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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I voted and made my vote count for the kind of country I want.

I voted yesterday.

I voted for Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party for President and Michael Cavlan of the Open Progressive Party for United States Senate.

I did not vote for any other candidates because none of the candidates for other offices were entitled to my vote because I don't share their views and none of them have ever shown any concern for peace, social or economic justice.

I did not vo
te on on either of the ballot issues because I find the Democrats and Republicans using these issues to divide people.

I expect when I cast my ballot that working people will get something in return for my vote. None of the other candidates offered anything in return for my vote.

When Wall Street backs a candidate it gets something in return for the backing. I expect to get something for my vote, too.

Why should I vote for any candidate who doesn't even promise anything in return for my vote?

Had any of the other candidates offered anything to improve the lives and livelihoods of working people in even the most miniscule way I would have voted for them; but they didn't offer anything but a bunch of blather so they didn't get my vote.

If anyone of these politicians loses in a close election maybe next time they will consider offering working people something in return for their votes.


Who gave their consent to make this a "two-party system" where only one class gets representation?