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Claudia Davison
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Part of my effort to restore power to the people.
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My comment posted by The New York Times on Aug. 17th to article, "Don't Give Away Our Wildlife Refuges."

The intricate and widely dispersed inter-relationships of land and animals are barely understood by us, even now. For millennia we had no idea that birds, butterflies, and mammals migrated thousands of miles around the planet, each and every year. They were driven by the weather and access to resources to and from each destination. We are still exploring this intricate web of wondrous life.

But what we did understand was how to exploit the resources in our immediate vicinity, and beyond. This served both useful purposes (food and shelter) and, ultimately, harmful ones (clearcutting and pollution). For example, as we overfished certain species to near-extinction, we defaulted to less desirable ones, and more destructive practices. As we exploited the nearest areas of mountaintop removal, pristine forests, and water re-distribution, we drilled, cut, and continued these activities further and further afield.

This practice has grown to unsustainable levels driven by two issues: too many humans to support and commodification of land and labor. This GOP proposal is primarily driven by not only little to no reverence for the wondrous creations of our planet, and their right to exist, but prioritizing short-term economic gain over every other living thing. Climate change denial serves that economic and political agenda, but is short-sighted and indecent as well.

Changing that destructive model is why I pursue campaign finance reform, www.thefairelectionsfund.com.
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The New York Times instantaneously published my comment to Prof. Krugman's March 18, 2016 article, “Republican Elite’s Reign of Distain."

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Recall that political parties are not in the law. They are clubs that have wedged themselves between the People and their government. They have enacted laws that obstruct competition, isolate disfavored people, and empower themselves and their campaign funders. George Washington anticipated this outcome.

The current "elections" are a public subsidy for the selection of political party delegates who will choose the party's candidates--not necessarily, or likely--candidates who will represent thePeople. No wonder Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have such enthusiastic support from accumulated anger of the disenfranchised and wounded electorate.

An alternative:  www.thefairelectionsfund.com.
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March 17, 2016:  http://thehill.com/homenews/house/273417-ryan-contested-convention-looking-more-likely.  My comment:

You do recognize that all this noise is about political parties that are not in the law, don't you? They are clubs that have wedged themselves between the People and their government. They obstruct competition, isolate disfavored people, and empower themselves and their campaign funders. This current "election" is a public subsidy of the selection of political party delegates who will choose the party's candidates--not candidates who will necessarily represent the People. No wonder Trump and Sanders have such enthusiastic support from the accumulated anger of the disenfranchised and wounded electorate.

To take our government back, I suggest The Fair Elections Fund--a Whole New Ball Game, at www.thefairelectionsfund.com. Is your government worth $7.00 a year to you?
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On March 2nd The New York Times published my comment to the Thomas Friedman article, Beware:  Exploding Politics:

C. Davison, Alameda, CA
"Good analysis, but one adjustment I would suggest is not "free trade" but "fair trade."  That imbalance we have now created many of the problems you recognize.

"My proposal to de-politicize our dysfunctional polital system is at www.thefairelectionsfund.com.  It does not compartmentalize would-be candidates by political tribe.  It eliminates fundraising.  It lets Registered Voters, not party elites, decide who may use public funds to represent We, the People.

"Imagine the savings when public funding supports the public rather than subsidizing private, unknown campaign funders."

Yesterday I had several Twitter exchanges with political commentator, Matthew J. Dowd.
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Four-Year Summary of 2017-2020 Campaign Financing.
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After retirement and the Citizens United decision, I tasked myself with developing a new way to finance political campaigns.  @thefairelection
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My first trip to Burning Man was in 1992; returning in 2015!
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