A Peaceable Solution

Discussion in 'Politics' started by RevereRiding, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. RevereRiding

    RevereRiding Rookie

    Apr 23, 2009
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    Our founding fathers declared,

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experiences hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    And as We the People bear witness, our current Form of Government has usurped and abused its powers to the point that Our Nation is in peril of Despotism once again: The special interests, agendas and values of a Few have taken precedence over the Will and Common Sense and Good of the People –Power, Selfish Gain and Uncommon Sense have blinded much of the Governing Branches— and while the burden of these interests, agendas and values are borne by the People, the Peace & Freedom of Our Union is being threatened.

    To give evidence, let the People be heard.

    Lives are being lost in good intentioned wars with no good end or solution.
    The Treasury is being squandered on bankrupt enterprises without disclosure or consent of the people.
    Ingenuity is being ignored over status quo in the face of Industrial, Economic, Environmental, Energy and Human crises.
    Taxation has surpassed reasonableness, fairness or understanding.
    Rights are being infringed, and in danger of being oppressed, under the guise of Security.

    And other grievances…

    Therefore, in the Spirit of Article V of the Constitution, the People submit to the Congress a peaceable solution:

    Amendment XXVIII

    The People may establish, amend or abolish any Federal matter,
    Remove or appoint any person of Federal office,
    And deconstruct or create any instrument of Federal government by a two-thirds majority vote.

    A five-percent voter petition will bring any Federal matter into referendum;
    A majority referendum will establish a Citizens’ Quorum to examine and craft a Resolution for the matter;
    A three-fourths Quorum vote will forward a Resolution to the Public for consideration and ratification;
    And a two-thirds voter ratification will affirm the Resolution as Supreme Law of the Land.

    Any matter that does not pass these measures will remain unchanged unless changed by other means prescribed by the Constitution.

    Matters under Referendum or Ratification will adjunct normal elections.

    Every Quorum will have a representative from each State and Territory;
    All representatives will be selected by casting lots from a list of no less than five volunteers;
    Each volunteer must meet the requirements for President of the United States.

    Quorum members must swear an Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Good of the People;
    Members will receive a Congressional Representative’s salary pro rata while serving on the Quorum;
    They will receive a Certificate of National Service on adjournment;
    And no one may serve as a Member more than once.

    Quorums may call experts and witnesses to testify on the Federal Matter;
    They will possess the Power of Subpoena;
    And any solicitation or threat to persuade the outcome will be a felony.

    Quorums must submit their Resolution to the Public within one year of commencement or be dissolved;
    Each Resolution must be made available for Public Consideration at least three months in advance of ratification;
    Quorums will not exist past their Resolution being forwarded to the Public.

    No more than three Quorums will exist at one time;
    No Quorum will consider more than one matter.

    A House of Quorum, living quarters, meals and a Master at Arms will be provided by the Treasury.

    All other Rules and Procedures will be established by a three-fourths Quorum vote.

    And it is suggested this remedy be instituted in Spirit within any other Governing Bodies of this Nation should the interests and functions of the Governed become stifled by the seated powers.

    May God Bless the United States of America
  2. editec

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Yes, something revolutionary is in the offing.

    The system we've had just isn't working anymore.

    How the changes that must take place will take place, I do not know.

    A civil war?

    Maybe, but that won't be revolutionary enough to solve the problems that are bringing down America.

    The revolution has to happen in our heads, first.

    It hasn't.

    Everybody thinks we can put it back to together again, like it was, with some minor tinkering.

    They're wrong.

    They don't have a plan, folks.

    Not one that will work, at any rate.

    Interesting times.
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  3. Indiana Oracle

    Indiana Oracle The Truth is Hard to Find

    Mar 17, 2009
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    NW Indiana
    To say the least.

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