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Restoring Democracy PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Friday, Jul 11, 2008

For most of the past 230 years the United States of American has enjoyed the status of being the World’s preeminent democracy.  Prominently featured in the US Declaration of Independence are the words: “Of the People, By the People, and For the People”.  These words were drafted by people who were fed up with the tyranny of a ruling elite that imposed their will and values on average citizens while taxing them without representation.  A look at how government officials are now elected in the US and how new legislation is created begs the question: “Is the US still a democracy?”

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Last Updated ( Friday, Jul 18, 2008 )
Credibility and Solid Record Keeping Expose Propaganda PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Thursday, Jun 26, 2008

Problem:  Often government officials give misleading information to the press to create public impressions favorable to their positions and activities.  The public is then deprived of the truth.

Solution:  Credible experts who have meticulously documented the facts of various government media falsehoods make it difficult for PR specialists to mislead the public.

The following article was reprinted from the Global Research website:

Downing Street Memo is but the Tip of the Iceberg

by Gar Smith

This Article first published in November 2003 sheds light on the web of disinformation emanating from the White house and the Pentagon. The controversial  Downing Street Memo was just one piece of  evidence in a web of deceit, which points to the criminalization of the upper echelons of the State, not to mention the media which fed the lies on WMD and Islamic terrorists into the news chain.

See our compendium of sixty related articles at Fabricating Intelligence as a Justification for War, Selected articles and essays, Michel Chossudovsky , Editor, Global Research E-Monograph and Reports Series, No. 4, May 2005.

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Last Updated ( Friday, Jul 18, 2008 )
Convenience Improves Voter Turnout PDF Print Email this article
Written by Bright Future Staff   
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008

Problem: Low voter turnout in elections is a challenge to maintaining a healthy democracy.

Solution:  In the UK some districts have switched to all-postal ballots.  Voter turnout is substantially increased.  

 This article was reprinted from a website maintained by the BBC.  

New voting methods 'increase turnout'

All-postal ballots appear to have increased turnout for this year's local elections - even before polls close on Thursday.

Early indications suggest that many local authorities in the 32 pilot areas have received more votes already than at the final count in the most recent comparable elections.

In 17 other local authorities, up to 1.9m voters have been given the chance to cast their vote electronically - in the biggest voting experiment to date - by text message, internet, electronic kiosk, and for the first time, digital TV.

The Electoral Commission - the independent body responsible for promoting participation in elections - says so far the figures show that convenience enhances the voting process.

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Last Updated ( Friday, Jul 18, 2008 )

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