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There are many people who want to turn things around. Thus there is a tremendous reserve of energy to be tapped. Yet I read and read and never see a detailed strategy to FOCUS all this potential activism. A lot of whining. No plan.
Moreover, I am astonished at what enormous agreement there is across political parties and ideologies on many key issues ... fair taxation of the rich, ending the pointless wars, leaving social security and medicare as full functioning programs, raising the minimum wage, GMO labeling, ending corporate welfare, on and on.
My approach is to get people focused on what they want vs. what they get from Congress, then to demand enforceable contracts from all prospective candidates, but especially from incumbents. "An Unlikely Truth" offers a hard-ball strategy of coercion which openly but legally blackmails candidates into doing the right thing or replaces them with ones who will. It establishes an ironclad, enforceable platform for demanding our elected representatives do our bidding as their electors, instead of taking their orders from the deep-pocketed lobbyists and corporate puppet masters who are eviscerating our democracy.
Will it work? I believe it will. I didn't spend two-and-a-half years developing this as a creative writing exercise.
- ASIN : B00IIFD178
- Publisher : Literary Vagabond; 1st edition (February 17, 2014)
- Publication date : February 17, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 6403 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 202 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,427,362 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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