/
And as if that weren't bad enough they've been attacking our constitution for some time. I believe the goal is a constitutional convention via article V but even with just amendments they could undo us.
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 17/
Exactly when, where and how Russia became involved is a subject of differing opinions but in the end that is going to need to be dealt with also.
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 18/
Finally, my idea of best order of restoration, preferably conconrrently, is to stop:

1) Trump & Regime
2) The attack on the constitution
3) Election meddling
4) Money in politics

Then comes the long process of cleanup and betterment.
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 19/
We've been split into multiple causes intentionally (divide and conquer). But whether we all come together under one banner or join forces to form one banner is secondary to the idea that we *must* come together and fight - or none of our causes will be fightable.
@KeithOlbermann @jennycohn1 I'm of an opinion to march en mass. Not gaining much traction on that so I'll just say that no matter how we do it, it has to be done or we're lost.
/fin
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