Jonathan Romans 
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Re: “Parents of Slain Roanoke Reporter Attend State Senate Candidate Forum

In early 2000, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the largest corporate lobby group in the world, pushed a law through Congress, allowing corporations to make unlimited anonymous contributions to political campaigns. Individuals do not have this right. Every year, ALEC writes its own model legislation, which it hands over to our lawmakers, who in turn fast track these bills. This legislation covers every aspect of our society, and are always written to give corporations power and favor. Members of the ALEC include Exxon/Mobil, both tobacco companies, eighteen different pharmaceutical companies, Fox News, Koch Industries, and the NRA.

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

The NRA is one part of a corporate machine, actively taking away individual liberty, all the while literally lying to its gullible followers, telling them that gun violence prevention measures which are Constitutional, effective and certainly necessary, are somehow a threat. It is well beyond time that individuals take back our government from corporate tyranny. We can accomplish this through an educated vote.

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Posted by Jonathan Romans on 10/23/2015 at 2:32 PM

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