Platform Minister JR Myers wrote re:
Final Results from 2nd Direct Democracy (DD) Planks on the Platform Election Executives Eballot
__60_ Write in new ideas __Shorten platform voting list to no more than 100 items.
_5__ Write in new ideas __Categorize platform items together by related subjects.
_61__ Write in new ideas __Eliminate all items from platform vote that don't rank in top 100 votes.
_57__ Transcending the artificial boundaries that separate people.
_58__ Evolving from money-based, nationalistic economies to a resource-based world economy.
_114__ Assisting in stabilizing the world's population through education and voluntary birth control in order to conform to the carrying capacity of Earth's resources.
__59_ Reclaiming and restoring the natural environment to the best of our ability.
_122__ Redesigning our cities, transportation systems, agricultural industries, and industrial plants so that they are energy efficient, clean, and able to conveniently serve the needs of all people.
_123__ Sharing and applying new technologies for the benefit of all nations.
_124__ Developing and using clean and renewable energy sources.
_113__ Manufacturing the highest quality products for the benefit of the world's people.
__62_ Requiring environmental impact studies prior to construction of any mega projects.
__63_ Encouraging the widest range of creativity and incentive toward constructive endeavor.
_111__ Outgrowing nationalism, bigotry, and prejudice through education.
_112__ Outgrowing any type of elitism, technical or otherwise.
__64_ Arriving at methodologies through careful research, rather than from mere opinions.
__65_ Enhancing communication in schools so that our language corresponds to the actual physical nature of the world.
_66__ Providing not only the necessities of life, but also offering challenges that stimulate the mind while emphasizing individuality over uniformity.
_56__ Finally, preparing people intellectually and emotionally for the changes and challenges that lie ahead.
_110__ Capitalism for Everyone (Tee Hee, watch Conservatives argue against that one!) We want our hard earned capital back. Only the top 10% have ownership. A 1:1 relationship is not necessary. People need enough income to meet cost of living plus 30% minimum. The top 10% need no more than 30% of capital.
_109__ Tax the top 10%, we must have the revenue to grow our economy, support the poor and unemployed and pay on our national debt. Tax major large corporations including their foreign accounts. Do this with a price freeze and labor freeze (no lay offs); they can only lower pay for top execs or lower investment payouts. This is a stipulation, not a wish.
_55__ National Debt Write Off Any debt we owe to American banks, investors and major bond holders gets written off equal to the total amount of bank bailouts. All the bailouts, not just the last ones.
__108_ Taxpayer war rebate. All we got for our investment was higher gas prices and dead relatives. Since war is a major cause of national debt we demand that our tax dollars be repaid by the companies that benefited financially from the war in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq. Oil companies, construction companies, telecommunications companies etc. as well as the military industries themselves. We need to make war not so profitable. All the money we put out is income for somebody! We need this money to pay on the national debt and to take care of our Veterans.
_106__ Portfolio Adjustment Mandate. From now on everyone's stock portfolio must have a reasonable ratio of
__6_ Local Community Investment
__7_ Regional and/or statewide investment
__54_ National Investment 50% of investments must be in industries that we need to develop in order to Develop a sustainable economy. This can be temporary and adjusted as needed. Investments would be in areas like farming, green industry, which includes alternative, renewables, clean, training, education, ect.
_107__ Basic Human Needs are Not for Toy! No more trading and investments above what the industry actually needs for Food, Housing and Medical.
_67__ The International Monetary Exchange industry should be a non-profit enterprise.
__105_ New Corporate Law. No more investor payout as legal obligation. Businesses must all adopt the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit as their legal obligation for the right to do business.
_68__ Address the Revolving Door of business and government.
_69__ USE CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL AGENCIES FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS who clearly broke the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis in the following notable cases: (insert list of the most clear cut criminal actions). There is a pretty broad consensus that there is a clear group of people who got away with millions / billions illegally and haven't been brought to justice. Boy would this be long overdue and cathartic for millions of Americans. It would also be a shot across the bow for the financial industry. If you watch the solidly researched and awared winning documentary film "Inside Job" that was narrated by Matt Damon (pretty brave Matt!) and do other research, it wouldn't take long to develop the list.
_103__ CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION which essentially said corporations can spend as much as they want on elections. The result is that corporations can pretty much buy elections. Corporations should be highly limited in ability to contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election and no matter what the form of media. The Supreme Court decision is really weird. Read it when you have a chance. The justices who argued for unlimited corporate contributions thought that wouldn't have an adverse effect on democracy and wouldn't undermine the citizen's view of legitimacy of elections. I'm not sure there's a word for that it's so strange.
_104__ CONGRESS PASS THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES AND ENACT A PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. No more GE paying zero or negative taxes. Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay their fair share. (If we have a really had a good negotiating position and have the place surrounded, we could actually dial up taxes on millionaires, billionaires and corporations even higher...back to what they once were in the 50's and 60's.
_70__ CONGRESS COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION and staff it at all levels with proven professionals who get the job done protecting the integrity of the marketplace so citizens and investors are both protected. This agency needs a large staff and needs to be well-funded. It's currently has a joke of a budget and is run by Wall St. insiders who often leave for high ticket cushy jobs with the corporations they were just regulating. Hmmm.
_53__ CONGRESS PASS SPECIFIC AND EFFECTIVE LAWS LIMITING THE INFLUENCE OF LOBBYISTS AND ELIMINATING THE PRACTICE OF LOBBYISTS WRITING LEGISLATION THAT ENDS UP ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS.
__52_ CONGRESS PASSING LEGISLATION ELIMINATING THE ABILITY OF FORMER GOVERNMENT REGULATORS GOING TO WORK FOR CORPORATIONS THAT THEY ONCE REGULATED. So, you don't get to work at the FDA for five years playing softball with Pfizer and then go to work for Pfizer making $195,000 a year.
_51__ ELIMINATE "PERSONHOOD" STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS (Sorry Mitt Romney)
_50__ CONGRESS PASS LEGISLATION REGULATING AND SECURING VOTING PROCESSES INCLUDING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES TO ENSURE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS. Many are familiar with the huge statistical irregularities that have occurred in districts around the country where electronic voting machines have been used. We need safeguards in place to ensure the integrity of the process so voters are confident that count accurately reflects will of the people and is not vulnerable to tampering.
__49_ Congress pass specific and effective laws to enforce strict judicial standards of conduct in matters concerning conflicts of interest. So long as judges are culled from the ranks of corporate attorneys the 1% will retain control.
_48__ RE-ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN EQUAL TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN SEASON. The same should extend to other media. CONGRESS ENACT SPECIFIC LAWS THAT EFFECTIVELY BUILD A WALL BETWEEN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY AND THE U.S. MILITARY. If we're going after corruption and also trying to reduce all the unnecessary wars that are costly in so many ways (most importantly costly in terms of human life on both sides), then this is the GRANDDADDY OF ALL REFORMS. Any of you who have seen the award winning widely popular documentary "Why We Fight" will realize the HUGE impact of this. Here's a snippet of Eisenhower's speech. It'll give you shivers. He was so brave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUXtyIQjubU
_47__ End the military industrial complex (that WWII General and president Dwight D Eisenhower talked about) End our foreign policy of being global police, cut our bloated military spending to help balance our budget, withdraw US troops from most foreign nations. Investigate military contractors for theft of US taxpayer dollars.
_46__ Major lobbying reform. The phrase "we the people" is meaningless right now because we have far too many lobbyists with no sense of patriotism who occupy Washington DC like they're a foreign hostile occupying army. We need to either seriously reform our lobbying system, or abolish lobbying all together.
__45_ A rebuilding of America's infrastructure with a huge investment in high speed rail, electric cars, windmills, solar panels and any other energy efficient technology. Major R&D research into green tech and find those silver bullet breakthroughs that could create a tech boom much like the evolution of the computer/internet age that's still evolving. It's long overdue that America invests in itself and that our government takes a very active role in this. Hiring preferences need to be given to US citizens first and foremost.
__44_ Bring back Glass-Stegal. It's painfully Ironic that a bill who's purpose was to prevent another great depression was repealed and we have the worst economy since the depression. Bring it back word for word and if there's anything that honestly needs to be modified due to technology, etc. let those specific points be debated at a later time after we kick all the lobbyists out.
_71__ Abolish or severely modify all free trade agreements. And create anti outsourcing laws to assure that America always good paying middle class jobs. Free trade agreements were created by lobbyists, not because of public demand. They only serve a small few, not the common citizens of the US or any other nation that has them. We either need reforms that assure that these agreements meet the needs of the bottom 99% or just simply get rid of them. If we need new trade agreements we can always start from scratch. America needs leadership that acknowledges that outsourcing is destructive to the US economy since the vast majority of Americans know this all too well.
__72_ Full time 32 hour work week. The 40 hour work week is outdated due to the internet/automation etc. There's far too many out of work, and at least on paper, this solution would boost employment by 20%. Does anyone else have a solution that can make this claim? I know this isn't an original idea, but the fact is that far more people would be employed if we did this. I know this is over simplifying, but would we rather live in a country where 80% of Americans are employed at 40 hours a week or have 100% employed at 32 hours a week?
__43_ Paper ballots for all elections. A paper trail is vital to fair elections. Simply put: electronic voting machines can be rigged in so many different ways and can't be relied on for a free and fair election.
__73_ Overturn the citizen's united ruling that 80% of America is opposed to. Add a constitutional amendment that says corporations are not people and that corporations are forbidden to lobby or give money to political campaigns. Too many corporations have done far too much damage to this nation with their lobbying and owning of DC politicians. They must never be allowed to do this again.
_74__ Single payer health care, or a health care public option for the states that want it. Put it to a popular vote in every state. Why should Americans keep waiting for the federal government to fix this problem? Let the states levy taxes to finance such a system, and allow those states that still want private health insurance to stick with their system.
_42__ Real investigations for the many white collar criminals that crashed the US economy. After a conviction, declare such types as enemy combatants and be put in the same category as we do terrorists. Both are a huge threat to the American people. Let's be totally honest about this.
_41__ End the drug war at the federal level, let states decide to legalize marijuana and regulate hard drugs if they feel that state resources for law enforcement are best used elsewhere and they want to take the profit motive out of violent drug gangs. The only people that profit off the drug war are law enforcement, prisons, and drug gangs. We need to stop repeating the mistake of alcohol probation.
_75__ Raise taxes on the rich, and close all corporate loopholes to assist with balancing our budget and create a surplus, which is what we really need to pay down the national debt. For those rich that object to this, allow them to denounce their US citizenship and leave the United States, and never be allowed to return. America is much better off without such people, nor should we be dependent on their whims to have a strong economy.
_102__ The 8th US Parliament will overrule Congress in the case the
Congress attempts to overrule any Constitutional Rights.
_101__ The Gladiator will be the area of God given authority to
demonstrate Social Justice of execution by the "HOLY LADY" to murderous
criminals or those convicted criminals of Roseanne Barr's choosing. Innocent
women or men shall not be placed in the Gladiator Arena, but are only
permitted to observe as the public.
_8__ In the case that the USA has so many laws that it becomes
unconstitutional to have such laws, every single Law, Bill, and Act should
be overruled by the Constitution and stripped from the country's Justice
System leaving only the Constitution and Declaration of Independence as the
skeletal structure of this country to further re-create new Laws, Bills, and
Acts that are Constitutional.
99___ Access the ballot under the name "All Party System".
__100_ Take into account the views of all, and do not vote for self promotion.
_76__ Implement plans and legislation to create jobs.
_77__ Proposal of harsher punishment of Animal Cruelty, Abuse and Neglect and write into bill ANTI-Bullying laws with harsh punishments.
__121_ Appoint a 51% female cabinet (for proper representation of citizens).
_78__ Out law the poisoning of water air and people by chemtrails in the sky and every other
insane thing that this government passes into law each and every day.
_115__ Money for MILFs to dance and promote cultural streetsmarts.
__9_ Amend the Constitution of the United States to re-establish the rights of
all citizens ts to entry upon all public lands within the state, and to acquire
private property interest therein, under fair and reasonable conditions. Such property
interest shall include surface and sub-surface patent.
_10__ Reinforcing the understanding of our unalienable rights endowed by our Creator
by eliminating the use of the word "privilege" contained throughout statutes.
_11__ The complete repatriation of our public lands, held by the federal government,
to the people in accordance with Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17
of the federal constitution.
_12__ Rewrite the rules urgently.
_116__ Try to start on these things by __12/31__ in 2011__.
_1__ Decriminalize marijuana.
__2_ Legalize marijuana.
_79__ Institute solar energy
__3_ Pro-alternative energy
__4_ End of War on Drugs
__40_ Create questionnaire for online polling of potential candidates
for their positions on the issues.
_13__ Anti-surveillance & Pro-privacy
_14__ Anti-war & Pro-trade
_15__ Pro-organic foods & pure water
__16_ Require all federal government buildings to use passive solar lighting, heating
and cooling architectural design, where the sun's annual track is considered from the
very start of design of the building site.
__81_ Make peace in the middle east.
_17__ Vigorous defense of our constitutional legacy with insistence upon complete local,
state and federal government compliance with our Alaska and United States of America
Constitutions with an emphasis on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for all
law abiding citizens, including the unborn.
__80_ End each and every war forever.
__39_ End secrecy in government.
_18__ Make legal terms every day common language instead of Latin or
other specially designed terms.
_98__ Ask people to join Republic of the United States dot com.http://www.republicoftheunitedstates.com/
_117__ Try to hold national convention on July 4th, 2012 in Monterey, CA
_19__ Strengthening the traditional family and supporting individual accountability
without unwarranted government interference or regulation. This includes support of
the educational rights of parents to privately or home school their children.
_20__ Sustainable and responsible economic development with incentives for creating
jobs for Alaskans first, and the privatization of government services when possible.
_21__ We generally oppose the borrowing of money by government for any purposes other than
for capital improvements.
_22__ Reviewing our over-reliance upon property taxes, and developing more just
methods of taxation to reduce and eventually eliminate property taxes altogether.
__97_ Shut down nuclear energy in the US
_23__ Anti-censorship & Pro-gun rights
_24__ The right of individuals and of citizen militias to keep and bear arms, including
legally concealed weapons; and the freedom to manufacture, purchase, trade and train in
the use of such weapons and their constituent parts including the unfettered acquisition
_82__ Create a system of barter that will take us into the next century.
_25__ Government out of marriage
_83__ Anti-income & property tax
_26__ Kick out the fed.
__27_ Link the value of the dollar to gold and silver.
_96__ Make pure proportional representation (PR), the Sainte-Lague parliament seat distribution system the basis on which all foreign diplomacy begins.
_28__ Forgive all student loans.
_29__ Pro-adoption & contraception
_30__ The right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, according to their
conscience, otherwise known as Jury Nullification of the law.
__84_ Do it for a fraction of the military budget in which billion dollar drones are created to kill
_88__ Usher in an age of reason, science and sanity, of feminism, and
gyn/ecology and peace and prosperity, all within my first 100 days in office.
_85__ Try to recruit candidates who will "stand and stand down".
__86_ a) for state elections
__87_ b) for prez/vp (US Parliament only)
_31__ Arrest the entire Monsanto family, and outlaw their concerns.
_32__ End prison for profit contracts on our immigrant workers and our children.
__33_ The complete repatriation of our public lands, held by the federal government,
to the people and State of Alaska in accordance with Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17,
of the federal constitution.
_89__ Removing the over-populated criminals from countries by selecting the extreme deviant
rejects of society i.e. murderers, rapists, or any other violent criminals to fight
for their lives as punishment in a modern age and newly constructed Gladiator for
the purpose of Entertainment, Gambling, and Justice.
__90_ Conduct debates and elections for incarcerated citizens within the jail to help find
solutions for society.
__91_ All police officers shall be elected, and will have to vie for their jobs
in each and every county under the Sainte-Lague Parliament Seat distribution system.
__92_ We can search the web for well stated arguments and ask the authors if we can send their opinions out as PR for the shadow govt.
__34_ Preservation and protection of the Alaska Permanent Fund, permanent fund
earnings, earnings reserve fund and individual Permanent Fund Dividends. We encourage
Alaska Permanent Fund investment within Alaska to promote infrastructure and development
projects, including alternative and renewable energy resources. We support the ability
of individual Alaskans to voluntarily direct portions of their Permanent Funds to
educational, medical, retirement or other private or public investment opportunities
they may choose.
_35__ Providing for the direct popular election of the Alaska Attorney General and
all Alaska judges and magistrates.
_36__ Land reform in Alaska which provides for the development of unrestricted,
statewide, surface transportation and utility corridors as needed for private and
public development. We affirm and assert every possible right-of-way established
under R.S. 2477 of July 26, 1866, before its repeal by the Federal Land Management
Policy Act of October 21, 1976.
_118__ Try to hold national convention on July 4th, 2012 in Santa Barbara, CA
_119__ Try to hold national convention on May 29th, 2012 in Santa Barbara, CA
__120_ Try to hold Nor CA Mini-state (ss11-1) convention on July 4th, 2013 in Chico, CA
_37__ Reinforcing the understanding of our unalienable rights endowed by our Creator
by eliminating the use of the word "privilege" contained throughout Alaska statutes.
_38__ Reviewing the Alaska Constitution, and advocating needed reforms through the
convening of an Alaska State Constitutional Convention every ten years. Specifically,
we seek to amend the Constitution of the State of Alaska to re-establish the rights of
all Alaskan residents to entry upon all public lands within the state, and to acquire
private property interest therein, under fair and reasonable conditions. Such property
interest shall include surface and sub-surface patent.
_95__ Move the United Nations building to Israel.
__93_ Institute a plan for greening and gardening and growing fine veggies to eat.
__94_ Give each american a great job free health care and free college educations.
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