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We need freedom now!

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    We have all suffered far too long at the hands of the Republican Party. Ever since we made significant progress in the 1960s and 70s, the Republicans have been gradually dismantling democracy as we know it today. From 1961 to 1966, there were no school shootings in the United States - now, since the Sandy Hook Massacre in 2012, there have been 87 school shootings thanks to the Republican Party’s refusal to agree to background checks for gun owners because they themselves are essentially owned by the NRA. In 1973, abortion was legalized with Roe v. Wade - now, over 73 abortion clinics have shut down since 2011 as it becomes harder and harder to get an abortion thanks to the Republican Party. In 1944, people who made over $200,000 dollars a year (nowadays, $2,704,897.73 dollars a year) gave 94% of their earnings away to taxes - now, the tax rate for the super-rich is 35% thanks to the Republicans siding with the multi-billion dollar corporations that own them and finance all their campaigns (we’re talking about you, Koch brothers!!!) In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin - now, 39.4% percent of America’s prison population is Black (even though they make up only 13.6% percent of the national population) and 58.0% percent of the prison population is non-violent drug offenders thanks to the harsh laws perpetrated by the Republicans and the racist police brutality carried out by those who support them.

    The irony is that, despite all these hard, cold facts showing the blatant corruption and amorality of the Republican Party, they CLAIM to be the moral ones, they CLAIM to be the victims, they CLAIM that there is a liberal bias conspiring against them in all levels of society. Guess what, Republicans, there is a liberal bias - it’s called REALITY!!! Everything we say is true, everything they say is a lie! We are the true victims - for years we have had to suffer for their restrictive laws that have slowly chipped away at the building blocks of democracy that made this nation great in the first place. Now, it seems the Republicans are going full circle and finally putting an end to democracy in America as we know it today - as if cheating in the 2000 election and then plunging America into endless wars and massive debt wasn’t enough, they are now trying to pass Photo ID laws that intentionally make it hard for people to vote - mainly for people they don’t like, such as Blacks, poor people, young people, and the elderly. Is this really the nation you want your children and your children’s children to live in?

    The reason the Republicans have been so successful is they have rage on their side - whenever an issue comes up that challenges their backward beliefs, they scream bloody murder - they have always been the aggressors and we have always been on the defensive, caving in more and more to them each year. Well, now we need to show OUR rage - we need to show the Republicans that they’re not the only ones that are angry, that we have a voice too and that we need to make our voice heard as loud as possible! We need to let the Republicans know that we can’t be pushed around anymore, that we won’t sit back and watch them ruin this great nation!

    On November 28, 2014 (Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving), we will all gather at the corner of West Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri (the site of Michael Brown’s death and the protests against racism and police brutality in Ferguson) and we will protest for all the issues we care about and all the things we should have but don’t because of the Republicans. If you can’t make it to Ferguson, feel free to protest anywhere else in America, preferably in a large, public place. Demands will include:
    ● Free Universal Health Care for All
    ● Gay Marriage Legalized in All States
    ● Marijuana Legalized in All States for Recreational and Medicinal Use, All Drugs Decriminalized
    ● Dramatic Decrease in Military Spending
    ● No Donations Greater Than $10,000 Dollars from One Individual to One Presidential Candidate (and You Cannot Donate Anonymously)
    ● Universal Background Checks in All States for Gun Owners (Including at Gun Shows)
    ● No More States Requiring Photo IDs to Vote
    ● No More Restrictions on Abortion in Any State
    ● Police in All Cities in All States Must Wear Body Cameras to Monitor Their Activities
    ● Any Other Issue You Can Think Of
    The protests will not stop until all our demands have been met! It’s time to make the Republicans cave into us, instead of us always caving into them! Share this post with everyone you know who’ll support the causes - we need to get as many people out in Ferguson on Black Friday as possible to show our solidarity, to show that we are not small, that we are not a radical fringe group, but that we are the majority of Americans who are angry with this new wave of ultra-conservative fascism and are ready for some changes to be made! Tell everyone you know and come prepared - if we can get it big enough, this non-violent revolution will be like one giant party that’ll change this nation forever! There may be danger - the Ferguson Police aren’t exactly well known for being accommodating toward protesters - but we shall overcome; we will vastly outnumber them and our voice will ring across the nation and we will let the Republicans know that their end is near, that they can’t keep holding us back forever…

    The new American Revolution starts now.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    BlackFriday Wrote: We have all suffered far too long at the hands of the Republican Party. Ever since we made significant progress in the 1960s and 70s, the Republicans have been gradually dismantling democracy as we know it today. From 1961 to 1966, there were no school shootings in the United States - now, since the Sandy Hook Massacre in 2012, there have been 87 school shootings thanks to the Republican Party’s refusal to agree to background checks for gun owners because they themselves are essentially owned by the NRA. In 1973, abortion was legalized with Roe v. Wade - now, over 73 abortion clinics have shut down since 2011 as it becomes harder and harder to get an abortion thanks to the Republican Party. In 1944, people who made over $200,000 dollars a year (nowadays, $2,704,897.73 dollars a year) gave 94% of their earnings away to taxes - now, the tax rate for the super-rich is 35% thanks to the Republicans siding with the multi-billion dollar corporations that own them and finance all their campaigns (we’re talking about you, Koch brothers!!!) In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed, outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin - now, 39.4% percent of America’s prison population is Black (even though they make up only 13.6% percent of the national population) and 58.0% percent of the prison population is non-violent drug offenders thanks to the harsh laws perpetrated by the Republicans and the racist police brutality carried out by those who support them.

    The irony is that, despite all these hard, cold facts showing the blatant corruption and amorality of the Republican Party, they CLAIM to be the moral ones, they CLAIM to be the victims, they CLAIM that there is a liberal bias conspiring against them in all levels of society. Guess what, Republicans, there is a liberal bias - it’s called REALITY!!! Everything we say is true, everything they say is a lie! We are the true victims - for years we have had to suffer for their restrictive laws that have slowly chipped away at the building blocks of democracy that made this nation great in the first place. Now, it seems the Republicans are going full circle and finally putting an end to democracy in America as we know it today - as if cheating in the 2000 election and then plunging America into endless wars and massive debt wasn’t enough, they are now trying to pass Photo ID laws that intentionally make it hard for people to vote - mainly for people they don’t like, such as Blacks, poor people, young people, and the elderly. Is this really the nation you want your children and your children’s children to live in?

    The reason the Republicans have been so successful is they have rage on their side - whenever an issue comes up that challenges their backward beliefs, they scream bloody murder - they have always been the aggressors and we have always been on the defensive, caving in more and more to them each year. Well, now we need to show OUR rage - we need to show the Republicans that they’re not the only ones that are angry, that we have a voice too and that we need to make our voice heard as loud as possible! We need to let the Republicans know that we can’t be pushed around anymore, that we won’t sit back and watch them ruin this great nation!

    On November 28, 2014 (Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving), we will all gather at the corner of West Florissant Avenue and Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri (the site of Michael Brown’s death and the protests against racism and police brutality in Ferguson) and we will protest for all the issues we care about and all the things we should have but don’t because of the Republicans. If you can’t make it to Ferguson, feel free to protest anywhere else in America, preferably in a large, public place. Demands will include:
    ? Free Universal Health Care for All
    ? Gay Marriage Legalized in All States
    ? Marijuana Legalized in All States for Recreational and Medicinal Use, All Drugs Decriminalized
    ? Dramatic Decrease in Military Spending
    ? No Donations Greater Than $10,000 Dollars from One Individual to One Presidential Candidate (and You Cannot Donate Anonymously)
    ? Universal Background Checks in All States for Gun Owners (Including at Gun Shows)
    ? No More States Requiring Photo IDs to Vote
    ? No More Restrictions on Abortion in Any State
    ? Police in All Cities in All States Must Wear Body Cameras to Monitor Their Activities
    ? Any Other Issue You Can Think Of
    The protests will not stop until all our demands have been met! It’s time to make the Republicans cave into us, instead of us always caving into them! Share this post with everyone you know who’ll support the causes - we need to get as many people out in Ferguson on Black Friday as possible to show our solidarity, to show that we are not small, that we are not a radical fringe group, but that we are the majority of Americans who are angry with this new wave of ultra-conservative fascism and are ready for some changes to be made! Tell everyone you know and come prepared - if we can get it big enough, this non-violent revolution will be like one giant party that’ll change this nation forever! There may be danger - the Ferguson Police aren’t exactly well known for being accommodating toward protesters - but we shall overcome; we will vastly outnumber them and our voice will ring across the nation and we will let the Republicans know that their end is near, that they can’t keep holding us back forever…

    The new American Revolution starts now.
    $10,000? no should be 5 bucks; if half the country votes then that is still $ 150,000,000 way too much!! In the Netherlands it used to be $100,000 per to be elected person total max. per election which they can spent; no donations!!!!
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    BlackFriday: Totally agree with everything, especially on Ferguson, however, the vote as important as it is..............nobody registers to vote anymore. The vote is the key and if insufficient numbers show at the polls, than we are just waist-high in muck, talking crap, and wrestling invisible alligators. Nothing gets accomplished and protests are powerless to get anything done. The "VOTE" is the key to making changes, although there is this martyr thing that seems to get people thinking. So, who's going to be the martyr for humanity? We've already had Jesus dying for our sins, than there was King, who established changes in Civil Rights. Rosa Parks was a good action on refusing to sit in the back of the bus. I think if we all would think about it, there are probably innumerable martyr's to call upon, but just how far does change actually happen from all the martyrdom.

    Remembering the latest count of newly registered voters for Ferguson was only 125, now, that is not about a forthcoming change to happen. Ferguson will remain on the national hotline for some time, until people start standing up and making their vote count.
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    I see two types of freedom in this country. 1. The freedom to purchase a huge array of kool aid in our markets with all the various flavors.2. The freedom to voluntarily enslave yourself. I pay just to park on my street. I cant leave the house without money because I'll have to pay for something somewhere. There is an illusion of freedom in this country. Money determines the amount freedom you have. we work more days and longer hours and receive less and less by way of freedom. In every aspect of our lives somebody has figure out a way to tax, fee, charge and even ask for our money. At my job I laugh at these seasoned truckers who smoke and talk tough all day....until. the boss walks by and these seasoned savages becomes whispering willows. It cracks me up. management hates me at my job because I refuse to be bullied. My bible is the union contract which I carry with me at all times. The funny thing is that 90 percent of all union workers are still afraid of their employers. Amazing. They don't read the contract, do not attend membership meetings, and will be the first to break union rules if it benefits them individually. Theres no unity at work and they're the first to complain about the union. Mind you, these people have protections and dont utilize them. How do we ever expect freedom with a culture like this. Honey boo-boo made more money then a union machinist...and you actually believe we're free???? Voluntary enslavement.
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: I see two types of freedom in this country. 1. The freedom to purchase a huge array of kool aid in our markets with all the various flavors.2. The freedom to voluntarily enslave yourself. I pay just to park on my street. I cant leave the house without money because I'll have to pay for something somewhere. There is an illusion of freedom in this country. Money determines the amount freedom you have. we work more days and longer hours and receive less and less by way of freedom. In every aspect of our lives somebody has figure out a way to tax, fee, charge and even ask for our money. At my job I laugh at these seasoned truckers who smoke and talk tough all day....until. the boss walks by and these seasoned savages becomes whispering willows. It cracks me up. management hates me at my job because I refuse to be bullied. My bible is the union contract which I carry with me at all times. The funny thing is that 90 percent of all union workers are still afraid of their employers. Amazing. They don't read the contract, do not attend membership meetings, and will be the first to break union rules if it benefits them individually. Theres no unity at work and they're the first to complain about the union. Mind you, these people have protections and dont utilize them. How do we ever expect freedom with a culture like this. Honey boo-boo made more money then a union machinist...and you actually believe we're free???? Voluntary enslavement.
    Yes we are enslaved by "money", not sex and drugs, what I always thought ( just kidding)