Electoral Statement of Demand
As developed by Robert Steele with the assistance of Jim Turner and others.
Proposed for Consideration & Further Development
The system is now rigged for the 1% against the 99%. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be fixed by the restoration of integrity and representativeness to our electoral process, and hence to our government.
Statement of Demand
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 As Assembled 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 1 April 2015, that the President of the United States of America and the Congress of the United States, shall introduce and then pass, not later than 4 July 2015, the Electoral Reform Act of 2015. 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 2015 by 4 July 2015, a nationwide General Strike will be called, and We the People will immediately occupy the front lawns and home offices of each Senator and each Representative failing to support the passage of the Act, while working toward their resignation, recall, or electoral defeat in 2016.
Buckminster Fuller: Don’t try to fix a broken system, create a new one to displace it. Russell Ackoff: Don’t keep doing the wrong thing righter, do the right thing.