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Forum Post: Demand Constitutional Representation

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 9, 2011, 6:28 p.m. EST by bestrevolution (3)
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The fixed number of 435 is unconstitutional, The Constitution of the US Article 1 section 2 is written " Number of representatives shall not exceed 1 for every 30,000," making the maximum over 10,000. Challenge the constitutionality of Title 2 United States Code sections 2, 2a, 2b, the federal statute stating 435 is the max. Use Title 28 USC section 2284 (a) when filing in federal court, file for an injunction halting the enforcement of 2 USC 2, 2a, 2b for the 2012 elections. For more info www.bestamericanrevolution.com



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[-] 1 points by egarners (27) 10 years ago

There is nothing wrong with the original organic Constitution with it's blueprint of checks and balances that was intended to protect the inalienable rights, freedoms and property of the INDIVIDUAL.

If WE the people had paid attention and forced our representatives to honor their oath to OBEY and protect the Constitution, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today. Changing the Constitution is meaningless if your representatives wont honor it and abide by it.


[-] 1 points by LSN45 (535) 10 years ago

There are a lot of improvements that need to be made. The list reforms people Americans want to see is long and varied depending on who you talk to. That said, I believe there is one reform that would provide the American people the best chances of seeing other meaningful reforms actually happen - that is REAL, loop-hope free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM! I have seen others on this site calling this the "fulcrum" or pivotal issue. Right now the current legalized bribery, pay-to-play system of campaign donations and paid lobbyists has disenfranchised the American voter. Until this is fixed, any other reform the politicians may try to placate us with (be it a change to healthcare, clamping down predatory school loans, new financial regulations, etc.) will be about as effective as a farmer putting a new roof on his CHICKEN COOP, but still letting the FOX guard it.

We need to go back to the original political currency. Instead of the current system of who can collect the most money from corporations and special interests it should be who has the BEST IDEAS to EFFECTIVELY RUN THE COUNTRY (we don't need "Wealth Redistribution," what we need is "Political Influence Redistribution")!

For the sake our our children and future generations of Americans, we need to take back our democracy from the rich and powerful who are using their vast sums of money to "speak" as if they represent millions of Americans. This "Corporate Personhood" that has crept into our laws is allowing them to manipulating our policies in their favor at the expense of the average American (the recent "Citizens United" Supreme Court ruling is a miscarriage of justice and must be reversed. The $50 or $100 a normal American may give to a political campaign becomes meaningless when corporations or other special interests are handing our millions to buy political access to the decision making process.

For decades now the corporations and special interests have had our "representatives" bought and paid for (both on the right and the left). Concentrating our efforts on getting the money out of our politics is the best way we can create an environment in which further reforms can be realized. Until we end the current system of legalized bribery (campaign donations) and paid lobbying our politicians will continue to be the LAP DOGS of the corporations and special interests. What we need first and foremost is real, loop-hole free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM!!!! If the corruption is not dealt with first, the chance of any other meaningful reforms becoming a reality is almost zero - the special interests will just use their money to buy votes and put forward bills that create loop-holes or otherwise twist the law in their favor. If we want our children to live in a country where there vote matters, we need to get the money out of our politics, otherwise they will increasingly become the 21st century version of the "landless peasant." Spread the word - End the LEGALIZED BRIBERY!!! CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM needs to be THE main goal of the protests!!!

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

If you are right, then it means that our WHOLE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT has been operating ILLEGALLY.

One more reason to hold in 2012 a NATION-WIDE REFERENDUM to overhaul the present, corrupt-to-the-core political system, instead of holding useless and meaningless elections.


And when do we want it? NOW!