The People's Campaign for Reformation
For Government Of, By, and For The People:
The Ultimate Peaceful Revolution
American hegemony and neo-imperialism have come under fire for a long time and criticism has increased during the last few decades, for good reason. However, even though in certain very crucial respects the American political economic system is deeply flawed, corrupt and in large part responsible for much of the world's problems, it can be fixed, and America can become a good example to the world.
However, partisan politics and the divisive competition for the throne is not the way to fix it. If it was, it would be fixed by now. And in fact, partisan politics is clearly an obstacle to progress.
Fortunately, a great precedent was set by the Founders of the U.S.A. and the Framers of its Constitution, who declared that the people have the right and the duty to alter and reform their government as needed. For they understood that any government, even one based on a sound foundation with a cornerstone of equality, freedom and liberty, can go wrong and neglect the interests of the people in favor of the wealthiest few, at the expense of the majority.
That, in fact, is why the Framers wisely built in a provision in Article 5 of the Constitution, to enable us, the people, to establish new or revised amendments to alter and reform our government whenever it no longer serves in our best interests. And again, they made it very clear that it is our right and duty to do so.
That should have been done long ago, and it has become increasingly imperative because America is deeply divided, polarized and in conflict because of partisan politics. And even though partisan politicians claim that if you vote for them and their party they will serve everyone, it is not true. They are partisans, and while they suit themselves and their partisan political party, in recent decades both major parties have increasingly served the interests of the wealthiest few and their giant banks, corporations, financial institutions and industries, while paying lip service to serving "all the people."
Here is a truth Americans need to face: A house and a nation divided against itself cannot stand.
The partisan political system creates and perpetuates conflict, division and polarization, and it creates a presidential form of monarchy and a Congress that is more like an oligarchy and even a plutocracy than a representative legislative body. Consequently, America does not have government of, by, and for the people. It has government of, by, and for the wealthy few, regardless of which party has majority. And America has yet to be truly united in common purpose, and it has yet to use the common wealth for the common good.
It was relatively more united and fair under President Roosevelt from 1932 through World War II, because Roosevelt believed in a Jeffersonian Democratic Republic. However, throughout most of U.S. history American has been divided, because Jeffersonian Democracy has been opposed by a self-serving ideology that was originally known as Hamiltonian Federalism, which called for a so-called "Christian Meritocracy." And that ideology was revived by Reaganism and Reaganomics and its "Gospel of Prosperity" in the 1980s -- which has been constantly and heavily preached, and is widely believed.
The problem is that it is based on a lie, and it betrays not only the Founders, but it also betrays Jesus of Nazareth, and it especially betrays Thomas Jefferson. That is why Americans need to understand there is a very good reason why the great Republican President Abraham Lincoln once said: "The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society."
That's because Jefferson believed in government of, by and for the people. He also believed in religious freedom and pluralism, with freedom from theocratic intrusion of religious doctrines into the operations of government. He believed in good public schools to create informed, educated citizens. He even wanted to establish free higher education at public expense to qualified students (a great idea that was rejected). But, above all, Jefferson believed government should promote the general welfare and real democracy, and ensure domestic tranquility by establishing fairness, equal opportunity, and justice for all.
Jefferson called the Hamilton Federalists "Royalists" because they believed in the ways of British nobility and aristocracy and their banks and corporations. And Jefferson would say the same thing today about the Reaganite Gospel of Prosperity which claims it is patriotic and promotes "Christian values" --- even though it's based on the false notion that the wealthy are blessed and that the poor deserve to be poor because they are just "lazy" — which turns Christianity up-side-down and is opposite from any truly moral and fair religious or humanitarian teaching.
Democrats, are much better in terms of advocating for the working poor, the environment, and other good causes. However, they are now merely the "lesser of two evils" that divided us, and they too find it politically expedient to serve the interests of the wealthiest few who provide about 80 percent of their campaign funds to hedge their bets -- which ensure that's whichever party wins, they win.
Therefore, partisan politics does not serve us, the people, and that is why Washington D.C. is plagued and divided by such bitter partisan political conflict today.
The worst thing, though, is that Republicans and Libertarians still push Reaganism even though over the last 30 years it has increasingly proven to serve the interests of the wealthiest few while being horribly detrimental to everyone and everything else --- detrimental to the infrastructure, detrimental to the environment, detrimental to religious pluralism and freedom, and detrimental to the standard of living and financial security of the majority of the people. It has pushed America backward, causing the middle class to shrink, the working poor population to increase, and the poor to suffer poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
The main problem is that even though the political party on one side of the partisan political isle have traditionally tried to serve the interests of the majority and provide a safety net for those who need it, the other side has traditionally served the interests of the wealthiest few while claiming to serve God and Country. And, even though the nature of partisan politics leads to exaggeration and misleading rhetoric from both sides, it is not difficult to see what the conflict is really about, and understand why the most offensive side has to be dishonest, put up a false front, and mislead people in order to rule.Now it is time to face the fact that when a government serves the interests of the wealthiest few at the expense of the vast majority, it is the right of the people to alter and reform that government.
This campaign, therefore, is for the People. It is not to promote any individual who wants to play king or queen -- aka president, and pretender to the throne. It is to promote a way that we may all in a sense share the power of the throne as equal joint heirs to our inheritance.
It is a write-in campaign to promote a People's Reformation in America, to put an end to partisan politics and the presidential form of monarchy, and establish government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
This campaign recognizes that Americans must clean up their own house in order to prevent America from continuing to fall and go the way of many powerful military industrial empires that crumbled due to the corruption of their leaders, their abuse of power, their favoritism of the rich, and their careless and heartless attitude toward the poor and the least of our brethren.
This campaign advocates citizen's initiatives to establish new amendments to the U.S. Constitution utilizing provisions the Founders and Framers provided in Article 5. Thus we can establish and ensure our full and equal rights, establish truly representative government, put an end to the rule of money, and put an end to the divisive partisan political competition for the throne -- because our destiny is to share the power and the common wealth of the nation, and use it for the common good.
However, this write-in campaign is to vote for an idea and an agenda -- a People's Campaign for Reformation -- not to vote for a person in the write-in space. But it is not to suggest that Americans should not vote for any of the presidential candidates on the ballot. We still need to have an interim president in place to ensure continuity, and we hope voters will choose the least divisive, most honest, most fair, and most progressive choice presented to us.
Then, as soon as the majority write in "Reformation," we can start the petition and initiative process, get legislators on board, and bring about the needed Reformation.
In other words, in addition to voting for the least divisive choice between official candidates, you can also write-in the words "Reformation" as well. And if there are exits polls being taken where you vote, tell them you did so, and if there are not, write letters to the editor and tell people in any other ways possible that you did so, and why.
If enough voters do that, it will send a strong signal that we want to reform the political-economic system in the U.S.A., per the article on The 21st Century Declaration of Independence: How America Can Become a Truly Good Example to the World. It provides the rationale and blueprint for the People's Reformation. And the article titled Real Democracy Is Coming to the U.S.A. discusses more and provides elaboration.
What Else You Can Do
To express your desire for a People's Reformation to establish the Real American Dream and a truly Democratic Republic, you can spread the word about this campaign by telling your friends, through emails, tweets, and perhaps internet discussion forums (but do not push it or be argumentative in any way).
You can also join others in peaceful assembly in public parks or other appropriate spaces, stand up and speak out for your equal rights and freedoms, and demonstrate that you are in favor of a People’s Reformation. Inform the media of any planned events, and make sure that no demonstrator wears a hood or a mask. (We should try to prevent thugs or right-wing infiltrators from causing trouble and giving the movement a bad name).
You can create and display bumper stickers with "People's Reformation" on them. And you can spread the word about this message in any other way you can.
If enough of us do that, we will be able to get started on the way to establishing the Real American Dream and a fair, new and improved system to determine who represents us at the highest level of government.
Rationale and methodology for this citizen's initiative is provided in many other articles, such as:
It’s Up to You
The message shows you why you should and how you can reform your religions and governments, and establish governments that are truly of the people, by the people, and for the people — governments that will respect all peaceful and unifying religions as equal according to the laws of the land.
Understand religious scriptures in their historical context, and realize that while the words of all divinely inspired servants of God speak of the need to demand fairness, equity and justice for all, they also include advice that essentially says that only love will overcome hate, only good will overcome evil, only truth will overcome falsehoods, and the meek shall inherit the earth, make peace, and turn “swords into plowshares.”
If you choose to demonstrate, assemble peacefully (obeying all laws and ordinances) in brief demonstrations to request the leaders of your local and national governments to abide by the will of God and the people.
Be good citizens and initiate the process prescribed in Article 5 of the Constitution by which you may establish new amendments to the Constitution to alter and reform your government so that it actually represents you and serve in the best interests of the general public.
Join us in becoming politically active in a fair, new, peaceful, unifying way. For divided we are falling, and we the people can save our country and our world only if we reconcile, cooperate, collaborate, and work together, for the sake of all of our children, their children, and all the generations to come.
In other words, a "patriotic" New Right rose up in the late 1970s and 1980s, which was part of a "Religious Right," and their political ideology completely took over America during the last 30 years as it fought to not only negate the New Left's legacy, but also destroy President Roosevelt's New Deal.
You may help by making a financial contribution to help promote this campaign. It would not,however, be tax deductible because we are not registered as a non-profit 501C3 organization. If you would be kind enough to provide a gift contribution of $5.00 or less to help, click on the "donate" button.