What is the peaceful revolution?
by ¬†______________(author acknowledged at the end)
What is the peaceful revolution? ¬†It’s a list of wants. ¬†It comes out of LOVE and Fairness with no Fear attached. ¬†What we want on our list is real change in this country, and because we are more aware of all the corruption, we want it now. ‘We the Peaceful People‘, are prepared to take on the political cowardice and powerful special interests which have prevented that change from happening.
We understand that the United States is the richest country in the history of the world, and that new technology and innovation make us wealthier every day. What we don‚Äôt understand is why the middle class continues to decline,¬†47 million¬†of us live in poverty and many Americans are forced to work two or three jobs just to cobble together the income they need to survive.
What do we want?¬†We want an economy that is not based on uncontrollable greed, monopolistic practices and illegal behavior. We want an economy that protects the human needs and dignity of all people ‚ÄĒ children, the elderly, the sick, working people and the poor. We want an economic and political system that works for all of us, not one in which almost all new wealth and power rests with a handful of billionaire families.
The current campaign finance system is corrupt. Billionaires and powerful corporations are now, through super PACs, able to spend as much money as they want to buy elections and elect candidates who represent their interests, not the American people. Meanwhile, we have one of the¬†lowest voter turnout rates¬†of any major country on earth.
What do we want?¬†We want to overturn the disastrous¬†Citizens United¬†Supreme Court decision and move toward public funding of elections. We want¬†universal voter registration, so that anyone 18 years of age or older who is eligible to vote is automatically registered. We want a vibrant democracy and a well-informed electorate that knows that its views can shape the future of the country.
We want a criminal justice system to be fixed. We have¬†2.2 million people¬†rotting behind bars at an annual expense of¬†$80 billion. Youth unemployment in a number of inner-cities and rural communities is 30 to¬†50 percent, and millions of young people have limited opportunities to participate in the productive economy. Failing schools all around the country produce more people who end up in jail than graduate college. Millions of Americans have police records as a result of marijuana possession, which should be decriminalized. And too many people are serving unnecessarily long mandatory minimum sentences.
What do we want?¬† We want a criminal justice system that addresses the causes of incarceration, not one that simply imprisons more people. We want to demilitarize local police departments, see local police departments reflect the diversity of the communities they serve and end private ownership of prisons and detention centers. We want to create the conditions that allow people who are released from prison to stay out. We want the best educated population on earth, not the¬†most incarcerated population.
What do we want? We want the United States to lead the world in pushing our energy system away from fossil fuel and toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy. We want a tax on carbon, the end of fracking and massive investment in wind, solar, geothermal and other sustainable technologies. We want to leave this planet in a way that is healthy and habitable for future generations.
What do we want? We want to end the rapid movement that we are currently experiencing toward oligarchic control of our economic and political life. As Lincoln put it at¬†Gettysburg, we want a government of the people, by the people and for the people. That is what we want, and that is what we will continue fighting for.
Bernie Sanders is the Author of 98% of it. ¬†Tamar George changed a few of the words in order to take the speech effect away and have the reader guess who the author is. ¬†Then hopefully come to the realization and understand the author is the majority of us.