IVN Steele on Electoral Reform Part 16: The Statement of Demand

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Robert David STEELE Vivas
Robert David STEELE Vivas

IVN Steele on Electoral Reform Part 16: The Statement of Demand

Independent Voter Network, 20 April 2012

I am neither wealthy nor influential.  All I have is intelligence and integrity.  Neither of these appear to be in demand at this time.  As I look at all of the candidates running for President — without exception — I see stunted human beings who are self-centered and not at all able to play well with others.

Occupy is a mess, largely because it is trying to hard to be consensual in nature, it cannot make progress in establishing a strategy, formulating a concept of operations, and harmonizing tactical activities across the land that are non-violent and outcome-oriented.

In my view, we should all be coming together in some form of Electoral Reform Summit, and at that summit agreeing on the Electoral Reform Act of 2012 in a final form for presentation to Congress, and in the release of a Statement of Demand to be read in every county across the land simultaneously, and then presented directly, personally, to every sitting Senator, Representative and Governor.

Below in full text is the crowd-sourced Statement of Demand as of today:

Statement of Demand [3.4]

Whereas the two entrenched political parties have excluded any alternative parties and displaced democracy – organized people – with a form of plutocracy – organized money;

Whereas the U.S. Government, irrespective of which of the two entrenched political parties has been “in power,” has failed to represent We the People and instead legalized theft by Wall Street and various special interests across all policy domains;

Whereas the U.S. national budget is out of control and being used by the two entrenched political parties to reward speculators who contribute to re-election campaigns (with 5% of the taxpayer-funded earmark being the standard “contribution”);

We the General Assembly and all those who place citizenship and the common good above party,  and who place integrity above the now-standard corrupt practices of both the U.S. Government and the varied corporations that have hijacked not only the U.S. economy but the global economy,

Demand

As of 5 January 2012, that the President of the United States of America and the Congress of the United States, shall introduce and then pass, the Electoral Reform Act of 2012.  The elements of this Act are not negotiable and will include all ten of the provisions as set forth in the Act as it has been presented for public review, discussion, validation and, as desired, revision and extension.

If the U.S. Government fails to enact the Electoral Reform Act of 2012, a nationwide General Strike will be called, and We the People will immediately begin to work toward the impeachment, recall, and/or public disenfranchisement of each Senator and each Representative failing to support the passage of the Electoral Reform Act of 2012.

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Part 5: Debates

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