Congressman Scott Garrett Balks At The Opportunity To Go On the Record About Corruption

This is my first post for the Rootstrikers campus team blog.  Rootstrikers is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that strives to reduce the influence of dirty money in politics.  Led by the efforts of the campus teams, Rootstrikers is currently working in conjunction with the huffington post to get politicians “On the Record” about the corrupting influence of money big money in politics.  Here I discuss Congressman Scott Garrett’s (NJ-5) response to my attempts to get him “On the Record”.  FYI, Congressman Garrett, I will not cease my efforts. Continue reading

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Become A Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act

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Freshmen Awaiting Their Imminent Corruption

So here’s the story. The 2012 election cycle was the most corrupt in our nation’s history. The voice of the people, the voice of the 99% continues to be drowned out by overwhelming influence of the big, tainted money of the 1% special interest “funders”. Who represents these “funders” in Washington? Who holds the purse strings of our Congressmen and Senators? That would be the lobbyists who spend their days wining and dining and bothering our legislators so that their interests come before those of the people. These lobbyists prevent any semblance of a real and serious discussion on a whole number of issues ranging from gun control to educational reform to economic policy. This is wrong. This is morally corrupt. This is inhumane. This is not a democracy. But most of all it hurts us….THE PEOPLE. And its time to put a stop to it.  I recently became a member of Rootstrikers, a nonprofit, grassroots organization that strives to reduce the influence of dirty money in politics by acting with consequence at every turn.  Rootstrikers supports the efforts of Represent.Us, an unprecedented movement of conservatives and progressives to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act which would sever the tie between politicians and special interest lobbyists, without requiring an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You may be asking how could this possibly be done. If special interests have almost total control of the Congress than why would they even bring a bill such as this to the floor? THEY WON’T.

“That’s why we need a million Citizen Co-Sponsors – ordinary Americans  united behind the Anti-Corruption Act before we ask Congress to pass it. We need to show them we’ve got the political power to hold them accountable if they don’t support this sweeping reform. That’s where you come in. Add your name and be a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the Anti-Corruption Act here at act.unitedrepublic.org.” (act.unitedrepublic.org)

So to all my 30 or so odd facebook friends and all the people who follow my blog and read this post please be a citizen co-sponsor of this bill and then share it with all your friends. Its important to your future. Its important to the future of your children and the future of our democracy.  Participating in the political process involves more than just voting.  In the end, if our democracy is to flourish, the citizens must use every avenue available to force change when our politicians refuse.  And contrary to popular belief, there are avenues available to force change. Continue reading