We’ve mentioned Grover Norquist before and talking the power he wields in Washington over those you have elected to represent you. We have come down on lobbyists in general as a political function that needs to die a quick death. Grover has signed pledges from those you have sent to Washington to never raise taxes in their lifetime. Politico has a new article on Grover Norquist that you will find interesting.
By GINGER GIBSON | 11/8/11 7:06 PM EST Updated: 11/9/11 5:03 AM EST
The off-year election saw voters in a handful of states weigh in on governors, state lawmakers, mayors and ballot measures that will be scoured for clues into next year’s presidential contest.
Democrats took the Kentucky governor’s race and won a controversial ballot initiative in Ohio to undo a restriction on collective bargaining, and another in Mississippi that would have redefined “personhood.”
Republicans notched their own wins, holding on to the governor’s office in Mississippi and passing a measure in Ohio designed as a public referendum on President Obama’s health care law. READ MORE.
The “occupy” movements are an exciting development: Grassroots beginnings of social change. It reminds of the British film “Marat/Sade” which I recommend highly. I am reminded of this ‘music/drama play on the screen’ when I enjoy Judy Collins sing the song “Marat/Sade.” Marat is Jean-Paul Marat from the French revolution. Here are the lyrics to the song. Below Judy Collins sings it.
While the French Revolution was violent, I do hope that the “occupy” demonstrations will be peaceful as Jesse Jackson recommends. Of course there will be some violence. History teaches us that. But, we won’t “String up all the aristocrats.” Once the movement has the full attention of the nation, we can talk of instituting necessary reforms. Leaders will emerge to guide us.