Dissent and Disinterest: Cause IN Common

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dis·sent

verb (used without object)

1. to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from )
2. to disagree with the methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government; take an opposing view.
3. to disagree with or reject the doctrines or authority of an established church.

dis·in·ter·est

1. The state of not being influenced by personal involvement in something; impartiality.
2. Lack of interest in something.

After detailing the collusionist and collaborationist institutionalism of corporate groups, be they policy centers, associations, clubs, foundations, coalitions, etc., I feel I must make it clear what it seems necessary in these times for a governor to be, and by association, how that government shall be applied.

As it is clear that government and commerce are entangled and perpetuating in the form of corporatism we must stand firmly against these things.  As these institutions are wielding mighty and unequal power, we must find ways to diminish this.  As these groups control the law-making institutions we must find ways to leverage our numbers against these coercions.

I am for a government antagonistic to corporate interests of all kinds.  We must acknowledge that we are overmatched by interest and power and wealth.  The only stay against this is the constitutional authority of the government as directed by the citizenry.

In short, government as a protector of its citizens against the collusion of markets and interests inimical to the commonwealth–that is the common good that we may all share and may all participate in the creation thereof.  This is not to be decided for us but BY us.

Our foundational law (our constitution) will serve as protector against the manipulations of Legalisms wrought upon us by self-interested groups.

We will stand against the bullying corporation whatever its provenance and whatever its membership.

One woman, one man, one child.  Each and all protected against power.

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Douglas Storm is a host and producer for Interchange on Bloomington, Indiana's community radio station WFHB. "Why then do you try to 'enlarge' your mind? Subtilize it..."

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