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Monday, April 11, 2016

Let me tell you about a guy that has been on the right side of History for the past 30 years.

Image via Shepard Fairey


For the past 30 years, Bernie Sanders has fought for the Working Class, minorities, the LGBT community and the poor.  He has been on the right side of history for those 30 years and hasn't had to "evolve or flip flop" on the issues.
He fights against big corporations and Wall Street when they are cheating and rigging the system and buying up our politicians.  
This is so important to me because for the past 8 years, I have been planning on migrating to Australia.  They are more Democratically Socialized than the US.  They have Universal Healthcare and a higher quality of living, $17 minimum wage, plus college education that is much less expensive than the US. I want a better future for my son and I don't see it here.  Bernie Sanders wants to expand Medicare for all, so Americans can have Universal Healthcare like all the other industrialized countries of the world. Make public college tuition free by taxing Wall St. speculators, end the disastrous trade policies that have sent millions of US jobs overseas and thousands of US factories to close up and relocate to other countries.  He wants to re-instate the Glass-Steagall Act that will force Wall Street to stop gambling with people's pensions, break up the big banks, increase minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour, close the corporate loop holes allowing companies to hide profits overseas, and when that money comes back to the US, use the taxes from it to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure which will put millions of Americans back to work.  Decriminalize marijuana, end the War on Drugs and treat addiction as a health problem and not a crime and ban for profit prisons and detention centers. Stop the endless wars in the Middle East and help to rebuild their infrastructure and schools.  He is against fracking and wants to aggressively fight against climate change and transition off of fossil fuels on to renewable energy.
 These are real answers to real issues that no other candidate is addressing.
 He is going against the ESTABLISHMENT (corporate owned government) and admitting that he can't do it alone.
He is asking for the people to join him in a Political Revolution.  
This Revolution will not be televised.
The main stream media is apart of the establishment and they don't want Bernie's message getting out to the masses.  There has been a media Black Out of Bernie's campaign.  He gets a fraction of the coverage that the other candidates receive.
This campaign will be Twitted, Posted, Facebooked, Pinned, Youtubed, Instagrammed and more.
I am calling this the Youtube election, because, you you can listen to what he has been saying for the past 30 years, it is the same message he is saying today.
Bernie predicted most of the problems that we are seeing today, you can just watch old Youtube videos of him warning his fellow politicians of the repercussions that will happen with the passing of their laws and trade agreements.
 He predicted the mistake of the Iraq War, the Crash of 2008 and now the Panama Papers.
He is a once in a lifetime politician, incorruptible, honest, the epitome of integrity.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a Polish immigrant that had lost his parents in the Nazi concentration camps.  Bernie marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was arrested in college for protesting the segregation of the college housing.  He voted against the War in Iraq and was always for gay marriage, for paid maternity leave and is for a woman's right to choose.  One of the biggest issues of all, is getting money out of politics and over turning the Citizens United decision that states, corporations are people and money is speech.  He does not accept contributions from corporations or super PACs.  His campaign contributions are from regular people that average $27 each.  He has received more individual contributions than any other candidate in US HISTORY.  He wants campaigns to be publicly funded and for voting day to be a national holiday.
Bernie Sanders is a self proclaimed Democratic Socialist.  This is the same kind of Socialism that is found in Denmark, Finland and Norway. (basically means, your taxes pay for education and healthcare for all) It is not Communism.  Please inform yourself, there is a lot of propaganda being put out there by the establishment media.  He has been invited to the Vatican by the Pope to speak on Wealth Inequality and Climate Change.  Perhaps you don't agree with all of his stances on the issues, but ask yourself if you agree with more or less of them.  This is why I will be voting for Senator Bernard Sanders this November for President of the United States of America.
Thanks for your time.  Heidi

Here is 30 Years of Bernie Sanders Speeches in 8 min.






Bernie Sanders Ad for New York ( if you watch the 2 videos below, be prepared to be moved)




Bernie Sanders ad on Standing Together  (Welcome to the Revolution!)

3 comments:

Maree said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

Those of us outside the USA (I'm Australian, but live in London) have long wondered about the American paranoia about universal health care... I mean, you've got universal education. What's the difference?!

My best friend is a Texan and the only excuse she can come up with is that Americans don't want to pay for the healthcare of illegal migrants. Newsflash: you already are! Surely you don't think all those millions of people live without access to any medical services?

I agree wholeheartedly with you Heidi - standing up for all people has been out of fashion for a while, not just in the USA. It's time for a return to politicians who have real policies that serve ALL citizens, not just the wealthy few. I'm really hopeful Bernie Sanders is successful as the Democratic candidate, so that he can lead your country back to the kind of place the rest of the world used to admire.

And if you get any abusive comments about having posted this political message - ignore, delete, block. It's YOUR blog. You can put what you jolly well like on it, and you're entitled to your opinion. You're not advocating violence or prejudice or irresponsible policies, just that people should consider voting in somebody who won't be turned by the first swell of negative social media.

Thank you for showing you care about your country, and your world. There are implications for all of us in the coming electoral process.

bbard said...

Amen Sister!

Heidi said...

Thanks Maree and Bbard. It's very interesting times we are living in. I love how the internet has made the whole World become a huge family and come together and make things right for the World. It looks to me like the whole World is starting a Revolution to tear down the towers of power and greed. We are all in this together, we are all brothers and sisters. Like Bernie Sanders says, "When we come together, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish." Peace