I have watched with a mixture of awe and sadness as the Chinese have so successfully kicked our President in the balls over cyber-war, and started an astonishingly active national conversation over whether or not the active measures taken by the US Government against its own citizens are lawful, necessary, or even affordable.
I have taken several oaths over the past 36 years of service — all to defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, domestic and foreign — and I have to confess that it was not until I spent 20 years wandering in the wilderness — the longest “walk-about” ever taken by any serving intelligence officer in US history that I know of — that I have really appreciated how few in government service reflect on or honor their oath on a day to day basis, and how few of our citizens are intelligently engaged with the non-transferable responsibility of being citizens.
The Constitution is “root.” Anyone that forgets that — or worse yet, demeans it as Henry Kissinger, Michael Bloomberg, Colin Powell, Mike Hayden, Jim Clapper, and Keith Alexander have all been so quick to demean it — is part of the problem. I balance my sense that we need a ruthless counterintelligence service with a recognition that at this juncture, “truth and reconciliation” is the only path that might allow us to move past the old paradigm of money as the controlling authority, never mind that it is illicit money rooted in crimes against the public legalized by a corrupt Congress.
Barack Obama is our President. Get over it, those of you that have so many reasons for questioning everything about his presidency. It is what it is. The question we have to ask ourselves is this: what now? What can we do to save Obama, save the US Government, and save the Republic from three more years of domestic poverty and foreign war?
For close to a decade now I have been working with Jim Turner, Mike Cudaky, Jock Gill, and Lorry Chickering — and more recently many others — to identify the ONE THING that we could all do in order to save the current Presidency and Administration from itself; save the US Government from a two-party tyranny that is so corrupt, so criminal, so thoughtless, so irresponsible as to virtually demand burning the Congress — and both party Headquarters — to the ground — no prisioners — and hence save the Republic. I am on record, in a 6 minute passionate video that went viral: there is nothing wrong with America the Beautiful that cannot be fixed, and fixed quickly, by flushing the existing Congress down the toilet. Today I would add that it is not possible to elect an intelligent Congress with integrity unless we first destroy the two-party tyranny and restore access to the ballot for all citizens, all parties. Today there are six accredited parties that are unethically blocked from ballot access along with all Independents: Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform, and Socialist. The Justice Party is not accredited, I would recommend to Rocky Anderson that he consider merging with the Natural Law Party against the day when the Electoral Reform Act demands that all candidates from all accredited parties be included on every ballot and in every debate having to do with federal office.
Here is my proposed coup d’main for the President: introduce the Electoral Reform Act of 2013 now, in time to force the issue with the Congress before they go on 4th of July holiday. Make this the ONE THING that everyone is talking about from coast to coast. From a Democratic point of view, it is one way to flush the House of Representatives and get out of grid-lock in 2014. The Senate may lose a Democratic majority, but it will gain a strong middle and restore civil discourse and ethical evidence-based decision-making to the mainstream.
Electoral Reform Act at Twitter
Electoral Reform Act at Facebook
Electoral Reform Act at Activism Ideas for the 99%
Electoral Reform Act at #OccupyWallStreet (NY General Assembly)
Electoral Reform Act at We the People Reform Coalition
There are a few other things I am certain would help — creating the Open Source Agency (OSA) is certainly one of them since it is now established that neither the Congress nor the Executive is getting ethical evidence-based decision-support on anything at all — but I can think of no other initiative than the Electoral Reform Act of 2013 able to so quickly reignite the spirit of democracy and liberty across the Republic, wipe out the Republican lock on the House of Representatives, and clean the slate for the balance of the Obama-Biden Administration.
I recommend we also flush the Supreme Court of the five morons that voted against the Republic on CITIZENS UNITED, and appoint Ron Paul to the Court that is so desperately in need of a Libertarian voice and vote. I am quite certain at least one Justice can be persuaded to retire this summer. Get Ron Paul in there, they will never embarrass us again.
May God Bless and keep America the Beautiful and her citizens and public servants, safe and sane in these challenging times so lacking in intelligence with integrity.
Robert David STEELE Vivas
A International Election Integrity Principles
B Occupy NYC Working Group on Electoral Reform
C Election Integrity Pledge
D Electoral Reform Statement of Demand
E Electoral Reform Act of 2012 (Outline, 11 Points)
F General Strike
G Directory of Activist Individuals & Organizations (USA)
H Richard Winger on Electoral Reform Short-Cut
I Americans Elect: Manchurian Fraud or Redeemable Good Idea?