Codified Reforms would protect our Constitutional Democratic Republic and its institutions from self-serving
politicians who seek to change our laws for their own and/or their campaign donors' benefit — or to remain in power!
"Programs that millions of Americans depend on and care about may be feeling a squeeze from interest costs on our high and rising
"The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that interest payments will grow rapidly, tripling in just ten years from $399
billion in fiscal year 2022 to $1.2 trillion in 2032. In total, net interest payments will total nearly $8.1 trillion over the next decade."
"Relative to the size of the economy, interest will double from 1.6 percent of GDP in fiscal year 2022 to 3.3 percent in 2032, which
would be the largest ratio since at least 1940 (the first year for which the Office of Management and Budget reports such data)."
~ Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Without Rational Term Limits, the fate of our Democratic institutions will
remain in the hands of a few, self-serving, power-hungry politicians willing to turn a blind eye to corruption and collusion with foreign and
domestic oligarchs intent on undermining our Democracy.
Rational Term Limits would mitigate the effects of the flagrant use of gerrymandering and other voter-suppression methods perpetrated
by politicians to keep their own party in power for as long as possible, regardless of the negative impact on voter confidence and participation.
"We have "the best government that money can buy." ~ Mark Twain
Our political system, which can only be construed as revolving-door politics, has been hijacked by special interests
through the use of armies of lobbyists which are able to spend
vast sums of money to buy influence from countless politicians and their staffs in order to protect their interests.
The Scam: Politicians and/or their staff members leave their positions and are hired by
special-interest groups as lobbyists. Then, using their connections, these "new lobbyists", are able to funnel
money back to politicians and the cycle starts all over again.
To end this flagrant abuse and corruption, here is our suggested Permanent Lobby Reform,
designed to end revolving-door politics in government:
All emoluments are prohibited and lobbying of elected officials shall be in writing and subject to public scrutiny.
No individual previously employed as a lobbyist shall be eligible to hold any type of public employment related to legislative,
policy-making or political campaign activities
Government employees, including elected officials and their staffs, shall not be permitted to work as lobbyists,
directly or indirectly, until a period of at least 10 years after leaving office or government employment shall have elapsed.
To make up for demographic trends which are thinning the ranks of their party, in order to stay in power, some state legislators in various
states have been kicking voters off their voting rolls shamelessly, openly and often — illegally. Not surprisingly, minority-voters and the
elderly are the ones being supressed.
Using debunked voter-fraud claims as an excuse, along with countless unsavory methods and excuses, without fail,
these legislators in these states have been disenfranchising voters by the thousands. This is how they do it:
Election Day shall be declared a national holiday and held on Sunday.
It is monumentally absurd that a single individual — whether president, senator or congressman — ignoring the dire
consequences for the country — should have the absolute power to shut down the United States government — just because he can!
To simply call it what it is, this is nothing short of grand-standing, plain irresponsible and a total disregard for the well-being
and money of the American people!
Nonetheless, putting an end to this thoughtless, harmful, perennial madness and threat is not difficult at all. In fact, the solution is quite simple:
Automatic Continuing Budget Resolution
Auto-activates when politicians can’t agree on a budget
No politician can single-handedly shut down the government
Prevents unnecessary hardship and finacial insecurity to millions of Americans
Keeps national security agencies and military funded
Protects our borders and airport security
Provides a check on this flagrant abuse of power
Saves $Billions which would needlessly have to be spent to "reopen" the government
Countless questions and doubts have arisen about possible conflicts of interest and corruption at the
highest levels of the U.S. Government.
Thus, any future candidate who wishes to run for any federal elective office must be subject to the following without excuses:
Immediately upon registration to run for any federal office and before beginning any political campaign activity, including fundraising,
candidates shall unconditionally and mandatorily release complete federal tax returns for the previous 5 years, whether or not said
tax returns are subject to the IRS audit process.
Blind Trust Compliance
To protect our democracy and avoid conflicts of interest and corruption at the highest levels of government, the following
rules must be adopted and strictly-enforced:
No later than fifteen (15) days after winning nomination, candidates shall either:
place all business holdings and interests in a "blind trust" OR
fully divest from any and all business holdings and interests
Any nominee who fails to initiate compliance, as outlined in Paragraph a, above,
shall be automatically disqualified and office in question shall be awarded to the next "runner-up"
candidate, provided said "runner-up" is able to fully comply with the aforementioned requirements.
As a result of Citizens United's Supreme Court victory, "Dark Money", irrespective of its hidden, nefarious sources, is now
"Freedom Of Speech" which wealthy individuals and corporations can use as a way to exert even more influence than they
already have in our corrupt electoral system. Buying elections, in fact, is now easier than ever.
Corporations Are Not People!
Money Is Not Freedom Of Speech!
As things stand today, the corrosive influence of Dark Money in our electoral system further tilts the balance of power
toward adherents of Citizens United.
Dark Money is the tool through which wealthy campaign donors and corporations insure that their interests are promoted
and protected by armies of lobbyists and self-serving politicians.
How can we permanently get rid of Dark Money?
Repeal Citizens United
To keep election costs under control and mitigate the influence of runaway political contributions, a transparent
Public Elections Fund should be established whereby all contributions made thereto
will be equally distributed among all nominated major-party candidates on a monthly, bi-monthly basis (or other agreed-to
interval). All distributions to be determined by a census-based “demographic formula”.
In the event that any candidade is forced to withdraw his/her candidacy, all remaining funds shall be equally distributed
between the remaining candidates.
What we must do:
The wistful notion that appointed" Supreme-Court-Justices-For-Life" are capable of adhering to their own "code of
ethics" and render non-partisan, judicial decisions aimed at buttressing our democratic institutions is NAIVE! Justices
can be unethical, partisan – and accountable only to themselves!
Freedom of Speech
Freedom Of Speech is not a license to knowingly broadcast lies – to incite individuals to
violate our laws and engage in seditious acts aimed at undermining the U.S. Government for the sole purpose of enhancing their profits.
When broadcast networks or politicians knowingly spread proven lies, which they don't believe themselves, fully cognizant of the fact that
their LIES are likely to incite members of their audience to react beligerently toward others who oppose their views — or
commit seditious acts against the government — they are incontrovertibly committing FRAUD!
FRAUD is not protected by the First Amendment; to wit:
“Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted) include obscenity,
fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, speech that incites imminent lawless action . . .
Source: Democracy And Me
Therefore, when Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of the Fox Corp, admitted in a deposition that some Fox News hosts, in fact, "endorsed" and spread
false claims concerning ex-President Trump's election loss, he admitted that, in fact, Fox News had knowingly committed FRAUD!
Chairman Murdoch admitted he knew there was no evidence of nefarious activity or widespread election fraud but he did nothing to prevent
the network from spreading falsehoods after the election, claiming that Dominion machines had changed or deleted votes to help President
Joe Biden win the election.
This behavior by a self-serving "news-broadcast station" was instrumental in stoking the flames of the January 6th Insurrection
and incited attacks against private citizens targetted by its hosts.
To stop the flagrant practice of using our Freedom-of-Speech rights to commit FRAUDULENT acts against our government
or its citizens, the Department of Justice of a jurisdiction where FRAUD is committed should:
force single or broadcast-network host offenders to promptly admit their lies — publicly and personally
impose a high, pre-set, "Intentional-Fraud Fine" to all offenders
It's time to end the electoral charade!
When individuals decide to run for public office, they should be "publicly vetted" for their intelligence, their historical knowledge
and preparation for the office they seek so their potential constituents can clearly see the qualifications of the candidates they might support.