American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and candidate for President of the United States in five elections, including the last election 0f 2008, with his role in the 2000 election in particular being subject to much debate. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government.
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If you're kept off the debates, you can't reach more two percent of people even if you campaign every state and fill the big conventions like Madison Square Garden.
As I was saying, half a democracy is showing up and people have got not only to agree with this agenda, some of these third parties listeners, they've got to show up.
For anybody here who's very worried about domestic priorities, just consider we have created, with this war on terrorism, more fighters, more countries embroiled. They're learning new weapons. They're learning new techniques. They're coming here in social media. The lone wolf thing is expanding. And once that blows here, then forget about domestic priorities.
Militaristic foreign policy is destroying America.
I think we should make a closer link between domestic policy and an interventionist militaristic foreign policy.
Hillary Clinton's ready to pick a fight with Putin. So are the Republicans.
The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
Fifteen dollars an hour minimum wage.
That was one of the reasons why so many people flocked to Bernie Sanders candidacy.
You [Jill Stein] also believe in a full employment policy that was the majority Democratic Party policy in 1946. They actually passed a law to that effect. You want to end poverty and when people see how relatively easy it is to end poverty. And one way is to increase the minimum wage: catch up; it's been frozen for so many years.
In the meantime the big corporations are fleeing America for tax havens and places like Ireland, Luxembourg and the Grand Cayman Islands; the rich are finding more tax loopholes to expect; so when are the people going to basically roll up their sleeves and say, we've had enough, we're going to recapture Congress.
The history of successful cases, some of which are in this museum, illustrates that often the regulators and legislatures don't wake up until some plaintiff gets a lawyers and digs out the cover-ups and the incriminating information about a safety defect in an automobile or another product.
You [Jill Stein] want to do something about student debt.
And that affects conservative and liberal students. That's going to be a majoritarian position.
Both [Donald] Trump and Hillary [Clinton] want bigger military budgets and Hillary supports President Obama's one trillion dollar expenditure to so-called upgrade nuclear weapons. P
I hear people who are worried about climate change tell me, oh, Congress that's gridlock, that's not where the action is.
What's interesting is this election year has made the citizen groups off-limits.
All these citizen groups? - local, state, national? - that really do things and improve the country, they're never asked to be in these electoral campaign discussions.
There's no better policy in a society then pursuing a health and safety of its people.
The corporations are worried about their reputational damage and a lot of the social media inflicts that, but it's hard to measure it.
I finally came to Washington. That's when something happened. The Motor Vehicle Act of 1966, even though it was irregularly enforced - sometimes very little under Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan - it saved over 200,000 lives, millions of injuries prevented or reduced in severity.
It's all these pundits, all these consultants, and the candidates, as if they're in a bubble leaving democracy off-limits.
The true danger is the expansion of empire and the huge diversion of public budgets overseas at the neglect of domestic necessities, including, for example, a major public works program to employ millions of people. The Democrats want that. The Republicans may be pressured from back home to want it, but it hasn't happened yet under the Obama administration.
Ending police brutality and mass incarceration.
There is a growing left-right support for criminal justice reform.
All empires eventually destroy themselves. That's the record of history.
Let's look at the Trump and Bernie Sanders insurgencies.
They were basically insurgencies against the Republican and Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders made no mistake about it. And, of course, Trump didn't either. And they almost won.
Ronald Reagan is the most ignorant president since Warren Harding.
Full Medicare-for-all, free choice of doctor and hospital: that comes in sixty to seventy percent without even further explanation. And if you ever explained it, given all the trouble people are having qualifying and not qualifying for all these healthcare so-called insurance plans, it would go up even higher.
John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
In 2004 Professor Stephen Farnsworth, when I report saying that I got about five minutes on all the networks after Labor Day to election day: only five minutes even though I, like you, were representing majoritarian issues.
It is basically a strategy to destroy the essence of democracy, which is the competitiveness and choices of candidates on the ballot.
Hillary Clinton's ready to pivot to Asia and provoke China.
So are the Republicans. It's on domestic issues that there will be a gridlock.
The debate corporation is a corporation.
It's funded by corporations. It's relayed by media corporations to the public. It's created by the two parties, which are corporations. We should have public presidential debates all over America run by public institutions.
The threats are coming to this country, which will, of course, increase the massive industry known as the anti-terrorism industry, and crush our civil liberties and civil rights, And it's devouring our priorities here in communities all over the country which are in such disrepair and are so neglected in terms of public works and public services.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime.
It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
That could be a high water mark for the Green Party in its history.
What two states, I can only guess, aren't you going to be on because of horrendous obstacles to getting on the ballot.
Hillary Clinton is going to find common ground with the Republicans on foreign and military affairs. They both want to enhance the military budget.