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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 21, 2017

Here we are... it is that time of year when voters are having "bond proposals" thrown at them for everything from garbge collection to education...

By the same politicians who are intent on squandering our Nation's wealth created by our labor on militarism and senseless, illegal, unconstitutional and barbaric imperialist wars with over 800 U.S. military bases dotting the globe protecting Wall Street's interests when these funds should be going to finance human needs like education, health care, child care, infrastructure and creating a society where every single person has the human rights embodied in the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We cannot have a government wasting our resources on militarism and fighting these dirty never-ending imperialist wars and expect human needs to be met--- this has never been accomplished.

These dirty imperialist wars thoroughly corrupt the politics of the Nation from top to bottom--- local, state and national.

We see how the Wall Street merchants of death and destruction distribute the bribes throughout the entire political system in a way that assures they will continue to profit from death and destruction.

Everything is based of the greed driven profit system.

These politicians tell us to "vote yes" on their bond proposals or the children will suffer--- like they care about children; their bombs are killing children all over the world as they even get dropped on schools with children in attendance. These politicians don't care about children or anyone else... they only care about how much money they will make and it doesn't make any difference if they make money charging tax-payers interest on bonds to build schools or manufacturing bombs to blow schools to smithereens like they have done in Raqqa, Syria.

I won't vote for bond proposals for schools or anything else; let politicians get their priorities in order.

As our country creeps towards fascism as a means by those presently in power, this creep towards fascism is intended to stifle the voices of the people in the decision-making process over all things and all matters pertaining to life and death and yet these crooked and corrupt politicians driven by greed and graft with such a disdain for the rights of the people to participate in the decision-making process in a way that our voices really matter hypocritically shout to the world that this country is the world's greatest bastion of democracy.

These politicians involved in brow-beating us into voting for these bond proposals which push us further into debt tell us each time it is such a small amount you will not even notice it on your property tax bill... if this is the case, why are property taxes soaring out of sight beyond the ability of many people to pay... especially people forced to live on miserly and meager Social Security, unemployment benefits and poverty wages. Do you see these politicians offering any property tax relief for those unable to pay?

The time has come to set new priorities for our country and this means beating swords into plowshares... it is time to learn to live in peace and friendship with the rest of the world instead of walking around with a big stick ready to clobber people of other lands who just want the rights guaranteed to them by the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights just like we do.