Posted Dec 21, 2017 at 8:02 AMUpdated Dec 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM
www.fosters.com/news/20171221/to-editor-we-people-shall-rule To the Editor:
Throughout recorded human history there has been an ongoing struggle between the rulers and the ruled. The rulers have been the wealthy, powerful elite, and the ruled have been the working classes and the poor.
The American Revolution was a time when the ruled rose up to take control of their destiny from the King of England and his wealthy patrons. It is time for We the People to rise again!
Today’s rulers are the huge Wall Street banks, the energy monopolies, health care profiteers, the military-industrial complex, and their corporate media. They control our government through “the best politicians money can buy” who are funded by legal bribes from political action committees (PACs) and wealthy donors, The voters get to choose the lesser of evils and the rich ruling elite win either way as they control both Parties!
The Silent Majority gives it’s consent to the rule of this corrupt status quo by remaining meek, disorganized, uninformed and uninvolved. The NH Community Rights Network (NHCRN) is working to revitalize our democracy by empowering every city and town with the right of local control.
The Community Rights Amendment (CACR 19) has been introduced by Rep. Ellen Read (Newmarket) and eight other sponsors to give people the right to stop corporate exploitation that harms our communities. Whether it be Northern Pass, dredging Great Bay, gas pipelines or toxic sludge dumping, the local voters should have, and will have, the right to pass ordinances that protect the health, safety, and welfare of people and nature.
By passing CACR 19 We the People shall rule our towns once again, if enough people take action. Contact the NHCRN at firstname.lastname@example.org and get involved, our democracy needs you!
Peter A. White, Board Member, NH Community Rights Network, Nottingham