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Treason, Sedition, Political Terrorism and the Defense of Democracy’s High Ground

2nd from left: Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader; last is John Boehner, Speaker

Treason, Sedition, and the Defense of Democracy’s High Ground

I think Attorney General Eric Holder now has all the ammunition he needs to charge the Republican Party/GOP/Tea Party with treason, sedition, “economic destruction of government, direct economic harm and a form of violence against millions here and abroad, and procedural coup by blackmail…end Obamacare or they will destroy government. Now the Republican Right’s economic warfare – it’s blackmail, no getting around it – to shut down the government and to destroy its international credit worthiness, has directly surfaced inside the very heart of our democratic processes, our legislative mechanisms. This is a form of “leverage” that a democracy, however flawed, cannot allow.”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1244246/-Treason-Sedition-and-the-Defense-of-Democracy-s-High-Ground

 

Rep. Eric Cantor Will Profit in Stock Market if U.S. Goes into Default

 

Republicans Aren’t Hostage Takers, They’re Political Terrorists

Today’s Republicans will never release the hostage—instead they’re intent on taking down Obama, and they don’t care if they go down with him, says Michael Tomasky as we head toward a shutdown.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/30/republicans-aren-t-hostage-takers-they-re-political-terrorists.html

 

Please sign this petition to CHARGE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WITH SEDITION

By rigging the Shutdown, Republicans need to be charged with SEDITION! Please sign this petition to AG Holder and share.
http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/charge-house-republicans-with-sedition

 

Congress Did Something So Spectacularly Creepy That It’s Too Unbelievable To Make Up

Just before the shutdown happened, the GOP quietly passed a measure that said only House Majority Leader Eric Cantor can call for the shutdown to end (unless he gives a designee permission). Not even the most senior GOP congressperson, Speaker of the House John Boehner, is allowed to do it, without permission from his own guy.
http://www.upworthy.com/congress-did-something-so-spectacularly-creepy-that-its-too-unbelievable-to-make-up

 

GOP’s Backdoor Impeachment Scheme Exposed

Republicans have lost at the ballot box and the Supreme Court, so they’ve decided to nullify President Obama another way: keep his government from working, period.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/gop_n_4096434.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

Adding insult to injury…

The Confederate Flag Won’t Help Conservatives Win the Shutdown

Flying the Confederate Flag in front of the black President’s house is an abomination and direct threat to him and the will of the majority. They hate the President and blacks more than they love the country so much they are willing to destroy it.

 

Larry Klaman tells Obama ‘put the Quran down’ and ‘come out with his hands up’ at D.C. shutdown…

These are the same people who caused the shutdown and now  blaming it on Obama who has a mandate from Americans with 5 million votes that won him the Presidency. They refuse to accept a black man as President and will stop at nothing to get their way.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/13/larry-klaman-tells-obama-put-the-quran-down-and-come-out-with-his-hands-up-at-d-c-shutdown-rally/

 

Please sign this petition to CHARGE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WITH SEDITION

By rigging the Shutdown, Republicans need to be charged with SEDITION! Please sign this petition to AG Holder and share.
http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/charge-house-republicans-with-sedition

 

 

Are you registered to vote? Do you know who to vote for? Do you know when to vote?
http://rockthevote.com/

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BLACKOUT TO PROTEST CISPA FOR NEXT 24 HOURS

 

In protest of the possible legislation of CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), I am blacking out my FB pages and web sites for the next 24 hours. I do not support this legislation, as it causes far more harm than good and infringes upon the 4th Amendment rights of US citizens in allowing the government to use websites to spy on users without possession of a warrant, and to use illegally obtained information against its people. We are joining thousands of other websites in shutting down our website as part of the CISPA Blackout. Learn more about CISPA and its threats to your privacy and online security at http://sitesnotspies.org/.

 
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is a proposed law that would give companies unprecedented power to hand your personal information from the internet, including from private communications, over to government agencies without a warrant.


When CISPA first showed up last year, we successfully defeated it—so we need to remind President Obama about this dangerous threat to our personal privacy, and ask him to tell Congress he intends to veto CISPA once more.

But with several amendments to the bill pending that could make Obama rethink his veto threat (even if they do little to protect our privacy), we need to keep the pressure on.

 
Tell President Obama: Protect My Privacy, Veto CISPA…I signed, will you?

https://www.aclu.org/secure/tell-obama-veto-CISPA&ms=web_130405_acluaction_cispa

 

What’s wrong with CISPA? (in as few words as possible)

As it’s written, CISPA won’t protect us from cyber threats, but it will violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy.

It lets the government spy on you without a warrant.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/cispa-government-access-loophole

It makes it so you can’t even find out about it after the fact.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2012/04/13/cispa-is-terrible-for-transparency/

It makes it so companies can’t be sued when they do illegal things with your data.
https://www.eff.org/cybersecurity-bill-faq#company

It allows corporations to cyber-attack each other and individuals outside of the law.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/cyberattacks-the-complexities-of-attacking-back-88702.html?hp=r14

It makes every privacy policy on the web a moot point, and violates the 4th amendment. 
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/government-doesnt-need-your-private-info-cybersecurity-members-congress-still

 

Remember…CISPA would turn the websites we love into legally immune Government spies. Please sign the petition if you haven’t already done so.

http://www.cispaisback.org/

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Unite With Us To End Government Corruption

 
 
Across the United States of America, citizens are disappointed in their government.

While the nation grapples with historical debt, a recession, energy dependence, inflation , terrorism, and wars we cannot afford, our politicians are asleep at the wheel.

The system is broken. Our government has been corrupted by money. We need Congress to solve the nation’s problems, instead our politicians are out raising money for re-election. The country is run by lobbyists – fighting on behalf of big oil, pharmaceuticals, military contractors, labor unions, trial lawyers, insurance companies, food corporations, and on and on. We may never get rid of lobbyists and big financial donors. But we all agree: citizens should come first.

Our government is corrupt. We need to fix it. We have a plan. We need your help.

 
 

HERE’S WHAT THE ACT DOES

For more details about the Act, click here.

  • Shine a light on dark money groups and their secret donors.
  • Outlaw members of Congress from taking donations from the entities they regulate.
  • Close the revolving door between Congress and K Street so politicians (and their staff) aren’t trading their power in exchange for cushy jobs when they leave office.
  • Foster small donor contributions through citizen-funded elections. (If we shut out all the corrupting money, we need to enable clean money. Because like it or not, it costs money to run for office.)
  • Stop Super PACs and dark money groups from coordinating with campaigns.
  • Disempower Super PACs while protecting the free speech rights of Americans.
  • Expand the definition of lobbying to include all types of influence peddlers.

 
 

HERE’S WHY IT’S GOING TO WORK

  • We’re going beyond piecemeal reforms. This is comprehensive legislation of historic proportions. It completely reshapes our current system to eliminate the undue influence of money.
  • Millions of people are ready to rally behind the same proposal, including all of the issue groups being beaten by big money lobbyists.
  • Our movement is not progressive; it’s not conservative, it’s American. From Occupy to the Tea Party; Democrats to Republicans to Independents. Over 80% of Americans – liberal, independent and conservative – want to get money out.
  • We won’t ask politicians to fix this for us. We’ll force them to. It’s the only way to get the fox (politicians) to put a lock on the henhouse (campaign contributions). Oppose us, and you will lose office.

 
 

HERE’S THE PLAN:

    1. INTRODUCE THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.Read the details of the act here
    2. ENLIST ONE MILLION “CITIZEN CO-SPONSORS” (THAT’S YOU)Congress will only act if we force them to. That takes political power. And that takes people.
    3. TAKE IT TO WASHINGTONIntroduce the law to Congress with the power of 1 million people.
    4. PRESSURE POLITICIANS TO CO-SPONSORPressure politicians to formally co-sponsor the law in the US Congress — with no changes, additions or delays.
    5. UNSEAT ENEMIES OF REFORMUnseat opponents of reform with a hard-hitting grassroots accountability campaign.

Huzzah! Pass the Act. Stop Corruption. Maybe throw a little party?

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Okay, I have committed to signing up 50 people. Will you join me by signing up 10, 50 or more? We can do this! It’s time. ~ Marion

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TAKE ACTION: Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

As I’m sure you are aware, there is currently a major effort being waged by Wall Street CEOs, Republicans and some Democrats to do deficit reduction on the backs of the middle class and working families.

This could mean, among other things, significant cuts to vital programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

President Obama and the Democrats won a decisive victory on Election Day.  The people have spoken and the Democratic Leadership must make it very clear that they intend to stand with the middle class and working families of our country, and not the Big Money interests.  This means that in the coming weeks and months the Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done in a way that is fair — and not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

As Congress reconvenes and addresses the so-called “fiscal cliff,” I have outlined several ways that we can do deficit reduction without cutting the programs that working families rely on most:

  • At a time when the wealthiest people in our country are doing phenomenally well, we must eliminate the Bush tax cuts favoring the top 2 percent.
  • At a time when corporate profits are soaring, we must end the absurd tax policy that allows about one-quarter of large, profitable corporations to pay nothing in federal income taxes.
  • At a time when the federal treasury is losing over $100 billion annually because the wealthy and large corporations are stashing their money in tax havens in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere, we must pass real tax reform that ends this outrage.
  • At a time when we spend almost as much as the rest of the world combined on defense, we must cut defense spending.  There is also waste in other governmental agencies which must be eliminated.

Now, is the time to hold Democrats accountable and ensure that we do deficit reduction in a way that is fair, while also protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Please stand with me in fighting for a deficit reduction plan which is fair — Sign the petition calling on Congress to let the Bush tax cuts expire, while protecting vital programs.

Let me be clear. Social Security has not contributed one penny to the deficit because it is funded independently by the payroll tax.  In fact, the Social Security Trust Fund today, according to the Social Security Administration, has a $2.7 trillion surplus and can pay 100 percent of all benefits owed to every eligible American for the next 21 years. Social Security, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, must be protected.

Poll after poll shows that the American people want to see deficit reduction done in a way that is fair. They do not want to see cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while millionaires, billionaires and large corporations continue to receive huge tax breaks.

In my view, if the Republicans continue to play an obstructionist role, the president should get out of the Oval Office and travel the country. If he does that, I believe that he will find that there is no state in the country, including those that are very red, where people believe that we should give huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires, while cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Right now, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of this year. That means the only way that Republicans can extend tax breaks for the wealthy and cut vital programs is if Democrats let them.

Sadly, virtually all Republicans and some Democrats are too willing to do deficit reduction in a way that hurts those who are already hurting.

Don’t let them win. The Bush tax cuts must be allowed to expire. Please sign the petition today.

I look forward to working with President Obama and all members of Congress to do deficit reduction in a way that finally asks the wealthiest people in our country to pay their fair share, and that recognizes the needs of working families.

Despite the fact that we just won a major electoral victory over Big Money, Wall Street CEOs, big corporations and the millionaires and billionaires are not giving up. Defeating them will take a major grass-roots effort with millions of people getting involved in this fight.

Please, stand with me today.

Thank you,
Bernie
Senator Bernie Sanders

 

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