Jill Stein: “Nationalize The Fed.” How Will Clinton, Trump, Johnson Respond?

By Jerry Alatalo

“A man is truly ethical when he obeys the compulsion to help all life he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.”

The Philosophy of Civilization, Part II (1923)

– ALBERT SCHWEITZER (1875-1965) Alsatian-born physician, organist, philosopher

blogger3-1Alphabet Now that the dust is nearly settled after the Republican and Democratic party conventions, the remaining serious candidates are Clinton, Johnson, Stein and Trump. Now, with only three months until election day November 8, the presidential debates are ready to roll into high gear. Green Party candidate and inheritor of a large segment of Bernie Sanders supporters Jill Stein has initiated the debates by, among other proposals, expressing her view that the U.S. Federal Reserve should become a public, not private, institution.

It’s fair to say nationalizing the Fed is the boldest proposal coming from a presidential candidate in a long, long time. How will the three other presidential candidates – Clinton, Johnson and Trump – respond to Dr. Stein’s advocating for a policy of fundamental monetary reform? Third party presidential candidates have traditionally been marginalized and defeated due to intentional efforts by the most powerful and wealthy in America running the federal government like the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain, outside the public’s view, in the shadows.

For the issue of nationalizing the Federal Reserve to become one in which the “Final Four” of the 2016 election have no choice but to fully address is truly historic. Citizens in the United States, European Union and all nations on Earth where privately-owned central banks exist can look forward to becoming educated on what is perhaps humanity’s issue of #1 importance. Even if Dr. Jill Stein doesn’t become the next (1st woman) President of the United States, bringing this massively vital issue to the world’s attention will result in her name being written in history books, and described as the person who sparked a major civilization-wide shift of thinking in the year 2016.

For the younger generation of men and women aged 45 and under whose lives were intellectually enriched through the internet and increased awareness of Earthly realities – and sharply contrasting those reported on corporate media, international banking with its various aspects – unspoken of and considered “taboo” by politicians and the media – is a subject of familiarity. The appearance of the topic in a presidential election was only a matter of time. Fortunately that time has now arrived, and a long-ignored and delayed, important and necessary conversation can commence.

The fundamental questions surrounding the idea of choosing between keeping the Federal Reserve system as it is or transforming it into a public institution will focus on comparing and contrasting the benefits and harms of each option, and the various models available should the people decide on major changes to the nation’s monetary system. The “cat is out of the bag”, the “genie is out of the bottle”, and there’s no possibility of concealing, obfuscation, avoiding, or sweeping under the rug the idea of beneficial monetary reform, ever again.

Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party’s proposal on the Federal Reserve isn’t the only intriguing idea she offers to voters for their consideration, but beyond any doubt it’s the one which will create the greatest “buzz” and/or impact in America and around the Earth. Ultimately, all issues in her party’s platform are inter-related, including those associated with:

  • the military industrial complex (warned about by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his Farewell Address), war and peace – in particular the Middle East, reduced military expenditure, a foreign policy based on international law and human rights
  • the environment and a “Green New Deal” for renewable energy transformation of the country, 100% sun, wind, water, etc. power by 2030, for economic growth and jobs
  • cancellation of student debt, as the “economic stimulus of our dreams”
  • establishing a medicare-for-all universal health care system
  • a $15/hour minimum wage
  • bringing the rule of law back to Wall Street
  • moving toward greater diplomacy in international relations, to wisely decrease the possibilities for outbreak/escalation of conflict
  • dealing effectively with the root socioeconomic causes leading to problems in the criminal justice system, reversing privatization of the corrections “industry”
  • taking results-focused measures to combat climate change
  • reversing the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, getting big money out of politics …and more

So, Dr. Jill Stein has started the real debate of the 2016 presidential election. Would Ms. Clinton, Mr. Johnson or Mr. Trump like to volunteer as the first to respond?…

(Thank you to RT at YouTube)

Dr. Jill Stein: Reject The Lesser Evil… Choose The Greater Good.

By Jerry Alatalo

keyboard7-1Alphabet Many are becoming aware that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only woman in the United States attempting to break the “glass ceiling” and become elected the first woman President. After Bernie Sanders exited the race many of his followers have urged him to join with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who offered him the top position on the Green ticket, an invitation to join forces and continue the remarkable political revolution Sanders’ campaign had generated.

Now that he’s fully endorsed Ms. Clinton and declined Ms. Stein’s offer, many Sanders supporters – finding it impossible to back Hillary Clinton, and angered over recent Wikileaks revelations showing intentional sabotaging of Sanders’ campaign by members of the Democratic National Committee – have decided to continue to November 8 in support of Dr. Jill Stein.

If enough Americans join and support the presidential campaign of Jill Stein to reach 15% in the polls then the two woman looking to break the “glass ceiling” will stand on the same debate stage, and the American people will be given the opportunity to compare their ideas – along with those of Donald Trump, and quite possibly Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson – for solving the problems of the nation, and the world.

Not since Ross Perot ran as an independent in 1992 has there been more than two presidential candidates in nationally televised debates; in that 1992 election Republican George H.W. Bush, Democrat Bill Clinton and Independent Ross Perot stood together on the battle-of-ideas platform. In 2016, it’s very possible that for the first time four candidates – Clinton, Johnson, Stein, and Trump – will share the stage. Perhaps such an extraordinary political development would not be as dramatic as electing the first woman president of the United States, nonetheless it would dramatically increase political interest, discussion and active participation in all the 50 states.

Such a first in presidential debates will allow the people to hear the full range of political philosophy available in the nation, help tremendously with informing and contrasting the candidates’ positions, and generate thoughtful consideration before the eventual decision of voters on November 8. Perhaps the campaigns could even agree to four, or more, debates of 2-3 hours each – another first, and further benefiting voters who have yet to decide.

…And isn’t that what democracy is supposed to look like?

(Thank you to The Day at YouTube)