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To the Legislative branch of the U.S Government

Make lobbying of all kinds illegal

    1. Petition by

      Muhammad Hassan

      Torrance, CA

This is the most important thing that the Occupy protests can accomplish. It is because of lobbying no matter how noble, that change is so hard to accomplish. This legalized form of bribery has absolutely corrupted the political process that this country was founded on. The Occupy protests are the buildup of the repression of the middle class that has occurred since the time of the Robber Barons. But we shall not allow for this to continue. Our voice has been drowned out for far too long and the vague sense of the American dream that my family traveled half way across the world to accomplish has been slipping away. Well, the representatives in Congress have a choice to make, defend the bourgeois or their constituency that has been devastated because of the irresponsible actions of the bourgeois. The bourgeois don’t need any lobbyists to fight for them in any true Democratic political system and so therefore should only be allowed to persuade politics with 1% of their votes which they compromise.

So why should we focus on this and not being angered about the injustice? Well, if all we do is yell and have camp out all day this movement will eventually lose all its energy with having accomplished nothing. Would that be the most productive use of the time and energy spent devoted to this movement? The opposition to this movement will have effectively accomplished its goal of belittling the Occupy movement by raising questions about its motivations. Some claim that anarchy is the the goal of the Occupy movement, or making the big banks pay for our misery, and on and on and on with no real sense of purpose. One minute we want to get rid of the Fed and the next we want to fight police brutality. Legalized bribery or lobbying, the American term, is the first step to creating an environment where the voice of the many will finally receive the just recognition that they deserve.

So please sign this petition and get everybody else you know to do the same and demand that a bill making lobbying illegal be immdeiately introduced in the U.S House and Senate.

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    • Victoria Python SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Lobbying has destroyed the value of one person, one vote.

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    • Christina Thompson CHANDLER, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Lobbying is not only bribery it has deemed our government and illegal oligarchy.

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    • rachel rodriguez SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Enough is enough!

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    • Larry Levine WEST HILLS, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Working in the Federal Criminal Litigation field, I have first hand experience in seeing the people lives who have been destroyed by graft, bribery and corruption. When a core of society succeeds in establishing a special interest group, it leads to laws being passed to benefit those who have the biggest wallets, and doesn't take in to consideration the will of the people who the laws will effect. While lobbying will never be eliminated, it needs to be brought under strict control so the laws that congress pass are for the better of all.

      Larry Levine

      Founder and Director

      Wall Street Prison Consultants

      www.wallstreetprisonconsultants.com

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    • Larry Alger SIBLEY, IA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe the environment of corruption in our government stems from special interests. Please eliminate all forms of this corrupting source. Thank you.

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