• Petitioned Congress

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Against the Corruption that is our Government

    1. Lawrence Lessig
    2. Petition by

      Lawrence Lessig

      Brookline, MA

Citizens from the Left and the Right, recognize this: WE — whether from the Left or from the Right — will get no reform from this government until we end the corrupting influence of money in this government.

Pick your issue — global warming, health care, the deficit, sensible regulation of Wall Street, simpler taxes, fair trade, a safe environment, decent broadband, a copyright system for the digital age — and the point is the same: There will be no change  until we end the way that money buys results in Congress.

Henry David Thoreau wrote: "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one striking at the root."

We must stop the hacking, and begin the strike: Demand that Congress end special interest funded elections, and enable small dollar Citizen Funded Elections. Elections funded by the 99% — too.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Dawn Waters SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Lessig is right. The US can't legislate intelligently and appropriately about any issue until we deal with this problem at the root of it all. About time to come together and put this at the top of the agenda.

    • Michael Zambrano UNION CITY, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Our government is destroying our future. They spat in our founding father's faces with these new bills such as the NDAA., etc. They destroyed what this country once stood for. We citizens are supposed to have the right of freedom of speech. If we go against our government nowadays, we get locked up. It's rich vs poor. Corrupt vs the uncorrupt. No more lies. This country needs to change for the better if we want to have a future. We need to take our country back.

    • Ralph Hyde LAKEVIEW, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Money is turning our democracy into a plutocracy.

    • Christie Gee OAK PARK, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      This country is no longer "of the people, by the people, for the people." We are in DESPERATE need of a campaign to get people riled-up for getting MONEY OUT OF POLITICS so we can give new generations of Americans hope that their elected "leaders" are thinking of THEM (and the rest of humanity) and not THEIR OWN BANK ACCOUNTS.

    • Jim Bailes DUNDEE, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Government is out of control

      Every business needs a working capital source


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