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Forum Post: Propose Amendments to the Constitution

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 13, 2011, 1:23 p.m. EST by LeoYo (4849)
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Propose Amendments to the Constitution http://convention.idea.informer.com/

Present your proposals for amendments to the Constitution both here for all to see and at the link above for all to vote upon.

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[-] 1 points by Nanook (172) 2 years ago

This web page is sorely needed. Another effort has also been started to discuss Constitutional changes. This effort launches a new Direct Democracy tool called the National Opinion Collection System ( NOCS ). This tool creates a process to capture ALL the comments of EVERY citizen about major social issues, elections and bills before congress. This effort is described at http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupytheconstitution-introduction

[-] 1 points by LeoYo (4849) 2 years ago

Free Democracy Amendment

  1. Barring violation to the rights of others, the right of a free people to be secure in their individual decisions of personal safety, ingestion, expression, activity, association, and property, shall not be violated without due process of law.

  2. The freedom from direct taxation being necessary for the right of a free people to be sovereign in the ownership of their labor and of their property, the imposition of direct taxes shall be prohibited at all levels of government except as a tax payer’s voluntary means of funding selected social welfare services.

  3. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

  4. Barring conviction for either treason or for voting fraud, the right of all mentally healthy adult citizens to vote at all levels of government shall be guaranteed, the violation of which shall be punishable with equivalence to an act of treason.

  5. The right of a politically free and democratic people to engage in Initiative, Referendum, and Recall, shall be exercised at all levels of government.

  6. The provision of Patriot Dollars to voters for the sole funding of political campaigns at all levels of government shall be enacted to keep political campaigns free from the undemocratic influences of monied interests thereby prohibiting all political advertisements to arise from outside of political campaigns.

  7. The offering or acceptance of any item or service of value including but not limited to the offering or acceptance of future employment involving a public official or candidate for public office of any branch or level of government shall be prohibited and punishable with equivalence to an act of treason.

  8. All communication to take place between a lobbyist and a public official shall be public and open to the press, the violation of which shall be punishable with equivalence to an act of treason.

  9. The separation of corporation and state being necessary for the independence of a democratic government in serving the needs of the people, no public service shall be under the management of a private sector entity and all levels of government shall have public banks for the management of public funds.

  10. Any private business acquiring the government recognition of being “too big to fail” shall undergo divestment into smaller units assessed to be economically secure for fallibility in the national economy.

[-] 1 points by freedomanddemocracy (72) 2 years ago

The 28th Amendment already sponsored by James "Jim" McGovern of Massachusetts on November 15, 2011 and introduced as the "People's Rights Movement J.J. Resolution 88, a proposal to limit the constitution's protections to the rights of natural persons, not corporations." Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Untied States to clarify the authority of Congress and the United States to regulate corporations,limited liability companies,or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state. Co-sponsored by 10 other members of Congress so far and referred to the House Subcommittee on 12/02/2011. This amendment would repeal 08-205, sponsored by( "Citizens United", a right-wing extremist PAC) that would abolish " corporate personhood" by a constitutional amendment and reinstate corporate charters, which is how corporations used to exist-on a temporary basis requiring renewal. The Supreme Court ruled that corporations were " persons" and could give unlimited amounts of contributions and money to persons running for political office. The voices of the people are being drowned and bought by special-interests and corporations, " the one man, one vote" rule that the founding fathers wrote into the Constitution has been torn apart by right-wing Supreme Court Justices and it's time that the people spoke and stand up for the rights of Americans and told the Supreme Court that corporations are not people and they cannot buy the elections or the politicians that are supposed to be representing us and not corporations!

[-] 1 points by Frizolio (80) 2 years ago

I believe we go by UN charter now days. I know the courts do and only use the Constitution if they can twist it to their benefit.

[-] 1 points by FrogWithWings (1367) 2 years ago

Which Constitution?

[-] 0 points by ChristopherABrownART5 (46) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

Article 5 convention NOW! Before a convention convenes, there there logically must generally be the best possible communications between delegates. This started as the postal system.

Today we have TV and internet. Most Americans have TV, many have internet. At this message board is a post that has a preparatory set of amendments that empower a convention with the maximum constitutional intent. It also has state-by-state forums.

http://articlevconvention.org/showthread.php?15-What-initial-amendments-will-improve-and-empower-the-conditions-of-a-convention

There is no way to properly proceed without dealing with the two issues listed there first.

[-] -2 points by doctorlove (-10) 2 years ago

Excuse me Ms. smarty pants. I want you to know that you and ows are complete morons. You haven't got the faintest idea of what you are protesting. If you really gave a shit about the 99%, you would pack your tent and shit, clean up after yourselves and allow the local businesses (99%) to start having customers come back into their shops/ businesses. You disgusting hippies have ruined public parks all over the U.S.A. (my great country) and because of that, you all should be arrested and deported to Canada/Mexico. If you don't like what we have to offer in my great country, then get the fuck out of here you losers. The Doctor!