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Forum Post: The U.S. Constitution is Out Dated. Please Help me write a New One.

Posted 8 months ago on Aug. 4, 2013, 5 p.m. EST by TheWall (9)
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Original version:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." (corrupt law makers, courts and elites mock these words)

To Modern version:

We the Corporations of the United $tates, in order to destroy unions, establish Just-U$ 1%, ensure Domestic instability, pursue Global ambitions, provide for an uncommon Offense, Promote the Generals and Warfare, and secure the Neoliberalism fleecing of the 99%, to $hareholders and our posterity, do ordain the 1% establishment and this construe-tion for the United $tates of Amerika.

*PLEASE NOTE: Feel free to make any improvements, additions.
Or Best, give your own version.

Many Titles and Institutions also need to be updated.

FROM................................................... TO

Congress............................................... CON-GRE$$

House of Representitives.........................House of Reprehensibles

Federal Reserve.......................................Fetter all Reserves

Senator.....................................................$endaWhore

Democracy................................................Demockerycy

Capitol Hill................................................ Capital $hill

(D.C.) District of Columbia.........................District of Corruption

K street.......................................................KY street

Department of Defense..............................Department of Offense

Department of Justice................................Department of JustU$ 1%

Supreme Court...........................................$upreme Kourt

NSA National security agency...................NSSA

IRS Internal revenue service...............IRS Income Reduction $cheme

1600 Pennsylvania Ave..........................666 Pennsylvania Ave

Democrats..............................Demolrats, DemoKrats, DemoCretins

Republicans.........................Repugnantcants, Republikan, Repelican$

Corporate personhood ........................Buy the courts, then the votes.

*Please feel free to make improvements and/or add to list.

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[-] 3 points by LeoYo (4891) 8 months ago

The Free Democracy Amendments

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 taxation shall be prohibited at all levels of government allowing for only indirect taxation with tax deductions for non-patrons of 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 coherent 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, to have all of their votes counted, and to be without the undemocratic imposition of an electoral college, shall be guaranteed 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 that shall be prohibited from funding any political advertisements 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 each State of the United States shall have a state bank collectively forming the Union Reserve Bank of the United States with a state appointed bank official from each State to compose the Union Board of Governors exercising all the responsibilities of the Open Market Committee.

10. Any private business acquiring a national market share large enough to be a detriment to the national economy upon the business' failure shall undergo divestment into smaller units assessed to be economically secure for fallibility in the national economy.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/

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Democratic Congress

http://occupywallst.org/forum/amendment-for-a-democratic-congress/.

[-] 2 points by summerbummer (-33) 8 months ago

twinkle

[-] 2 points by LeoYo (4891) 8 months ago

Why, thank you.

[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 8 months ago

While I appreciate the parody, reality is more constructive:

Bill HR 29 Constitutional Amendment XXVIII Introduced in Congress
by Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) & Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)


Section 1.
Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law. The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2.
Money is Not Free Speech
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure. Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.


Consider your key project – jobs, military, elections, education, tax reform –
ANYTHING
Now imagine that the 1% opposition cannot spend to get their way against you


This responds to hundreds of local & state resolutions and Move To Amend for a “We the People” Amendment - The movement for constitutional reforms that would end “corporate rule”. The Amendment clearly and unequivocally states that: Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities – including corporations, unions, and parties. and that Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment. Government belongs to the people & must not be for sale to the corporations and the wealthy and the 1% special interests. The Move To Amend coalition of nearly 260,000 people and hundreds of organizations has helped to pass nearly 500 resolutions in municipalities and local governments across the country calling on the state and federal governments to adopt this amendment. This bill is specifically different from the other proposals that have come forward in response to Citizens United because it also specifically addresses corporate personhhod. In every single community where Americans have had the opportunity to call for a Constitutional amendment to outlaw corporate personhood, they have voted to end “CP”. The Citizens United decision is not the cause, it is a symptom. We must remove big money and special interests from the legal and political process entirely with this amendment.

If you want to understand

Citizens United &
Corporate Personhood &
the Amendment Process &
the proposed Amendments

Please visit our OWS Amendment site:
http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com
70+ videos & 40+ documents on this issue
from Sanders, Chomsky, Maher, Hedges, Lessig,
Warren, Grayson, Hartmann, Hightower, Nader, etc
[and ron paul & Willard!]

►►Support this bill HR29◄◄
Write & email your congresspeople
house:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
senate:
http://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_contact_senators.htm

Rep Rick Nolan 202 225 6211


.Those who can't - rant
...Those who can - DO
.
.If you really want to DO something -
...let your senators and congresspeople
...know what you want done.
.
.Even if you do not know their names
...you can call them at 202-224-3121
.
.write to your congressperson:
...US House , Washington DC 20515
. .write to your senator
...US Senate , Washington DC 20510
.
.each member has their own website for email

.


.The White House
...http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
...The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.Washington, DC 20500
...Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414


[-] 2 points by WSmith (5271) from Cornelius, OR 8 months ago

Protest and boycott ALEC: http://occupywallst.org/forum/boycott-alec-members-fight-back-against-the-1-clas/

Uphold the Constitution: Vote! Don't repeat 2010 this midterm 2014!

[-] 2 points by Shule (1548) 8 months ago

Constitution? why bother. I'm sure you heard of the proposal in Florida to eliminate all laws. When it was pointed out that eliminating all laws will create mayhem, somebody remarked, "how is that different than what is going on now."

What about amendments? First amendment should be "the right to stand your ground."

[-] 2 points by gsw (2727) 8 months ago
[-] 3 points by Maggie22 (107) 8 months ago

Difficult to see how a constitution will ever be changed when the people are unwilling to find and elect good representatives.

I can see a remote possibility for revolution if conditions become bad enough, but not change within the law given the indifference of the populace.

[-] 1 points by ChemLady (576) 8 months ago

Everyone that is concerned just has to keep working toward a goal. Work for what is right and don't concern yourself with anything else.

[-] 5 points by Maggie22 (107) 8 months ago

I see that your right, ignore the numbers and try to convince just a couple of new people to stand up too.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (5271) from Cornelius, OR 8 months ago

Prop 13!

And that was before CU!!!

[-] 1 points by gsw (2727) 8 months ago

the populace needs education. free, online information. ability to learn, and the will to do so, economically.

Prop 13 has had ill effects, and has been documented.

initiatives should have a revisit date, and have funding sources. Keep special interests out of democracy. private interests should donate to an educational fund, which examines all aspects of an issue, fairly, and is not pushing for an agenda to benefit the interest.

vetted information, not propoganda, is what is needed.

[-] 1 points by TheWall (9) 8 months ago

Good idea, I think each citizen should get a detailed quarterly report card of all the votes, activities, expenses, associations and attendence records, etc of all their representitives. This report should be SPOON FED to the voters by mail. Voters should NOT be expected to have their own "research departments" and dig for information.

Presently our officials have no accountability. The Corporate owned press are cheerleaders for the govt, not watchdogs.

Instead of the govt having surveillance and full details of us, we must turn the tables. Let us be their Big Brother.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (5271) from Cornelius, OR 8 months ago

Unfortunately, until we reach that desired goal of an informed ~ not disinformed, engaged ~ not disengaged, Voter freedom ~ not Voter suppression, our electorate is too easy to defraud and manipulate. That's why we have a Representative Governing system. Unfortunately, our currently worst Voter turnout allows Big Money to influence our Representatives.

[-] 2 points by gsw (2727) 8 months ago

so were up a creek without a good plan

An initiatives amendment could allow for people to rescind CU quiet easily.

It might be a good idea to have a "supermajority" such as 55 percent of the vote, on such initiatives, to ensure they are truly popular.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (5271) from Cornelius, OR 8 months ago

Perhaps, I'm not sure laws/rulings like CU are repealed that way.

But a sure fire (available NOW) solution is Public Participation in the wonderful tool/weapon our founding fathers left us ~ DEMOCRACY!!!

United and participating, we the 99% People can get everything we want!

Unite and Win!

[-] 4 points by gsw (2727) 8 months ago

we have a corrupt republic

a corporatocracy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatocracy

[-] 2 points by WSmith (5271) from Cornelius, OR 8 months ago

If that was true, the 1% would not spend a dime getting their GOP flunkies elected.

Every election offers the possibility of a Public Uprising!!

All we have to do is SHOW UP!!

Turnout the Vote 2014!

[-] 4 points by gsw (2727) 8 months ago

The growing wealth gap, the power of television to shape public perceptions of reality, and the unrestricted flow of private funds into political campaigns combine to transform Madison’s “commercial republic” into a republic so corrupted by billionaire bankers, hedge fund managers, venture capitalists, and casino moguls that voters can expect no honesty, truth, or even serious discourse from the politicians who run for office. Under such circumstances elections are a farce.

How did we get to this impasse? There’s no simple answer, but the Reagan Revolution that eulogized the “free” market and deregulated business and banking while cutting taxes and pursuing a costly futuristic “Star Wars” military fantasy played a big role in radically changing the distribution of wealth and power in this country. The Bush tax cuts finished what Reagan started. Since the early 1980s, the rich have gotten fabulously richer while the middle class has gone sideways or backwards. But even this widening wealth gap that now defines and drives the US economy doesn’t explain what’s happened to the political system.

The fact that wealth easily translates into political power is nothing new. But it’s never been so easy as it is now. In 2010 five judges sitting on the United States Supreme Court opened the floodgates, ruling that any amount of private money spent to influence the outcome of public elections counts as a form of free speech protected under the First Amendment. According to the reasoning of the five “deciders” in the Citizens United case, campaign finance reform aimed at protecting or restoring the integrity of elections is therefore unconstitutional!

In other words, in the opinion of these five judges freedom of political expression is essentially a function of wealth. The richer you are, the more freedom you have to amplify your voice. In this novel interpretation, the voice of the poor is inaudible, while the voice of the middle class is heard, if at all, only as a kind of muffled background noise largely unintelligible to anyone who fails to tune into FOX News regularly.

http://www.nationofchange.org/world-s-most-corrupted-republic-1346419376

also http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html

[-] 4 points by gsw (2727) 8 months ago

well, 2000 Bush v Gore, and CU and Iraq and 2008 Bank Bailouts; and gerrymandered districts, and voter suppression, and ALEC and corporat media and the people don't show up

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 8 months ago

Keep the Constitution, kick the rotten bastards to the curb. We would get much further if people spent more time finding solution or using solutions that are already in using what we already have instead of engaging in fantasies that go nowhere

[-] 6 points by gsw (2727) 3 months ago

How do we kick out the trash, who own and have it all rigged, from Supreme Court, to all the gerrymandered state houses, to the "free press", from the fed, down to our meager pay checks.

We live in Orwell dystopia, how is this plan to take out trash going to prevail?

Step 1 could be to unite ourselves a bit more in speech on this site, agree on some big issues, ignore little differences.

Not that that would solve anything in reality very fast.

What is the workable solution?

Maybe we the people need a bigger dream, in order to progress.

PS Happy new year,a to all. I apologize GF for past misunderstandings. I am sure I have said stupid things in the heat of the moment. You are a good debater too. ;) we may not agree on everything, but big issues unite all here.

[-] 0 points by Shule (1548) 8 months ago

In your new Constitution, I think the 2d amendment in the present Constitution will work fine as it is. Maybe a sentence could be added clarifying full automatics, bush-wackers, and tommy guns are allowed.

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[-] 0 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 8 months ago

Maybe the 99% Conglomerate's "Beyond Phase 3" constitution will become the new global constitution.

[-] 0 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 8 months ago

Our problems would be eliminated by simply following our laws.

O: Why is our Constitution ignored?

A: The coup was in 1913 when creation and regulation of our money was taken under private control, unaccountable to the electorial process. It has been downhill from there.

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