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Patriots Still Called to Throw Off Yoke of the Political Machine


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Patriots Still Called to Throw Off Yoke of the Political Machine

John Nichols
On July 4, 1897, former Congressman Robert M. La Follette launched the progressive crusade that would eventually make him the governor of Wisconsin, a U.S. senator from the state, and a transformational presidential candidate in 1924. Speaking in Mineral Point, he addressed the subject of "The Danger Threatening Representative Government.”

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Over a hundred and twenty years ago and we haven’t changed a bit. In fact if anything we have gone backward. Just think about that…a hundred and twenty years and we haven’t learned a god damned thing.


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It’s time to throw off the Yoke of the elites.

Since the elites take up less than 1% of the population, the elites must never get more than 1% of the benefits.

Time to find some poor, people oriented, politicians to represent the masses.


#4

“Time to find some poor, people oriented, politicians to represent the masses.” Fully agreed.
How many more times will people be fooled and buy the lies of corporate-backed gangster candidates selling more ‘democracy’ and swamp land in Florida now under water from their lies?
I’m looking for candidates who also legally commit to a platform which demonstrably deconstructs the elite power machine piece by piece. If they are not running on a real democracy platform, they’re part of the problem, not the solution.


#5

There are none.

Or at least there are none for long. Once they’re elected, they’re quickly co-opted by the existing power structure. They learn “to get along, go along”.

It’s an extremely rare elected official who remains committed to their base.


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Excellent points Edmundo.