Senator Gravel: Empowering “We the People” through Direct Democracy

Max Keiser interviews Senator Mike Gravel
about his
Direct Democracy initiative

and how it could empower the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Senator Mike Gravel on the Keiser Report *

Who is Senator Mike Gravel?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maurice Robert “Mike” Gravel (born May 13, 1930) is a former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election.

Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts to French-Canadian immigrant parents, Gravel served in the United States Army in West Germany and graduated from Columbia University. He moved to Alaska in the late 1950s, becoming a real estate developer and entering politics. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966 and became its Speaker of the House. Gravel was elected to the United States Senate in 1968.

As Senator, Gravel became nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for putting the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971 at risk to himself. *** He is a passionate advocate of direct democracy and the National Initiative. In 2006, Gravel began a run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States to promote those ideas. 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Gravel

Related video:

 National Initiative for Democracy

The National Initiative for Democracy is a proposal which will permit citizens to make laws by ballot initiative.

  • Creates a ballot initiative process at all levels of government including at the federal level
  • Becomes a new check in our system of checks and balances
  • Does not modify Congress, the President, or the judicial system
  • Fair, non-partisan, promotes freedom of speech
  • Endorsed by some highly respected people

Source: http://ni4d.us/

The National Initiative for Democracy is a proposed law developed by The Democracy Foundation, over the past decade, along with a plan to get it enacted by the people (not by the government) creating, for the first time, a government “by you, the people.”

This video is the result of many months of work by many people, in cooperation with the Democracy Foundation and its staff.

Make sure to visit http://www.ni4d.us for more information on the National Initiative.

Written by:
Michael Grant

* Video note: this is an excerpt from Keiser Report #209 [KR209].
For the complete broadcast, follow this link: http://maxkeiser.com/2011/11/12/kr209-keiser-report-cameron-osborne-on-the-run/

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