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Beyond a Democratic Victory

November 20, 2006

(Audio Archive)
Mark’s lecture before a live audience of several hundred at Greenspring Village in Springfield, Virginia was delivered just before the election. It was not so much about the election though as about the larger division of America between” those who seek the truth” and “those who know the truth already.”
Mark explains why “those who know the truth already” are the most dangerous people in the world.

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  • Robt November 20, 2006 2:42 pm

    This may be a bit off topic. I have been having some discussions over Free Speech in regards to its monetary influence. I wondered if you could share some of that Constitutional disiplined mind of yours on the matter.
    Basic free speech is pretty balanced. Then there comes the who you know to express that speech. There is the Press which is of its own dilemas in ownership, agendas, etc. Yet more to the point.
    There is the yeoman class of free speech. That now has “free speech zones”.
    There is an elite free speech of those within the close circles of our representatives (who also have the average class of speech as well of their the elite speech).
    Of course there are the Lobbyists of corporations. A Bill Gates lobbys monetarily, commands attention of his position in speech. Is pronounced in the press. You see where I go with this.
    Comparing a middle classman who can call a radio show, write a local paper, call his representative, or demonstrate in a free speech zone.
    A Bill Gates has the middleclassmans free speech and then his station in lifes free speech on and above that of those less fortuned.
    I understand that moneys contributions is viewed as free speech. It decides our choices in government. That limits our vote.
    So basically when it comes to monetary free speech, there is no balance of a yeoman and the wealthy elitist? When this monetary free speech is measured, it is the wealthiest that are heard the most. Haliburton can smother my chump change voice with their $ millions $ in shouting.
    So my question is from your constitutional mind. How do you percieve and explain how the constitution is in agreement with such as the “k street” monetary free speech (aristicratic in my view) of the wealthy over its working class (all other less wealthy citizenry)?
    Does the Constitution present any formidable protections that must be returned or strongly preserved vigilantly. Any that can balance the power of wealth and of the lesser?
    Your opinion would be appreciated for this week, when amongst some friend in discussion of this. Even if you have some literary reads to point to.
    Consider it a favor and that I might be able to return it some day.