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So it begins
« on: January 11, 2014, 07:55:35 pm »



Today Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig began his 185-mile two-week-long walk across New Hampshire. Along the way, he is holding events and recruiting citizens of New Hampshire into joining the #NHRebellion.

Story: http://www.conwaydailysun.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/110545-nh-rebellion-coming-to-conway

http://nhrebellion.org/

http://lessig.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/lessig
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 09:26:33 pm »

The goal of these people is to increase NH state government spending and taxes. What happens is that the state government will fund campaigns. It will only fund the candidates it approves of, including all incumbents. These rebels, as they call themselves, are working towards 1 goal, expanding the NH state government while making sure incumbents stay in office. In other words, these people are the opposite of rebels.

It is very sad that someone would go so far out of their way to try to ruin the NH political system. NH has by far the highest turnover of incumbents in the nation. It's 1 of the things that keeps politicians somewhat honest and somewhat close to the voters in NH. These so called rebels are trying to change the NH political system to make politicians more corrupt and further from the people.

Right now, many state reps. win in NH by only spending a few hundred dollars. These folks are trying to change that system and throw money at races, making it all about money, instead of about people.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 11:28:16 pm »

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We aren’t demanding a specific fix during the walk - what we’re asking is that politicians tell us how they intend to fix the problem.

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Every candidate gets asked at least this one question: “How will you end this system of corruption in Washington?”

http://www.nhrebellion.org/nhr_faq
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 11:38:39 pm »

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We aren’t demanding a specific fix during the walk - what we’re asking is that politicians tell us how they intend to fix the problem.

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Every candidate gets asked at least this one question: “How will you end this system of corruption in Washington?”

http://www.nhrebellion.org/nhr_faq
Pay them $100 a year in salary with no benefits. It's simple. It's easy. It works for the NH House and NH Senate. Most elected positions in NH come with no pay at all.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 12:51:59 am »

What the Hell does the corruption in Washington have to do with NH state politicians?

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 01:14:08 am »

What the Hell does the corruption in Washington have to do with NH state politicians?

Dale are you being deliberately obtuse?

OneDayatTime is saying that the way to stop corruption in Washington is to handle them the same way we handle NH reps.  
Don't give the pols in DC  piles of money and perks.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 01:48:29 am »

What the Hell does the corruption in Washington have to do with NH state politicians?

Lessig wants every single presidential candidate in the 2016 NH primary to answer the question of what they are going to do about corruption. That is the goal for walking 175 miles.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 03:20:30 pm »

Ah, right. This is about the first in the nation primary. I mistakenly thought they were asking NH politicians. Sorry. I guess I don't care enough about politics to follow the links and read.

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 04:03:27 pm »

Meredith-




Laconia- Lawrence Lessig and Ben Cohen (from Ben & Jerry's)


Laconia


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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 12:07:08 pm »

No President, or politician for that matter, would end the 'corruption' in DC; because the 'corruption' is what we demand as constituents.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 02:57:34 pm »

Congratulations Lessig on reaching the end of your journey!

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Lessig: "The #NHRebelliion walk made it. 80 walkers end at Nancy’s Diner."
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 09:49:22 pm »

What about the orderly dissolution of the federal government and Kokesh 2020?  :)

There's so much money, concrete, and neon signs in DC, so much grandeur of the empire on display.   People inhabit the DC area for a while naturally change and become disconnected from the people.

The lawyer/educated class don't have the same values as that of the people.   There can never be representation because the brainiacs are not accountable for people on the ground.   The brain thinks at speed of light.

The last time the lawyer, brainiac class did the right thing was in the Constitution when they stated the right to bear arms.   It's there to make the brain accountable to the body because without the later, the former wouldn't be able to exist.

Today, few understand that weapons are tools for real politics.   The brain thinks at speed of light but it can't possibly dodge a subluminal bullet, politically speaking and significantly less so otherwise, as intended here.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 10:39:48 pm »

What about the orderly dissolution of the federal government and Kokesh 2020?  :)

Kokesh lost his credibility with his strange behavior last summer. New leaders of national stature are yet to reveal themselves.
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 10:47:52 pm »

What about the orderly dissolution of the federal government and Kokesh 2020?  :)

Kokesh lost his credibility with his strange behavior last summer. New leaders of national stature are yet to reveal themselves.

Kokesh is young and abrassive.   He's smart so he doesn't care for mental stability, values, or even religion.   But he will mellow out after his marriage to appear presidential.

We need to let go of the notion that an we need an upstanding person to lead, especially for leading us to a decentralized state.   Putting one man in charge of 350 million people and trillion and trillion of dollars and lives, and weapons never work.   It only works when the propaganda machine spins it as that.   Mostly they spin it for their own enrichment.    Put any person in the White House and the result would be the same.

The results is what the ruling elites want it to be.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 10:52:55 pm »

What about the orderly dissolution of the federal government and Kokesh 2020?  :)

Kokesh lost his credibility with his strange behavior last summer. New leaders of national stature are yet to reveal themselves.

Kokesh is young and abrassive.   He's smart so he doesn't care for mental stability, values, or even religion.   But he will mellow out after his marriage to appear presidential.

We need to let go of the notion that an we need an upstanding person to lead, especially for leading us to a decentralized state.   Putting one man in charge of 350 million people and trillion and trillion of dollars and lives, and weapons never work.  

On the contrary, the system works fine, doing exactly what it is intended to do. Unfortunately, the system is designed to diminish the best interests of the vast majority of people
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