Role of Public Administration
Lessig wants to destroy the industry by given all power to big cities where the average person has zero idea what the industry is about.
voting is already a right…. just not illegals, 1 VOTE for 1 Person. Ps you cant vote if you are dead…. just cause you get more votes does not mean you win… electoral college must stay in its current form. No more foreign funding US campaigns ( Hillary from the Saudi Arabia ) Bill has to many hidden things
I'm voting #Bernie Sanders2016
He's right, Until we get the money out of politics why would we expect any positive change in America. If you look at voting trends of legislators vs what is important to most Americans we lose every-time. If you are naive enough to think that our political system is not corrupted then I suggest you do a little research.
Wake up! "The Wealthy are Coming!" – a modern day Paul Revere. If you value a DEMOCRATIC Republic then you better exercise your vote now before it is gone forever!
Same glasses since you were 9 years old? I can appreciate a man who takes good care of his things. I like your ideas. Seriously though. New glasses please. Its hard for me to hear you threw them.
They say that Larry has worn the same pair of glasses since he was eight years old.
I like this guy, but let's all be honest, he'll never win
Good ideas. Horrendous name. The name of the act will cause an immediate disengagement of anyone skeptical of the social justice crowd.
If you really want the money influence out of politics the only way it can happen is to get the politics out of money. No one will try to buy influence from an official if that official cannot do anything for them.
I appreciate both Sanders and Lessig's policies, but the fact of the matter is that we are entering a zone of campaigning in which people are running off of their name. It's exciting, but absolutely frightening to think that votes may slip if they aren't concentrated on one canidate, Bernie Sanders. I'm actually quite surprised that by now neither of you considered participating or filling a position in Bernies Campaign.
Outside of the national holiday one, these will never happen. Especially not citizen only elections considered how the Supreme Court ruled it legal for corporations to fund elections. Effectively, he needs an amendment to the Constitution which means he needs well over 100 MILLION Americans to side with him.
I liked the idea, but the centerpiece of his law seems to have been deemed unconstitutional in Citizens United. Congress couldn't legally do what he is asking. It would require a constitutional amendment.
YOU’RE GOING TO SPLIT THE VOTE!
I CANNOT HAVE CORPORATE CLINTON OR CORPORATE BIDEN OR ANY OTHER CORPORATE OWNED DO NOTHING GRIDLOCKED PUPPET (LIKE OBAMA) BE THE CANDIDATE!
BERNIE HAS NO SUPERPAC! HE IS NOT BEHOLDEN TO BIG MONEY!
HE MUST BE THE NOMINEE! AND HE MUST BE PRESIDENT!
Interesting concept. I am definitely in favor on limiting the donating power of the rich and the influence they have over politicians.
Is there a link to https://lessigforpresident.com/ in the description of this video?
What is to stop the Supreme Court striking down any reform law you pass? It happened to McCain–Feingold.
Larry I'd like to see some examples of bills congressmen have written that benefited their campaign donors. Examples like these can create some strong motivation for your campaign. One example I've heard was a bill that limited the governments ability to bargain for better prices against big pharma and the congressman that wrote that section of the bill had received most of his campaign funds from big pharma. I just think the people would like to see some examples of how we've been left out of, not only the democracy but the entire political conversation-thanks
if we used approval voting, money in politics wouldn't be such a big deal. We could organize voting blocs that would allow us to bribe candidates with votes instead of money. Right now we have a voting system that punishes us if we waste our vote on good candidates instead of the two default candidates. If we had approval voting, it would be very easy to elect candidates who would get money out of politics.
Lessig 2016Bernie 2016
This is a terrible idea, vouchers for political campaigns? Get a job and pay for it yourself if you want to give money to politicians. Socialists can come up with any excuse to waste millions, this guy is way out there.
what about ISIS A
Great quest, but there is so much more than this to do when you are president, you have a country to run for 4 years.
"And the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth "Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg address. Let's make Lincoln proud and create a government run by citizens with the interests of citizens.
I don't see a lot of Americans voting for a candidate whose platform which has, as a major plank, ensuring felons the right to vote. I won't be voting for him. Do I really need to explain why I don't see re-enfranchising felons as a good thing?
Just fiddling around the edges. Let's get rid of the House of Representatives and let people vote on the actual laws. That is true equality and true democracy. It it time to get rid of a frontier representative approach and leverage the age of the internet for direct citizen voting.
I hope Bernie emphasizes it even more. As much as I love the idea and purpose behind it, its gonna split the vote like a motherfucker. There is already a progressive willing to fight for the issue. Last thing America needs is another split vote election.
Please, Lessig2016's campaign staff — link these videos better — do what all the "regular" YouTubers do and dedicate some of the video's length to displaying clips from the other videos (and providing links in annotations!) YouTube really dilutes the "related videos" feed with "recommendations", and it'd seem far more commonplace to link from within the actual video. Just some tips from a citizen who heartily supports the CEA!
It is time we fulfill our Founding creed: ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL
This is needed — and long overdue. I applaud Lessig' moral fiber — so rarely seen anywhere in the public sphere. Lessig' wisdom is grounded in his deep humility. If you don't want wisdom leading the country, support someone else.
Lessig has the best logo. His platform is minimal, his logo is minimal, Brilliant.
Prof. Lessig has been one of my role models since I discovered his work while I was in law school. I also believe this issue to be the most important issue of our time, as without reform, very little will get done. But here are a few problems:1. Prof. Lessig knows that he would be the head of the executive branch right? He would be commander in chief, he would be able to/and it would be his job to appoint executive branch nominees like cabinet members, judges, U.S. attorneys, ambassadors, etc. On his site he says his views on other issue are "irrelevant". Well…;2. What if your reform takes much, much longer than you think it will? Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority Leader. He also happens to be the one who sued to stop the Bi-partisan Campaign Reform Act of 2003. His opposition isn't just rooted in money, it is ideological based on the first amendment. The point is this could take a long time, and the "democratically elected vice-president (see #3)" is the one that should be making the decisions on the other issues, but s/he would have no power to do so under the constitution;3. Finally, how would this work? Would the Dem. convention nominate Prof. Lessig, then vote again for vice president?
This seems like a publicity stunt, but hey, maybe it's a good one.
Comb your hair, get some different glasses and try again.
In short, a Western European-style democracy. Still, that won't put a halt to demagoguery.
I love the idea. i don't see it preventing corruption of officials once they are voted in. Would lobbying still be allowed? Easy voting system, are we talking about voting online?
Mr. Lessig is the best option for the US and for the world too…. All Americans should realize that the topic he is bringing into the discussion is the core issue of US democracy and reflects the miserable situation US is dealing with, and not only the US but most of the world influenced by these at US top working for the US few… If I was an American, I would definitely vote for this so much needed change.. MR. LESSIG, all my fingers crossed for, for America who can twist its destiny back to ordinary people…
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