Forum Post: What Would A New Constitution Say? Or People's Bill of Rights, http://www.initiativesamendment.org/
Posted 6 years ago on March 7, 2013, 11:54 p.m. EST by gsw
from Woodbridge Township, NJ
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People's Democracy Solution: http://www.initiativesamendment.org/
- We haven't been represented, http://occupywallst.org/forum/of-corporate-theft-and-the-chicago-school/ , haven't been heard by our leaders on numerous issues, kicked out of the public arenas, and the government supposed to establish general good is neglecting our priorities, harming our climate, wasting our wealth and resources, especially people. Our food are regulated at low standards. Groundwaters spoiled. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/jan-june13/epa_03-15.html http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/27/genetically-engineered-foods-labeling.aspx?e_cid=20120927_DNL_art_1. http://truth-out.org/news/item/15064-radioactive-sludge-leaking-at-hanford-threatens-to-contaminate-regions-water-supply
“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...”. http://www.initiativesamendment.org/
- “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”
“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.”
- “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.”
“All authority belongs to the people”
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson quotes (American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826) http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/03/the-rich-get-richer-obama-style-crony-capitalism.html
“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.” Thomas Jefferson quotes (American 3rd US President (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence. 1762-1826)
“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.” Thomas Jefferson
We were advised by founders to not neglect our duties to question government
So lets say we decide we would like to make a new constitution, now. What would it say?
State constitutions often say people have power. We should exercise it.
- Sec. 2. Sovereignty of the people. All political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole. http://www.ncleg.net/Legislation/constitution/article1.html
Sec. 12. Right of assembly and petition. The people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the General Assembly for redress of grievances; but secret political societies are dangerous to the liberties of a free people and shall not be tolerated.
EDIT. Lets get together to visit state capitals and petition for grievance redress. Hop on the Ows busP GRIEVANCE LIST
1 wealth plundered http://blog.ourfuture.org/20121119/wall-street-finds-a-third-way-to-plunder-our-wealth. http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-public-central-bank-on-reclaiming-our-central-ba/#comment-943066
2 climate, species, planet ruined by big oil http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/obama-legacy-keystone-xl_n_2807622.html http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-the-people-killing-the-planet-ourselves/
3 treasury robbed by banksters junta (return money with 50 percent interest directly to citizens with less than median income on a sliding scale). http://occupywallst.org/forum/have-you-seen-the-film-inside-job-if-not-why-not-i/
We are debt peons, to a large extent http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/breaking_the_chains_of_debt_peonage_20130203/ http://www.nationofchange.org/big-bank-immunity-when-do-we-crack-down-wall-street-1363098432
4 happiness ruined by perpetual state of war and hostilities
5 congress http://www.cleanupwashington.org/sii/
6 gerrymandering. http://www.fairvote.org/redistricting#.UT4WRWt5mSM
7 George Bush and company of tyrants sold us down the river, dems went along for the ride...we want a full release of records on this corruption.
8 bloated government not focused on priorities
9 government has neglected the people, from whom power derives, and targeted it with force in disbanding the creative communities of Ows to practice their beliefs http://www.disinfo.com/2011/11/oakland-mayor-admits-u-s-cities-coordinated-crackdown-on-occupy-movement/
10 citizens united still stands. https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment
SOLUTION: . . 2nd PEOPLE'S BILL OF RIGHTS. . .
12 direct democracy amendment http://www.cusdi.org/index.html
13 4 day work http://shorterworkweek.blogspot.com/
14 Medicare for all to opt in. http://www.pnhp.org/publications/proposal-of-the-physicians-working-group-for-single-payer-national-health-insurance
15 college paid for through national service work projects, Or national education coop credits for all eligible citizen ( equal to difference between your wages, living wages, and other coop credits)
16 a people's national bank with access to 0 interest credit. http://www.justmeans.com/A-Real-People-s-Bank-Occupy-Wall-Street-s-Call-for-a-Public-Banking-Option/50253.html
17 the trillion dollar platinum coin 18 would be great.
18 ban on drones and other mindless terminaters.
19 war on drugs ends. It's a health issue. Go li Washington state, make it into a regulated coop, linked with access to mental health care. MJ legal.
20.....25 percent debt repudiation jubilee as of 3-7-13, retroactive to 2008 collapse, this would be returned to all eligible by ileagle bank participants.
21 Flexible living wage for all workers: (through citizens members all members of public coops in community ownership of 51 percent of all corporation operating in usa, or nationalized public coops where all citizens have a voice, ownership, and dividend credits to assure the reach a living wage and meet human needs through: oil and minerals, utilities, food, housing, education coops, whose proceeds and credits help ensure living wage and basic needs credits as human rights) see 22 and 23 below for further details on how funded.
For example ...Say we decide $75,000 is a living wage. ( or some relative equivalent if we have universal Medicare, and universal coop food, housing and energy credits to bring one close to this level, assuming the people decided cooperative of the major resources, owned by all, is a good idea and is best for whole country, the general welfare). Students would not earn full living wage in housing, but might earn more credits toward education, so it would balance out. This would be to state schools, most likely, but not exclusively). Also the $75,000 figure might be for a forty year old. A more modest living wage, say $40,000 for a twenty five year old, $25,000 for below 25 years. This to be paid for with 80 percent income tax on earnings over a 400,000 a year, and from credits we all earn as members, citizens of government coops in food, energy, housing, agriculture, education, etc. Slackers, and the are some, would be towards lower end of living wage scale, more of a maintain acne wage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights
22 citizen co-majority ownership of majority shares of any publicly traded corporation operating on us soils, or accessing us markets. We get stock dividend 51 percent and voting rights on all corporate activities in USA.
23 income over $400,000.00 taxed at 80 percent rate. Money goes directly to wealth equalization fund for all American to access human needs living wages and or credits (housing, agriclture. Transportation, energy, education) described in 21 above
24 1 person 1 vote. All Americans are equal delegates to constitutional convention, up down vote on list of people's rights amendments.
26 Close international military bases. Put troops to work on domestic infrastructure work projects.
27 Land Air Water Life Poisoned http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/takaiya-blaney-on-first-nations-we-are-awake-standing-up-enbridge Our Home http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-the-people-killing-the-planet-ourselves/
28 Wall Street not supervised http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2013/02/cathy_oneil_on.html
29 Food Consumers need better information on quality http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/976/ge-food-labeling
30 common sense public supported laws must be enacted to prevent needless death too many guns http://www.demandaction.org/
Feel free to expand the list...99 would be a good number
- Who wants to take a list to their state congress?
Would be nice if we had some legal legislative bills attached on this the states could vote on. Maybe call it second bill of People's Rights
INITIATVE DEMOCRACY CAN IT WORK: PROS CONS http://occupywallst.org/forum/initiative-democracy-pros-cons-can-it-work-in-time/