I am writing to share an idea with you, it is an idea of re-empowerment and the channeling of our collective disillusionment towards a happier, healthier world in the most direct means possible. This idea is simple, the kind of simplicity that just might be able to actually divert our country and civilization from its current path, which appears to be moving in retrograde towards a world where one day in the not so far future, we may see another slave rebellion as in the days of Spartacus. The idea is to give control of this government of the people back to the people, for the first time ever. Today, we have the technology and the ability to actually place the weight of government on all the people, and to ensure that it is their will that is manifested in the machinations of our Constitutional republic. Gone are the days of unanswered letters to Congressman and a body of legislators who purport to know what their constituents need despite what the want. For a long time, we have had the ability to place the oversight and creation of law in the hands of the people, and it is long past the time that we seize and utilize this opportunity to increase the efficiency of self governance that began in 1776.
Three hundred years ago John Locke evaluated government, and through Jefferson his ideology was ingrained not only in the United States, but also more importantly in America. Our collective love of freedom in all forms, in all places, at all times has served to instill a sense of pride in the realization of shedding the shackles of tyranny, injustice, and slavery that have plagued our history since the inception of civilization. Until recently, the United States has moved slowly but surely towards a system of governance that every man, woman, and child would be proud to be a participant in. In the last several decades, this wave has receded, leaving most observers in disbelief or denial; be assured, as the tide falls back past the sunset the system that had worked so well has fallen to the consolidation of power in the few, and an ingrained lack of respect in the people's ability to knowwhat it is they need. We, the people, do now and have always known what it is that we need—that is the reason we have the government we do, and it is the reason this party's success is guaranteed.
We seek to tear down the border between the intent of the voter and the action of the legislature—to create a more perfect government without violence, revolution, nor the consent of the few. Today, the will of the majority can prevail.. no longer will corporate interest override righteousness, but rather be bound by it. Today we present an Idea to you, and Idea that is worth voting for on its own merit, and one that will change the fate of humanity as we know it.
Over the course of the last hundred years, our society and technology have evolved to increase our ability to truly live up to the spirit of the Constitution, and allow the people's voice not only to be heard but also to be given the respect and authority a true democracy demands. We must change this system which caters to the desires of the few, by design, to the lobby and campaign funding mechanisms of large corporate interests created by the continued use of an antiquated system of representative government that has left the will of the people behind.
We do not require a revolution, or even a Constitutional Amendment to begin to turn the tide back towards a system of equality; we need to create a People's Democratic Party. Gone will be the days of lawmakers who systematically violate their oath to uphold the Constitution in secret; of destroying freedom and liberty in favor of false security and overt corporate imperialism around the globe. Today, we begin seizing the power of the United States of America and handing control back to the people who it, by design, belonged to from the beginning.
The People's Democratic Party will create a public and transparent electronic voting mechanism, and allow the whole of the citizenry of the United States of America to vote for every single bill that passes through Congress. Representatives and Senators elected to office will be bound by a newcontract with the people to not only listen but act based on this vote—thereby transferring power from the corrupt few to the people. In the 2014 election, these candidates will campaign on an idea, that their individual beliefs are irrelevant, in favor of the idea that they should act as true representatives and servants of the people and their collective will. All elected members of the Party will vote in unison as dictated by popular national vote, and begin providing a mechanism for true democracy to be realized within the flawed and antiquated system of representative democracy we currently have.
This is a simple idea, yet one powerful enough to right a sinking ship—to return our great country to a path of increasing freedom and the power of the individual—the people rather than corporations and secret interests will once again control the decisions and fate of America.
1. Create a contract for representatives to agree to, one which dictates that they will without fail vote in accordance with a popular vote of the Party, one which will be open to the entire citizenry of the United States of America regardless of party affiliation.
2. Create a mechanism to hold this vote, one which is open and transparent, so that each and every individual can ensure that their vote is correct and counted. This vote will be a national popular vote, to reflect the will of the people of the country as a whole.
3. Run in as many jurisdictions as possible, in the 2014 election; under a new party label dedicated to ensuring and expanding the democratic process.
4. A reddit.com style party run site for discussion of Congressional bills.
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Please comment on the idea, we are interested in hearing your opinion, as well as ideas on structure and implementation. It's time to retake control of the republic.
Edited by prometheuslocke, 16 June 2013 - 03:28 AM.