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Convinced and Committed

 

Amending the United States Constitution is how we can change our system of federal legislative government! I encourage you to review the drafted 28th Amendment to the United States constitution. It would do away with the dollarocracy described below, which we now have. The Amendment is for transitioning to a new system of determining congressional members. Among other things, it would eliminate the need for money to be elected to Congress. Congressional members could be states people, which is impossible for them in our current dollarocracy. The Amendment would produce a better democratic republic whose congressional members have no legal incentive to do what is not in the people’s best interests.

 

We need to have people convinced that the drafted 28th Amendment would produce a better (although not perfect) Congress than what the system now breeds. Plus convinced, we need them committed to doing two things:

One, insist that their federal and state legislators act as put forth in the United States Constitution to enact the drafted 28th Amendment or one similar.

Two, help at least two—and ideally five or more—people become just as convinced and similarly committed as they are.

 

Doing the preceding two items will virally bring about a grassroots group of two hundred million or more Americans which rids us of our current dollarocracy and restores a better democracy.

 

More on the Drafted 28th Amendment

 

Did you ever hear said anything like, “Why do those Washington crooks ignore the needs of people? Instead, they focus on big money’s interest?” Those in Congress may wish to help people, but they are human beings, doing what the current system requires. The Constitution established this system over two hundred years ago. The method may have been adequate centuries ago; today’s mass media costs produce a congress whose primary objective is to benefit individuals or groups providing campaign money, which incumbents need. They keep their jobs through an expensive reelection process. As a result, we have a dollarocracy—not a democracy.

The vast majority in Congress, the 435 House of Representative members, will lose their jobs and incomes a mere two years from entering office without reelection. The 100 Senators face unemployment in six years unless re-elected. Most human beings will do what is necessary to support themselves and their families. Otherwise, someone else will take their place and do what the system requires.

Capitalism helped make this country great. Likewise, copious amounts of concentrated wealth can create prosperity for everyone’s betterment. However, special-interest-controlled voter choices and legislation favoring special interests cost everyone else. Greedy people with special-interest money inordinately influence who our legislators are and what they enact into law, making people bear the cost for what the special interests want.

Additionally, the present system produces extremist politics. Long before voting, people following politics are mostly more extreme, right or left. A candidate needing early momentum must charm one of the two radical extremes, paying attention early on. When election day arrives, moderate thinking Americans choose between two extremes. They like neither. They must decide who they judge is least undesirable. The country often chooses and puts out the side in power at an election because they dislike what they’re doing—unless the propaganda thrown at them by some special-interest money group captures their vote.

Most Americans are reasonable, open-minded people somewhere in a middle area. Most people pay little attention or follow a campaign early in an election cycle. They’re busy living, working, coming home, rearing children, relaxing with a bit of entertainment, getting in bed, getting up, and doing it again the next day. They’re enjoying life, which everyone should be able to do! People need a representative system of government that they can trust to benefit our country, which is them. People deserve this. The current system design provides representatives who must cater to their extreme supporters and the monied special interest support that got them elected. They hope their supporters’ money will get them re-elected.

An additional severe problem with the current election system is it produces a highly polarized and contentious Congress. Excepting actual physical violence—yet—our national legislature’s political parties are operating increasingly like street and prison gangs. Gang leaders demand strict obedience. Gangs punish members’ disobedience, causing members to lose committee appointments and sometimes their seats in Congress. Gangs’ severe polarization has put us in permanent congressional gridlock or a complete government shutdown, unable to pass a budget. Remember, in 2013, Congress could agree on nothing? A government shut down lasted several weeks. We risked a serious default on debt payments. This shut down slowed the economy; hurt earnings. Two million people were unemployed: a terrible disgrace. At times executive orders are the only legislation we have; the President’s one person; this is a despicable democracy!

 

Read the drafted 28th Amendment to the US Constitution; if convinced, be committed!

After reviewing the drafted 28th Amendment, are you convinced that the Congress it would produce would better act in your and all the people’s best interest? If so, please commit! Commit to these two things repeated here from above:

One, insist that their federal and state legislators act as put forth in the United States Constitution to enact the drafted 28th Amendment or one similar.

Two, help at least two—and ideally ten or more—people become just as convinced and similarly committed as they are.

To see Jim's Author Page  on Amazon and get "2084: A Congress of the People"