Category Archives: Electoral Reform

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™.

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

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Turn that over a spell ‘afore we ReNaturalize Law.

Justice as a Function of Time/Distance

The King can do no wrong, or at least can’t be tried for it; as that may divulge sensitive data critical to His Inteligence Work™. Which is so brilliant. Although domesticly His Excellency’s drooling lackies seem to think that IEDs could bloom in shopping malls near YourTown anyday now. Which is most probably no doubt scheduled, but will remain unacted on. See, it’s the End of 3rd Quarter, Autumn of a year prior to a presidential election. Cheney and Dubya will have to light the fuse themselves, and they’d better hurry. It seems that Time is about to become a Distance, and this will probably sting a little.


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Common Sense (2007)

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The following is standard Propaganda, created to promote the Constitutionalist Party.

Common Sense:
Toward a More Perfect Union

Two hundred and ten years ago, our first Chief Executive declined the call to serve a 3rd term. The living embodiment of Enlightenment leadership offered the following caveats about political parties in his farewell speech:

“This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
“Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
“It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
“There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.”

The interceding centuries have provided well for Washington’s foresight, with the landscape of our nation’s political machinations springing forth new parties to reinvigorate the process of government at regular intervals. Now, it falls upon citizens of our great republic to once again reshape the corpus politic with an organic body of renewed vitality, a forumn free from reactionary positionalism borne by decades of contention. It is our duty to our history, our sacred heritage of democratic spirit, to enjoin our peers in the monumental effort to set higher standards of administrative trust.
Whatever your current affiliation, allegience or obligation, it is your personal civic duty to help build this new organ of political power. Your voice will help shape the chorus we are striving to tune. Your dreams will guide our intent. Your concerns will sharpen our resolve.
You don’t have to join this new party to make it work for you, but your duty as an American citizen behooves you to help shape its’ reality.
Our primary cause is one of universal necessity: the establishment of direct democratic process in the selection of our President by the removal of the electoral system. We stand now at a technological vantage point hitherto unknown to humankind, one that easily facilitates the requirements for true democracy. The brass ring so long sought after, fought for, paid for in blood and toil by untold generations of men and women is finally effectively in our grasp.
Reach out with us and take it. We owe it to our fallen, we owe it to our children.
It is a matter of common sense. Join the Campaign to Elect Citizen j today, and join the dialogue that will shape the future of democracy in America.

-Citizen j, April 2006

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The Constitutionalists’ Warroom

Congressional Tenure and Saint Lenny


Tro’ Da Bums Out!


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America, stop fucking around.

Look, if you’re not going to own your vote in the presidential election, which you don’t seem to want to do, you’re going to have to attack the cycle of aristocratic carreerism that perpetuates the corrupt cronyism of American One-Two Party Politics™ at the Legislative level. The logic of term limits is undeniable. Allowing Federal legislators to pursue careers makes them into politicians instead of statesmen. It turns a civic duty into a mealticket. It provides a throne for dynastic ambition, and makes those who sit upon it more concerned with maintaining the position than actually doing their job, thus they use the power of the position to insure thier continued tenure. This paradoxically engenders both partisan polemics and centrist infidelity, as the career politicians seek to curry the favor of current idealogue pundits while maintaining a status-quo of overall inaction.

All of this would change if the prize of re-election was removed. Mandating limits of 1 term for Senators and 3 for Representatives would allow 6 years for the office holder to concentrate on doing the job they were elected to do while removing the means to perpetuate careerism.

It’s Common Sense.

Look at your “representatives”. They have betrayed all the popular interests that put them there, both Democrat and Republican. The war drags on, with no end in sight. The borders remain open, the immigration reform promised to the GOP is bogged down in endless committee. Carl Rove remains free to dance the Cabbage Patch at whim. Marriage is still open to interpretive legislation by individual states, and social security remains on the “to-do” list with the rest of the buerocratic bungles and unsorted piles of red tape that pass for government agencies. This “to-do” list will continue to grow, since it provides an endless source of talking points and strawman pillaries while justifying continued funding of commitees, study groups and programs purporting to be “solutions”.

New lamps for old, full of the same snake-oil that stunk up the place with obscuring clouds of black smoke to begin with.

Throw the bums out.


Sri Lenny