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Common Sense: A Booklet on How Simple It Is To Make Our Country Even Better By an Oregonian physician
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There’s a rating of 180 countries by how corrupt they are—from least corrupt at #1 to most corrupt at #180. The USA is #19 from least corrupt. Not bad maybe, but we can do better. The... More > reason we’re not higher than #19 is how much special interests control our government. This booklet is about some reforms to discuss and consider for making our country even better, and really even happier: proportional representation, public campaign financing, term limits, instant runoff voting, being able to vote for none of the above, and putting these reforms together as part of also balancing the federal budget. Many of these reforms require Constitutional Amendments. But Congress proposes Constitutional Amendments, and the incumbents in Congress are unlikely to propose such reforms, because these reforms would change how the people in Congress become incumbents in the first place. However, our Founding Framers gave us a solution for just this problem: the states calling an Article V Convention to propose Amendments.< Less
Towards a Socialist Alliance Party - second edition By Jack Conrad
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Second edition. Some comrades in the Socialist Alliance say we should settle for a loose conglomeration of leftwing groups and local campaigns. For these comrades the word ‘party’, when... More > it comes to the Socialist Alliance, is an anathema. It is as if they were anarchists. Of course such comrades already their own ‘party’. Jack Conrad argues, however, that there is no party. They are groups or, worse, sects. Members who disagree with the described ‘line’ are expected to gag themselves in public. Either that or face expulsion. The Socialist Alliance must become a party and seek to arm itself with the most advanced theory. In reality, we already are a party in many senses. We have a common elected leadership, common election candidates and common finances. The Socialist Alliance is also officially registered as a party. What matters is not the name, but creating a genuine party ethos. Drawing on an extensive study of history, this booklet presents the ways and means at arriving at that end.< Less
Towards a Socialist Alliance Party By Jack Conrad
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Some comrades in the Socialist Alliance say we should settle for a loose conglomeration of leftwing groups and local campaigns. For these comrades the word ‘party’, when it comes to the... More > Socialist Alliance, is an anathema. It is as if they were anarchists. Of course such comrades already their own ‘party’. Jack Conrad argues, however, that there is no party. They are groups or, worse, sects. Members who disagree with the described ‘line’ are expected to gag themselves in public. Either that or face expulsion. The Socialist Alliance must become a party and seek to arm itself with the most advanced theory. In reality, we already are a party in many senses. We have a common elected leadership, common election candidates and common finances. The Socialist Alliance is also officially registered as a party. What matters is not the name, but creating a genuine party ethos. Drawing on an extensive study of history, this booklet presents the ways and means at arriving at that end.< Less
Towards a Socialist Alliance Party By Jack Conrad
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Some comrades in the Socialist Alliance say we should settle for a loose conglomeration of leftwing groups and local campaigns. For these comrades the word ‘party’, when it comes to the... More > Socialist Alliance, is an anathema. It is as if they were anarchists. Of course such comrades already their own ‘party’. Jack Conrad argues, however, that there is no party. They are groups or, worse, sects. Members who disagree with the described ‘line’ are expected to gag themselves in public. Either that or face expulsion. The Socialist Alliance must become a party and seek to arm itself with the most advanced theory. In reality, we already are a party in many senses. We have a common elected leadership, common election candidates and common finances. The Socialist Alliance is also officially registered as a party. What matters is not the name, but creating a genuine party ethos. Drawing on an extensive study of history, this booklet presents the ways and means at arriving at that end.< Less
Towards a Socialist Alliance Party - second edition By Jack Conrad
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Second edition. Some comrades in the Socialist Alliance say we should settle for a loose conglomeration of leftwing groups and local campaigns. For these comrades the word ‘party’, when... More > it comes to the Socialist Alliance, is an anathema. It is as if they were anarchists. Of course such comrades already their own ‘party’. Jack Conrad argues, however, that there is no party. They are groups or, worse, sects. Members who disagree with the described ‘line’ are expected to gag themselves in public. Either that or face expulsion. The Socialist Alliance must become a party and seek to arm itself with the most advanced theory. In reality, we already are a party in many senses. We have a common elected leadership, common election candidates and common finances. The Socialist Alliance is also officially registered as a party. What matters is not the name, but creating a genuine party ethos. Drawing on an extensive study of history, this booklet presents the ways and means at arriving at that end.< Less