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'''American Democracy today is a scam.  All major politicians sleep in the same bed, lined with crisp new bills from the Federal Reserve Bank.  The People are told they have no choice but to vote for one of two candidates.  The truth is that either way we vote, we are still voting to continue the corporate-government complex that funnels money from the People into illegal, meaningless wars, spends trillions on bailing out ineffective multinational banks, and literally is making our planet unlivable for humans and other organisms.
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'''American Democracy today is a scam.  All major politicians sleep in the same bed, lined with crisp new bills from the Federal Reserve Bank.  The People are told they have no choice but to vote for one of two candidates.  The truth is that either way we vote, we are still voting to continue the corporate-government complex that funnels money from the People into illegal, meaningless wars, spends trillions on bailing out ineffective multinational banks, and literally is making our planet unlivable for humans and other organisms.'''
  
But there is another choice.  We can decide to protest the two party system through a write-in campaign.  By doing so we send a strong message that we refuse to participate in this broken electoral system.  To express our dissatisfaction Occupy Boston endorses writing in on the ballot for President of the United States of America, "none-of-the-above" in this coming election.  We believe the office of President of the United States of America has been purchased by multinational corporations and banks.  Ergo we refuse to acknowledge the validity of any of the major candidates.
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'''But there is another choice.  We can decide to protest the two party system through a write-in campaign.  By doing so we send a strong message that we refuse to participate in this broken electoral system.  To express our dissatisfaction Occupy Boston endorses writing in on the ballot for President of the United States of America, "none-of-the-above" in this coming election.  We believe the office of President of the United States of America has been purchased by multinational corporations and banks.  Ergo we refuse to acknowledge the validity of any of the major candidates.'''
  
Furthermore, we encourage all Occupies and other interested parties around the country to endorse the above mentioned write-in campaign.  With enough protest votes we can show the political elite and plutocrats that we refuse to accept their veiled aristocracy and demand that a new political system based on the principles of a true Democracy be established.'''
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'''Furthermore, we encourage all Occupies and other interested parties around the country to endorse the above mentioned write-in campaign.  With enough protest votes we can show the political elite and plutocrats that we refuse to accept their veiled aristocracy and demand that a new political system based on the principles of a true Democracy be established.'''

Latest revision as of 22:51, 25 February 2012

Denouncing American-Style Democracy

Priority Process Meeting Notes (Feb. 25)

  • Note that only two individuals were present for this scheduled workshop.
  • The proposal has been amended to the following:

American Democracy today is a scam. Republicans and Democrats sleep in the same bed, lined with crisp new bills from the Federal Reserve Bank. The People are told they have no choice but to vote for one of two candidates. The truth is that either way we vote, we are still voting to continue the corporate-government complex that funnels money from the People into illegal, meaningless wars, spends trillions on bailing out ineffective multinational bands, and literally is making our planet unlivable for humans and other organisms.

But there is another choice. We can decide to protest the two party system through a write-in campaign. By doing so we send a strong message that we refuse to participate in this broken electoral system. To express our dissatisfaction Occupy Boston endorses writing in on the ballot for President of the United States, "none-of-the-above" in this coming election. We believe the office of President of the United States has been purchased by multinational corporations and banks, and we refuse to acknowledge the validity of any of the major candidates.

Furthermore, we encourage all Occupies and other interested parties around the country to endorse the above mentioned write-in campaign. With enough protest votes we can show the political elite and plutocrats that we refuse to accept their veiled aristocracy and demand that a new political system based on the principles of a true Democracy be established.

  • Two more occupiers arrive.
  • Anticipated concerns:
    • What if I vote for Obama, am I forbid from Occupy?
    • This might alienate people who still support one party or the other.
      • Solution: change "Republicans and Democrats" to "all major politicians"
  • Version 3:

American Democracy today is a scam. All major politicians sleep in the same bed, lined with crisp new bills from the Federal Reserve Bank. The People are told they have no choice but to vote for one of two candidates. The truth is that either way we vote, we are still voting to continue the corporate-government complex that funnels money from the People into illegal, meaningless wars, spends trillions on bailing out ineffective multinational banks, and literally is making our planet unlivable for humans and other organisms.

But there is another choice. We can decide to protest the two party system through a write-in campaign. By doing so we send a strong message that we refuse to participate in this broken electoral system. To express our dissatisfaction Occupy Boston endorses writing in on the ballot for President of the United States of America, "none-of-the-above" in this coming election. We believe the office of President of the United States of America has been purchased by multinational corporations and banks. Ergo we refuse to acknowledge the validity of any of the major candidates.

Furthermore, we encourage all Occupies and other interested parties around the country to endorse the above mentioned write-in campaign. With enough protest votes we can show the political elite and plutocrats that we refuse to accept their veiled aristocracy and demand that a new political system based on the principles of a true Democracy be established.