Review (Guest): OPEN POWER – Electoral Reform Act of 2015 – Open Source Activist Tool Kit

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Revolutionary Book — Non-Violent but REVOLUTIONARY, February 26, 2015

By Michael KearnsSee all my reviews

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This book, which I bought the minute I noticed it online, is both a quick read — two thirds of it is a series of reference documents combined with a most extraordinary collection of Amazon book review snapshots with live links to full Amazon reviews on the topic of Democracy Lost — and a lifetime of learning if you take the time to follow each of the over 200 live links. That’s why it’s perfect as a Kindle eBook!

The author ran for President very briefly as a candidate for the Reform Party nomination in 2012. His subsequent article, “How I Tested the Boundaries of the Two-Party Tyranny” in Reality Sandwich, is incendiary and inspiring. As he says there, he had to run for President to discover that there are six other accredited political parties that are blocked from ballot access by the two-party tyranny, as are Independents.

The book, which is in world-class active mode and flows freely on all my devices, is scary smart. I earnestly believe the author has hit on the ONE THING that we can all do to restore integrity to the US electoral system and therefore to the government. In a country with an honest media, which we do not have, this guy would be all over the evening broadcasts….the common sense and the practical wisdom in this book astonish — like the child calling out the Naked Emperor, once you read this you do a head smack, “why isn’t anyone else saying this?”

Among the references are a page that provides free linked access to each individual chapter of an earlier book by the same author (he has authored or edited nine books, mostly on intelligence and information operations), ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig, which is a primer on the substance of governance, legitimate grievances, the importance of a balanced budget, and other matters.

At $2.99 this is a bargain. Worried about the future of the USA? I am — but this book gives me hope.

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