|In the tradition of the simplicity of the U.S. Constitution, it would be simple to amend a constitution by just writing: "The government of the United States, and the several states, shall be a nonpartisan direct democracy through established voting networks connected to voter's homes." Unfortunately, if left to the Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court, they would soon dilute it out of existence in the same ways they have perverted the U.S. Constitution.|
|Below is an example of a proposed amendment that will leave no doubt about the establishment of direct democracy or any wiggle room for government to pervert. For the sake of discussion, the proposed amendment includes a complete revision and elevation of the public education system into DIRECT EDUCATION.|
This amendment requires truth and accountability to the electorate from all elected representatives and all government employees of the United States and the several states.
SECTION 2. Within four (4) years of the ratification of this amendment, or as otherwise directed by the electorate, the governments of the United States and the several states shall establish direct representative democracy by means of electorate voting networks of interactive electronic devices between elected representatives of all levels of government and the homes of the electorate. The electorate is defined as the whole body of those who have the right to vote. An elected representative is defined as any elective office or position of the United States government and throughout all levels of government within the several states. All elected representatives shall be highly qualified nonpartisan professional government managers. The terms of office for all elected officers and representatives shall be confirmed or rejected annually by majority vote of the electorate. If rejected, a replacement election shall immediately follow.
SECTION 3. The electorate shall be able to instruct, direct and control all levels of government through their elected representatives by majority vote, and to freely consult with each other for the common good by means of the electorate voting networks. Representatives shall truthfully and fully inform their constituent electorate sufficiently for the electorate to make informed decisions. The electorate shall have the right of recall, initiative, and referendum. All elections, recall elections, initiatives and referendums shall be conducted by means of the electorate voting network. The process for elections, recall elections, initiatives and referendums shall be established by the electorate. Any federal or state elected representative or official may be recalled from office at any time by majority vote. A replacement election shall immediately follow.
SECTION 4. All judges of the Supreme Court, the courts of the United States and the courts of the several states shall be elected positions subject to annual confirmation or rejection. All cabinet, department and agency heads of the United States and of all state and local government jurisdictions within the several states shall be elected positions subject to annual confirmation or rejection. All federal and state juries shall be fully informed.
SECTION 5. The twelfth article of amendment is hereby repealed. The President and Vice President shall be elected by majority vote of the electorate by means of the electorate voting networks and subject to annual confirmation or rejection.
SECTION 6. The sixteenth article of amendment (income tax) is hereby repealed effective four (4) years after ratification of this amendment.
SECTION 7. Public Policy is defined as the will of the electorate of whatever jurisdiction(s) in which they reside. All matters of public policy and taxation shall require a two-thirds majority of the electorate voting. The electorate shall enjoy the right of amending the Constitution of the United States, and shall enjoy the right of amending the constitutions within the several states. The President of the United States may be recalled by the electorate of the United States. Any judge of the Supreme Court, or any court of the United States may be recalled by the electorate of the United States. Any judge of any court of the several states may be recalled by the electorate of that jurisdiction. The Governor of any state may be recalled by the electorate of that state. The Constitution of the United States, or the constitutions of the several states may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the electorate voting.
SECTION 8. The highest levels and quality of education, training and skills of the people of the United States of America is vital to the national interest, security and prosperity of the people of the United States. Within four (4) years of the ratification of this amendment, direct education by interactive electronic devices shall be provided to the homes of every student citizen in the United States, regardless of age or level of education. Urgency in implementation shall be of the utmost importance.
SECTION 9. Funding for the implementation of direct education by interactive electronic devices shall be provided from existing public education funds from all levels of government. Thereafter, direct education shall be conducted through competitive contracts with private institutions of education. Direct education shall be under the direction and control of the electorate by means of the electorate voting networks. The highest quality of choice in education shall be provided to all citizen students through means tested vouchers, from elementary and secondary education through the fourth year of college. No student shall be excluded for lack of funds.
SECTION 10. A high level of minimum national standards of education and training shall be established by the federal Department of Education under the direction and control of the electorate. Higher than minimum standards of education and training may be established by state and local governments under the direction and control of the electorate. The public communications function of direct education shall be regulated by the Federal Communications Commission under the direction and control of the electorate. The public policy of the electorate shall prevail regarding national, state and local education.
SECTION 11. The provisions of this article of amendment shall supersede all provisions of this Constitution and laws enacted thereunder in conflict therewith. No article of amendment shall be enacted diminishing citizen's or state's rights enumerated by this Constitution.
SECTION 12. Within four years after the establishment of the voting networks, or as otherwise directed by the electorate, the electorate and their elected representatives shall review all local, state and federal laws enacted prior to the establishment of the voting networks and either confirm or repeal each law, or group of laws, by majority vote.
Mail each congress person who represents
WHEREAS Congress and the government of the United States have failed the people of the United States, and the people's liberty and future security has eroded to a critical level; WHEREAS Representative democracy has been severely diminished, leaving the people with no constructive voice or representation in Congress or government, and a diverse nation is crumbling because of a lack of communications and understanding, and the present and future of the United States is in imminent jeopardy; WHEREAS Education is of paramount importance to the people's social and economic future and has failed under past and current systems; NOW THEREFORE I officially petition and demand that you as my elected representative in Congress, work for and support the passage of this proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution establishing direct democracy by means of the electorate voting networks to provide absolute control of government by the people, and education networks to provide direct education to the people of the United States. __________________________ ______________________________ U.S. Senator or Representative Print your name __________________________ ______________________________ State Address number and street __________________________ _______________________________ Your Signature City and state Zip code Mail to: Your two Senators at the CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 and Your Representative at the House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515
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