It is time for the working class to rise up and declare their independence from the Plutocracy that has utterly destroyed our Republic. Here is my version. I feel like I may be forgetting some things,so I may edit this later. Let me know what you think.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that are among these are the right to healthcare no matter their financial status, the right to democratically control control the corporations they work for, for the tyranny of a CEO is as hard to bear as the tyranny of government, the right of senior citizens to enjoy their final years in dignity and comfort, the right of universal education for all in the schools and university of our nation, the right to have a congress that is accountable to them and not to corporations. Government should not be changed for trivial reason, however the current Plutocracy of the United States has reduced us to absolute despotism and serfdom. These conditions are intolerable. Below is our list of grievances with current government of the United States.
The Government of the United States has refused to pass legislation enacting Single-Payer Healthcare, despite the support of the majority of the nation and the grieve need we have for it. It has refused to end two wars which have drained our resources, killed thousands of soldiers and civilians, and has made us hated around the world. It has also refused to give up the empire it has created in order to fulfill the the capitalist greed of the military industrially complex. It has allowed corporations to buy legislation and to use reap the benefits of the United States infrastructure while not pay for them and shipping jobs overseas. It has raided Social Security and now contemplates having it removed. It has failed to prosecute war criminals who have condoned torture and illegal wars in direct violation of the Constitution of the United States. It has refused to repeal the Patriot Act, a direct violation of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution. It has raised taxes on the poor and working classes, while refusing to raise taxes for the rich and cutting social services for those who need them most. It has refused to prosecute Wall street and instead gave them billions of tax payer money.
Below are our demands to remedy these grievances and our last offer of reconciliation: We demand that Congress expand Medicare to cover every citizen of the United States. We demand the prosecution of the George Bush, Dick Cheney, and all who authorized or committed torture, and who lied their way into an the Iraq War. We demand all Corporations that have over 100 employees be turned over to the control of the worker so that they may run them as co-ops and have full control over them, without being forced into economic slavery at the behest of a CEO. We demand an end to the empire and the Military Industrial Complex. We demand a progressive income tax that shall force the wealthy to pay their fair share. Anyone making over 1 million a year, shall be taxed at 90%. We demand an end to our current election system that forces us to choose between only two parties. We demand that the Congress institute Proportional Representation. We demand the immediate repeal of the Patriot Act. We demand Wall Street be prosecuted for their crimes and that all the money they and other corporations have stolen be distributed to the working people. We demand that all elections be financed by pubic money, so as to prevent the rise of another Plutocracy. Public and private workers shall have the right to form Unions, strike, and collectively bargain. We demand that all Representatives of the United States from the President and Congress down be eligible for recall if it is felt that they are not acting in interested of those who elected them. We demand an end to the Electoral College and demand that all Presidents shall be elected by popular vote. We demand nationalization of all industries that the people shall determine to be necessary for the public good.
a peaceful revolution like we saw in Egypt, however if we are forced to defend ourselves I would not give in to pacifism. Of course this all hypothetical, but I do think we should organize and march on Washington.
21. You might want to let me state my own plan, rather than...
put words in my mouth.
All the same, I think it's funny that others ridicule conscious capitalism and totally discount its adoption, yet, at the same time, somehow believe that companies with 100 employees will magically be turned over to the workers.
It will happen because we will pass a law forcing that to happen. I have no faith in corporations to do the right thing,that is why the government must force them to do what is right and enact laws to those ends.
48. If we force Congress to enact some of the other provisons
in my text, than an amendment would not be hard to get. The laws requiring all offices to be subject to a recall and public financing are not unconstitutional in anyway. Most of the other provisions aren't as well, however those two are the ones relevant to an amendment.
It survives by paying workers the bare minimum wage it can get away, then they must spend that money on necessities need to survive those feeding the system again. Also with the creation of credit cards, it allows consumers to get trapped in endless cycles of debt wherein they buy luxury goods that they cannot afford and then must pay interest to the credit card companies on top of what they paid to the produces of the luxury goods.
the facts are on my side. I can easily be convinced by facts. That would require actual facts. For example, I'd still love to know precisely how capitalism could even survive if its aim is to starve its market.
In the meantime, a number of laws/actions proposed in the OP are unconstitutional on their face.
30. Only too happy to recommend this but it's more than two wars.
Edited on Wed Mar-30-11 10:49 PM by Catherina
It has refused to end two wars which have drained our resources, killed thousands of soldiers and civilians, and has made us hated around the world.
It's more than two wars. Iraq ain't over by a long shot and Yemen, Pakistan, Libya are wars, not to mention our wars by proxy elsewhere. Worse than just war, as if anything could be worse, we, the coca-cola bullshit culture, destroyed an entire civilization as idiots giggle.
43. You need to listen to your Patrick Henry & your Malcolm X on the notion of a "peaceful revolution."
Such a beast simply doesn't exist - because if it's "peaceful," it ain't a "revolution," but the result of a legal process.
But let's put that factual quibble aside...
Look, dude, when you post something titled "a new declaration of independence," you are staking out rhetorical ground that inherently suggest violent means to achieve political ends - just like the last time a 'declaration of independence' was issued on the North American continent, and we got Bunker Hill, Lexington, Trenton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, Yorktown & all the rest.
Either you stand behind your OP, or you don't. If you don't, you should alter the title to reflect something other than a "new declaration of independence," or ask the mods to lock it. :thumbsup:
I firmly believe the constitution, in its current form, is outdated with no clarity of the modern times the fore fathers could never predict. They never thought of how businesses, when huge turn corperations, would go out of control. There was not a thought, because of the times mind you, that healthcare would go out of control. There was not one ounce of consideration of the long term future of the electorial college where certain candidates win popular vote only to get shafted.
I say since we have a census every 10 years, lets have a constitutional convention every 100 years to keep it up to date and not so much confusing for interpretations.
My only problems are 1. I'd hate to live in a century where the far Right wrote our Constitution.2. Many Americans consider the Constitution some holy sacred document that should never be changed or altered.
The psycho pundits, fundies and anti-abortionists would seize control of it and turn our country into some weird neo-Xtian version of itself. These people want to replace the Bill Of Rights with Leviticus. That scares the shit out of me.
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