UPDATE of 19 Oct to resurface the CORE COMMON ISSUE and add THIRD PARTY book reviews (immediately below the line). The legislative proposal still needs work, e.g. ballot access not well covered, but this is the starting point. It was created by Jim Turner and Robert Steele based in large part on points made by Ralph Nader is his book Crashing the Party–Taking on the Corporate Government in an Age of Surrender. We cannot understand why Ralph Nader, Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney, and Jackie Salit–and Mike Bloomberg–don't get serious about this ONE THING they can all agree on….
Worth a Look: Facebook Poll on Electoral Reform
Worth a Look: Independents Rising
Journal: America Is Fed Up: Two Wings, Same (Corrupt) Bird. ENOUGH!
Review: One Nation, Indivisible? A Study of Secession and the Constitution
Review: Threshold–The Crisis of Western Culture
Journal: Reich Whines Because Gore & Obama Took the Bribe, Now Democrats Realize They Were Theater
Click on either of the images to see a collection of documents on Democracy in America as it could be, should be, must be. The Republic has been destroyed by a combination of domestic enemies and a public slow to realize that it was being disenfranchized.
Click on the page below to read the single page summary of eight simple reforms, most conceived by Ralph Nader, as refined by Jim Turner (Nader #2 for many years) and Robert Steele.
Only recently have major financial figures such as John Bogle and Peter Peterson come forward with works that call into question the integrity, santiy, and viability of the Republic as it is now being looted by Wall Street and the two-party tyranny. Below are several titles worthy of study, with links to the summary reviews of those titles by Robert Steele. Below them are twice as many titles capturing the spirit of the Republic that has been in re-gestation for decades. The mood of Middle America is clear: we want our Republic back, and we want both government and commerce to be open, honest, and in the public service. We are going to get what we want by 2012, peacefully, on the strength of our numbers and our common collective intelligence.
Reference: Best Piece on Democracy in a Decade
Review (Guest): Film Review–”2012: Time for Change”
Journal: Demopublicans–NO DIFFERENCE
Reference: Third Party Bubble & Possibilities, RECAP
Journal: Third Party Desired by 58% in America + ReCap
Review: Spoiling for a Fight–Third-Party Politics in America
Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System
Review: Radical Middle–The Politics We Need Now
Review: Crashing the Gate–Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics (Hardcover)
Review: Give Me Liberty–A Handbook for American Revolutionaries
Journal: Dean Breaks with Obama, Third Party Rumbles
Review: Shooting the Truth–The Rise of American Political Documentaries
Worth a Look: Nader 2000 campaign manager publishes article on discriminatory ballot access laws
A few current titles on two-party tyranny and political corruption:
Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It (Paperback)
Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny
2008 ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Review: Blue Gold–The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water
They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy
Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me!
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America (Galaxy Books)
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life
We the Purple: Faith, Politics, and the Independent Voter
After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies
Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis
Unspeakable Truths: Facing the Challenges of Truth Commissions (Paperback)
Peaceful Positive Revolution: Economic Security for Every American
Use the Reviews menu to rapidly survey over 1,400 non-fiction books all focused on the future of the Republic and the Earth in the context of restoring the faith of humanity in itself. Each review leads back to both the Amazon page, and to the original review on Amazon should you wish to vote on the review.