It Happened - The PhoneVoter History

PhoneVoter, now Freedom Interactive TV Networks Association, still changing the world.
Born in Costa Mesa, California on January 21, 1992.


In 1992, Ross Perot, a mostly unknown billionaire, ran for president of the United States. Before dropping out Perot was polling 38%. A song written for him began with the lines, “Welcome to America in 1992. The factories here are closing down, we're scared and jobs are few. Greedy politicians sold out you and me. It's time we had some layoffs in Washington D. C.”​​
     What his supporters did not know was why Perot had suddenly taken off like a rocket.  That is the story of PhoneVoter, which you will learn here. 
   After Perot appeared on Larry King Live on February 20th campaign offices began to open, funded by supporters who had never met their candidate. They shared the frustration of a government out of control and elected officials who increasingly viewed themselves as unaccountable to those who had entrusted them with the offices they held.
     But the Perot surge had started in January for reasons the media missed entirely.  Americans have been accused of political indifference but this was not the case.      
      Their abandonment of the two major parties was a reaction to being forced to passively accept what their public employees decided. In 1992, Americans were restless, seeking ways to take back control of government and find solutions to the problems government had caused.
     The subsequent break-out events, the Ron Paul Revolution and the Occupy Movement, have proven this has not changed.
     Frustration is rising and nothing in politics today will change this. The people must take direct, peaceful, affirmative, action.


       The 1992 campaign introduced a technology which could have begun the return of control to the people and effective Campaign Finance Reform. Because of manipulations by those vested in the two-party system this did not take place. Instead, increasingly onerous controls on the electoral system have continuously been instituted to stifle further attempts by the people to control the government for which they were paying.
    These efforts united the Republican and Democratic Parties strategically in 1992.  Their opposition was, not on the face of it, all that threatening but became the edge of a wave of discontent which had continued to grow.  

 This is the story of Brock d'Avignon, a cheerful and innovative satellite media expert who designed a way for voters to register their opinions on candidates and policy that year at the bottom of a TV screen.
  On January 21st d'Avignon launched Pallas Productions, and began offering services to candidates for president. His first client was Ross Perot, then polling less than 7%. Along with the other 64 candidates for president, d'Avignon had contacted Perot to ask the plucky executive to participate in Let Freedom Ring!, a televised event, much like America's Got Talent.​      today, which


    
  Only later will Americans realize the other implications of Clinton's 'hands-on' approach to the opportunities made available through political contacts. 
  At this same time, President Bush was talking to 10 people a day on a whistle-stop train campaign. By 1992, most Americans did not know where their local train station was located. Bush's campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) had refused to  consider the PhoneVoter Team's services, which were offered 13 times, including the advice they put a satellite uplink on a Railroad flat car.  

    In 2000 both Daddy Bush and son W used the uplink idea to good, or bad, effect, depending on whether or not BushCo lines your pockets.  
  In 1992, Brock and his entire team realized they were about to see a sitting president lose, despite his winning two wars overseas, because of this choice and a moderately healthy economy.  
      It was a stunning defeat brought about by ignoring the change in technology, and the voiced concerns of Americans.
       After the primary season ended, the potential for American voters to find out what candidate would be inflicted on them, was decided. The PhoneVoter Invitational Debate Tournament, planned for all Presidential Candidates to debate at length to the Final Four and Final Two did not take place. However, both major parties reacted to the proposal by creating their bipartisan Debate Commission, eliminating the threat of competition.
      Without Brock, Bill Clinton would never have been elected president. Because Brock had been so helpful, if inadvertantly,  he thought Clinton would listen to another solution which would provide stabilized finances  and medical care for all Americans in the free-market. He was wrong.

​       Brock had researched and publicized Percentage-As-You Earn (PAYE) by 1979. After the 1992 election, he sent the proposal on to Bill and Hillary through Vernon Jordon, Clinton's attorney and President of the United Negro College Fund in 1970. Jordon agreed with the proposal. PAYE just disappeared. Ironically, Bill had been the first to pay off a PAYE loan himself a handful of years after his graduation from Yale Law School.
     Hillary, delighted with the opportunity to be a SinglePayer  Fuhrer, trashed the CompreHealth Care Plan. 

    Now we are going to demonstrate how well PAYE can work when the people can have the facts and decide for themselves what works and what does not. And as was always true, character, and the truth, matter. 

Brock d'Avignon
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would allow candidates for president to debate issues.   The audence would be judges in advance of the election becoming PhoneVoters while watching the ongoing debates and unedited speeches on TV.
    Soon the name of the company would become PhoneVoter Television Network.
   On February 29th d'Avignon received a fax sent by Dave Hansford, the head of Keystone Satellite Communications. PhoneVoter Television Network was ready to go live on 4 satellite transponders by March.
   From January until March PhoneVoting took place entirely by telephone on a Telepoll 700-800-900# programmed by Gary Tomlinson for Owners of America, Inc. while d'Avignon selected the phonevoter questions with Perot's two media mavens.  

       This was significient because it allowed dual phonevotes:  One on the topic, Two on force of law or military action.  This unconfused the audience and by Perot asking questions in this way, Perot was propelled to 38% in the polls in the weeks following this added phonevoter choice.  Results were sent by Congressional District to Congress and to the Main Stream Media which galvanized attention on these issues.  
      Brock's PhoneVoter system allowed voters to express their support or opposition to candidate statements and inject their own comments into a dialog created by using 700 phone numbers to register their opinions. The 700 number cards were supplied by the company in Encinitas, CA. 700 numbers were beginning to be used by porn operators but did not yet have a bad reputation. Calls deducted one dollar each from the card, per vote. The Capitol Calling Cards cost $20.00.
 


       The League of Women Voters has never forgotten the 1992 election and how they were removed from a role they filled so well for decades.  Organizations like Christina Tobin’s Free & Equal attempted to bring in the Russia Today Network to challenge American Media to show third party candidates debates in America the last election cycles.
  In 1996, the Dole-Kemp Ticket doomed themselves by following the orders of RNC Chair Haley Barbour not to use PhoneVoter TV or Campaigns on  Satellite.  Other candidates, for instance, Steve Forbes, were told they were not permitted to use it or satellite coverage.  Haley Barbour, the head of the RNC and the leadership of the DNC colluded on the decision not to campaign on Satellite.  The DNC ignored this agreement or treaty, using it throughout 1996. 
  In 2000 Cindy McCain commented, having been told about PhoneVoter, “We could have won with this, John!” to her husband, John, who had lost his early lead on Bush due to manipulations of another kind. 
 The power of allowing Americans to express their thoughts, and effect change directly, was rejected by the present establishment.  They understood what they were doing and how it threatened their control of government policies of the Welfare-Warfare State.  But an accomodation had been made.  This avoided the possibility of a strong Republican President winning in 2000, which would have further complicated the plans of the newly arising NeoConservative faction of the GOP.
    In 2016, Freedom Interactive TV approached the League of Women Voters, asking them to reassume their role in debates which would have included at least the major third parties.  Unfortunately, they did not have enough time to organize.  We were ready to provide the satellite time, however. 
 What we are proposing is to allow Americans a forum which makes it possible for them to begin governing their own affairs.  Americans are uninformed because of the MSM.  We aim to change this by allowing everyone, and we mean everyone, a voice.  The number of innovations, insights, and genius originating from people from all backgrounds, genders, races, ages, and professions is enormous.  Government has become a bottle-neck instead of a conduit for real solutions. 
   The solution to this first problem is PhoneVoter applied to TV, where it will be an element of Freedom Interactive TV Networks.   Let the people govern themselves.  Let them decide what is true and what is not. 
   PhoneVoter has remained an edge technology, now enlarged in scope and power. Today, collaboration can take place between formerly passive members of the audience, enabling them to prove out alternative approaches to problems, and interact with the mass audience through the PhoneVoter technology.
    If you thought the Perot phenomenon was fast, just wait until millions are engaged and participating.  58% of households today have an Internet enabled TV set.The answers will not be political, but direct and under their control.    
 Politics remains - politics.  Solutions must work for everyone, if the course chosen is government.  Private action and local organizations can see what works and modify to fit their needs; yet can be seen nation-wide.     The issue of people who have been traumatized and struggle with disabilities is also handled in this plan. 
  Relocalizing control to people in their own local areas is the natural path to prosperity, freedom, and sustainability.  Solutions to the problems we face today already exist in many instances.  For social justice, for a stifled economy, for the environment, those who need help to find their ways..             Many are blocked because those invested in those moribund technologies want more taxpayer money to continue to roll in.
  With the numbers PhoneVoter will provide, we can secure support from at least 60%.  Nearly everyone today has a SmartPhone. 
 When Americans consider how little impact they have on government, and realize how ineffective government is, they will have the best argument for the people to reclaim their power. 
 The examples of working solutions are many.  Here are three.
           
  Housing First, which proved in Utah the problem of homelessness can be solved and 91% of Social Services money saved, by simply providing housing. 
           
  Percentages As You Earn is a financing alternative, originally suggested by Milton Friedman, used by Jack Kemp as head of HUD in 1989, which provides stability by tying payments to a percentage of income instead of Rigid Installment Payments (RIPs) causing a shocking level of repossessions.  Applied to mortgages, health care, and other major purchases, individuals can have security through the unexpected problems which touch each of us cured by PAYE.
           
Health Portal and Health Portal TV, which can be made available to everyone using PAYE.  This will help Americans restore their health and preserve their personal finances.  Alternative health care will be covered and as individuals join local Mutual Insurance Companies, member governed, they will again control their own health choices and have access to the tools needed to do this, including preexisting conditions, Finansured in the free-market. 
             
  Housing, the restoration of infrastructure, and more.  Homes 3DPrinted using geopolymer technology will not burn.  They are hydrophobic and will last for hundreds of years.  There are solutions which are proven and work.  Homes can cost less. They can be free standing for energy. Imagine how this changes the present equation with building codes.   
           
  And government itself has said only the technologies we plan to use that will work to affordably restore our infrastructure as  outlined in a paper by Homeland Security published in 2013, UHPC Roadmap to Commercialization.  Geopolymers are one of these, as is Ultra-High Performance Concrete.  We need to change how we build and become sustainable can happen on the free-market and be available to everyone by using PAYE. 
  These Solutions are not provided by government, but can be made available through the market from the work of people who are determined to change our future.  Deciding how federal government will spend our money, which they appear to believe their own in toto, is not in the Constitution either.   
 Instead of being marginalized, Americans can break into the mass audience and speak directly to millions. Even better, those millions will be able to speak to government, find solutions, and choose for themselves.    
    It is time to get serious about change.  We need to stop allowing ourselves to be divided and come together with real solutions.
 
  If you want an oak tree, start with an acorn. 
  
 

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 Perot was the first of four candidates to accept the offer of services from d'Avignon, which were provided by phone and satellite during the late winter, spring and summer of 1992.
  PhoneVoter, the technology he owns and originated, was the first participatory system, allowing audience feedback in real time. In addition to Perot, Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan and Bill Clinton also received advice and services.
  At the time these services began, Brown and Buchanan, both below  8% in polls. PhoneVoter TV Network made them known via satellite every day using a donated feed from Keystone Satellite Communications which ran 16 hours a day.
   PhoneVoters liked participation in  Perot;s Telepolls, allowing them  to register support or disagreement on issues.  Brock also offered the American satellite TV audience two PhoneVotes on any panelist issue: one moral, one legal  or AGREE/DISAGREE..
   Compiled responses were cross-indexed by zip codes and phone numbers, to the PhoneVoters' Congressmember. Questions to be asked were determined daily through communications with Perot's media team. These increased lines of communication with voters, allowed the candidates to voice their concerns, and modify their positions on issues.
  PhoneVoter shows like “Unedited Presidential Candidates’ Speeches” with AGREE/DISAGREE numbers, which ran 16-hours per day coast-to-coast with cumulative tallies, also acted as a guide to what people really cared about.

   Using the 800 number line the Governor repositioned himself as a man of the people by asking only small donations be made to his campaign.
​In early April 1992, the PhoneVoter Team had worked out a visual stunt for Governor Brown with rows of federal tax law-books on shelves receding into the background behind him in a trash truck, as he pitched his postcard-size IRS 1040 flat tax form. 
   That was thwarted by Clintonistas with contacts to the trash-haulers union in New York. Instead, Brown adapted by throwing away volume after volume of the Federal Tax Code Books into a trashcan in front of the New York Public Library, while holding up his percentage-of-income 1040 postcard like the Statue of Liberty. This was viewed by Americas on 13 other networks. 
  The funny point he was making on video was shown every day nation-wide. On each of those days Brown climbed 2%. If the primaries in New York & California were held two days later, Brown would have taken the Democratic nomination.
 

         Soon, Pat Buchanan was also receiving PhoneVoter TV services and rising in the polls. Buchanan's run began to register his disapproval of then President George H. W. Bush's policies. Buchanan focused on instituting a line item veto. 
        In six weeks on satellite with other news organizations picking up Buchanan's anti-pork message, he rose to 10% in the primaries.  This further eroded Bush's position, ignoring his own "Read My Lips, No New Taxes," pledge.  
   

Billary was out of money in mid-March 1992.  Here you see them making an appearance at Maine South High School, Hillary's Alma Mater on March 16th, 1992

   The fourth candidate to utilize the system originated by d'Avignon was Governor Bill Clinton. Utilize is a nicer term than what really happened. 
      
    Because Clinton had only $50,000 left in his campaign coffer the Clinton campaign was about to fold when Bill and his Media Consultant, Frank Greer learned about the PhoneVoter proposal, which arrived by Fax and mail. 
     How to get this essential information without actually either paying for it or letting on Clinton could not afford to answer questions without these being severely monitored and culled.
     Suddenly, the Team of "Charles Marcus" and Frank Greer sprang into being.  

See this whole revealing story HERE

​ What Time Magazine described as “The Bill Clinton Roadshow,” with Al Gore along to provide the repartee which delighted onlookers was seen by 10-million people per day. It was not Bill’s idea. It originated with Brock.
 Clinton was playing to his strength, which was his ability to interact with people and was recommended by Keystone and PhoneVoter TV to even control the microphone himself while being videoed.

   According to Time Magazine Clinton will be remembered as, “equal parts Master of Ceremonies, Televangelist, and group-therapy facilitator.” Using this hands-on technique, Clinton's numbers began to rise as well just after the time he stepped into the uplink truck's cameras to take his personal performance to those 10-million people per day.