Interest Groups v. American People

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    Special interests run things only when the American public is not engaged. When awakened, the people are in control, power comes from the people. Think port deal. Truth is, if the public were upset enough, profiling would be the acknowledged norm, but the appearance of security was enough.

    Backlash can cause serious problems. Politicians on both extremes had better stop grandstanding and address the concerns and possible solutions:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/03/whose_backlash.html

     
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    There is no peaceful recourse for the american people. The Fox, Bush, And the Canadian dude are meeting right now to discuss creating a north american unistate.

    check out the overtly stated socialist goals of the world bank, a lynchpin in the new world order, from their own site.

    http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXT...:51123644~piPK:329829~theSitePK:29708,00.html

    "Our mission is to help developing countries and their people reach the goals by working with our partners to alleviate poverty. To do that we concentrate on building the climate for investment, jobs and sustainable growth, so that economies will grow, and by investing in and empowering poor people to participate in development."

    Notice the goal is to help DEVELOPING nations.
     
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    Of course, but really, the help is no better than a payday loan. Probably the IFC's bright idea. I also didn't know the developing world had a "private" sector worthy of such large investment. Hmm.

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    BTW, some have high hopes for the Canadian dude, he's so in touch with the peeps.



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    I'm amazed by the numbers of people that will complain and state that we are heading for 'civil war' seemingly more ready to pick up a gun than a pen or phone and speak with their representatives. When the public is engaged, the interests groups have almost zero power. Granted they know this and will try to create a false alternative.
     
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    Your phone call means nothing compared to the businesses who want the cheap labor and who give millions to run campaigns. The process is corrupt all the way through.
     
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    It was a political party that got the public engaged-----it was in THIER interest to make a big deal outta this so THEY stuck it out there for the public to bite!
     
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    I disagree. Truly, when the 'people' respond, the politicos change direction extremely fast. Now that doesn't mean their sugar daddies won't try a new tactic, but it never works, when the folks keep their eye on them.

    Note the Dubai deal and Bush's 'new look at' and subsequent withdrawal. Just too much heat. It's you and I that put on that heat, there has to be many though. I think immigration, thanks to the marches, is at that point now.
     
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    You are so wrong, you see only what you want to see.
     
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    Then take some time to explain it to me instead of being a smartass about it.
     

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