Friday, April 27, 2007

Consitutional Amendment Proposal

A Constitutional Amendment for Changing America
From a Republic to a Democracy

By Harry Braun

There are times in the course of human events, when it becomes necessary to amend the American Constitution in order to protect the American people and the other inhabitants of Spaceship Earth, by establishing a democratic system of government in the United States of America. While most Americans assume the United States is a Democracy, which is rule by the majority, it is in fact a Republic, which is rule by the tiny few, who generally conduct business in secret and are primarily focused on raising campaign contributions from wealthy individuals and business interests and their lobbyists who write the bills that most member of Congress do not even read before they vote to approve the legislation. As such, the only way to end this corporate corruption is to transform America from being a Republic to a Democracy, where the political power will reside with the majority of American citizens.



We reaffirm and hold these truths to be self-evident:

That all people 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; and that to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right and the responsibility of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as shall seem most likely to effect the safety and happiness of the American people.

Prudence, indeed, dictates that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations have resulted in the contamination of the air, land, water and food, that has resulted in permanent brain damage in millions of children, while afflicting millions of others with heart attacks, strokes, cancer and lung disease, it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for our future security.

The history of the Republican form of government in the United States is a history of corruption and abuse of power of, by, and for the wealthiest members of our society, and the corporations that they serve. To prove this statement, let the facts be submitted to a candid world:

Whereas the Republican system of government has repeatedly allowed a tiny number of elected representatives, typically committee chairman, to receive substantial financial favors and to make decisions in secret that will benefit their corporate or wealthy paymasters;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed corporate lobbyists to misinform the American people and write the bills that most Members of Congress do not even read before the vote to approve the legislation;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed and subsidized private corporations to manufacture computer voting systems with secret computer codes, which makes accurate voter tallies and recounts impossible;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed virtually every American, including unborn children, to be contaminated with over 270 highly-toxic chemicals, including radioactive isotopes, mercury, pesticides, gasoline, benzene and MTBE;

Whereas the Republican system of government has secretly committed mass-murder and overthrown democratically elected governments and/or supported brutal and undemocratic regimes all over the world in order to serve corporate interests, in countries such as Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Vietnam, Chile, Indonesia, the Congo, the Philippines and Pakistan, – to name a few.

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed privatized corporate contractors in Iraq and elsewhere to financially benefit from foreign wars, regardless of whether we win or lose, and in many cases, these corporate contractors have been able to steal billions of taxpayers dollars in cash;

Whereas the Republican system of government has fostered a mindless unregulated free market system that has allowed the major ocean and ecosystems to be contaminated and hunted into extinction;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed 100-year old mountain ecosystems to be strip-mined in order to extract a few days worth of coal, which when burned, puts global warming gases and toxic mercury in the air, water and food;

Whereas the Republican system of government has ignored and indeed suppressed the warnings of the senior scientists from NASA and the National Academy of Scientists about the catastrophic impact that will result from burning fossil fuels that generate carbon-based global warming gasses;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed millions of high-paying American jobs to be outsourced to countries that have slave labor working conditions and no environmental controls;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed the largest and wealthiest corporations and individuals to avoid paying any income tax;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed irresponsible elected officials to plunge America deep into debt that is stealing the money, with interest, from our children’s children’s children and their unborn decedents;

Whereas the Republican system of government has allowed the U.S. Congress to be run like a house of prostitution;

Whereas the citizens of the United States have repeatedly petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; but our repeated petitions have either been ignored and/or have been answered only by repeated injury;

A Republican system of government, whose character is thus marked by so many acts of tyranny and injustice, has demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that it is unfit to govern the American people.

We, therefore, the citizens of the United States of America, do solemnly declare that the Constitution of the United States be amended to allow the United States to be transformed from a Republic to a Democracy, where the majority of the citizens, and not their elected officials, shall have the power to enact the laws and approve of all the judicial decisions that shall govern their behavior.

Such a democratic form of government must have verifiable elections; it must never be allowed to conduct its business in secret; it must obey international law and treat others as we want to be treated; it must have a fair accounting system that factors in the military, environmental and related healthcare and social costs of products, and balance its budget each year; it must insure that every citizen has access to pure air and water; the best education available; and a non-profit, universal health care system for all Americans.

Such a democratic form of government shall never allow the earth’s biological life support systems to be contaminated and/or destroyed for short-term commercial gain. In support of this Declaration, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Harry Braun
Citizen of the United States of America
& Chairman of the Phoenix Project Foundation
& Political Action Committee
5093 Mountain Gate Circle
Suite 100
Lakeside, Arizona 85929
Telephone: 928-532-0008
Cell: 602-757-2703
Email: HB@PhoenixProjectPac.US

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