Here is a New Year's Resolution.
If this is *supposed to be* "a government of the people, by the people and for the people"....then Congress should not have the power to make laws without public input. For EVERY SINGLE BILL in CONGRESS!
Budgeting matters? Post for public viewing, gather public signatures, pass only on PUBLIC's majority vote.
War funding? Ditto.
New Laws? Must require 85% of PUBLIC vote.
NO Electoral College or anything of the kind involved to (mis-)"Represent" the people!
NO Internet votes and NO mechanized voting allowed! ONLY hand-written letters from constituents allowable! Letters should be marked with a color coded streak BY THE SENDER and letters marked with color code should be counted IN PUBLIC VIEW FOR VERIFICATION.
Storage area for letters must be under surveillance with full public access at all times required by law, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no holidays, no exceptions. That way they can't whisk away anything on the sly.
What say ye folks? Input? Should we get signatures going to get this passed into law?
No more wars without end without public consent.
No more turning the Constitution upside-down.
We PAY the politicians to do our will: Since they obviously aren't doing it, here' s the solution.
It's absurd to PAY just to fund one's own abuse and the ransacking of teh public will. Only psyche ward basketcases PAY to fund their own abuse. Oh and guess what. That is NOT a statement to be misconstrued in gyst: I am NOT saying that we should stop paying our taxes! I am only saying that if we PAY taxes, then we MUST INSIST that it is OUR will which is implemented and that it is the CONSTITUTION which is upheld, protected and defended BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, because that is truly what representative government is all about. And because politicians aren't doing it.
Bye- bye corporate special interests and their ability to "buy" public policy and wars without end. Bye-bye corruption. We the People are taking over in a legitimate and peaceful way, and you (government) have ZERO argument for the fact that it is WE who pay the taxes and therefore it is WE who must vote prior to any law or budget matter being enacted!
Does everybody agree?
Does anybody have any concerns to voice?
Any thoughts to offer?
This is my New Year's resolution. Draft up a new law to empower the people and say bye-bye to the old evil way under which we all have suffered so much. This must be a joint brainstorming work and I appreciate everybody's input.
Thank you! ps www.downsizedc.org is working on a bill to require Congress members themselves to read the text of bills, not their legislative aides. Bravo!