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25 POINTS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES

Dee Turner and Deb Della Piana posted in #BecomeUngovernable.
Dee Turner
April 3 at 11:19pm
25 POINTS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES
–understanding that the USA has never been a democracy
WE MUST: 1) demand fully taxpayer-funded elections at all levels, 2) drastically limit corporate campaign donations, 3) make Congressional insider trading illegal again, 4) make all lobbying donations and gifts felonious bribery, with prison terms for both donors and recipients,
5) ban formerly elected politicians from lobbying for life,
6) set up bipartisan citizen commissions to draw up voting districts to get rid of gerrymandering,
7) restore the Voting Rights Act as a Constitutional Amendment,
8) eliminate the Electoral College,
9) require all public officials to take ethics courses requiring personal attendance, with continuing course updates and regular testing prior to promotion or re-election, 10) establish 3-judge oversight ethics committees for both the House and Senate,
11) require all lawmakers to be lawyers, and only elected legislators be permitted to draft bills,
12) break up the banks,
13) break up the corporate 6 stranglehold on media, 14) establish a taxpayer-funded, fully independent & free media base, 15) bring back free public air time for popular political points of view with 16) genuine debates, both for political candidates and as regular public service programing (like William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,”
17) enforce conflict of interest recusals among the judiciary, with mandatory impeachment proceedings against those who refuse to comply,
18) require all courts to abide by jurisdictional limits mandating they respond only to the points raised in issue by parties to a lawsuit, instituting mandatory impeachment proceedings against those who refuse to comply,
19) charge any court that writes law out of whole cloth with treasonous violation of the Separation of Powers Clause, with a minimum mandatory 20-year prison sentence,
20) through strong courts uphold the Constitution to prevent laws attempting to ban civic participation and civil protest, 21) vastly improve public education, resurrecting civics courses and teaching actual, not revisionist, history,
22) tax all personal income over $10 million at 90%,
23) require all corporations conducting business in the U.S. to pay a 30% tax without exceptions, subsidies, or waivers of any kind, except that government will invest 10% in infrastructure (i.e. private roads from manufacturing plant to nearby freeway, or subsidized housing for employees, as China does with corporate taxes), or research, for the benefit of said business,
24) limit CEO and executive pay to 50X that of the average employee, and
25) criminalize all in-home or personal family legal firms.
Before that happens, climate change will disrupt civilization–because right now, corporatism is rapidly going global.
25 POINTS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES
–understanding that the USA has never…

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