Just when we thought the Occupy movement in Orange County was dead, or at least on its way out, it is back. Apparently there is going to me a national protest at over 200 courthouses on Jan. 20 (the press release is below), including Santa Ana, the Orange County seat, which has federal and state courts, as well as a federal appeal court.
Occupy’s main beef this time is a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down those provisions of the McCain–Feingold Act that prohibited all corporations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and unions from broadcasting “electioneering communications.
I am at loss as to why this matters to the Occupiers. Many of them aren’t registered to vote or simply don’t bother to vote. How can you complain about our political process if you choose not to be part of it?
It is true that California’s new open primary is a real problem for third parties, as it essentially shuts them out of general elections, but we can still vote for third party candidates in the primaries. And our votes will still matter in the general elections, even if we have less candidates to vote for.
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