Time is always of the essence so I will attempt to write a brief synopsis of why I am in this fight and the ideas I am pursuing. Last year I was making plans to move to Panama. I only receive $1,007 per month from Social Security Disability and I have to make decisions regarding food & medical care based on income every month. I am so broke now I have to find a job, even though my back is deteriorating more every month. My income in Panama is considered to be Middle-Class and I wanted to retire in peace without being told I was a "drag on the system." In short, I wanted to retire with dignity, not wondering if I had enough money for the month to barely cover costs.
Then, Bernie Sanders exploded upon the political scene, and I believed in him, his economics, empathy for people who did not fare as well as others, and his career-long commitment to fighting for the people. Most of all, I admired his abject refusal to accept Special Interest Money, which is and always has been a form of legalized bribery. As I vetted Bernie Sanders, I realized he was the real deal, not just another politician. I changed my plans and pledged to stay in the United States for the duration of the 2016 Presidential Elections and would work for the one and only real hope for America that we all cherish and hope to take back from the Plutocrats.
Now, @berniesanders "Revolution" has turned into an out and out war with the Plutocrats. They control the Mainstream News Media, which Media consolidation has allowed the 1% to shape every news broadcast we hear. Trump, Cruz, Rubio, and other Candidates make a gaffe and it is covered in-depth by our corrupt, corporate controlled Media. In fact, they have made a Circus out of this Election, and I believe it was planned and executed with the precision of a Navy Seal Team. When Hillary Clinton makes a gaffe, or her prior record is in question, the Media remains silent. We used to be able to rely upon Social Media to express our outrage and disdain of our "rigged system,' but last night all of that changed.
Twitter has turned out to be just as partisan as the Mainstream Media, if not worse. Last night the majority of Democrats received a slap in the face from Twitter none of us will forget. #WhichHillary was trending on Twitter and we were exposing every lie and misrepresentation she has made, including her partisan "Economic Democratic Economists." I have also discovered Twitter is censoring Hillary's Twitter feed.
We have had to endure Democratic Debates that were scheduled so as few people as possible would hear Senator Sanders' message of hope, and it was the DNC that colluded with Clinton to make it happen. Debbie Wassermann is a disgrace and her blatant partisanship for Hillary Clinton has resulted in a concerted effort by the DNC to also involve themselves in Election Fraud.
Last but not least, we have the conundrum of the "Super Delegates." Not counting Super Delegates, Bernie is in a virtual tie with Clinton. When we factor in the Super Delegates, Clinton has a commanding lead even though at present, Bernie Sanders has led Hillary in the actual vote count in every Caucus and Primary they have participated in. Whatever happened to "One man, one vote?" Corporate America is spending millions upon millions of dollars to defeat Bernie Sanders, and it will only get worse. If they had to, spending over a billion dollars would not be out of the question. Sanders is a threat to their way of life and their absolute hold on American politics.
I almost forgot; we cannot stress how egregious Citizens United has been to the election process in the United States. The entire dynamic of "fair and open elections" has been compromised, again bought by Lobbyists and the 1% who can even reach Supreme Court Justices in their never ending quest to acquire more wealth and power. Democracy, or what it left of it, is hanging on by a thread. The public has been complacent up until now, and now is our time to take back our country!
Most of you know I was planning on a Federal Civil Rights Action against the MSM. I thought that direction for the Action had become moot. However, recent developments have changed the dynamic in ways that should be unimaginable in our Democratic Republic. Now, more important than ever, we have to examine the totality of the situation. Recent developments in MSM and Twitter partisanship have become overwhelming. The DNC's decision to marginalize Sanders via terrible Debate Schedules is apparent to a Fifth Grader. The enormity of Citizen's United has made it impossible to have a "fair and open election."
How can anyone make a case that will meet the standard to proceed in the Federal Court System? It is not easy. However, nothing that benefits the common citizen "is easy" living in a Plutocracy. We have to fight tooth and nail for every inch we make, only to be set back three inches while we fought for the one. That can and should change. I believe the way to attack this egregious assault on the majority of the American people is to file a "Res Nova" action (Res Nova is a Novel or new issue). Granted, you have to look at the Constitution, the totality of the Civil Rights Infractions, and the fact that "we the people" no longer have a real voice in our own election process.
Let me be clear, "Res Nova" actions are rare, however, when presented with one, the Courts have to determine whether or not it meets the bar for further adjudication. There is no doubt such an action would be dismissed in my local Federal Court (Georgia). (There is an off-chance because it targets the DNC and Hillary Clinton, it would be cleared for an eventual hearing at SCOTUS. ) Seeking a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) would help to fast-track the action for SCOTUS to review the case. The definition of a "fair and open elections" will need to be redefined. In support of my belief in Res Nova cases, I won in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the late 60's or early 70's on a Res Nova issue. Again, it requires an abstract understanding and interpretation of Federal Constitutional Law.
It is obvious that I have been researching and contemplating exactly how this action should be presented to the Court. This is not a whim or fantasy. With help from a Twitter group I have joined via invitation and the publication of a copy of the original filing in Federal Court on Op-Ed News, I am hopeful that we can raise the issue on a national basis. Any and all publicity we can garner is worth its weight in gold! One thing is sure, I have made a difference on @Twitter as evidenced by my Tweets being censored from @hillaryClinton's Twitter feed. None of the said Tweets have been vulgar, nor have they been anything other than facts about Clinton. In this case, to state the truth hurts is an understatement.
I have not revealed the entire strategy and philosophy of the proposed Federal Action. I believe it is prudent not to show too much of my hand in advance of filing the Action. All too often, those who file Lawsuits rely too much on precedent rather than taking into consideration the changing face of politics and several other areas that Social Media and Media Consolidation has wrought upon the citizens of this nation. This is no longer a Political Revolution. The Plutocrats have declared War on Free Speech, fair and open elections, and expect to buy this election as they have so many times before in America's history. To keep a Democracy that is dangling by the thinnest of threads, we must utilize every possible method of attempting to reclaim our country back from the 1% and Wall Street. Freedom is not Free, and it never has been!
My GoFundMe page did not generate much help. I believe it was my lack of details that resulted in such a dismal response ($212). I plan on opening another account to seek the financial help needed to prosecute this action with as much professionalism and legal moxie as possible. I wish I could keep on as I have working Twitter more than twelve hours per day, and doing legal research as well, but my income of $1,007 no longer pays the bills. I have to get a job to survive. I will still have time to file and follow-up on any and all motions which become necessary, not to mention the appeals. This will be a Class Action suit and will seek redress for everyone in the United States. I switched to working @Twitter because I have been having an issue with writing. I have climbed that mountain and believe that I have retrieved that old spirit, wit, and insight that is continually being demonstrated on this site.
I'd ask you to wish me luck. However, my entire life I have lived by the philosophy of a Sales Manager that hired me for my first job in Sales outlined in very few words to me. His name was Michal N. Lopes, and he stated: LUCK is spelled WORK! The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Thank you for reading this Op-Ed.