Jim Dean - Chair of Democracy for America

Jim Dean - Chair of Democracy for America

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Jim Dean from Democracy for America in NH at Unity Meeting

Jim Dean from Democracy for America in NH at Unity Meeting

Democracy for America endorses Hillary Clinton for President, praises Bernie Sanders run http://www.democracyforamerica.com/site/page/democracy-for-america-endorses-hillary-clinton-for-president-praises-bernie The voting page from Democracy for America to see who they should endorse http://2016.democracyforamerica.com/ Story about Democracy for America endorsing Bernie http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/bernie-sanders-democracy-for-america-endorsement-216902

FSJ Arshad Hasan of Democracy for America

FSJ Arshad Hasan of Democracy for America

Remember the Dean campaign? It never ended. A decade later, the people he inspired are still winning elections coast to coast, using the idea that was always at the heart of his campaign: people powered politics. In 2003, a 22-year-old named Arshad Hasan joined Dean's campaign for president. Today, he's preparing to depart from his post as Executive Director of Democracy for America, the organization that sprang up from the Dean community after the campaign's end. On today's Flaming Sword of Justice, recorded live at the Netroots Nation 2013 conference in San Jose, Arshad tells the story of his path to DfA—and the story of one of his proudest fights, an election battle that seasoned campaign experts were all dismissing as hopeless. Hearing Arshad explain what happened on that race, you can't help but get swept up in the intensity and fervor of it all. And you'll realize that when Howard Dean kept saying "this campaign is not about Howard Dean," he was right. You—we—really do have the power. This week, a ten years ago, Governor Dean struck a match. Today, the flame burns hot on the Flaming Sword of Justice. Arshad Hasan, Democracy for America's outgoing executive director, tells Ben Wikler the story of a life-changing, mind-blowing unforgettable campaign, live at Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose, California. The Flaming Sword of Justice, with Host Ben Wikler airs daily from 3-4pm EST on We Act Radio 1480AM in Washington, D.C., and streams live from our website: http://fsj.fm We are powered by MoveOn.org. Like The Flaming Sword of Justice on Facebook to get show updates: http://fsj.fm/facebook Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fsjradio Please support us by subscribing to our podcast here: http://fsj.fm/subscribe Inspired by the show? Start a petition about (SHOW TOPIC) by going to http://fsj.fm/start and send us an email about it at show@flamingswordofjustice.com. We'll tweet it, post it on our well, and spread the word so you reach 20 signatures!

Shelli Yoder stands up for Democracy for America

Shelli Yoder stands up for Democracy for America

Tea Party freshman Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9) defends big dollar lobbyist contributions to his campaign by comparing them to Shelli Yoder's "Dean Dozen" endorsement from Gov. Howard Dean and Democracy for America. Shelli Yoder responds by pointing out that DFA's endorsement is an endorsement from the grassroots, not special interests. See more about Shelli Yoder's grassroots campaign here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gwt9XdMWO0 Visit Shelli Yoder's website here: http://www.shelliforindiana.com/

Democracy - A short introduction

Democracy - A short introduction

Learn more about the origins of Democracy at the Great Courses Plus: http://bit.ly/Learn-About-Democracy This is a 3 minute video to introduce the most basic concepts of a Democracy. Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, liberty and fraternity. To download the video, go here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B80QLbZggGszblRxZ3hLMU5kZWc/edit?usp=sharing More Info: - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy If you know of more links with good infos please let us know in the comments and we'll add them here. Collaboration: - Storyboard: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B80QLbZggGszcEE2N19EcjRlLVk&usp=sharing Please help us make this video better by collaborating on the scrip and storyboard. We're really looking forward to your comments :) === Video Script: Scene 1 The word democracy comes from the Greek words of “démos” which means “people” and “krátos” which means “power” or “rule”, So democracy basically means “the rule of the people.” Scene 2 Democracy first started as a direct democracy, in Greek cities, notably Ancient Athens, where people came together to speak about their concerns and opinions, in front of rulers of the city state, and directly voted on new rules and laws. Here is considered as the birthplace of democracy . Scene 3 So, For the very first time, decisions were made by the people instead of rulers... but sadly, the ancient greeks did not see all people equally. Slaves, women, children and the people who did not have a land weren’t allowed to vote. This is what we call a “flawed” democracy today. Scene 4 After the Greeks lost their power and influence in the first century AD, their early forms of democracy were also fading away until the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, which prevented the King of England to do whatever he wanted and said that even the King had to follow the country’s rules and laws which were written in the constitution. Scene 5 Today, most democracies are indirect or representative which means that you can’t vote for a new law yourself, but you can vote for people who then become law makers and present your interests. But democracy isn’t just about voting; it’s about everything to protect the best interests of the people, no matter what is their race, gender, political opinion, or religion. These interests can be human rights, quality of life, infrastructure and many more. Scene 6 Modern democracies divide powers into three different branches : the legislative (the people who make law), the executive (the people who make sure that you obey the law), and the judiciary (who judge you if you commit a crime). These three are independent and work following the process « checks and balances » which means all the work must be clear and fair. And, very important, the people who have power also must follow the law and not exceed their authority. Scene 7 In addition, a democratic government must work in a way that reflects the wish /feeling/desire and values of the society that it governs—this is also known as the « General Will », which is a concept developed by the famous Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Scene 8 One of the problems of democratic voting is that the biggest groups of people always have the most power and that’s why a good democracy also has laws to protect the rights of its smaller and weaker groups. A democracy where the majority chooses to separate, set apart, expel or injure its minority is not a functioning democracy! Scene 9 So, with those mentioned above, what do you think now about democracy? Winston Churchill once said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Do you agree? === with love your MinuteVideos team https://minutevideos.com/

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/mQYmze Join our exclusive mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ: https://goo.gl/8UR9P5 Download our App: https://goo.gl/hjJSjx FURTHER READING “We are used to thinking very highly of democracy – and by extension, of Ancient Athens, the civilisation that gave rise to it. The Parthenon has become almost a byword for democratic values, which is why so many leaders of democracies like to be photographed among its ruins…” You can read more on Philosophy and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/Sc9kXf MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/VY9gDt Watch more films on Philosophy in our playlist: http://bit.ly/TSOLphilosophy Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/wE1wvm SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Download our App: https://goo.gl/hjJSjx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Mike Booth http://www.youtube.com/somegreybloke

22. Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville's Democracy in America

22. Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114) Three main features that Tocqueville regarded as central to American democracy are discussed: the importance of local government, the concept of "civil association," and "the spirit of religion." The book is not simply a celebration of the democratic experience in America; Tocqueville is deeply worried about the potential of a democratic tyranny. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Characteristics of American Democracy: Civil Association 10:50 - Chapter 2. The Characteristics of American Democracy: Spirit of Religion 25:47 - Chapter 3. Tyranny of the Majority Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

America Downgraded To ‘Flawed Democracy’

America Downgraded To ‘Flawed Democracy’

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How a Democracy Awakening Will 'Make America Great Again'...

How a Democracy Awakening Will 'Make America Great Again'...

Thom Hartmann talks with Rob Weissman, President-Public Citizen Website: www.citizen.org, about the group's upcoming 'Democracy Awakening'. If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends... and hit that "like" button! http://www.thomhartmann.com Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann Subscribe to The Thom Hartmann Program for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann

End Government Gang Stalking - Jeffersonian Democracy with Bernie Sanders For America

End Government Gang Stalking - Jeffersonian Democracy with Bernie Sanders For America

End Government Gang Stalking/The American Stasi – Jeffersonian Democracy With Bernie Sanders For America The Church Committee, the Senate Committee that investigated COINTELPRO, said COINTELPRO threatened our democratic way of life. Well they should have seen Government Gang Stalking started by the Neocon Authoritarian Fascists in the Bush/CHENEY White House which is destroying our democratic way of life. The Neocon Authoritarian Fascists are the first to wave flags in front of their homes. They yell the loudest when our politicians don’t wear flag pins. Fascism is all about hyper-nationalism. Their leader, Dick Cheney, pretended he wanted to spread democracy around the world. But these Government Gang Stalking Cretins know nothing of what real democracy is. There was another Republican Party once founded by Thomas Jefferson who could teach them the meaning of the word they pretend to pay homage to, but really destroy. These are the Core Values of Jeffersonian Democracy: 1. We all have the duty to facilitate the end of state corruption. 2. We all have the duty to vote, to get involved to save America. Let the Election of 2016 shake the land with the thunder of Angry Voters Going To The Polls To Take Back Our Government from the Gang Stalking Neocon Authoritarian Fascists. 3. The civic virtue of ordinary citizens must once again become predominant in America, not the “cesspools of corruption” dominated by financiers, bankers, and international corporations. 4. “The national government is a dangerous necessity to be instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation or community; it should be watched closely and circumscribed in its powers.” Government Gang Stalking arose from lack of oversight of our vast Intelligence-Industrial Complex. Where there is POWER in a land dominated by the principles of Jeffersonian Democracy – there must be oversight. 5. There must be separation of Church and State. 6. “The federal government must not violate the rights of individuals. The Bill of Rights is a central theme” of JeffersonianDemocracy. 7. “The federal government must not violate the rights of the states.” 8. “All men had the right to be informed, and thus, to have a say in the government. The protection and expansion of human liberty was one of the chief goals of the Jeffersonians. They also reformed their respective state systems of education. They believed that their citizens had a right to an education no matter their circumstance or status in life.” It is the Rule of Law that America has to offer the world as a model of Justice. The Neocon Authoritarian Fascists plunged the world into chaos when after 9/11 they didn’t bring the criminals of 9/11 into our courts, but rather started a pre-emptive War in which scores of innocent people lost their lives. That was the beginning of the end of civilized World Order. The Time is Now to Overthrow our current corrupt Government at the polls which is suffused with Neocon Authoritarian Fascist Values and to Revive the Values of Jeffersonian Democracy in America. No more Government Gang Stalking. No More Stasi in America. Bernie Sanders For President. Jeffersonian Democracy For America. My Website: http://www.stopgangstalkingpolice.com My You Tube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/bonnieleec

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