“United We Stand, Divided We Fall” was first popularized by Patrick Henry and has been a caution uttered many times in U.S. history. However, other than the Civil War, there has not been a time where this country has been so divided.
If you're tired of watching the news, our failing government and the current state of our Union, then do something about it! This website discusses the issues that divide us -- the causes and potential solutions -- recognizing that each side has valid concerns and that by working together, we can take back control of our failing government through peaceful civic action and respectful discussion. Join the discussion and work to make sure the "Government of the People, by the People and For the People shall not perish from the Earth." Afterall, whether we like it or not, our future depends on it.
Videos are posted on YouTube and explain the basic thinking involved behind the documents presented on this site. Some of the videos are displayed here as well. In addition to the videos, you can comment and share the discussion on Parler (Twitter is for the birds!)
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The press and mainstream media are pushing an agenda and promoting fear to control how people think, instead of providing objective information for people to make decisions for themselves. Outright lies, half-truths and notable omissions are rampant and are used to persuade viewers. People need an objective & free press to effectively govern themselves.
The integrity of our elections is absolutely essential in the administration of our republic. Without faith in this process, our society collapses. We should have a system that is beyond reproach and secure from tampering, foreign influence, gerrymandering and fraud.
Our children are our future. Our system of public schools and colleges should be able to graduate literate, thoughtful, and capable students without indoctrinating them to a political philosophy. They should be able to think critically, possess some vocational skills as well as an appreciation for America (along with an understanding of its flaws and our progress in correcting them).
Free speech, privacy, discrimination, the right to protect yourself, bias in government's application of justice, and a host of other issues need clarification, improvement or strengthening, Protection of our civil rights is what this country is founded upon. We have seen an erosion to these rights and limits to our freedoms that are essential to our character and longevity as a nation.
Entrenched politicians and bureaucrats aren't responsive to the will of the people and tend to concentrate power among a ruling class. Limiting their term in government service allows new ideas, more opportunity for individuals to contribute and get involved in public service, and decreases the financial burden of government pensions.
Money is power. Because our politicians need money to run for office, those with the money have the power to exert undue influence over who runs, policies and legislation. This pertains not only to wealthy individuals, but to corporations, political action committees, lobbyists, foreign entities and unions. We need to address this dangerous threat to democracy.
These two issues are fundamental in our security and progress as a nation. We need immigration (both for moral and economic reasons) and secure borders. However, illegal immigration is both a financial burden and threat to our citizens' security. Finding an appropriate balance of compassion and security is the challenge taken up here.
Less reliance on foreign governments to supply critical manufacturing and technology. This also means more American jobs and less trade deficit.
Offer a real vision for inner cities including school choice, drug addiction treatment, homelessness solutions, crime, economic opportunity zones, improved public education...
Pick a city like Washington DC as a pilot.
Leading internet companies continue to limit access to their platforms to causes, companies and organizations that conflict with their political views. Unlike the phone companies that provide a network and don't control what is said on it, these companies restrict lawful free speech and commerce.
Large population centers drive policy decisions state-wide. However the needs of these metropolitan areas are much different that those of rural areas. There needs to be some protections in place to prevent short-sighted policy decisions, meant to address local issues, from adversely impacting larger, less dense but equally important geographic regions.
Every once and a while, we get a haircut. Every moment our government bureaucracy grows. Agency overlap, rule-making outside of the legislative, inefficiency and cost are all issues that need to be addressed. Like getting a haircut, the process of limiting government bureaucracy is a necessary maintenance function of the citizenry.
After the 2020 election the first step is to get followers for the goals of reconstitution. So subscribe, follow and like on YouTube, Parcel and Twitter. The goal is to get a few thousand followers in at least 36 states.
The second step is to get organized with action committees within each state to coordinate political action events, secure funding and to work with representatives and other organizations to move forward.
The third step is to start influencing local, state and federal representatives to take action by taking action ourselves. By organizing and attending rallies, participating in letter writing and call campaigns, and by making personal visits to our representatives, we can start to put political pressure on those who represent us to actually do their jobs.
Once this political action campaign takes hold, we can advocate for a Convention to reconstitute the Constitution based on the documents developed on this website. To facilitate the establishment of a revised Constitution, the public must insist that their representatives, both on the State and Federal level, join other states in a call for a Convention to discuss a revised Constitution, and then ratify the final document once approved by the Convention delegates.
Yes the task is daunting. But the alternative is to do nothing and let things continue to spiral downward, all the while living with less liberty, increased partisanship, non-stop propaganda from news media, and problems that keep getting worse.
The documents featured on this website, are presented as a framework. Your comments and guidance will shape these documents into something that can be discussed at a Convention.
Hopefully, each state would put forth two citizen representatives (i,e. business or community leaders, veterans, craftsmen, farmers, or those individuals who serve their communities outside of political public service) and not those who have had or currently hold positions in the bureaucracy, politics, academia or media, to serve in a Constitutional Convention, which is an option available to us through our existing Constitution. These representatives should have the wisdom, love of country and appreciation for another perspective that this task demands.