This is an appeal to all American citizens to propagate the ideals originally set forth in the constitution of the United States of America. "We the People of the United States, In order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for its common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America."
Isn't the reason the United States exists today is because the people of the original 13 colonies didn't feel they were being fairly represented in England? That the Colonists were being unfairly taxed - taxation without representation? That the colonists were being subjugated and unfairly treated even though they were under British rule and should be treated as all the British should be treated?
So dissention and unrest grew in the colonies. A movement took root to ask the British kingdom and King George III for fair representation. A letter was written and sent to the King of England. A letter we now call the Declaration of Independence. Of course it was rejected by the King and led to the historical event we call the American Revolution and the reason the United States of America exists today.
The forefathers of this great country risked their wealth and their freedom, and many gave their lives in the hope of creating a nation unlike any other. They risked everything to create a nation that allows religious freedom, free speech, and the right to own and bear arms. Our forefathers wanted a nation in which the government was empowered by the people and answerable to the people. They wanted to create a nation in which the people chose its leaders and the leaders are responsible for representing the people.
I ask you now to continue reading this message and if you believe in this message to stand up and support it. To have the courage to make your voice heard. Force our government to represent the people and stand by the ideals and principals on which this country was founded. I ask you to forward this message to your friends and family and co-workers. Post it on all the forums you can. Post it on your websites and link it into your comments. Print it out and send it to your elected leaders. Do whatever you can to get this message to every citizen of the United States and to all our elected leaders. I 'm asking you to become a Propagator.
I'm disheartened at what I see going on in America and what it's becoming. Our elected officials are supposed to be representing the people that elected them. We the people of the United States give them the power to govern over us, and it's in our best interest that they should not be representing the interests of PACs and special interest groups, the banking, auto, or health industries. The politicians make campaign speeches about instigating real change and reform to get elected. They tell us what we want to hear to get elected but once they are elected they don't follow through.
I believe as long as there is big money to be made and special favors to be gained in politics that nothing will ever change. Only when our elected leaders are representing the people and not the special interests and big business will we be properly represented. I believe true political reform will never happen as long as we leave it up to the politicians to enact the reform they're constantly promising. That is why we need to stand up and force the government to change. We need to force our politicians to hear our voices. We need to have the courage to stand up for something we believe in, to be united together, just as our forefathers did. That is what this message is about, that is what Propagator is about.
Political Responsibility Overhaul Peoples Act Guaranteeing Accountability To Objective Representation.
Is this not a country of the people, by the people, and for the people? Is this not your country?
I'm not a political activist or an expert on how to get political change started. I don't know how to get grass roots movements started or how to get new propositions onto ballots. But I know there are plenty of people out there that do. We just need to let the politicians know what we want to say and change and how we expect to be represented. Have a united message. Speak with a united voice that cannot be dismissed or ignored. If they don't listen and make the changes we ask for then we force them to. We vote them out and start our own initiatives to make change.
The root cause of all the problems going on now with the economy, Medicare, Social Security, and immigration is a failure of our politicians to act in the interests of the people. To serve the people and not the special interests groups. The only way to do that is to remove the money from politics so our politicians are answerable to the people, not the highest donor to their campaign. These are my ideas for change that need to be made in our political system if this is to ever truly be a country of the people, by the people, and for the people.
I believe our elected officials are not elites and are not separate from us. They are not above us. They are citizens of the United States just as we are, and should be governed by the Constitution and the same laws that we all live by. They should not be allowed nor deserve special treatment or be above the Constitution or the laws they write.
If they're proud of the legislation they write then they should be proud to live by it.
1.Elected leaders should pay taxes just like every citizen of the United States.
Are elected leaders not citizens of the United States? So why should they be exempt from paying taxes?
2.There should be no separate Health care plan for Politicians.
A Politician's health care should be Medicare. They write the legislation that controls Medicare so they should be proud to be using it. How can our elected officials represent the people if their benefits are not the same as ours and they're not affected the same as we are? What affects us doesn't affect them? If they think they can reform healthcare and write good legislation to overhaul the healthcare system then they should be proud of it and be the first ones to be covered by it. Let them stand by what they legislate.
3.A Politician's retirement Plan should be Social Security.
If it's good enough for the rest of the citizens of the United States then why isn't it good enough for them? Let them pay into social security and get taxed for it just like we do and let them get out of it what they put into it just like we do. How can you write legislation in the interests of the people when you're not affected by it?
4.Politicians are not allowed to own stock or have any vested interest in any company or private industry in which they could have power to enact legislation or vote on pending legislation.
As far as I'm concerned this is a conflict of interest. How can a politician objectively represent the people when they have a vested interest in perpetuating their own self interests? If a politician believes there is a conflict of interest or even suspects there might be then they should remove themselves from the vote and the issue.
5.No more automatic pay increases for politicians.
They are elected by the people to perform a job for the people. It should be the people that decide whether they deserve a pay raise, not themselves. Does your boss allow you to decide if you get a raise or not, and how much?
6.All campaign funding is to be provided by the city, state, or municipality for which the office is being campaigned for and each candidate is to receive the same amount of resources, air time, media time, transportation, etc.
Campaign donations from PACs, special interest groups, and private citizens will be illegal. Hosting fund raisers for politicians will be illegal. We are the ones electing them to the office - they should be answerable to the people that elect them and no one else. Special interest groups will no longer be able to buy support or expect favors in their interest.
7.No more private meetings with special interest groups or secret meetings.
They are government employees answerable to us and we have the right to know what they're doing when they're doing government work. All issues that come up for legislation will be debated in an open forum in which each side is to make their case for and against. Each side gets a certain amount of time and resources; then the other side gets their time. Then the people will decide how our representative is to vote on the issue. Their job is to represent the majority and to vote as the Majority decides.
I'm sure there are a lot of viewpoints other than the ones I've presented here. I don't know if you will be for or against them. You may have some ideas of your own as to the changes that need to be made. Proposals that could be added, modified, or dropped.
What I do know is if we do nothing, if all we do is stand back and hope someone else will do something, nothing will ever get done or change. If we don't stand together and become united, continue to remain fractioned and unable to speak in one voice, we will continue to be ignored and misrepresented. The next time you go to a rally or town hall meeting try speaking in one voice with one message. It's easy to ignore a thousand voices when all the voices are yelling different messages, but a thousand voices all saying the same message cannot be ignored. If you need a chant for your next rally then try chanting Propagator, Propagator, and Propagator.