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Forum Post: #OWS will be annoucing phase2 soon OCCUPATION AMERICA.

Posted 3 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 6:41 p.m. EST by occupationamerica (2)
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Here you go, all this stuff is done at the state level in state capitals

  1. Encourage Occupiers in every Occupied State to adopt laws against unscrupulous Banking Fees, deceptive and predatory practices, the banks are going to rake in $16 billion in overdraft fee revenue in 2011 by june. Everyone has been hit with fees; this is something that will gain millions in support.

  2. Push for an Article V convention request in each state to request an amendment in the Constitution to remove money from politics.

  3. Push for H.R. 1489: Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2011 the re-implementation of Glass Steagall act of 1933, passed to protect the public from the banks after the 1st great depression. Real Banks and Wall Street will be separated again like they had been since 1933 until 1999

  4. Use the same Laws that brought the debt-free State bank of North Dakota in existence and bypassed the Federal Reserve and the ressceion. Also push for an end of debt-based finacial system on a federal level.

                                Here is the site.                                            <http://OccupationAmerica.org>
    

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[-] 2 points by occupationamerica (2) 3 years ago

check it out, 1% are hurting

[-] 1 points by ArticleVRocks (4) 3 years ago

OWS Forum 11-20-2011

Here you go, all this stuff is done at the state level in state capitals

1) Encourage Occupiers in every Occupied State to adopt laws against unscrupulous Banking Fees, deceptive and predatory practices, the banks are going to rake in $16 billion in overdraft fee revenue in 2011 by june. Everyone has been hit with fees; this is something that will gain millions in support.

Since banks OWN the political parties, state houses, and congress, the president and the supreme court, no amount of coaxing or begging the banks to stop abusive and predatory practices will be adopted or remain in full use for very long. Perhaps the BEST way of dealing with this is establishing a constitutional amendment which eliminates USURY (Usury is the practice of charging excessive, unreasonably high, and often illegal interest rates on loans.).

2) Push for an Article V convention request in each state to request an amendment in the Constitution to remove money from politics.

Pressure all state legislative bodies to DEMAND that Congress call a convention, meaning that it is decades overdue. More than 700 applications for an Article V Convention have been submitted and accepted by Congress, and summarily buried and not acted upon when the minimum 34 states have so requested -- this is unlawful. It is a criminal violation of their oath of office; additionally, several other federal laws have been violated.

A constitutional amendment similar to http://www.article-v-convention.com/files/28th-amendment.html would FORCE Congress; et al., to obey the U.S. Constitution or face impeachment by governors of the several states.

3) Push for H.R. 1489: Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2011 the re-implementation of Glass Steagall act of 1933, passed to protect the public from the banks after the 1st great depression. Real Banks and Wall Street will be separated again like they had been since 1933 until 1999.

When virtually every aspect of America is CONTROLLED by Banks Too Big To Fail, Wall Street Gamblers and the Plutocracy, no act of Congress will be able to remain standing for long. An act is too easy to modify, water-down and/or build-in loop-holes large enough to pass the moon through. A Glass Steagall Amendment and the 28th Amendment cited above will put TEETH into constitutional law no wiseguy government employee dare defy, under threat of immediate prosecution.

4) Use the same Laws that brought the debt-free State bank of North Dakota in existence and bypassed the Federal Reserve and the ressceion. Also push for an end of debt-based finacial system on a federal level.

It's worth looking into to see if it would work for 303-million citizens -- North Dakota's population in the 2000 census was 242,400 individuals.

[-] -1 points by jay1975 (428) 3 years ago

Not gonna happen until the economy is in shambles after OWS Oakland shuts down the west coast and hurts everyone in the 99% there. The whole getting money out of politics was a ploy to gain popular support, but OWS's true colors are bleeding through.

[-] 1 points by ArticleVRocks (4) 3 years ago

You forgot to mention what OWS true color were in your non-factual opinion. Please help us understand.

[-] -1 points by betsy (6) 3 years ago

phase 2...get the lice out of hair..clean poop up around tent...wash hands and don't spread TB

[-] -2 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 3 years ago

I can't support the idea of an Article V convention to "remove money from politics". What you're describing is an effort to limit the First Amendment, and the exact boundary along which it is to be hacked apart isn't clear to me. For that matter, it isn't entirely clear that an Article V convention has to stay within whatever boundaries are envisioned for it - and those might be drawn deceitfully to begin with. So many times we've seen Congress ready and eager to destroy free speech in this country, with only the First Amendment holding it back - it is just not acceptable to risk damaging that protection. There are other options which are easy, like requiring media with licenses (broadcast TV, cable networks with exclusive local franchises) to set aside blocks of time for all candidates. I say leave the First Amendment alone!

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_to_propose_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution

[-] 2 points by Saq (5) 3 years ago

Where did it say anything about freedom of speech? The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief."

How does taking the money out of politics affect freedom of speech? "

[-] 1 points by ArticleVRocks (4) 3 years ago

ARTICLE V IS THE BEST TOOL IN OUR TOOLBOX

May I respectfully recommend expanding your research knowledge beyond wikipedia.org/ and include www.article-v-convention.com/ and www.foavc.org/. An Article V Convention changes nothing in the Constitution; it merely PROPOSES potential new amendment(s) after opening a national dialogue. If any proposed amendment is popular and passes the smell test, it is passed up to Congress so they can pass it along to the several states for a final up-or-down vote called RATIFICATION.

An Article V Convention CANNOT change or eliminate the First Amendment! Also, An Article V Convention CANNOT change or eliminate the Constitution -- it can ONLY proposed new amendments.

The most dangerous thing about an Article V Convention is letting Congress PROPOSE an amendment as opposed to "We, The People" PROPOSING an amendment. Just let Congress call the convention, then turn it over to the several states and "We, The People." Article V was written for the People to curb the excesses of the federal government; neither Congress, the President or the Supreme Court has anything to do with an Article V Convention. Look up and carefully read Article V (...without 'construction') -- it is the most unique single-sentence ever written.

The several states and "We, The People" are sovereign; that is, we tell the national government what to do in most situations. If the federal government adheres to the U.S. Constitution by obeying the enumerated rights, our country will be much better.

[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 3 years ago

I don't care what the process is - if the outcome is an amendment saying that I have to file a special form with the federal government before I say "Michele Bachman is an idiot" on a web site, YouTube video, college radio station, billboard, or conventional media advertisement, I don't want it proposed or passed. Every few years somebody has some bright idea for "campaign finance reform", and guess what - there's always a loophole. People with millions and billions of dollars find a way to get around the laws. But offering money or airtime to campaigns that don't have it is loophole proof - they're not likely to turn it down.