Nader: Left and Right Can Form 'Unstoppable Majority'

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:40 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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The left and right can still join forces to create an "unstoppable majority" that responds to the "majority will of the people," consumer advocate Ralph Nader said.

"It's about a democratic society where left-right majorities become vocal, become emerging, become demanding. And they make the incumbents, whether they're Republicans or Democrats, shape up and respond to the majority will of the people," Nader, a five-time presidential candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

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"You can see it in the past whenever they get together, they form an unstoppable majority," he added.

Nader has penned a new book on the topic titled, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." He said the book contains "24 areas of convergence" of Republicans and Democrats on issues including the commercialization of children, violent programming, and tax reform.

Examples of left-right endeavors include passing the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, changes to the National Security Agency spying program, a crackdown on Wall Street speculation, and revisions to trade agreements, he said.

"Recently, they pushed over corporate lobbyists the passage of the federal Whistleblower Act on corporate fraud on the taxpayer," Nader said. "We see a left-right alliance to revise the Patriot Act and preserve our civil liberties and stop government dragnet snooping."

"We see a left-right alliance to crack down on Wall Street speculation, break up the big banks who are too big to fail because they're risking another crash. And we're seeing a left-right alliance to revise those job-destroying sovereignty-shredding trade agreements — NAFTA, WTO, and the emerging Pacific Trade Agreement," he said. "That's a pretty good start to get things done in this country."

Nader described the left-right alliance as not about elections, but encompassing the "necessities of what the American people want done in this country and what they don't want done."

Nader saw the efforts as an emerging trend and warned lawmakers to "put their finger to the wind 'cause I see this coming all over the country."

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