America’s Government

 

 

 

IS BROKEN

Dysfunctional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Leaders are Often the Cause,

With the Exception for Our Leaders, of High Integrity.

 

 

 

Along with Deficient Aspects

Of Our Government’s Structure

 

 

 

And Unjust

Political Traditions…

 

 

 

Like These…


Lying as a StrategyLying, as a political strategy, is entrenched in our political system. We need to stop it and confront leaders who lie. One solution is to add the legal requirement to – speak the truth – to their oath of office, with repercussions when it is broken.          Money Corrupts Politics Over $3 billion is spent yearly on lobbying, over $55 billion since 1998. This corrupts politics. $6 billion is spent during our general elections, and if you are not sure that this is too much, imagine a pile of $1 bills over 400 miles high, twice as high as the International Space Station. We spend 120 times more than is spent during England’s general elections. We could learn from them.  It must be our priority to take 95 percent of political spending out of politics.           Lack of IntegrityWe must become intolerant of low integrity and speak out each time it occurs. Are we expecting that good government can flow from electing people of low integrity?          False Ideology Replaces FactWe must not run our government on ideolgy. It is folly to make decisions based on ideolgy, rather than accurate information.          Gerrymandering & Voter SuppressionWe still have leaders who think it is proper for our Republic to control who can vote. This is the best indication that term limits and recall are necessary to restrain and remove corrupt leadership.
Unlimited Re-election Fosters DysfunctionIn 1947 Congress pushed for and passed a Constitutional Amendment to limit Presidential terms after Franklin D. Roosevelt served 4 terms. They wanted to limit Presidential power, and we should do the same for them. Term limits are necessary to encourage our leaders to focus on serving the people, rather than the special interests, who are funding continuous re-election.           Lack of Term Limits46 states have Term limits for State Supreme Court judges, from 6 to 14 years. 15 states have Term Limits for elected officials.  National term limits for Congress, Federal Courts, and the Supreme Court, would promote better governance and weigh more power toward the people.           Lack of Recall20 states have Recall for state officials. 34 states have Recall for local officials. Our Republic’s responsiveness to the people would be enhanced by a National Recall law – to remove Congressmen, the President, and Judges.           14% Congressional ApprovalIt is hard to imagine that Congress has a 14 percent average approval rating. No other organization could continue to operate with such a low level of approval. They would be removed from their job.           Stop Revolving DoorThere is a revolving door between government employment and business employment.  This serves to further increase the influence of business in government.  It must be stopped.

Touch To View

We Watch Our Leaders

Remain Silent in the Face of Injustice,

 

 

 

 

 

When Conscience Demands

Speaking Out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too Many Leaders are Driven by

 

 

 

 

 

An Ideology of Maintaining Power…

Acting First to Retain Their Jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

Rather than an Ideology of

Serving the People.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressional Average Poll Approval

14 Percent…

 

 

 

Trump’s Presidential Average Approval

39 Percent…

 

 

 

Supreme Courts’ Recent Approval

51 Percent…

 

 

 

 

Dramatic Proof of

Our Government’s Dysfunction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there Any Reason to Believe That

Our Government Will Repair Itself?

 

 

 

Not Much

We Must Fix It.

One Person…

Can’t Create Reform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But Millions…Can!

We Must Become

The Fourth Branch of Government,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting Unmistakable Expectations

For the Other Three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America Belongs to the People…

 

 

 

Not to Our Leaders or Special Interests.

We Must Decide…

 

 

 

How Much Control

Must Reside with the People?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Much Integrity

Must Exist in Our Leaders?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Much Participation

Must Arise from the People?

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Ultimately Create Government

 

 

Of the People,

 

By the People,

 

For the People.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are the Hope for

Just Governance…

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Not Us…..Who?

 

 

 

 

If Not Now…..When?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Participation Is Required

This Is A Call

To 10 Million People Of Conscience...

To Unite And Do The

Impossible


Possible


Reform American Politics

We Must Become America’s

 

 

 

Most Powerful Political Force…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions United to Create

The Highest Standard of Integrity

In Our Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 –   We Must Raise $1 Billion Dollars,


$100 Per Person – from 10 Million People of Conscience,


to Counter over $55 Billion in Lobbying Dollars

Spent by Special Interests since 1998

 

 

 

Here is the Face of Money that is Corrupting Our Government

Take a Look…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 –   Organize And Fund 22 Reforms

Shown Below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 –   Unite the Hundreds of Organizations

Already Working on Behalf of Greater Liberty,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 –   Create the First Website Devoted to:

Accurate, Unbiased Facts on America’s Major Issues,

No Spin, No Slant, No Disinformation, No Misinformation – to Guide Citizens and Our Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 –   Create the First Digital Score Cards

Showing the Integrity, or Lack Thereof, of America’s Leaders.

A Comprehensive Evaluation of each Leader’s Integrity and Service, in Government, Business, Media, and More

Robert H. Jackson

U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Solicitor General, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“It is not the function of government

to keep the citizen from falling into error;


it is the function of the citizen

to keep the government from falling into error.

Issues To Fix

1

Create A Website Of Accurate Facts On America’s Issues

Unbiased – No Spin, No Slant, No Disinformation, No Misinformation

Decisions Must Be Based On Accurate Facts

Politics stands alone among all disciplines, in choosing not to seek accurate information to guide it.  Why has our government never created a reliable source of information on America’s issues, to educate our people and our leaders?

More…

All Politicians Lie     Trump – 4,229 Lies

4

Unite All The Groups

Seeking To Fortify People’s Rights

Open Secrets, Politifact, Snopes, Fact Checker,

League Of Woman Voters, And Hundreds More…

Many groups are working to preserve freedom in America, and improve the level of justice in our government.  We can unite as many as possible to work together toward a common goal of improving our society.  We can even help fund those that need assistance.

More…

Battle against High Frequency Traders     BBC Election Story

7

Constitutional Amendment

Allowing the Recall of The President

We Elected The President

We Need To Be Able To Remove The President

34 states have some form of recall for elected officials, statewide and local.  20 states have laws that allow the recall of elected state officials.  It makes sense that those who have the ability to elect officials, also have the power to recall them for just cause. These states believe that recall provides better governance.  The process of impeachment is a cumbersome process that can delay or extinguish justice for various political reasons and can ignore the wishes of a majority of the people.  Parliamentary governments have created removal process for the Prime Minister, accomplished by a simple vote of no confidence.

More…

Some States Allow Recalls     National Recall Efforts

10

Reform Political Parties

Democrats just Ended the Power of the Super Delegates System

We Must Consider How To Improve the People’s Power

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

Fixing The Democratic Party     BBC Election Story

13

Balance The Budget

Too Many Legislators Act To Gain Re-Election

Term Limits Should Lead To More Responsible Fiscal Action

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

BBC – $6 Billion vs. $49 Million     Balanced Budget Amendment

16

Reform US Senate & House Rules

To Encourage Cooperation

Senate and House Leaders Have To Much Power To Control Legislation

Committee Leaders Should Not Be Selected By Dominant Party, But By Knowledge

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

Fixing The Democratic Party     BBC Election Story

19

Make Minimum Wage – A Living Wage

Minimum Wage Jobs Are Needed

People Working These Jobs Need A Living Wage

Companies are finding that when you pay very little, people have no loyalty and leave for better opportunities.  Some companies have found the cost of hiring and training new people, exceeds the cost of paying people a reasonable wage to stay in their jobs.

More…

Battle against High Frequency Traders     BBC Election Story

2

Create Scorecards Revealing Our Leaders’ Integrity

To Eliminate Lying In Politics, We Must First Identify The Liars

We Need To Stop Lying, Spinning, Slanting, and All Disinformation

Good governance can not exist without truthful information at its base.  If we allow our leaders to lie to us, we are accepting dishonest government as the basis of our society.  What people would want this?  What people would accept this.  We need to monitor the level of integrity of our leaders and remove those who can’t deal with the truth.

More…

5

Congressional, Federal & Supreme Court

Term Limits With Recall

Stops Voting For Policies To Secure Re-Election

Stops Continual Fund Raising From And Allegiance To Special Interests

Stops The Accumulation Of Power In Congressional Leaders And Supreme Court Jurists

It is a mistake to allow U.S. Congressmen to stay in office for unlimited terms?  15 states have state congressional terms.  46 states limit state Supreme Court terms, from 6 to 14 years.  The lack of U.S. Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court term limits fosters dysfunction and corruption in our government.

More…

Majority Favor Term Limits   Presidential Term Limits

8

End Gerrymandering

& Voter Discrimination

No State Should Set District Boundaries To Manipulate Voting

No State Should Discriminate Against Minority Voters

Gerrymandering has existed since the 1780s.  It is time we eliminate it in all states.  Some states have prohibited gerrymandering of their own free will, like California.  Some states have been restrained by the courts, like Pennsylvania.  Some states are now facing initiatives to end gerrymandering, like Colorado.  It is astonishing gerrymandering has continued for so long.

More…

Gerrymandering Defined       Pennsylvania Gerrymandering       Voting History

11

Abolish Electoral College

The Electoral College Concept is Out of Date

Abolishing It would move our Government More Toward Democracy

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

Gerrymandering Defined       Pennsylvania Gerrymandering

14

Prohibit High Frequency Trading

& Other Market Manipulation

HFT Account For Over 50 Percent of U.S. Equity Trades Since 2008

They Profit From Other People’s Trades, Manipulating The World’s Computerized Trading System

HFTs have figured our how to manipulate the world’s computerized trading system by employing extremely fast computers, located near the exchanges.  Their speed advantage allows them to front run other people’s trades – jumping in front of a slower buyer, buying the intended equity, then resell it for a profit to the slower trader.

More…

Battle against High Frequency Traders     Money influencing election

17

Affordable Universal Healthcare

120 Countries Have Less Expensive Universal Healthcare

We Can Emulate The Most Successful.

When big money flows into U.S. Congressional campaigns from health insurance companies, our elected officials protect them from competition.  Many countries have proven that there are better solutions for Universal Healthcare than putting profit making insurance companies between a doctor and the patient.  In reviews of the best healthcare systems in the world, France has come in as number 1.  The U.S. is always way down on the list.  What one country can do, another can do.

More…

Gerrymandering Defined       Pennsylvania Gerrymandering

20

Affordable Or Free College

Democracy Requires Educated People

22 Countries Have Free Or Low Cost College Education

What one country can do, another can do.  We must continue to educate our people – for better governance, for better jobs, for a better life.

More…

24 Countries With Free Tuition     7 Countries Tuition Free

33.4 Percent over 25 Have a College Degree

22

Solve Immigration Issues

Every Person In America Came From Somewhere Else, Even American Indians

We Need To Decide How Many People Can Enter And For What Reason, Not Discriminate Based On Ignorance.

It may come as a surprise to some, but the world has only one race of humans. We are all one. All people can trace their origins to Africa.  This was first discovered 90 years ago, and proven by the DNA records.  Our nearest ancestors were a variety of pre-humans and before that – monkeys, with whom we share 98 percent of our DNA.  Homo Sapiens all began as the people of Africa.  Over time, people in colder climates evolved lighter skin or a different shade of skin, because their skin had fewer melanin cells to create color.  European humanoids interbred with Neanderthals, from which we have 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal DNA.  This mixture of humans moved East and interbred with Denisovans.  Those who disparage people with another skin color are simply disparaging their own distant relatives.

More…

Fixing The Democratic Party     BBC Election Story

THIS IS THE START OF NEEDED REFORMS, BUT NOT THE END

3

Remove Money From Politics

$6 Billion Spent In General Elections – $3 Billion Yearly Lobbying

Political Spending Is Out Of Control

England has a population 1/4 the size of the U.S. population, yet in the 2012 general elections in both countries, the U.S. allowed political spending 120 times that of England.

More…

BBC – $6 Billion vs. $49 Million     Money influencing election

Citizen United…Unlimited Corporate Spending

Lobbying $dollars     1,750 groups lobbying on health care

6

Consequences For Lying In Government

We Have Penalties For Lying In Court, Lying To Congress, And Lying To The FBI

The Oath Of Office Could Contain A Promise To Be Truthful

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in our government?  How can we make it easier for our leaders to tell the truth?  Mechanisms can be put in place that discourage or even expel those of those leaders who can not operate on a truthful basis, with a primary focus of serving the American people.

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Battle against High Frequency Traders     BBC Election Story

9

Change – Our Divisive Congress

To Truthful Discussion

There Is A Difference Between Honest Disagreement Based On The Facts,

And Inventing Your Own Facts To Support Ideology And Special Interests

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

First U.S. Congresswoman     Civil Rights Act

12

Protect The Environment

Promote Renewable Energy

Responsible Governance Must Go Hand In Hand

With Preserving Our World, Recycling, Cleaning Up Past Mistakes

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

Battle against High Frequency Traders     BBC Election Story

15

$321 Billion In Bank Fines

But No Jail Time

Since 2008, Banks Fines Exceed $321 Billion

I’ve Heard Of Only One Banker Going To Jail – Astonishing Injustice

In some states stealing $1000 is a felony, subject to jail time.  How can our society justify allowing bank managers to steal billions of dollars and serve no jail time?

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Only one banker goes to jail.     Bloomberg

18

Equal Women & Minority Rights

The First Woman Was Elected To U.S. Congress in 1916 & The U.S. Senate in 1932

All Women Could Not Vote Until 1920

How much integrity can we expect from someone who represents us in the U.S. Government?  How much integrity is needed to create a government in which we are truly proud?

More…

First U.S. Congresswoman     Civil Rights Act

21

Gun Control That Works

to Protect People

Americans No Longer Need A Gun To Hunt Food Or Be In A Militia

300 Million Guns for 325 Million People Is A Recipe For Disaster

When the Second Amendment was passed in 1791, the flintlock musket was the state of gun technology.  Meriwether Lewis was nearly killed by a charging grizzly bear a decade later, during the Lewis and Clark expedition, because he forgot to reload his gun. It took some time to load and fire a flintlock.  Now we have guns many times more deadly, that can fire rounds as fast as the trigger is pulled.  In the future when laser or disintegrating weapons are created, will we allow all citizens to own the latest deadly weapon?  Was this the intent of the 2nd Amendment?  This Amendment is as out of date with a modern country of 327 million people, as the Electoral College.

More…

Flintlock Musket       Second Amendment Purpose

President James Madison

On The Importance Of Reliable Information In 1822

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;


and a people who mean to be their own governors


must arm themselves


with the power which knowledge gives.”

Reforming American’s Government Must Begin

With Knowledge And Integrity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

The First Multimedia Website With Truthful

And Accurate Information On America’s Issues

No Spin, No Slant, No Disinformation, No Misinformation – To Guide Politicians And Citizens

2

Online Score Cards

Illuminating The Integrity Of America’s Leaders.

Covering 535 Congressmen, Government Leaders, Business Leaders, Media Personalities…More

U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

On Political Abuse Of Facts:

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,


but not his own facts.”

Declaration Of Independence

States that the People have the Right to Change our Government…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Politicians Respond To


Pressure!


Only Many Active Voices

Will Encourage Congress

To Act In The Best Interests Of The People

“The best way to predict your future


is to create it.”

Abraham Lincoln

Our Political Dysfunction comes from

242 Years of the Slow Evolution of Governance, where…

 

 

 

 

Human Rights and Equal Rights

Were Slowly and Reluctantly Bestowed

 

 

 

 

It Took 50 Years  After The Declaration Of Independence

Before 5 Percent Of Our Population Could Vote For President – in 1826


It Took 80 Years Before All White Men Could Vote, Not Just Landowners – in 1856


It Took 89 Years Before 4 Million Slaves Were Granted Freedom – in 1865


It took 94 Years Before Black Men, In Some States, Could Vote – in 1870


It took 137 Years Before U.S. Senators Were Selected By The Vote Of Citizens – in 1913


It took 140 Years Before The First Woman Was Elected To U.S. Congress – in 1916


It took 144 Years Before All White Women Could Vote – in 1920


It took 148 Years Before All Native American Indians Were Granted Citizenship – in 1924


It took 156 Years Before The First Woman Was Elected To U.S. Senate – in 1932


It took 178 Years Before The Legal End To Segregation – in 1954


It took 188 Years Before The Civil Rights Act Attempted To Outlaw Discrimination – in 1964


It took 189 Years Before The Voting Rights Act Attempted to Protect Minority Voting – in 1965


It took 192 Years Before The Fair Housing Act Attempted to Prohibit Housing Discrimination – in 1968

 

 

 

After 242 Years We are Not Done Yet – in 2018

President James Madison…

“Justice is the end of Government. It is the end of civil society.

It ever has been, and ever will be pursued,

until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.”

President Thomas Jefferson

Noted In 1799:

“The most effectual means of preventing


the perversion of power into tyranny are to illuminate,


as far as practicable, the minds of the people.”

“If You See Something Wrong Happening In The World

You Can Either Do Nothing, Or You Can Do Something,

And I Already Tried Nothing”

Steve Trevor