I offer this with little personal comment except to say I’ve enjoyed the TYT show for years and I give Cenk a lot of credit for leaving MSNBC when they tried to censor him.
I thought “Move to Amend” activists [of which Wisconsin has quite a few] would want to see this fiery speech from Cenk Uygur of the online news show TYT. He recently spoke at the Conference to Restore the Republic held April 20th in San Francisco .
Ground he covers:
-the gun background check bill that was voted down
-Obama bargaining over social security [scathing rebuke]
-He says that Congress is never going to pass the “Disclose Act”
-He says everybody needs to unite around a constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood. He says it’s possible to do this at the state level where legislators are not too corrupt yet [he hasn’t been to Wisconsin?] and he says all concerned are excited about the idea – Tea Party members, Libertarians, Dems, Republicans, etc.
Cenk: “None of your representatives represent you. They represent the people who pay them…. You’re waiting for a hero? We already had a hero who promised us overwhelming change and then gave us nothing.”
Description that came with the video:
The Young Turk’s Cenk Uygur recently appeared at the Conference to Restore the Republic at San Francisco State University. In his speech, he addressed many reasons why money needs to be taken out of politics, corporate personhood, and the current state of politics. Why do politicians ignore overwhelming polls of what voters want? It turns out, Democrats and Republicans agree on more than you might think; the power of money is astounding.
Is democracy lost at a national level? In short: yes. Cenk explains fully why this is, but the solution is to remove the corrupting power of money from politics so that our representatives will represent us again instead of corporate donor and lobbyist money.
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“Our Ultimate Goal:
To restore true democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Representatives to pass a much needed 28th Amendment to our Constitution which would end corporate personhood and publicly finance all elections in our country. There are only 2 ways to amend the Constitution. (1) Go through our federal government (2) Go through our State Legislators via an Article V. Convention.
Wolf PAC believes that we can no longer count on our federal government to do what is in the best interest of the American people due to the unfettered amount of money they receive from outside organizations to fund their campaigns. We point to the failure of the Disclose Act as rock solid evidence that this would be a total waste of our time, effort, and money. We also point to the recent decision by the US Supreme Court to not even hear a case filed by Montana claiming it did not have to abide by Citizens United, as proof that state legislation is not a suffient measure to solve this problem. We believe that we have no choice but to put an amendment in the hands of our State Legislators, who are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money and might actually do what 87% of the country wants…take away the massive influence that money has over our political process”