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.