In an effort to better understand the powers and rights WE, THE PEOPLE have as citizens and voters in this country, we present to you this ever-expanding collection of videos and tutorials that explain
governmental and political concepts.
Find out how YOU can use YOUR VOICE along with OUR VOICE to get good work done
in our communities and the Nation at large!
To start things off, the following
video “Rules For Rulers”,
simplifies the conceptual
differences between countries as it pertains to those who rule over the citizens.
It is important to consider that
even here in the good ‘ol US of A, we, too are ruled..but the idea is
that it is by our express consent
within the guidelines we call
Constitutions both as individual States and as a Nation
The history of Social Security
Cards is quite fascinating…
considering the idea that we
now use these personal numbers for identification purposes they were never designed to provide. Perhaps we should call them,
Maybe it would be wise to elect
representatives who are
interested in fixing these issues
rather than patching them and hoping for the best. Let’s watch!
Ever wonder why the Debt Limit becomes a matter of
Congressional political debate
every few months? Ever wonder
why the President, no matter
who it may be, cannot seem to
keep our taxing and spending
habits under control and
balanced? The answer can, oddly enough, be compared to a
“[Figurative] Domestic Financial Hostage Situation!” Congress
causes it. Congress can fix it.
The fault falls squarely on the President’s shoulders.
More confused now?
This video will straighten it all
out for you… but you won’t be
happy in the end.
One issue that must be fixed by
the States and can only be fixed
by voting for honest legislators in our individual States is
Gerrymandering. This verb was
coined in 1812 to describe the
same thing it describes today:
Cheating. It comes from the
name of a Massachusetts
Governor, Elbridge Gerry and a
type of lizard, the salamander.
Gov. Gerry was trying to maintain a majority of Anti-federalists in
his state. One sprawling district
resembled a salamander, and a
newspaper editor dubbed it the
Gerrymander as they lampooned the actions taken by the
Many citizens are still shocked
and angered by the way our now not-so-recent presidential
election turned out in 2016. This
was not the first time the
technically least popular
candidate won the race. This is,
however, a problem that could
easily be fixed, though the
process to do so is quite
complicated. If you check out the Speak Our Voice blog, you will
find a great article that tackles
the 12th amendment concerning the Electoral College. The
following video also shares a
solution in the form of an
alternative method to our
current (and quite flawed) first-
past-the-post election method.
Now that we understand a little
of what the National Debt is all
about.. we can dive into the
shallow, yet complicated waters
of Debt Crisis and what it may
mean for 2018. Ever ask yourself,
“Self… whats up with all the
borrowing money from other
countries and selling bonds to
China?” whelp, here is part of the answer you can share with…
yourself…and everyone else you
care about who will listed!!
Ever see a social media post
where someone s complaining
that a world superpower is
infringing on another
Mr. D an his buddy Mr. Rose
explain what Sovereignty really means as it pertains to States…
not a State, but… a State State…
just watch and you’ll see what
SHAAAAARK!! Just kidding! But
hey, anyone out there remember Richard Dreyfuss? He was in
Jaws among other great movies. That fame isn’t the point of this
clip, however, it is the reason he
was allowed a chance to speak
on a Main Stream Media
broadcast (of ill repute.) Dreyfuss is also a Constitutional law and
Civics scholar. He was on this
news-ish segment to express the importance of civics and to
lament it’s demise as a required course in public schools these
days. Many readers may loath the idea of anything worth knowing or hearing coming from Fox
News. This is worth it.
The 15th Amendment was meant to guarantee the right to vote…
regardless of race, land
ownership, but not sex. The 19th Amendment guaranteed all
women the right to vote as well. The voter pool today is as broad
as it has ever been.. but the
efforts of shady legislatures and misguided representatives keep hacking away at our ability to
exercise our arguably biggest
weapon against tyranny… this
doesn’t cover the false choice
some primaries in major parties may present, or the problem
some states have with allowing
felons who have served their
time a chance to be full citizens
again, but it is still worth it to
REGISTER TO VOTE AND KNOW
School House Rock…we think you will get the metaphor
The 3 Branches of Government
are quite important to
Universal Basic Income, UBI, or
” a rightful dividend owed to
citizens” as the hipsters and
political junkies refer to it, is a
concept that is relatively new to
the mainstream media..and thus most Americans. Consider what
oil-rich countries do when they
experience a consistent rise in
profits… they give dividends back to the population.. Do
some extra research and read up on the actual tests that were
performed in Oakland, CA and other cities around the globe. Supporters of this concept agree that it would be cheaper than our existing social safety net system.
How often do you hear or read
about the infamous wealth gap
in these United States? Now,
more than ever, people who are NOT named Sanders are
standing up and explaining this grossly misunderstood problem with the way we have been
manipulating our economic
system to skew things in one
direction rather than work to try
and keep an equilibrium… a balance.
The following sums up our
hiccup pretty succinctly.
Citizens United Vs. FEC was a
landmark decision in
the Supreme Court that granted, 5-4, the ability of For-Profit
Corporations to have the same 1st Amendment rights as citizens…
because they’re [unnatural]
persons and deserve it. Since the 2010 decision, well… you saw
what happened… But what can we do? How did we get here?
How can we move forward?
Why does this lady keep calling
our democratic republic a
Democracy? (Just kidding- its for
simplification.. get over it, y’all!)
When people start discussing the large numbers of ballots in multiple precincts being disqualified in local and even national elections, it is natural to begin weaving stories about corruption and sabotage. Though it has been proven that people have cheated for their favorite party or candidate(s) throughout history, there are other reasons for this phenomenon that lay outside the realm of treachery.
[Discipline disguised as] Practice makes [nothing and nobody] perfect.
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