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Forum Post: next logical step is for all occupy general assemblies around the country should meet in DC

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 29, 2011, 6:07 p.m. EST by belltor (60)
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Convene a New Constitutional Convention Outline and streamline demands to amend constitution to overturn citizens united supreme court ruling money does not equate free speech corporations are not persons



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[-] 2 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

Have you read the 99% Declaration? It lays out a plan for a National General Assembly composed of two delegates from each congressional district.


[-] 1 points by judgebrennan (5) 12 years ago

Congress has refused to consider calling an Article V convention in spite of over 700 state petitions requesting one. But there is nothing to stop the people of the United States from convening to draft, debate and propose amendments as the Founders intended, using the modern technology of the Internet.

Convention USA isw just such an effort. www.conventionusa.org

[-] 1 points by belltor (60) 12 years ago

I see these actions as a way to force the topic up for discussion by the lame stream media and an opportunity to educate those on a much larger scale

[-] 1 points by EricBlair (447) 12 years ago

A good friend of mine is one of the organizers who are trying to do basically this.

I can't urge you guys enough about how this a is a bad idea.

We don't live in a democracy. Don't legitimize that hall of political theater. It's a distraction. They don't really write the laws. They aren't really in charge. It doesn't make a goddamn bit of difference.

We need to converge on the real capital-- NYC.


[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

How can article 5 of the constitution be a "hall of political theater"?

Bill Walker sued all members of congress for not FOLLOWING the law of the land.


Congress evades following the law of article for a reason. It empowers the criminal corporate endeavors. With article 5, congress has no voice and corporations can be treated as needed.

[-] 1 points by thecommonman (63) 12 years ago

Start with the premise of Direct Democracy of the internet.

the Age of Representative Government is as dead as the Age of Kings.

One Man / One Woman, One vote proportionally averaged into the whole of the entire electorate.

Legislators write Laws - We the people vote to enact, turn down or amend them.

We vote directly on the budget, acts of military confrontation, and priorities of programs.

We need a 21st Century Solution to 21st Century problems. I would rather put my faith in the wisdom of the masses than in the trust of the few.

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

Streamline demands to one, article 5 because all the demands and a great deal more can be fully addressed through amendment to the constitution. Article 5 is our fist and last constitutional right. If we do not use it to defend the constitution, we will not have rights.

For over 100 years congress has been violating the constitution and their oath.

All the result of not working to defend the constitution. It needs defense and we can prove it. Article 5 is the way to defend it. Law enforcement and municipal leaders must change their perspective while you are sing constitutional right to defend the constitution. Congress has criminally been failing to follow the constitution for 100 years. THis page has a video of Bill Walker who sued all members of congress for failing their duty.


This is a letter that actually cites the violations of law that congress is conducting at this moment having neglected, non feased and mal feased for so long we are seriously needing to engage remedy. This could be legitimately be used to Occupy Congress in constructive notice.

Then go to the state with this house resolution after 45 days IF congress does not act.


Now it comes to finding who understands that protests need to be organized upon states legislatures. They need to understand some legal aspects too. Here is a letter template, resolution form that can be sent to state legislatures asking them to work for an article V convention.


Lessig power point on article V http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gpbfY-atMk

Lots of facts here about Article V. http://algoxy.com/poly/article_v_convention.html

Article V conference, Lawrence Lessig at harvard 9/25/11-other attendee video comments http://vimeo.com/31464745 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-7ikbvu0Y8

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 12 years ago

I hate the Citizens United decision as much as the next guy, but didn't money dominate politics before?

[-] 0 points by OLLAG (84) 12 years ago

You guys could never get anything past. And Second many of you think their are simple ways to answer the problems of the US. Trust me, congress has thought of those.