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LET THESE BE  FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT YEARS FROM 2016 THRU 2024

Franklin D. Roosevelt shortly after giving an evening radio address to the people of the United States.
(image by National Archives and Records Administraton/Wikipedia)

 
FDR recognized that his ability to push progressive legislation through Congress depended on the pressure generated by protesters - workers, World War I veterans, the jobless, the homeless, and farmers - even though he did not always welcome working closely with these constituencies. The well-worn story that ends with FDR telling a group of activists, 'I agree with you. Now, go out and make me
do it,' has never been documented, but it is emblematic of the New Deal era. As protests escalated throughout the country, FDR became more vocal, using his bully pulpit to criticize big business and to promote policies to jump-start the economy, protect the needy and expand workers' rights.
 
Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address set the tone for his agenda, and even though it wasn't specific or detailed, it clearly identified some of the main problems.

For example:

"Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply. Primarily this is because the rulers of the exchange of mankind's goods have failed, through their own stubbornness and their own incompetence, have admitted their failure, and abdicated. Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men.

"True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition. Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money. Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish.

"The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit.

"Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.
"Recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standards of pride of place and personal profit; and there must be an end to a conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of callous and selfish wrongdoing. Small wonder that confidence languishes, for it thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, on unselfish performance; without them it cannot live.

"Restoration calls, however, not for changes in ethics alone. This Nation asks for action, and action now."

Later he said Message to Congress on Curbing Monopolies, April 29, 1938  : "The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power."

 
 
John Adams, 1776 "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men. Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require." --

 
 

Robert Reich: Here’s the Truth About Free Trade - Truthdig

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truthdig.com - This post originally ran on Robert Reich’s website. Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right? Clearly, Ame...

 

 

 


BERNIE’S PATH TO VICTORY

If Bernie wins 67% of remaining 1083 allocated delegates beginning with Indianapolis today, he will have at least 2109 delegates and Hillary will only have 1999. He will have won the elections.

If, in all fairness, the 553 super delegates divide, 276 for Hillary and 277 for Bernie, the score would be 2275 for Clinton and 2385 for Bernie.

We have to hold the super delegate’s feet to the fire. Most of all we must pull hard for Bernie today and through June!

Don’t give up on the ONLY honest man in this election Vote Bernie!

 

 

 
  Enough is Enough by Palsimon

Walled Convention Center proves we don’t count.
The government is within, and we are without

We are enclosed in a virtual outdoor Bastille
Do you wonder what more they can steal?

Yes, there is something else to fear,
The terrorists will get us out here.

It’s because they don’t need us any more
Soon won’t be enough goods to sell at the store

So why not leave us out here in our pen
And enjoy their lucrative choices therein.






Editors Notes

Never "unite" with evil. The "I'll vote for Jill if you will" Pledge Campaign |bit.ly/2aatSHA

 
Go to , which is the proper channel, and the ONLY channel anyone should ever use to contribute to our candidate Bernie Sanders


 


"Conscience in those that have it is unequivocal. It is the voice of God. Our judgment of right & wrong is Reason." - William Blake.


Wiki Leaked eMails 7/23/16





 




TWEETS FOR BERNIE
 

SEN Nina Turner speaking at People's Revolution on wikileaks pic.twitter.com/WoOsLJGJd0

 

If Russia actually exposed corruption in our government, they have done us a favor. We expose corruption in other governments all the time.

Article: The "I'll vote for Jill if you will" Pledge Campaign | OpEdNews http://bit.ly/2aatSHA

Bernie promised us to fight for single-payer health. Hillary won't. Why? Promises See: bit.ly/1M88bWn pic.twitter.com/QFtzq7gXPl

Food vs Oil subsidies: This is what happens when either people don't care or they r
politically disenfranchised
#EndCorp pic.twitter.com/6mVNBfa4Cs

#LiarHillaryClinton tries to dupe public into thinking a vote for her will result end of Citizens United. It won't! http://linkis.com/trofire.com/2016/07/6vxbg

Evangelicals should read and consider this: bit.ly/1SwMCiq pic.twitter.com/VJYNpehttA

"If Clinton has reached out to Bernie supporters, it appears that she has done so to stick triangulating thumbs in their eyes." http://bit.ly/2a4Mowt

0pednews.com - Evidence Hillary Clinton MUST BE indicted re emails! Demand indictment! http://bit.ly/268gV5B
 

 

Demand Senator Sanders as the Democratic Party nominee. Take the Bernie or bust pledge today.
https://citizensagainstplutocracy.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/bernie-or-bust-pledge-is-sanders-last-remaining-hope/

RT occupyhr_: UNCOUNTED: The True Story of the California Primary lnkd.in/bjCgeyS

Engage Democratic Super Delegates http://lobbydelegates.com/engage.php?status=1&lbid=79178#.V4_R7nlUTnw.twitter

 
opednews.com - Evidence Hillary Clinton MUST BE indicted re emails! Demand indictment! http://bit.ly/268gV5B
NY URGENT Emergency Voter Suppression Lawsuit Filed In New York - YouTube http://bit.ly/1QjwdIV
NY more urgency:
More dishonesty by Clinton and wonder where it will stop! Clinton-DNC Joint Fundraising Raises Concerns


 


 
Article: America Is Not Broke, Revisited | OpEdNews
bit.ly/260eUsa pic.twitter.com/F46PiYQrUg
Ex-Clinton backer emerges as fierce Sanders surrogate ln.is/thehill.com/ho
The Establishment Snarls A Warning To Bernie Sanders http://bit.ly/1Wufeev
Bernie &  Rep. Brad Sherman, introduced legis to break up Bank of America, Wells Fargo - Business Journals http://bit.ly/1SJljxO
Russell Simmons, Now a Predatory Banking Shark, Endorses Hillary Clinton - Public Banking Institute http://bit.ly/1VhQbMu

 
A historian explains why Bernie right about the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act http://bit.ly/1ovxnuw  #BernieStrong #P2 pic.twitter.com/O41kJ63SFL
Consumer Protection is a major concern in light of this Investigative Report:  by
 
https://www.scribd.com/doc/84945605/Debt-Machine-Debt-Buyers-Overhwelm-Courts-NCLC-2010
Look what 2005 "Consumer Protection Act" REALLY did to consumers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bankruptcy_
Yes. Bernie knows something about big banks! From nytimes.com
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Robert Reich: Bernie Sanders’ threat to break up the banks is a threat to the Democratic Party establishment http://ln.is/www.rawstory.com/201/F9EZ4
Evangelicals should read and consider this: bit.ly/1SwMCiq pic.twitter.com/VJYNpehttA

Never "unite" with evil. The "I'll vote for Jill if you will" Pledge Campaign | OpEdNews bit.ly/2aatSHA pic.twitter.com/Ypxy7bXLiS

Bernie’s votes in Calif being whited out: SEE what they have
done
youtu.be/TTPmZsCXHng @CarolAnneKnapp @TimBartender... fb.me/E4qGKs9i

 

Jimmy Carter: "Hillary took very little action to preserve peace." He praised Kerry work notable. http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/04/12/jimmy-carter-just-called-out-hillary-clinton-publicly-and-it-is-setting-the-internet-on-fire/ …

See  evidence HRC conflict of interest, taking bribes for arms,  makes her ineligible for Presidency | Zero Hedge http://bit.ly/1NoNSyW

The @NRA continues to push this in states, but gun owners disagree w/ eliminating concealed carry permits #gunsense pic.twitter.com/efFmWt5Wl1
HRC'S STATE DEPT Approved $165,000,000,000 In ARMS Deals To CLINTON FOUNDATION Donors http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-26/hillary-clintons-state-department-approved-165-billion-arms-deals-clinton-foundation  pic.twitter.com/Db1UZhiDLU
NO ELECTED OFFICIAL WILL GIVE US REALLY POTENT GUN LAWS! | OpEdNews by Palsimon bit.ly/1NqKu6o pic.twitter.com/8yiykFyRtI
The truth about Hillary Clinton's emails
The truth about Hillary Clinton's emails
From destroying evidence to leaving Americans to die in Benghazi, her time is running out.
Clinton tops list of candidates backed by US WEAPONS-MAKERS, then Cruz rt.com/usa/326058-def pic.twitter.com/NJLfwV3xLm
NY Gov Andrew Cuomo lies & supports Establishment candidate Clinton against more effective, honest #Bernie Sanders pic.twitter.com/wahvAzLbBf
PROOF of Bernie's effectiveness as Legislator! He Wins 3 Policy Victories, but Media Shrugs bit.ly/1VENTWa pic.twitter.com/LsGfhkR53f
Senator Jeff Merkley of OR explains: Why I am Supporting Bernie Sanders http://nyti.ms/1SgRVoA
Four thousand five hundred members of the US military died in the Iraq http://gu.com/p/4t94p/stw 
#NewYork #NewYorkPrimary #NYPrimary
Black community must understand Hillary is for Hillary, NOT FOR YOU! See proof! : youtu.be/12mJ-U76nfg
Catholics, Jews, Muslims & Evangelicals should read & consider this: http://bit.ly/1SwMCiq     pic.twitter.com/VJYNpehttA
30 Years of Speeches  fighting for the people- YouTube http://bit.ly/1RLk8lm  Bernie over 30 years on message
On "inequality" & how Democrats failed us & more Great talk by Thomas Frank Thomas Frank YouTube http://bit.ly/1puJ1Gz
 
Exit Poll Expert Proves Election Fraud Against #Bernie - with Richard Charnin [ep 11] - YouTube http://bit.ly/1rAKNaw
Bernie Sanders, business genius? Yes, actually cnb.cx/23hFQES partially quoted pic.twitter.com/PI0WWZIQKy
How Bernie Gets Things Done in Congress Without Being Bought Off | Observer ln.is/observer.com/2
Hillary holds finger in wind  & speaks accordingly; #Bernie simple tells us his honest opinion http://bit.ly/1YzSUi0 and Jews for Bernie
Hillary Clinton lies about her role in the Honduras coup. History: DN! bit.ly/23wqAUG pic.twitter.com/hJApPguYcv
Jewish Voice For Peace Interrupts Israeli Benefit | PopularResistance.Org bit.ly/1VMDPKW pic.twitter.com/rLYVBv3Djf
The Hillary Victory Fund. is all about buying super delegates and solidifying a Hillary machine! counterpunch.org/2016/04/01/how
jewishvoiceforpeace.org DO NOT HATE ANYONE! IT'S NOT THE BERNIE WAY! pic.twitter.com/4svOhBrLNB
Article: Deconstructing the Zionist View of Gaza's Horror | OpEdNews bit.ly/1S0HQXi
Sanders is changing the discourse on the Israel-Palestine conflict, - Salon.com http://bit.ly/1YB9ONt
@BernieSanders MORE QUALIFIED than @HillaryClinton due to his- EXPERIENCE JUDGEMENT PRINCIPLES HONESTY #Bernie2016 pic.twitter.com/c4IHWzYobn
See also from Bernie: Workers’ Rights – FeelTheBern.org
Unions, Worker Coops and more http://bit.ly/1TuEkIB
Sanders many successes legislating for affordable housing and future  Plan -  & visit to NY  Public Housing http://bit.ly/1VbYclS
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/czaj6EH8bSI?a Exposing 2016 Democratic Election Fraud through Exit Polls Interview
Evidence #Hillary should be indicted for 'Damn emails?' Demand Indictment!. | OpEdNews http://bit.ly/1STjejh
 
 
 


 


 

If what they report is true, than

Poll

Can you be bought?

Candidate A platform brings war, plutocracy, gov. corruption,  spying on citizens, raises taxes on poor people, etc – BUT also gives special class protections and $400 monthly to people of your race..

Candidate B platform ends war, ends plutocracy, makes gov honest and open and accountable to citizens, equalizes economic well-being of all citizens, raises taxes on wealthy, etc –BUT does not give special class protections or money for people of your race.

Which candidate would you vote for A or B?


 

 

A great article that explains the problems of global capitalism in terms we can all understand is Prof. William I. Robinson's: Global Capitalism Is In the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis Global Capitalism Is In the Midst...: Social Democracy everywhere. 

    Among other things Robinson states the problem with the  Occupy movement: "In my view the Occupy movement and those like it do not see the need for a clear program, forms of political organization that can sustain a struggle, and for socialism, because if you are anti-capitalist you must be for something that will replace it. As well, how do we overcome the terrible vices and anti-human values that global capitalism inculcates in all of us: individualism, opportunism, selfishness, egos, envy, and so on. How do we create a humane and loving collective culture of the 99 percent?" 
     Of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez he said, "He placed socialism back on the global agenda at a time when the worldwide left was claiming that there is no alternative to global neo-liberal capitalism. But he also criticized 20th century socialist for its top-down and anti-democratic tendencies. He called for a 21st century socialism from the bottom up. He led a progressive bloc of Latin American social and political forces out of the devastating era of neo-liberal hegemony in Latin America."
And the problems are definitely global, top down to the local. In fact, we are living on a one party planet, as you can see here:  http://bit.ly/11hJDUd

 

TEHRAN (FNA)- Prominent American sociologist Prof. William I. Robinson believes that the United States government is the biggest perpetrator of terror in the world and its military adventures across the globe have claimed the lives of millions of innocent citizens.
According to Prof. William I. Robinson, “if we define terrorism as the use of violence against civilians for political objectives, then the US state is the world’s leading terrorist.” “US intervention abroad in the 20th century – the forging of a US empire - claimed tens of millions of victims, inflicted untold suffering, and set back the aspirations of freedom and democracy in dozens of countries,” said Prof. Robinson in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. Prof. Robinson also went on to say that capitalism, which is the predominant economic and political worldview of the United States and other imperial powers is in the midst of its most severe crisis in close to a century, even worse than the crisis in the 1930s, “because we are on the precipice of an ecological holocaust that threatens the very earth system and the ability to sustain life, ours included, because the means of violence and social control have never before been so concentrated within a single powerful state, and because the global means of communication is also extraordinarily concentrated in the hands of transnational capital and a few powerful states.”  Read entire interview

 
Consumer Protection is a major concern in light of this Investigative Report:
 
 
Look what 2005 "Consumer Protection Act" REALLY meant : Bankruptcy law written to throw consumers impoverished by corrupt banking directly into the streets to die: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bankruptcy_Abuse_Prevention_and_Consumer_Protection_Act …
 

 
We need Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and many candidates for state offices to follow the lead of Pablo Iglesias and Ada Colau of Spain in demanding an end to private interests and private banking corruption which brought down the economies of many countries and forced people into foreclosure, homelessness, job losses and poverty.  We need courageous leaders who will stand up to the duopoly in this country and we need people to rise up the way they are doing in Spain to redress our grievances, to establish public banks, to demand higher wages, end to bank speculation, guarantee basic human rights, create jobs, end privileges and high incomes to power elites. These are the things the POPE should be standing up to.

From Occupying Banks to City Hall: Meet Barcelona’s New Mayor #Ada Colau | Democracy Now! http://ln.is/www.democracynow.org/hbDOK …

 


opednews.com - Randy Wray's article - Debt-Free Money: A Non-Sequitur in Search of A Policy - which I can't help thinking was at least partly inspired by a monetary reform offline email conversation we had for a ...http://bit.ly/1zFngoI

 


How did Corporations become persons, from the beginning: ow.ly/qckyU 
See here Bernie Sanders, democratic socialist ("in tradition of Eugene Debbs, Norman Thomas, Michael Harrington"),  has experience to win election in 2016; we should support! and Why. http://1.usa.gov/17oRxhF

 

Unity of purpose urgently needed as shown in this most inspiring article by JP Miller: http://bit.ly/1GiJ0sL

 


Foreclosures and Corrupt Bankers terrorize the 99% check link http://bit.ly/1CdUqgY

 


A Campaign for America's Future by Richard Eskow, Op-Ed on austerity http://bit.ly/1zt2zNC

 


Nathalie Cardone Comandante Che Guevara Hasta Siempre - YouTube http://bit.ly/1u7jx1s

 

The True Story of Che Guevara - The Documentary - YouTube http://bit.ly/1xqy0oc


Urgently, why we need banking reform

 

 


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