Petition against Citizen’s United

Big money has always been involved in politics. But, we had reforms that forced donors to reveal their identities, and limits. Not after Citizen's United. The forces of one party's corporate wealthy, can affect the outcome of an election as never before. This isn't healthy for our country. Doing nothing in the face of this drastic influence of a few diluting all of our votes except those of the super wealthy and politically far right wing, is allowing it to continue without objection: like those who were silent when Nazis gassed Jews and pretended they couldn't do anything about it. Or said no war crime was committed because the uniformed men were just "following orders." Nuremberg ended that frivolous defense. Even if this effort is only an example of how the public can let their opinion be known, I submit the time is ripe to cast our vote for an America that can't be bought by the corporate 1 %. I heard Justice Stevens say yesterday, there are rumblings on the court that members of that body are mumbling that this decision has caused way more damage than anyone expected and another case might overturn it if on point. Otherwise, a constitutional amendment is the only solution. A tall task begins with an idea. This isn't a liberal notion; it is patriotic. Almost everyone supported the escalation in Vietnam when LBJ ratcheted up the flames of an unprovoked attack on America at the Gulf of Tonkin; and when George W. Bush railed against AL Qaeda and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Saddam Hussein always had and might use and was supporting Al Qaeda; and when Nixon was accused of directing the Watergate break-in. The truth slowly unfolded when people with a conscience and specific knowledge knew better. There always were those who would never disagree with the government; and there were the do-nothings that never took a stand. Those who said the truth matters pressed for change. The truth does matter and always has.  And now we have another mountain to climb. Join or watch. It won't happen by wishing. Dan

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A Luminescent Eurythmists

 

               Luminous Eurythmists

                Facing eyes beam smiles

                Left legs lift and toes point

               Blonde with white slippers

                Brunette in powder blue

                Pink and cobalt robes of silk

                Glisten as toes touch blue carpet

                Right legs glide to meet left

                Arms unfurl upwards gracefully

                Fingers form blazing flame

                A pair of radiant eurythmists

                Summon their heart’s exultation,

                Transcend time, language, and space

                In harmonic evocative movement,

                Embrace universal compassion,

                Enlighten the audience with

               Sparks flung from a fire that

                  Merge with the unity of all

 

 

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." ~ Albert Einstein

 

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