ELECTION DAY OBSERVANCE
On this election day when so many US citizens cast their vote for representatives for our republic, which is a decidedly positive act of democracy, we might remember purported origins of principles of the US Constitution.
Oneida Indian Nation Honors Over 400 Local Veterans at Annual Recognition Ceremony
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During a recent MSM reporting frenzy about the monarchy in UK in which imperialism and colonization was called out around the world, curiously little to nothing was mentioned about colonization of The Americas. Yet Native Americans are said to have been an inspiration for principles of our US Constituion.
Oppression has been the practice of colonizers. Principles are principles because they don’t fail. Witness the success of the Oneidas in NYS.—————https://www.history.com/news/iroquois-confederacy-influence-us-constitution#:~:text=In%20around%201722%2C%20the%20Tuscarora,’%20thinking%2C%20says%20Donald%20A. —
The Iroquois Confederacy dates back several centuries, to when the Great Peacemaker founded it by uniting five nations: the Mohawks, the Onondaga, the Cayuga, the Oneida and the Seneca. In around 1722, the Tuscarora nation joined the Iroquois, also known as the Haudenosaunee. Together, these six nations formed a multi-state government while maintaining their own individual governance.
This stacked-government model influenced constitutional framers’ thinking, says Donald A. Grinde, Jr., a professor of transnational studies at the University of Buffalo, member of the Yamasee nation and co-author with Bruce E. Johansen of Exemplar of Liberty: Native America and the Evolution of Democracy.–end of history info–
Tension during elections recently may be due to the corruption of greed in the process upheld by Citizens United. As we hear that “we are not a democracy”, the electoral process is indeed an act of democracy by which our representatives are chosen to function in our republic. The more we have interjected capitalism over democratic (small d) action, the farther we move from principles of the US Constitution.
In a democracy, questions should be heard and surely at least asked. —-
Obama & Biden Heckled Mid-Speech
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/mzlxui20av?e=1b0a9c0541 —
American-Born Canadian Professor Attacked By Mainstream Media For Opposing NATO Narrative On Ukraine
Supreme Court Takes Up The Indian Child Welfare Act
Pro-War Hawks Have Progressives On Their Squad
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Both branches of the Democrat/Republican duopoly play roles in voter suppression. Ranked-choice voting is one step in the right direction. The Green Party has long promoted ranked-choice voting.
From howiehawkins — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3no_OXSmOw —
#GreenSocialist Notes, Episode #97 with Special Guest Robin Harris
Streamed live 21 hours ago
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From www.hawkinsmattera.org — Despite efforts by the New York State Democratic Party and their functionaries to silence us, we have broken through to the media with this campaign’s message of Inclusive Democracy, a Green New Deal, and an Economic Bill of Rights. We ask that you share this important news coverage to your community, families and allies:
- Capital Tonight Video: Green Party wages daunting write-in campaign to win back ballot access in New York
- Albany Times Union Op-Ed: Kathy Hochul, Lee Zeldin and nobody else
“Walk into any supermarket and you’ll find a variety of breakfast cereals to match nearly any taste. Shop online and you can select, say, shoes to meet your idiosyncratic preferences.
This is what we’ve come to expect in this age of choice. Almost everywhere there are alternatives to the same-old boring whatever. Nearly everywhere, we have options to satisfy every niche, variety that feels infinite and empowering.
Everywhere, except at the ballot box…”
- The New York Times: For First Time Since 1946, New Yorkers Have Just 2 Choices for Governor
“…this year, for the first time in over 75 years, the state ballot appears destined to offer only two choices: Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, and Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican.
The paucity of options is largely due to former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who championed changes in election law two years ago that made it far more difficult for third parties to get on the ballot. The changes to ballot access law tripled the number of voter signatures required for groups to get on the November ballot and forced political parties to qualify every two years instead of four.”
- Focus on Albany Video: A conversation with Howie Hawkins about the campaign for Governor
The Times nails the issue: Cuomo, Hochul, and their Legislature Lackeys have brought democracy in New York to a 75-year low. And the bar was already disgracefully low.
But we can beat this and make our elections more fair and equitable than ever — with your help. We ask that you donate to this campaign today so we can continue fighting through Election Day.
And, speaking of Election Day, we ask that you take a moment to look at how you will need to write in our names for Governor and Lt. Governor, and to share this information with voters:
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