Candidate: Carl Cooper
Jurisdiction Name: Congressional District 7
Office Name: U.S. Representative
Date: May 27, 2016
Our democracy is under attack by a hierarchy of money that was extracted from our treasury and now serves as an alternative form of representation that allows private interests to control public policy. The allegiance and obedience to that money is global, undemocratic, and threatens our national security.
Trillions of dollars have been borrowed and spent by our government only to create massive inequality and increasing militarism. I consider a failure of that magnitude to be intentional. Whether intentional or not, the result is the same and so is the remedy. We need to upgrade the democratic process to prevent privatized national parties from monopolizing the path to public office.
I have outlined a path to better representation adhering to the democratic process found in the Constitution.
The following is a brief summary;
(1) Congressional representatives should be apportioned statewide by income tax-brackets, because money now serves as our representation.
(2) The number of congressional representatives should increase relative to the population as allowed for in the Constitution.
(3) We must transition away from our conflict-based economy that creates jobs from public debt, to a health-based economy that creates jobs from consumer demand.
(4) We can create a public-profit bank to fund the government. Interest payments to the public from loaning money should reduce and eventually eliminate income-taxes on labor.
(5) We should utilize available technology to facilitate issue-based voting online.
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Washington State - Congressional District 7
It is an honor and a privilege to be a candidate for Congress in the race for Washington State's 7th District seat. It is also my pleasure to have lived in Seattle for over 50 years. The pacific northwest is a great place to be.
I have so much to be thankful for, good health, good friends, a wonderful family, and the independence of being self-employed.
Though I have no delusions of actually winning this contest, I will win the battle of ideas and look forward to sharing my opinions. It is worth the price of admission for me to counterpoint my esteemed opponents in an official capacity, with all due respect.
It's time for an upgrade.
The current 'top-down' system of party politics, is inadequate, out-dated, undemocratic, and unfair to the public. We need to fix the system itself.
The democratic process needs to change to provide a more participatory democracy that will result in a more representative government.
The political process should be conducted directly by voters through their personal computers and phones, at their leisure, with no lines, no waiting, and no hassles. The results should be verifiable and count towards policy.
People don't have to vote, so the votes that are cast will be on the issues the voter is concerned about, providing a more informed consensus.
The decision of our time is to determine whether we as a people will facilitate a more effective democratic process to ourselves, or, will we surrender our democracy to oligarchy.
We need more than another sane vote in the 7th district seat. We need to speak directly to fixing our rigged economy and our corrupted political system, nationally, to resist the trend towards violence and conflict, and to restore democracy to its rightful owners, The American People!
I have outlined a path to a more representative government that would legislate towards a health-based economy. The result would be a better world and a better life, for nearly everybody, including my esteemed opponents.
The most important public policy is the health of our democratic process so as to insure it results in representative government. Participation and consensus should be as easy as liking something in your favorite social media program.
It is the inability of the public to participate in their democracy in a meaningful way that causes the conflict, ignorance, and apathy, that undermines our collective quality of life.
A democratic upgrade is the only path to a more healthy and educated society.
The current political process is antiquated and outdated. It favors party incumbents over representative government and is a primary cause of the national demise.
The primary responsibility of those in government is to protect and defend the constitution, which is an outline of our democratic process. Therefore, first and foremost, it is the government's responsibility to provide an adequate democratic process for the public to vote. That process should be as simple as society and technology can possibly provide and result in legislation that benefits the public.
The issue of our time is the democratic process itself. Without a transition to a more representative government the conflict will increase and our national demise will continue. Will we fix our democracy to prevent the national demise? Or will we continue on the path towards conflict?
The public voter mission is to reverse the trend towards violence by advocating for a more democratic process that will allow the public to participate in a more meaningful way.
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