Category Archives: Constitutional law

Initiative, Taking

note: i know i’ve mentioned this before, but here’s a nice FYI from Our Lady Democracy RE: the NIfD.

THE NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR DEMOCRACY – HEARD OF IT?




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What is the National Initiative?






Not everyone is aware of the existence of the National Initiative for Democracy, which is an elaborate plan to institute a system of direct democracy in the U.S.A. It would be enacted in the form of a constitutional amendment made binding by a popular vote in which the majority of the nationwide electorate approves it. This bold and visionary plan to create a balance of power betweeen the people and the existing branches of government is largely the work of former senator and current presidential candidate Mike Gravel. Read the following article and follow the links to learn more about it. You can also register your vote right now for the National Initiative. When 50 million have done so, it becomes the law! Find out how. -Editor






AMERICA DOES NOT HAVE A GOVERNMENT “BY THE PEOPLE”








The United States of America is not, in fact, a democracy. In a democracy, the people are the government. Today, we elect people to run the government for us. The people we elect do not, for the most part, run the country in the interest of the people, they run it in the interest of themselves. We are led to believe that we must put our trust in these people. We, the people, do not have the power to create laws in our interest. This leads to an extreme imbalance of power in the government versus the people.


To solve these problems and create a true balance of power, The Democracy Foundation has created a plan named the National Initiative for Democracy.



The powerful elites who control our government will self-servingly argue that the People are not qualified or do not know enough to be trusted to make laws. To counter those opposed to empowering the People, one needs only look to the record of the last 100 years in the 24 states where the People make laws by initiative. In those states the People have legislated responsibly, and many times more so than their elected representatives. Civil service, campaign finance reform, and women’s right to vote are but a few examples of the progressive legislation initiated by the People.


The experience of Switzerland is even more instructive. Switzerland, a poor, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, hardscrabble country without natural resources, decided, 140 years ago, to adopt a constitution that brought the People into the operation of government as lawmakers. Even the acclaimed Alexis de Tocqueville had serious doubts that this Swiss experiment in direct democracy would work. The result is without precedent in human history; Switzerland has evolved into the most successfully governed and wealthiest nation in the world.



The National Initiative has been developed and refined over the past decade by former Senator Mike Gravel (D. Alaska, 1969 – 1981) and his colleagues. The Democracy Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization, is sponsoring the National Initiative. Philadelphia II, a separate nonprofit organization, is conducting an election on National Initiative at votep2.us, giving the people the opportunity to vote for and enact the National Initiative into law. Both are organizations are led by Senator Gravel.


The National Initiative is a legislative proposal that includes an amendment to the Constitution, the Democracy Amendment and a proposed federal statute, the Democracy Act. The Amendment 1) asserts the constituent sovereignty of the People to make laws, 2) outlaws monies in initiative elections not from natural persons, and 3) legalizes the self-enactment process of the Philadelphia II election.



The Act establishes deliberative legislative procedures for the People and creates an administrative agency (the Electoral Trust) to implement those procedures on behalf of the People, independent of representative governments.

With the National Initiative’s enactment, the American People will experience the responsibility of legislating and governing themselves directly, the benefits of which will bring about greater civic maturity. The National Initiative does not alter the existing structure of representative governments; however, it does add an additional check, the People, to our system of Checks and Balances. Bringing the People into the legislative operations of government sets up a working partnership with the People and their elected legislative representatives.


The election by Philadelphia II at votep2.us overcomes the monopoly of representative government over the people and the failure of Congress to share its lawmaking powers with the People, who are already experienced as lawmakers in 24 states where they make laws by initiative, and everywhere, whenever people vote on bond issues.


The Philadelphia II election began on September 17, 2002 allowing people to the use of the Internet to vote on the National Initiative. The successful use of this ubiquitous technology now depends on supporters networking their friends, relatives, colleagues and organizations informing them that they can enact the National Initiative into law without the government by voting at: votep2.us


The ideological foundation of the National Initiative rests on the belief that the constituent power of the People is sovereign and the American People can govern themselves as they see fit in pursuit of their happiness and the general welfare. George Washington put it best: The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

You can best equip yourself to help network your friends by investigating the subjects below and following their links (which are repeated in the left margin of the following pages) to learn more about:

The National Initiative For Democracy: A description of the National Initiative

The Democracy Amendment: Full text of the proposed amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Democracy Act: Full text of the proposed federal statute establishing procedures for the Legislature of the People.

Parrish Report: A more easily readable description of the National Initiative

Rationale: Why we need the National Initiative.

First Principles: The philosophical foundation of the National Initiative.

Partnership In Democracy: How the Legislature of the People, working in partnership with our elected legislators, overcomes the flaws of a purely representative democracy while retaining its benefits.

Constitutionality: The legal foundation of the National Initiative.

Action Plan: The plan of action to enact the National Initiative

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The Perfect Plan To Rid US Of The Dark Knight

Muahaha.

M03 Gr33n – Let It Burn
Go see Moe’s Place on ThierSpace!
I’ve got you now, Batman, you Chomsky-sucking mutherfugg…

Srry, y’all. That one’s a particularly hilarious-to-me “joke” that even a Presidential Hopeful™ can’t summon the solipsism to elucidate. The RapeJoke of US Foreign Policy is funnier. Moe would get it. Battim, if you find this, know that i won’t rest until you get it too. I’m sorry that it won’t be as funny as:

USFPIARJ Teaser Wants You And Dresses Like It Too.

Srry, that’s the RapeJoke of US Development And Enclosure/Domestic Policy. So hard to keep them separate.

Anyway, that shit ain’t funny, and i know you know i know this, and you had best be aware that am fully aware of the former, and am still going to shove it in any and every face i see, even the “innocent” amongst the wellwishers, when ere hence i boil it down to servable dimentia.

Qua? Because…because you fuckers are driving your cars around, paying the banks and companies what They™ tell you to, acting like you’ve got a fucking say in who becomes Bush’s heir to the puppethone, acting like even if you did have a say there was a cunting difference on stage between the 6 wastes of skin offered, and all the while your tax dollars are once again paying for worldwide outsourcing of rape and murder at increasing rates; and you act as if this is understandable given how crazy Arabs are.

Worse, you act like you believe this cockamamie half-assed lie is fooling you, and then…l0lz, get this shit..THEN YOU ACT LIKE I’M SUPPOSED TO NOT CALL YOU ON IT.

Oh Cracka i KNOW you ain’t that high.

Which of you females reading this is thinking “Obama or Hilary?” WHICH ONE OF YOU?

Fucking better be NONE. Serious. WTF? You LIKE Rape as a Foreign Policy strategy? Will there be less with either one of those capitulating mealymouthed corporate stooges as Official USA Talking Head? Really?

You think?

You think it matters what you think? Still? Do The Goddam Reading.

Democracy Self-Exam Tool

The Only Complete™
Compendium of US State Laws Governing Electoral Procedure.

Which one of you-wanna be Realists still thinks the 2004 electoral-over-popular count doesn’t decidedly prove beyond the standard mean required that the US electoral college is not contingent upon the popular count? Which one, two, or W/e is so fucking committed to the Ideal Armchair of Moderation that following the fucking paper trail from New York through London to Dubai is the job of “Conspiracy Freaks” and not merely another good way to track the obvious actions of a global cartel of multinationalist corporate dynasties?

Which 20 of you ARE conspiracy fucktards, buying your clique’s racist, ethnocentrist, tribalist misdirection legends? WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKING PEOPLE BELIEVED THE HASHEMSFILMS L0LZFEST?

WHO HERE BELIEVES THE FUCKING SAUCERMEN ARE COMING?

Derp. Dipshits. You aren’t fooling anyone by acting as if you think that’s within the reach of plausible. It’s praetobviously not, and as a matter of fact one WOULD have to be slightly retarded to think that aliens were going to alieviate us of the responsibilties implicit in dealing with the ever-growing gobs of human feces appearing (as if by divine intervention!) in our personal doggie dishes.

I don’t care if it’s out of fear that you don’t face down the FaceLess with me. It’s always been so obvious to me that an oligarchy controlled the Western world. One controls Japan, in collusion with the Imperial aristocracy which they kept. One controls India, created by the Aryans when they took over the ArcheoTamil world. Ghandi was a pale motherfucker, huh? They’re good at it, them Aryan Cousins of mine.

In the West they didn’t fare so well. No Bible. That’s key in the beginning. This is why it’s easy to blame the Jews; their founding autocrat wrote the bible that the whole of Western Culture looks to as some sort of keystone. Here’s the kicker, boys and girls:

No Gods empower these people.

In case you haven’t noticed, those symbol sets don’t mean shit in physical reality, being as the sky is empty. No MagicMan in the clouds. So that’s all just control myths. And you have to be pretty fucking broken to let some other idiot’s poorly plaguarized spook story control you into giving real authority to elitist thugs.

Every Jew i know wants nothing to do with Israel and gets no Hanakhah gifts with Tel Aviv postmarks, dig? Every blond i know wants nothing to with Nazi scumbags and has no claim on their ancestral farmland in the Rhone Valley, every Londoner i know has no love for the Royals….

…hmph. I don’t know any Londoners, actually. Fucking go back to 1812, everybody. NOW.

Alright, here’s a happy Revolutionary Music Video to motivate you.

Tania (Be Cool About Fire Safety, Comrade Paris!)

I’ll be there waiting. Hurry up, and somebody PLEASE give Paris an AK.

Sorry if i yelled…No, fuck that. Sorry if you think Democracy isn’t worth looking into.

All Power To The People™.

Bogus Imaginary Property Tax Refund Scams

M03 Gr33n – Walk OnIs it safe, Comrades and Babies? Can we come out now?It’s always as safe as the nexus of one’s preparedness and willingess to sacrifice. Remember that.Fight Digital Enclosure and Refuse Imaginary Property.The FCC and our Intertubes are becoming better aquainted.This is a Very Bad Thing. To wit:

Steal This Film, Too!

open playlist in new windowThe first part for those just joining us here on the EPirate Maine:Filesharing is NOT just a free lunch.open playlist in new windowOf course one should (i believe) pay homage to Sri Abbie at the mention of socialized stealing as a means of resisting Enclosure.

Abbie Hoffman – Steal This Movie

open playlist in new windowThey killed him, you know. Prior to Gulf 1. Yep. Said it was suicide by pills. Yep. Abbie Hoffman, veteran Acid Warrior, the White Panther.Aum.WTF, it’s Applied Piracy Awareness Day, Everyday. Always.

Time To Go 10-8, People.

open playlist in new windowWhile researching/media-culling for the RapeJoke (Ep 2 release date: tomorrow) it struck me: some of the killers who kill for a living come back from the places we sent them to kill people in with, like, issues. Wacky, wild stuff. It’s like if you feed a pitbull gunpowder and broken glass between fights and beatings it may not work out as a lapdog after a while.Go fig’.

Post Quagmire Stress Disorder

open playlist in new windowHere’s a tasty little dish about everyone’s favorite sweetener.

Sweet Misery

open playlist in new windowAre some of you pukes STILL biting your tiny toenails RE: the sick spacklejob covering the multiple abcessed ulcers on the American Corpus Politi known as Election 2008? WTF? You don’t believe the stark reality explicated via The Only Complete™ Compendium of US State Laws Governing Electoral Procedure? Read the codes again; the situation remains the same. After New Hamshire’s obviously fudged tally i would think a Citizen pretty fucking dull in maintaining an illusion that the votes of average people are really translated into Diebold (or ESS) electoral entabulations. Besides, who’s a reall choice? Fucking Ron Paul? Why, because he hasn’t done anything but make money the whole race? Because he’s a REAL Republican, and thinks that democracy is opposed to “The Rule Of Law”? 911? Oh, yeah, he’ll TOTALLY force a new, unbiased, forensically unimpeachable (L0lz) investigation. As sure as he’ll get the GOP nomination he will, no doubt.Fucking grow up. The best thing to do is to support a third party candidate to underline the point that no-one asked us who we wanted to choose from, or how debates would be run, or aired, or how campaigns would be fairly financed…or anything. Pick the Darkest Horse.Since (Psuedo)Democracy Now! saw fit to splice in Dennis The Heinous, as if he was the only excluded Presidential Hopeful, i see fit to firmly point to Hon. Mike Gravel as the Universal Persona Non-Gratia for the 2008 US Presidential Shadow Play. Technically a Dem, but National won’t admit it.

Gravel in ’08!

open playlist in new windowBe Seeing You.

Il Communistacationismo

One thing that can be* asserted to be a valid critique of Your Candidate** is that i haven’t been very good at winning Hearts And Minds over to The Struggle on a broad scale. Sure, we’ve penetrated the Target Demogaphic deep, with the C_j Ultraz hooking successful pitches into the temporal lobes of a few not-so-much-key-placed-as-hoped-for Citizens. This may pan out to be invaluable during a future Food Riot or some such,*** but to my knowledge no electoral delegates number amongst the hapless and happier victims of our ongoing brainwashing experiment.

Hence the impetus giving rise to this Appologia. I’m not The Great Communicator™, but i’ll try to be as holistic yet coherant as…

*(and very well may have at some point by someone)
**(i can only assume that you, dear Reader, are indeed bold and brave enough to have chosen a Constitutionalist™ pony to champion this Electoral Season and are a rabid C_j_08 Delegate, natch)
***(sub-commitee study groups now forming to explore meme-implant transmorgraphibility, see me after class)

Bonzo’s Blitzes


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…well, as i feel like. WTF. kid. This crap ain’t paying the bills, getting me Action or making me younger and thus better able to provide for both myself. It has brightened my whites some, but i am unmoved; i crave greater Liberty than afforded by Linen.

If you want to start with an synappetizer of the Boznia-Hergotz’ian Voice Of Reason, please do.

PermaKulturae With 8rf


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Democracy and the Communaeum: En Appologia

The course of action proponed by this campaign, which is to secure the guarantee of direct democracy through popular vote for the US Executive, strikes many as premature in proposal and preposterous in practicablity. Pundits from all sides reveal thier true elitist leanings and wave off talk of a direct count as an affront to the intent with which our Founders created and cast this Republic™ using this eponymous nomenclature as if they’ve found the perfect circular argument to win the Junior Debate with. Surely advocates of a popular vote know that the wisdom and indisputably nobel intentions of the Constitutional Congress provided the peasants of America with the fairest of all representative process in the crafting of the Electoral System? The US is the most democratic republic ever, rationnally conceived on Natural Law with respect given to the Individual’s Soveriegn Rights™.

I hold no card against these fishwives’ recitations of Thier Masters’ Voices. I am an Individual; i do hold my own Soveriegn Rights as i perceive them to be Inalienable, Immutable and Sacrosanct; and thusly the cognitive dissonic yelp of withdrawing from the challenge and promise of developing our society further along the Populist Path with such an Authortarianist set of arguments repells me. Liberty in Her simple beauty begs the Post-Enlightenment heart to pound in rythmn with an egalitarian drum, not to shy up from the press of the common hand and turn back toward the vague Authority of the Unseen that is the omnipresent bulwarks of Oligopoly Autocratic Tyranny.

That shite’s an Intolerable Act, and this Peasant doesn’t do those.

Let’s instead see what Natural Law we can find to rest our elbows on, since the crux of the matter is really a simple duality:

Given that Her Citizens will continue to be governed by the triple-tiered Federalism (with Bicammeral Legislate™!) of the current United States governmental system, & that that said system, dynamic as all systems are, will tend towards equilibrium but develop if acted upon, would it be preferable to:

A – Maintain current levels of Citizen power reflected in the beurocracies and policies of the Nation, regardless of effect;

B – Maintain current overall social atmospherics, or find a better equilibrium state and call it an Epoche for the American Empire, by any means neccessary;

C – Increase Citizen power and involvement in the affairs of State, so long as this doesn’t change other social equalibriums; or

D – Increase Citizen power and involvement in the affairs of State by any means neccessary.

The Quadratic Duality: Should we work to keep things as they are or work towards the functional idealogical goal we as Americans hold to be our Uniting Cause and Founding Purpose, Democracy; one Nation, by the People, for the People, of the People; where one person equals one vote and the King is dead forever?

To work towards the lessening of Citizen power or the lowering of social equalibrium values are both now Federal offences triable under the Patriot Act; sitting on the sidelines and doing nothing will add to the inertial drag that’s pulling the current equalibrium into a whirlpool bound for stagnancy at best, perhaps leading us right back into Obliege Britannica. So action is, as always, a True Patriot’s Endevour™ encumbent upon all Citizens to engage.

We’re Not Special – Voice

FluxRostrum

TWIF


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Turn that over a spell ‘afore we ReNaturalize Law.

“Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick Dick…”

I couldn’t embed this freshly Opened Source here, so i made a page for anyone interested in watching Frontline’s report on 3 decades of Dick Cheney’s good woks.

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“For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power. Finally, in the aftermath of 9/11, the Justice Department and the White House made a number of controversial legal decisions. Orchestrated by Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, the department interpreted executive power in an expansive and extraordinary way, granting President George W. Bush the power to detain, interrogate, torture, wiretap and spy — without congressional approval or judicial review.” Read more »

DIY Impeachment – The Republic’s Last Resort

“…and it was like, bam! It hurt. Like a virgin.”

Don’t Talk, Watch. Don’t Film, Either.

En Primus; the viral pre-release from the boyz at Williams Street. 5 days until the 2-disc set! Piracy as commercial is NOT The Selective Source Opening Process.


Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres

Or is it? Hard to say, being as the consumer recieves free media in either case. Here’s a little social engineering and guerilla viral PR primer from the movie’s rollout. Marketing and meme-vectoring peepz might wanna rip this whole playlist for study, being as it was successful in garnering not only buzz and viral passage but took national primetime chips in as well. For next to nothing.


ATHF VMCAB 2007

Good thing they’re animators and not New York filmographers or reporters. The following is the story you should be angry about not hearing nearly enough of.

Bloomberg’s Wild Ride

Viva Fascismo. That sound you hear is the other shoe dropping. Time’s up, pencils down.

Mortgaging Your Life

In responce to a post on recent apparent ThierSpace deletions in light of the July 17th Executive Order, i popped off with the following Standard Cj Advice To Young Activists:

The question you should ask yourselves is: Am i here on ThierSpace to network with like-minded folks or to have a presence within the general community? I’m here for the later; it’s why i came here to begin with. I will stay here, saying the things i do, posting videos and using ThierSpace hosting for media that reflect my dissenting view. I have a SiteSpace, too, which will serve little actual purpose since it appears to be set up for those of dissenting tendency (BTW, that in and of itself puts up a flag in my head, as RCP was set up to do the same in R/L, like a molassas-drenched oilcloth in a windowsill. One catches a lot of flies with honey). Although i dearly love all of you long-timers here on the Truthy™ end of the InterW3rbTubez, i personally would not use ANY site for actual networking within the context of physically resisting fascism. A Rule Of 5 cell organisation is impossible to manage using telecom wires, and the most dedicated, rational and well-connected rebel in Ithica is going to do very little to aid me and mine in Detroit. I look no further than those i can reach out and bitch-slap if neccessary to form an action cadre. Trust No One.
That said, we will never affect change by removing our voices from the gestault in a fultile effort to belatedly safeguard the myth of anonanymity. Remaining a voice in the city calling for reason may encourage others to drop from the gathering mob and begin the cascade failure of the collective illusion needed to bring about a full awakening of middle America. Running to the “safe haven” in the country removes your influence and places you in the Gulag you created for yourselves by doing Thier number one job for them: Divide.

I say this from behind multiple firewalls, BTW. Proxies, kids. Love them. Go get Reporters Without Borders’ guide to blogging in a hotzone. You may soon need it.

It should be noted that the above didn’t post. Maybe it’s merely awaiting CD’s moderation. Maybe it was a script jam; ThierSpace scripts do have a life of their own, guys. They can be capricious little parsers sometimes some.

Maybe not.

Handbook for bloggers and cyber-dissidents

If one accepts the fact that one becomes a target by being critical and standing against tyranny, and one accepts the fact of tyranny’s self-identifying definition, than one should be pro-actively armoured to the extent possible and find one’s peace with the silence lurking in the margin between potential threats and the sound of splintering wood and approaching jackboots.