20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America"
— TO CONTROL GOVERNMENT POWER
Need for a new Constitution
This 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America" should serve as an instruction manual and educational tool, passing to future generations, instructing them of the lawful and contractual process for controlling their government officers. Most importantly, it should instruct the governed people about what to do when their employees in government either fail or refuse to work within the constitution's limits on political powers.
The "20/20" should remain part of the title as hints about Hind-Sight being 20/20.
The Handy Little G•e•e•z•z•m•o below, will expand all levels of this page's content all at once. Otherwise, if you wish to open one at a time, simply click on The Table of Contents and then click only the headings you wish to open. Yes. It is much longer than the present Constitution for the United States of America; but it also serves as a complete civics course that addresses many of the political ills.
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About The Founding Charter & Constitution For "The United States of America"
This Constitution easily adapts for different government levels from cities and towns, counties, states, nationally, even foreign countries;
• It identifies the Sovereign Authority over governments at every level.
• It details the powers for each of the three primary government branches from the law making (legislative), law enforcing (executive), and arbitrator (judicial).
• It successfully solves the relationship between the government and the governed; not only as individuals, but also as a unified body of registered-voters who exercise the Sovereign Power & Authority over government.
A written constitution should exist for every government level. It should detail exactly what powers the governed people grant to their government. The degree of that power may vary towards less power, but not more than this constitution authorizes. Thus, it eliminates most of the guesswork about what powers exercised by government are just and honorable; as well as which powers are corrupted and tyrannical. The powers granted to government must not violate The unanimous Declaration of the united States of America.
When we, the governed people, being the keepers of our own Liberty, fail to properly maintain our government, others move in to use our government against us. They promise us false hope so that they might steal the fortunes of our Liberty — the freedom to exercise our right and duty to properly control our own government's powers.
Far too many citizens do not properly comprehend our most important right — our right to alter, to abolish, or to throw off our corrupted government — inclusive of the removing the officers therein, and undoing their unjust actions so that we may better protect our other rights.
Many people never recognize such necessity when it surfaces. The design and plan for The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for “The United States of America” is to make it easier for our citizen-residents to recognize such necessity and detail the path by which we lawfully correct our governments.
Correcting government is best, when done early and often, when it costs less financially, as well as less bloodshed.
Defective governments leave the governed with few options; modify that Form of Government, if possible; when necessary, replace it. That, or learn to live with the corrupted government, which usually gets worse when ignored.
As the governed, we must frequently and thoroughly inspect our governments for signs of corruption. When found, we must swiftly correct it. This does not mean each individual spends vast hours digging through mountains of papers and laws. At the very least, it requires the resident-citizen to fight the enforcement of unjust laws that may pass when a previous generation got off track. Failure in this, encourages government corruption to grow.
If we, or our posterity, fail in this, our Duty — our neglect allows political corruption to ravage and destroy our nation, our states, our counties, and our cities and towns from within.
The number of States, whose citizens remain contractually bound by our nation’s Founding Charter, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, presently contains fifty States. We know that all the new states are bound to The unanimous Declaration, not merely because The Constitution for the United States of America, Article 6, which includes it by reference as "the authority of the United States"; but because the declaration binds all our citizens, regardless of when they join our union. This contract lets us know when it becomes necessary for us to alter, abolish, and / or to throw off our corrupted Government Form, which also applies to corrupt government officials and their unjust actions.
Additionally, perhaps more importantly, The unanimous Declaration is the Founding Charter for our governments; as every State that joins, automatically joins as an equal with all States.
Our present government officers repeat the list of abuses and usurpations detailed in The Declaration. Those usurpations and abuse of powers identify the same type of tyranny and absolute despotism over us, at present, that existed for our nation’s founders in 1776.
Because of its political abuses, our government demands our immediate action to right our nation and to repair our failed government. For these reasons, we create The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America" to better preserve our rights through adherence to our nation’s Founding Charter, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
To unite consists of more than merely agreeing.
To unite requires working together for the common objective.
While a group's Unity increases strength; Diversity among that group increases its ability to survive a wider variety of attacks.
First, We Try — Then, We Trust
§ 1. First, We TRY
Prospective residents-citizens enter on a trial basis as temporary resident-citizens.
Existing, permanent resident-citizens of the respective local-community (city/town) test the new person's character and their knowledge as it relates to Self-Governance. During this time, the prospective citizen-resident investigates these united States of America's people and government to make certain they want to make these united States of America their home.
Lawful entry into our nation must be in accord with The Uniform Rule of Immigration and Naturalization, established within this constitution.
§ 2. Then, We TRUST
Each temporary resident must request to become a permanent resident. The existing body of Registered Voters (in the majority of the total) grant permanent residency, after which time the new permanent resident may apply to become a voter in these united States of America.
With the application, the existing body of registered voters considers each request from prospective new voters, tests the prospective voter about their knowledge of Self-Governance concerning this founding charter and constitution, as well as other lower level constitutions; and if the prospective voter passes, the registered voters admit the new voter into the registry as detailed in this Constitution.
Preamble To The 2020 Constitution
We; the governed people, with three-fourths of the total body of registered voters for, in each of three-fourths of all the states, territories and possessions within our nation (in accord with the 1787/90 US Constitution and this, The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America"); in order to improve our unification and diversity, establish and maintain justice, ensure domestic tranquility among the States, provide for our nation's common defense, promote the general well-being of these united States of America, and strengthen our diversified unity; we encourage socially–responsible self–sufficient resident–citizens.
Each citizen resident is responsible for their own actions, as well as to defend the rights of others who are unjustly attacked; and as the body of registered voters, we are responsible for our government. We reserve to ourselves and our posterity, the power to recall any government official, adjust the government’s powers, and undo any government act or decision. The process is detailed later within this Constitution for our respective government levels.
Article 1: Naming And Organization
§ 1. Naming
Our sovereign, independent, and free nation's name is — the united States of America – [sic]. This is proved by The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
Our nation's government's name is — "The United States of America" – [sic]. This is proved in The Articles of Confederation, Article 1, our nation's first constitution. That name has not yet been altered.
§ 2. Motto
"Unified Diversity: First We Try — Then We Trust"
§ 3. Sovereign, Independent, & Freedom
The powers for "The United States of America", the government, are limited to only those powers granted from within this Constitution, in accord with this phrase from The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America — To secure our rights government derive their just powers from The Consent of the Governed.
§§ 1. Of Sovereignty
In these united States of America, the nation, the sovereign authority from which all political powers originates over our government, is the governed people. — To be specific, that is at least, two-thirds majority of the total number of registered voters in their respective political jurisdictions; which, under The 1790 Constitution for the United States of America, is at present considered the veto-proof majority. Any political power, exercised by the body of the governed people in accord with The unanimous Declaration, may veto any government power, act of government, or remove any government officer.
It was never intended that it be easy for government to acquire powers. With this constitution, all balloted items and candidates must acquire the consenting votes from two-thirds majority of the total number of registered voters in order to pass or be voted into office.
§§ 2. Of Independence
Independence is being free of the unjust interference from any other country, nation, government, or people.
Our independence in no way frees us from obeying the honorable lawful obligation in treaties that are made in accord with The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America and The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America"; which includes the terms of treaties lawfully made in accord with prior constitutions (The 1778 Articles of Confederation and The 1790 Constitution for the United States of America).
A change in our Constitutions does not free us from the terms of prior treaties, unless made contrary to the Authority of The unanimous Declaration, or when successfully renegotiated.
§§ 3. Of Freedom
Freedom relates to our lawful right as individuals to do as any other individuals may of right do.
With respect to the powers granted to our government by our resident-citizens, the rights and powers exercised by individuals, as well as granted to our governments must be in accord with the limited terms detailed within The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
Article 2: About Founding Charter For Our Nation And Our Governments
Because of its continued importance, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America is our nation’s Founding Charter, as well as the Founding Charter for our governments; as it details the source and types of powers our governments may acquire. It applies to every government level, which remains subject to the Sovereign Authority — the governed people — as detailed within The Declaration.
For ease of reference, the numbered paragraphs below have section headings to clarify how it relates to the whole. Bold text is added to emphasize certain elements. In addition, definition-snapshots contain (the at time of use) original meanings definitions from a 1756 common-use dictionary.
The purpose for including The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America as part of this Constitution is because our nation's total body of registered voters, as the governed, becomes our own (LINK TO) Direct Bicameral Proposed Legislative Branch, detailed later within this Constitution.
Regarding the probable alterations to or replacements of this Constitution in the future, our nation’s Founding Charter that created of our nation and is the Founding Charter for our government, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, remains a separate unaltered contract. To lawfully amend The unanimous Declaration, every State must ratify those alterations.
Because our nation grew from the original thirteen States to the fifty we presently have; we may deliberately replace the word "thirteen" with "fifty" in The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America (or amend it to remove the numerical reference. At present, there are fifty Free, Sovereign, and Independent States unified under The unanimous Declaration.
With respect to what powers we can grant to our government levels and branches, as well as how our votes must be accounted for, all of our citizens remain honor bound to The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America and the pledge written at the end of The Declaration. For its meaning and (LINK TO) Our Nation's Pledge
§ 1. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America (1776)
§§ 1. The Declaration of Necessity for Self-Governance
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Note: We witness the events of - dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station - every time when part of a family, business, city, town, county, state, or nation secedes or divorces the others and establishes themselves as a distinctly separate and entity.
§§ 2. We All Possess the Same List of Rights
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Note #1: Regarding the word men; INSERTE 1756 DEFINITION SNAPSHOT; that the use-definition is inclusive of all mankind, all humans. Yes, the 1756 definition naturally does include the male-sex definition.
Note #2: When people go to naming our unalienable rights, they completely forget these 4 words that among these are.
§§ 3. The Sole Purpose for Our Governments
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men,
Note: When one person is alone, they must provide their own security. When they join with others, and the group grows, the group's security is provided by a smaller group. The group, generally becomes what we call government.
§§ 4. Source of Government's Power
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
Note: This short phrase provides two important details;
• Who is elegible to vote.
• How to count their votes.
§§ 5. When Governments Violate The Constitution
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Note: This is not suggesting that governments might become corrupted. It tells us that they will; and when they do, these are our rights.
§§ 6. If It's Still Working — Don't Replace It or Break It
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
§§ 7. Warning Against Getting Comfortable with Government Violations
and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Note: The founding generation might have done well to have taken heed of this advice. They did not. They simply continued many of the British / European lifestyle and government practices with which their were familiar and accustomed to.
§§ 8. Our Right & Duty to Stop Government Corruption
[Not if] But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Note: [Not if] But when governments continue to violate our rights unjustly, it becomes our duty to stop it.
§§ 9. Introduction To List Of Political Powers Prohibited Everywhere In Our Nation
Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
Note: When it becomes necessary to alter, abolish, or throw off a government form... tell the world.
§§ 10. Refusal to pass Constitutional Laws to Help Secure Our Rights
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
§§ 11. Interfering With Other Lawful Government Officers
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
§§ 12. No Equality Of Law
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
Note: To force a people to not have voting representation is an act of tyranny..
§§ 13. Manhandling And Manipulating Legislators
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
§§ 14. Dissolving Representative Government
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
Note: Representative houses are dissolved when those in representative offices refuse to follow the terms of the constitutional contract they swear oath to defend; which is the voice of their constituents. As well as when they fail to cast a constitutional vote as their constituents demand of them.
§§ 15. Return Of Legislative Power To People
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
Note: Legislative powers have returned to the people at large is evidence that the people are the source of government power. Unfortunately, we are poor enforces of our own power. This Proposed 20/20 Constitution means to return all Legislative Power back to the people at large; but with very strict limitations an the exercise of that power.
§§ 16. Reverse Problems With Immigration & Naturalization
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
§§ 17. Obstructing Justice
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
§§ 18. Controlling Other Government Officers Money And Firing
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
§§ 19. Too Much Government
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
§§ 20. Standing Armies Among Us
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures.
§§ 21. Military Independent of Civil Power
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power.
§§ 22. Getting Foreign Governments To Violate Our Rights
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
§§ 23. Quartering Troops Among Civilians
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
§§ 24. For Protecting the Troops and Other Government Officers Who Violate Our Rights
For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
§§ 25. Cutting Off Trade
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
§§ 26. Taxing Us Without Our CONSENT
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
Note: This is another of those voting requirements. Taxation, no matter the age of the citizen, if they are taxed for anything, they possess the right to vote.
§§ 27. Denying Jury Trails In Any Criminal Case
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
§§ 28. Trying Us Outside Of Our Nation's Boundaries
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
§§ 29. Abolishing Our System Of Laws
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these colonies:
§§ 30. Trashing Our Declaration & Constitution
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
§§ 31. Faking Reasons To Trash Our Constitutions
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
§§ 32. Waging All Sort Of Wars Against Us (such as; the wars on drugs, illiteracy, poverty, etc.)
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
Note: The 1790 Constitution, Article 3, Section 3 also defines such actions as Treason
§§ 33. Destroying The Lives Of The People
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
§§ 34. Encouraging Lawlessness By Rewarding Crime
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
§§ 35. Coercing Citizens To Accuse Others Of Crimes
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
§§ 36. Encouraging Domestic Unrest Among Us
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction, of all ages, sexes and conditions.
§§ 37. Petitions For Redress Answered With Injuries
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.
§§ 38. Unfit to Rule Free People
A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a Free People.
§§ 39. Trying To Awaken Others To Political Abuses
Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.
§§ 40. Our Nation's Entire War, Trade, And Foreign Policy — No Offensive Wars
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.
Note: If our politicians who deal with foreign issues worked according to this short little phrase, "as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends" we would have far more allies than enemies. Work in government would be far simpler.
§§ 41. Description Of Representative Limits
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the supreme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these colonies,
Note: Representatives are not supposed to act in any way or manner that their constituents have not contractually authorized.
§§ 42. The Actual Declaration Of Independence — The New System Of Government Was Already Established In Second Paragraph
solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be Free and Independent States;
§§ 43. Absolutely Every Political Connection With Great Britain Cut — Including Common Law and Legislating from the Bench with Precedence — even slavery
that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved;
§§ 44. All States Were Then and Are Now; The Same As Any Foreign Country
and that as Free and Independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which Independent States may of right do.
§§ 45. Our Nation's TRUE Pledge
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
§§ 46. Closing Comments
Item 45, above, ends The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 1776. The representative’s signatures for the Founding Generation, excluded. The 1776 Founding Charter for the nation of these united States of America stands of its own accord. Its inclusion in this Constitution is so that it might strengthen our resolve as active participants in regulating our government's power and not subjecting ourselves to any government that unjustly infringes upon our rights or that of our neighbor’s rights.
§ 2. Summary of the Founding Charter
These are some of the other reasons why The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America remains valuable for us today. It is:
§§ 1. A lawful contract that...
• ...proves that the governed people own their governments and are responsible for properly controlling them.
• ...created the nation, the united States of America out of those former British Colonies.
• ...separated the political powers of the united American Colonies, as, the united States of America from those of Great Britain.
• ...declares that the consent of the governed is required to create and grant powers to honorable governments.
• ...names the people's most important right and duty as that of unifying with others for properly controlling our government’s powers.
• ...defines representative power, prohibiting Representatives from casting a personal vote in public office that may be contrary to the respective constitution and / or the will of the majority of their registered voter – constituent body.
• ...defines citizenship responsibility and limits the types of powers voters may rightly grant to their governments.
• ...defines a tyranny as any political action that violates the people's rights and / or violates a written constitution.
• ...lists powers specifically prohibited for our government to exercise.
§§ 2. A letter to...
• ...the King of Great Britain.
• ...the world.
• ...the people of the then-new united States of America.
• ...the Founders' posterity — us.
• ...all who serve in our governments.
• ...all other governments and others that might do business with our government.
§§ 3. A treasure map that...
• ...identifies our rights and duty to protect and preserve our rights, which are our national treasure.
• ...identifies all of us as our treasure's guardians.
• ...lets us know how we might lose our treasure.
• ...informs tyrants how to steal our treasure, if we get too comfortable with minor government corruption.
• ...tells us how we might re-acquire our treasure when we or a prior generation loses it.
• ...warns patriots of potential dangers.
§§ 4. Summarizes human and government nature, as it identifies...
• ...human nature to tolerate abuses.
• ...rights common to all humans.
• ...the government's natural lean towards tyranny.
• ...how adversity motivates us to action.
• ...how and why we should frequently exercise proper control over our government.
Article 3: Definitions
When defining words used in The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, we must use a dictionary available for common use, printed several years prior to the proposal and signing of that contract (such as using a 1756 dictionary, which is prior to 1776 ratification date). Apply this practice, also when comprehending the content of any of the prior constitutions and amendments, reveals what the generation at that time expected the comntent to mean.
The following definitions apply in such manner to amend prior enacted laws as well as apply to laws enacted hereafter.
Consistency in our laws in all levels and branches of our government assures the people of equality and justice no matter where they travel within these united States of America.
• All laws not re-instated must be unenforceable and void of power.
• All laws re-instated must fully comply with this Constitution’s Article 4, Section 6 and receive a Date of Reinstatement and an Expiration Date, at which time it must be re-examined and renewed, or it naturally dies, being unenforceable.
Any person jailed or otherwise incarcerated for having violated a law that, when modified, would have freed that person from that crime; that individual must be released from that sentence — but this does not touch any other penalties where that person was duly convicted of violating a law that the governed people reinstate according to this Constitution's Article 4, Section 6.
§ 1. Crime
If the Legislative Branch creates a law, ordinance, or other prohibition against any action that carries with it any form of penalty (monetary, incarceration, or any other form of penalty); committing that prohibited act is a crime, no matter how minor or severe the action or the penalty. It is not a crime and it is not punishable to violate any law that violates this Constitution.
§ 2. Citizen (see also, Resident)
A citizen is any person born of a mother who is already a lawful citizen of, or who lawfully naturalized into, any of these united States of America (including territories and possessions).
The birth mother’s citizenship determines the automatic citizenship of the child. The birth mother’s citizenship is more certain and easily proved than the biological father, which may be added at that families personal expense of DNA testing, at an authorized citizenship testing facility.
§ 3. Contract
A Contract, as used in this Constitution, includes the lawful, written Chain-of-Authority of ratified douments. The foundation for all government action originates with The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
Our nation's constitution, The 20/20 Founding Charter and Constitution for "The United States of America" is the umbrella constitution for all laws and all other constitutions respective to all smaller political jurisdictions (including federal, state, county, and city/town). Each group of two-thirds of the total number of the smaller political jurisdictions possess authority to regulate the powers of the larger political jurisdictions, as detailed within this Constitution's Legislative Powers (go to: Article 4 of this Constitution)
Parties to private contracts may waive rights or parts thereof where laws made pursuant to this Constitution offer certain protections. This form of right's—waiver applies only to the signers. The rights waiver cannot bind any heir or others assigned to the contact, unless they too choose to waive constitutional protection by signing that contract.
Notaries must witness signatures of all signers of contracts, whether public or private, which also includes all ballots, affirming that each signer has personally read and comprehends the terms of the contract in order for that contract to be enforced in a constitutional court of law.
§ 4. Enemy; foreign enemy, domestic enemy
A domestic enemy is a citizen who votes to pass a law that violates this constitution and/or votes for the lesser of evils; law enforcement officers who enforce such unconstitutional orders; judges and juries that do not allow the respective constitutions and/or The unanimous Declaration in the trial to prove the law's unconstitutionality.
A foreign enemy is simply any government, business, or individual who is not a united States American citizen, whether or not they have a base of operations anywhere within these united States of America, its territories or possessions, and violates our citizens peace, well–being, safety, and/or interferes with our elections, whether or not they have openly declared war against these united States.
§ 5. Impartial
With respect to Impartial Jury; both (or all) parties of a suit must participate in selecting the entire panel from which the final jury is selected. Such original selection of the larger panel might include simply throwing darts at the registration of resident and citizens in that political jurisdiction; or simply going outside the courthouse or other public place to select the required larger panel from random people on the street (whether citizen or not). Citizenship, residency, or even whether or not a person has registered as a voter must not exclude a person from serving on a jury — only whether both parties can agree as to whether that person is impartial with respect to the trial at hand.
§ 6. Legislation
The written record by which to fund the constitutional government activities; regulate the activity, property, and/or finances of the people who unjustly infringe upon the rights of others; to punish those for violating the rights or the property of others; as well as stop unjust political powers by amending this Constitution as needed, or by repealing or amending any law. This also includes the creation of government projects, programs, and enterprise funds in accord with The unanimous Declaration; as well as ways to promote and encourage people to be beneficial to their communities.
§ 7. People, Person
People or Person refers only to a flesh and blood, biological human. The unified Body of Governed Resident-Citizens is the Sovereign Authority responsible for controlling their respective government level and branch (city, county, state, nation). The voice of the Sovereign Authority is determined foremost by the content in the respective constitutions (city, county, state, nation) and then by the vote of the people, which requires, at the very least, a two-thirds, veto-proof majority of the Total Number of Registered Voters to Consent before the balloted item or candidate become officially enforceable or elected. The laws enacted in accord with this Constitution regulate interactions among the people, with the intent to reduce rights-violations.
§ 8. Political Jurisdiction
A Political Jurisdictions is the geographical area that a government office and level of government serves (city, county, state, nation) and the powers of that government. The city, town, or village wherein a person maintains their permanent lawful voting residence is the smallest political jurisdiction. Counties, States, and national unions are progressively larger political jurisdictions.
§ 9. Public Trust
The Public Trust consists of The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, The 2020 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America", the respective State Constitutions, County Constitutions, and the City Constitutions, as well as all legislation that the citizens enact in accord with The Supreme Law of the Land (go to: This Constitution's Article 11).
Additionally, the Public Trust includes campaign promises the official made while campaigning, so long as those promises do not violate the named constitutions or laws made in pursuance thereof. This does not authorize the elected official to implement those campaign promises under the guise of manifest destiny or voter mandates until authorized by appropriate constitutional authority.
§ 10. Representative
In an effort to reduce political corruption and save money, the Governed People are their own Direct Bicameral Legislative Branch (go to: Article 4 of this Constitution)
Representatives include those persons elected into the executive and judicial offices, as well as others with whom elected officials appoint, hire, or contract with to perform work authorized by constitutional legislation. All those who represent the People willingly bind themselves by oath (whether physically administered, publicly or not) to uphold, support, and defend this Constitution against enemies, whether foreign or domestic, as well as the other named contracts in the defense of the governed people and their rights, which also includes the rights of foreign visitors within this Constitution's jurisdiction (foreigners possess no voting powers within these united States of America).
§ 11. Resident-Citizen
A Resident-Citizen of these united States of America is a person who is lawfully a citizen of the united States of America and a citizen of one of the States in this union where they maintain their sole lawful voting-residency for more than three consecutive calendar years and from where, as a lawful citizen, they cast all ballots. A person with more than one residence location must choose from which one they maintain their voter-status. This is to reduce the probability of people with multiple residents from casting more than one ballot in any given polling.
With respect to Possessions, Territories, Colonies, Tribes and political jurisdictions that our nation's laws tend to govern; those political jurisdictions must work their best to become versed in the political customs of our nation, via this Constitution, within three years or be cut free to fend for itself as an independent political body. We will not subject any political jurisdiction to the same government corruption as was present in 1776 when these united States were the colonies of Great Britain.
§ 12. Speedy
With respect to the timing for trials; as soon as the government accuses and/or arrests someone of a crime, the government admits that they possess sufficient evidence to obtain a guilty verdict. If the defense is ready to prove their innocence — that day – the impartial jury trial must take place that same day. Otherwise, in order for the government to hold any person in jail until trial for any type of crime, a Grand-Jury indictment must authorize the incarceration with a specified reason for the incarceration, as well as the limited time the person can be held until trial, which must not exceed three days. If the jury finds the accused person not-guilty or innocent, the accused person must be compensated for each hour detained, up until released and property returned. Article 9 Added Political Restrictions (go to: §9 Return of Property in this Constitution's Article 9).
§ 13. Treason
Treason consists of offenses against this Constitution or against the other contracts specifically named herein. The contracts represent and serve as the Sovereign Power over the respective government levels. Betrayal of this public trust is treason. No person may be convicted of treason unless; on the testimony of at least two witnesses to the same overt act and who testify to the treason in an open and public court before an impartial jury; or on long-form confession by the accused while in the presence of a jury in an open and public court. All references to a jury within this Constitution are the same as detailed within the Judicial Branch (go to: §3. Jury in this Constitution's Article 6).
Absolutely no government official may escape justice because of the office they hold. They must be made to answer for their actions, when criminal; the same as any other person. Violating this constitution is a treasonous event.
§ 14. Tyrant, Tyranny
Tyranny or Tyrant is any government official or political office that incorporates one or more prohibited political actions listed in the grievances outlined in The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, or violates any part of this Constitution or the other contracts specifically named in this Constitution that follow a strict line of authority into The unanimous Declaration.
Article 4: Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch effectively directs the powers of the Executive and Judicial Branches by creating guide-laws and prohibitory-laws that the government officials enforce upon the resident-citizens and visitors (foreign and domestic). Guide-laws are suggestions but hold no penalty if not obeyed. These laws, such as speeding and parking, guide an individual’s actions in public.
Prohibitory-laws punish those convicted of committing the prohibit act, such as murder, robbery, perjury, and other acts that violate other people’s rights. This constitution must authorize these types of law.
§ 1. The Rule of Law
The Rule of Law, within these united States of America, is government according to The Supreme Law of the Land, as detailed within The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America" and the legislation enacted in accord with this Constitution. Enacted legislation in honorable governments originates by way of the authority of the governed people’s unified voice; which includes The unanimous Declaration — so long as the two-thirds majority of the Total Body of Registered Voters Consent to grant those powers to government.
§ 2. Legislative Origins
Any lawful resident, whether temporary, permanent, registered voter, or not may propose legislation. However, all legislative votes begin in the First House of the smallest level political jurisdictions, which are the cities, towns, and villages, regardless of the larger political jurisdictions that the proposed legislation intends to govern.
§ 3. Possession of Legislative Power
Legislative Power resides with the lawful permanent resident-citizens who are qualified and have registered as a voter. Two-thirds majority of the total body of registered voters, who, according to the rules of this Article, collectively enact all legislation, determine the fair penalty for punishing offenders in order to discourage future violation, as well as determine the manner and amount needed to fund implementation. The reason for the two-thirds consent requirement is to make it difficult for government to acquire power. It should also make it difficult for the people to grant frivolous or light and transient powers to government.
For public safety, we require tests before operating vehicles on public roads, railways, airways, and waterways; as well, we require weapons owners to pass tests indicating knowledge of proper use, storage, and weapon maintenance. For these same reasons of public safety, unity, and honesty in government within these united States of America we test people before admitting them into a community’s permanent resident-citizen status. A later test and vote determines whether they may register as voters. The purpose for testing by the existing body of voters is to assure that potential new voters are as well-informed as possible, protecting the established resident-citizen body.
§§ 1. Temporary Citizen-Residency
As indicated here, “The United States of America”, the government, publishes all government documents solely in the united States of America, the nation's version of the English language. A person and / or their family may become temporary residents if they are lawful united States citizens, able to publicly communicate in the united States version of the English language. If the person cannot publicly communicate in the united States version of the English language, how secure are existing citizen’s rights when new voters do not properly comprehend that for which they vote?
The temporary residency period and delaying voting rights is security for existing resident-citizens. It makes it difficult for new citizen-residents to undermine a community’s customs with their vote while being a short-term resident.
§§ 2. Permanent Residency
This mostly applies to cities and towns with respect to an element of the Uniform Code of Immigration and Naturalization.
After being three years a temporary resident-citizen, the individual may petition local-resident registered voters for permanent residency. Once the individual passes the test and receives two-thirds or more consenting votes, the individual becomes a permanent resident. This is a public test, with records kept concerning the individual’s knowledge about The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America&uot; and other contracts mentioned in this Constitution. These records are useful when removing a resident from the voter registry for trying to pass laws that violate the contracts listed herein. The three-year delay also allows the registered voters to better asses the character of the individual before accepting them as a permanent resident and potential voter.
§§ 3. Registering as a Voter
When accepted into the Registration of Voters by two-thirds of the total body of existing registered voters, the individual must sign, at the bottom of, and agreeing to the terms of The 20/20 Founding Charter & Constitution for "The United States of America", in accord with our nation’s pledge, before they begin voting.
This registration process registers the new voter’s vote in the default voting position of non-consent, which was created in 1776 with The unanimous Declaration of the [then thirteen and now fifty] united States of America. If the voter desires some balloted item or candidate pass – the voter must check in at the polling station to convert their vote to consent to some item or candidate on the ballot.
§§ 4. Exclusions From Voting
Any person serving any part of a sentence for which they were duly convicted, as well as any person receiving government benefits, programs, contracts, or bail-outs; must not vote until after they have been free of criminal activity or off of such assistance for more than one year after release from sentence or discharge from government assistance. This subsection serves as lawful notice to all resident-citizens that they forfeit their right to vote, along with other specific rights they may have violated when committing a crime. In this way it encourages the voting body to be as respectful of other’s rights and to not be able to vote to themselves additional benefits out of other people’s pockets.
§§ 5. Consent-Voting
To cast a Consenting Vote, the voter must show a hard-copy Voter-ID issued by their local community, which must contain the voter’s recent photo (36 months or newer), with an identified hand, digit print for comparison against File Transparencies used by voter-Sign-In personnel at the polling station. Sign-in photo and digit-print, alongside the photo and check-in digit-print appear on overhead projectors above the respective sign-in clerks. In this way, it is a quality-control check by the people to keep the polling stations as honest as possible.
When presenting the ballot for the transparent tumbler, every ballot must contain the same finger digit-print as on the Photo-ID (the print applied at the time the voter deposits the ballot into the tumbler) and date-time stamped on the ballot. In this way, if someone challenges a specific voter, officials withdraw the ballot until finalizing the challenge. There are no private votes on public matters. We know this because of our nation's pledge to each other; our lives, our fortunes, and our honor.
All votes, by default, are not- or non-consenting until the registered voter casts a consenting ballot at the polling station during the designated polling time. If a registered voter fails to get a vote to the polling station, their vote must be accounted for as having not-consented; because they did not.
A desirable alternate voting practice would have the candidates and / or their campaign team circulate petition-ballots for obtaining the consent-votes from at least two-thirds of the total number of registered voters in their political jurisdiction. This is by far less costly to the community and demonstrates the candidate’s ability to organize and lead people to accomplish a given task. This also requires that each signature be Notary-Verified against a certified voter-checklist.
§§ 6. Purging the Voter Register
All voter registers are 100% purged of every name, every third year so as to remove the names of all dead people, people who moved out of the district, people serving any part of a sentence who were duly convicted, and people receiving government assistance or participating in any government assistance program. All voters from the purged register — except for the exceptions listed — may re-register without being re-tested. Automatic re-testing occurs on the voter’s tenth-year resident-citizen anniversaries, as well as test those purged from the register who did not re-register within six years.
§ 4.The First House
The First House consists of all lawful residents who are eligible to vote and registered as a voter; detailed earlier.
The Consent of the Governed works in this manner: That to secure our rights, we institute governments among us. Our governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Consent of the governed demands completing the following three elements in the following order:
§§ 1. Equality
The proposed government power or the election of a candidate must serve to preserve the rights of all the people equally. If it does not, it must never go to ballot for a vote.
§§ 2. Exercising Political Power
If an individual, while exercising a proposed power, cannot do so without unjustly violating other's rights, the issue should never go to ballot for a vote.
§§ 3. The Vote
Only after successfully passing the tests of Elements #1 and #2 just pevious, may the proposed power or candidate go on ballot for voting; not that they must, but that they may. In Element #3, whatever or whomever is on the ballot must attain the consent from at least two-thirds majority of the total number of registered voters respective of the level of political jurisdiction (such as city, town, county, state, nation).
Of those eligible to vote, only those who desire to have their vote counted must register as a voter. Otherwise, persons eligible to vote but do not register as a voter, will not have a vote counted.
Every registered voter’s vote must count as not-consenting or as consenting. Any person who registered as a voter and desires to — not vote; that person must remove their name from the voter register.
Registering as a voter, creates a default not-consenting voter position; until such time the voter gets a ballot to the polling station to consent to some item or candidate on the ballot (or submitting a write-in). Otherwise, their vote must, by default, count as having not consented, until they convert it at the polling station to consent.
If the total number of registered voters who consent is less than two-thirds the total number of registered voters — it must fail for lack of consent. When the balloted item fails it is not enforceable or the candidate must not take office. This prevents voters from feeling the need to cast a ballot for the lesser of evils, which by definition is an act of treason (adhering to and giving aid and comfort to an enemy), as the voter selects a candidate that they consider will destroy the political jurisdiction — just a little less than the other options.
The minimum votes, thus establishing the minimum quorum, required by this Constitution is two-thirds the total number of registered voters.
Our government officials may only exercise those powers that protect the rights of all the resident-citizens equally. Any individual must also be able to rightly exercise, in the absence of government, any power granted to government.
§ 5. The Second House
Each larger political jurisdiction’s Second House consists of the total number of immediately junior or smaller political jurisdictions within it. Two-thirds of the Second-House Votes must Consent in order to pass in the Second House of each larger political jurisdiction.
Each lower-level political jurisdiction has one vote in the next-larger jurisdiction’s Second House. The Second-House vote is automatically determined as Consenting or as Not-Consenting based on whether two-thirds or more the total body of registered voters within that lower-level jurisdiction consented to the balloted item or did not consent.
Simply put; if only fifty–five percent of the total number of registered voters consent to a balloted item or candidate, it must fail for lack of cansent; by not attaining the two–thirds required.
§ 6. Legislation’s Required Elements
All of the following elements must be present in every legislative act.
§§ 1. Protect Rights
A Free Society limits legislation to the purpose of preventing one person or group of people from unjustly violating the rights of another person or group. Harm consists only of tangible, personal bodily and / or financial harm to person or property. The person claiming damages must prove to an impartial jury that the claimed damages exist and that the person accused did that damage in order for the jury to order punishment and /or restitution as specified in the law.
§§ 2. Preamble
All legislation must contain a preamble that identifies what part of this Constitution (or element of The Supreme Law of the Land) authorizes the legislation and how the proposed legislation improves the political jurisdiction governed by the legislation.
§§ 3. State the Specific Penalty
All legislation that does not specifically state a penalty for punishing violators and does not specify the manner by which to fund its enforcement, it is unenforceable. A range of penalties must not exist. An honest Justice System is not a lottery. The penalty for the same prohibited action must be identical regardless of who commits the offense. An individual convicted of the same type of crime, after a prior conviction for that type of crime may receive a harsher penalty, which also must be detailed within that law, specifying the penalty for a repeat offender against the same law (such as: murder equals murder: however self-defense Does Not Equal murder: and robbery Does Not Equal murder; etc.)
§§ 4. One Issue
All proposed legislation must contain only one clearly defined issue, which is the title for that legislation.
§§ 5. Requires Yes-Votes to Pass
All proposed legislation must be worded in such a manner that a —Yes– or Consenting- Vote favors the proposed legislation.
§§ 6. Expiration Date
All proposed legislation must contain a fixed date, less than 12 months, by which the proposal passes, or it dies. It must also include a specific date for automatic review for re-instating it. If not enacted by the deadline, it must automatically fail. If not re-enacted prior to the expiration date it dies as if actively repealed.
§§ 7. Signature- Ballot
The party desiring to get an item passed or a candidate elected or recalled must get at least two-thirds of the total number of registered voters to sign the ballot — consenting that they vote to approve the item or candidate listed.
The Signature-Votes must be verified against a certified voter registration list by a notary, who verifies the required identification criteria.
The balloted item or candidate takes effect immediately upon verification of receiving at least two-thirds consenting signatures.
As opposed to polling stations; at the national level, signing events may be scheduled for a period not to exceed twelve months.
If the Signature Ballot is unable to attain the required consenting signatures within that twelve months, it fails automatically for lack of consent.
Smaller political jurisdictions, may, within their respective constitutions, reduce the amount of time a signature ballot may remain open; but may not exceed twelve months.
§§ 8. Worded Identically to Advance
To advance legislation into progressively larger political jurisdictions, when passed within each smaller level jurisdiction it must be worded identically, including the penalty and manner of funding, as well as other criteria listed above.
§§ 9. Re-Introducing Failed Legislation
To prevent failed legislation from being resubmitted too frequently; it may not be resubmitted for at least two years after its last failure.
§§ 10 Funding
As for legislation enacted or candidates elected in only one town, only the people of that town must fund and enforce it. The same applies for counties, states, and nations. No other political jurisdiction's funds may go to that of another political jurisdiction without the people of that other jurisdiction specifically granting their two-thirds consent to participate.
§ 7. Checks and Balances
By requiring proposed legislation to attain two-thirds or greater vote in both Houses, prior to enforcement, the larger population centers are unable to control the generally, more numerous, smaller ones; which also prevents the more-numerous smaller population centers from controlling the larger-but-fewer population centers. This two/thirds rule also holds the brakes on government attaining too many powers too easily.
§ 8. Equal Media Time
The news media are supposed to be impartial; reporting the unbiased truth of an issue. Each publication or broadcasting business independently determines the space and / or time allotments within their respective coverage area and media format. Whatever that organization decides for themselves, they must provide equal time and / or space for every candidate running for the same office during the same election. This also requires equal time and / or space for both sides (pro and con) of legislative proposals.
To maintain the freedom of the press, the respective media owners may choose to provide no media time or space at all for any political purpose or vote. However, if they provide media for one side of the argument or for one candidate where there is more than one in the race — that media outlet must provide equal time and / or space for the other candidates or sides of the question who present their candidacy or differing position on an issue.
§ 9. Campaigns and Debates
The political jurisdiction holding the General Election sponsors question-and-answer forums and debates, which must include all registered candidates willing to participate. Candidates not participating in the forum disqualify themselves from being listed on the ballot in that election cycle. Voters may write-in any candidate’s name not listed on the ballot.
These forums prohibit all candidates, including write-in candidates, from buying advertising.
The largest political jurisdiction holding the election must organize and fund the forum. The political jurisdiction, in order to provide equal opportunity for candidates to attend each forum, must at least provide ground transportation for each candidate to get to and from the closest city hall office serving the candidate's official place of voting residence and the location where the forums take place.
The jurisdiction sponsoring the debates solicits questions from the people within the political jurisdiction that the office covers. The moderator organizes the questions according to topic, asking the question(s) best soliciting information on the topic.
During each forum, the moderator allows equal time for each candidate to respond. Time allotment may differ from question to question.
Candidates, who are situated in sound-proof cubicles, do not hear responses from other candidates until after moderator asks all the questions in this forum’s first half. Candidates, in the forum’s second half, may challenge and debate other candidates on specific topics, with the moderator also timing the debates according to the time requested and agreed to by the candidates prior to each debate.
Each phase runs until complete, in marathon fashion, with a ten minute break every hour.
All question-and-answer sessions and debates are video and audio recorded for broadcasting over radio, television, cable, dish, Internet, transcribed for print publication, braille, international mores code, international sign language, or reproduced into any other formats that the people might amend into this Constitution. The recorded audio / video footage and transcripts from the question and answer forums and debates, in their entirety, must also be commercially available for sale to the public; as well as a number of copies available to public libraries for check-out and / or review inside the library. The proceeds from selling copies of the recorded forums and debates, as well as revenue from advertisers, which is chosen by lottery from those interested in advertising, during the breaks while broadcasting and publishing help fund the these forums.
§ 10. Ranked Voting
Where more than one person is neded to fill an office, so that there is a leader in that office, a ranked replacement system includes the number of ranking positions. The candidate receiving two-thirds of the #1 ranking is the head of that office. Each successive ranking (#2, #3, etc.) fills the respective replacement in that order.
§ 11. Elimination Voting — Ranked Voting
Should this election process encourage an unusually large number of candidates, several elimination- and / or ranked-voting rounds must occur.
Sixty days after each round of question and answer debate forum, an elimination vote takes place. To reduce candidate numbers after each voting round, the candidates in the top twenty-five percent receiving the highest vote-count advance to the next round of question-and-answer forums, debates, and voting until one candidate (or the required number of candidates) to fill the vacant seat(s) acquires two-thirds or more votes of the total body of registered voter's consent.
A voter, who truly does not want any of the balloted candidates in office, simply does not submit a ballot or marks balance of ranked votes as none. When the none and / or number of unsubmitted ballots is the majority, the registered voters must seek out a suitable candidate or leave the office vacant.
§ 12. Polling Station Hours
For General Election Voting: All polling stations within the same political jurisdiction that span only one time zone must open and close at the same time so that they remain open during the same twenty-four hour period.
For political jurisdictions that include multiple time zones, all polling stations must open according to the hour of the earliest time zone and must close according to the hour of the latest time zone so all polling stations remain open the same twenty-four hours, plus one hour for each time zone added.
An alternative would be to have the signing ballot set up in the local government office throughout a seven-day period for people to sign — if they desire to consent. At the end of the deadline, if it has not received the consenting votes from at least two-thirds of the total number of registered voters — it fails for lack of consent.
§ 13. Voting Method
Briefly introduced earlier, the Signature-Ballot works best with Recall-Elections and Legislative proposals. It keeps the cost of voting minimized to the person or party seeking to recall a particular government official and / or government act. This simply requires the party initiating the Recall or initiating the legislative proposal to get the required two-thirds majority of the total number of registered voter's consenting signature verified.
§ 14. The General Election and Recall Election Tally-Sheet
The Tally Sheet is concerned with three primary elements of voting;
• 1. Total Number of Registered Voters.
• 2. Only the Total Number of Consenting Votes.
• 3. Did Two-Thirds or more of the Total Number of Registered Voters Consent.
§ 15. Broadcasting-Publishing Vote Results
For General and Recall Elections: Early broadcasting or publishing of the actual, exit poll predictions, the numbers or percentages of party voters, or predicted or actual voting results in any form until twenty-four hours after the polls officially close is a felony and Breach of this Constitution. It is considered an attempt to manipulate the results of the polling process.
§ 16. Enacting Legislation
All legislative votes begin in the First House with the people in the smallest-level political jurisdictions (cities, towns, villages, etc.) regardless of the level of political jurisdiction that the proposed legislation might eventually govern.
Proposed legislation passes in the First House of the smallest-level political jurisdiction when two-thirds or more of the total number of registered voters vote — Yes — Consenting on the proposal.
The Second House Vote for each city, town, or village is automatically — Yes / Consenting — when two-thirds or more of the total number of registered voters of the First House of that city, town, or village approve the proposed legislation; otherwise, the Second-House vote is — No / Not-Consenting —.
The First House tally-sheet and Second House vote tallies from each lower level political jurisdiction must accompany a copy of each legislative proposal, whether it passes or fails. The lower level jurisdiction transmits this package to the next-larger level political jurisdiction.
Each next-larger level jurisdiction’s executive office accumulates, tracks, coordinates, and adds the votes regarding lower-level legislation and determines whether that legislation passes in the larger political jurisdiction, according to the rules of this Constitution.
Each political jurisdiction keeps a copy of the legislative package and vote tallies for their records as they send the package to the next-larger political jurisdiction.
When the proposed legislation passes in both Houses of the next-larger political jurisdiction, the larger jurisdiction sends the legislative copies to all lower levels to inform them that the legislation now affects that entire larger-level political jurisdiction, including those that may not have considered the legislation.
This legislative process advances into each progressively larger political jurisdiction as detailed above. If the legislation remains unchanged as it advances into each larger jurisdiction, the smaller jurisdiction’s people need not vote on the issue with each advance. If the legislation changes, the smaller jurisdictions must vote on those changes if the proposed legislation has not already passed in both Houses of the larger political jurisdiction without including the vote count of those jurisdictions not yet voting on the changes.
In order to enact proposed legislation to a specific political jurisdiction, both Houses of that jurisdiction must attain two-thirds or more — Yes / Consenting — votes. Without the required two-thirds majority, the proposal fails and it is not enforceable in the lower-level political jurisdictions that passed it; unless the lower levels enact the proposed legislation with a stipulation to allow its enforcement, even if it failed to pass in the larger jurisdiction.
To enact legislation to a specific level political jurisdiction, the proposed legislation must state a specific date by which to enact the proposal. If not enacted by that set date, it automatically fails. If political jurisdictions are added or removed while a vote is in progress — those changes in jurisdiction numbers must be included in the calculations just as adding and removing registered voters alters the calculation in the First House.
This process does not guarantee or require that every registered voter approve the proposed legislation. It promotes the greatest participation by the people to improve each proposal before it advances into each larger political jurisdiction. This process eliminates the rule of the few over the many, or where indirect legislative representatives migrate toward refusing to represent their respective constituents.
This process allows free citizens, united in a political union to withdraw their vote, if done so prior to the final calculation and ratification of the balloted item or candidate. Thus the need for identification on each ballot.
§ 17. Electing Officials
For every election, (run-off elimination or ranked voting), a single ballot issues, listing every candidate on the ballot who registered for the office. Candidate names appear on the ballot in random order so that each candidate appears in different parts of the ballot as equally as practical.
Ballots must not contain any political party affiliation, officer's prior or current titles, or any other identification for any candidate, other than their Last, then First names.
The Governed People via two-thirds of the total body of registered voters directly elect the executive and judicial officers for their respective political jurisdictions via the Two-House System.
In addition to receiving more votes than any other candidate during the same election for the same office, the candidate who takes office must also receive two-thirds or more consenting votes from the total number of registered voters from within that political jurisdiction. This means that the successful candidate must receive more votes than the combined total of the registered voters who did not cast a consenting ballot for that office added to those who left the space blank. In this manner, the people are not obligated to Vote — For — the lesser of evils.
If no candidate receives two-thirds or more consenting votes from the total number of registered voters, the executive and / or judicial officer must order a new election. The new ballot lists all new candidates; excluding the candidate names printed on the original ballot, but may include write-in candidates who accept a nomination.
The elected officials, within their branch and political jurisdiction work together to successfully carry out the duties approved by law while also working on the plans and promises they proposed when campaigning.
Voters approve candidate promises up to the point that those proposals do not conflict with this Constitution or already-enacted legislation made in pursuance to this constitution. Such voter approval allows officials to develop plans concerning the amount and manner for funding and implementation of the promised projects; all of which requires additional legislative approval before implementation.
§ 18. Standard Term Limits
Standard Term Limits for Executive and Judicial Officers, are one, eight-year term in any ten consecutive years, with a person serving in the same office no longer than twenty-four years in the same political jurisdiction. Ideally, but not required, the people might promote, via election, their best-qualified leaders from within the smaller political jurisdictions into the larger political jurisdictions in both the executive and judicial offices. If an elected person becomes corrupted against this Constitution, the people should remove that politician by way of a Recall Signature-Ballot. Recalls may occur at any time the people consider that government officer needs to be removed — before the end of the contracted term.
§ 19. Political Retirement Benefits
There are no retirement benefits once the person leaves office from any occupation of government, with the exception for the Active-Duty military services, so long as they honorably served the nation's people in combat during an active, constitutionally declared war. These benefits are limited to all medical needs that resulted from active war-time military service, in addition to receiving up to 50% of their base pay for the rest of their life. The war-time veteran's who die in combat, their immediate family (spouse and / or children) must receive, for a period of up to 20 years, 50% of the veteran's base pay.
Honorable service also includes arresting — as domestic enemies — and bringing to trial those legislators who pass unconstitutional laws, police officers who enforce them, and judges who do not allow The Declaration or The Constitution as defense against unjust laws.
§ 20. Heirloom Offices
At least three generations should separate other family members who served in the same political office, jurisdiction, and government level that the candidate seeks. This reduces the ease by which political office and power become family heirlooms. The two-thirds vote requirement also helps reduce the likelihood of political office and power becoming family heirlooms.
§ 21. Grant of Authority
Upon election, executive and judicial officers obtain the lawful authority to act on the people’s behalf within their respective political jurisdictions — but only so far as the respective Constitution/s and constitutionally enacted legislation permits.
An election does not automatically grant authority for an official to enforce or otherwise complete campaign promises that conflict with this Constitution or other enacted legislative authority. Without constitutional authority for their actions; elected officials risk being recalled and / or prosecuted for treason. The people may grant or revoke any political powers via their Sovereign Authority through legislative actions, which become effective and part of this constitution as detailed in Repeal & Amendments (go to: § 24. just below). This alters the powers of any official in office at the time of enactment.
The only voter-mandate that exists from the people to any government official comes through the lawful amendment process detailed in this Article, §24 just below. Just because a candidate receives the consenting votes from two-thirds or more of the total number of registered voters to take office, this does not authorize the candidate, when elected, to work on any project that violates this constitution.
§ 22. Emergencies
The executive and / or judicial officers of the affected political jurisdiction may call an emergency legislative session for situations in cases where existing legislation does not already grant to them the required authority to resolve those situations that the Executive or the Judicial Officer claims is an emergency. If a politician abuses this Emergencies clause, the people reserve the right to remove that politician from office, and / or to nullify unjust acts, resolutions, decisions, contracts, etc. initiated by those politicians. In the same manner; any government officer, employee, volunteer, contractor, or others working on behalf of a government officer or agency can be removed from office for violating this constitution — before the end of their term.
§ 23. Impeachments and Recalls
The two-thirds majority vote of the total body of registered voters holds the sole power to impeach and recall government officials, whether the official is elected, hired, appointed, under contract, or in any other manner works in or for government.
Recall-Signature-Ballots must state, in less than 200 words, the cause(s) for the impeachment or recall, as well as the remedy sought. This ballot is circulated among the body of registered voters to acquire their voting-signature, which must be clearly stated that what they sign is a Signature-Ballot and that it must acquire two-thirds or more consenting-signatures before the ballot becomes lawfully enforceable. Signature-Ballot signatures must be verified by way of the Two-Step process that includes:
§§ 1. Certified Voter Registration Checklist
The voter registration checklist must be verified by the Clerk of Voter Registration as being complete and accurate as of the date delivered.
§§ 2. Notary-Verified Consenting Signatures
The Impeachment or Recall Ballot, in addition to the 200-word cause for removal, must also provide 200-word rebuttal space from the official subject to the recall. The official will state the reason(s) for their actions and why they feel they should not be recalled. This is not required, especially if the government officer refuses, but refusal must be noted.
The recall and impeachment vote must hold to the same two-thirds consenting votes of the total number of registered voters, as did the election.
The same election process that provides for debates between the candidate/s named in the Recall Ballot and the government official subject to impeachment or recall shall take place no later than when consenting signatures reach fifty-percent of the total number of registered voters.
§ 24. Repeal and Amendments
Repeal and Amendments within this Constitution do not become effective until three-fourths consenting-votes of both Houses within this nation approves the proposed amendment or repeal.
§ 25. Other Powers
The registered voters in the respective political jurisdictions, to which any enacted legislation has attained, will approve taxation in both the budgeted amounts and the manner collected, which are required as part of the legislative process; as well as determine the wages and benefits for their respective elected officials and the pay range for other government employees of the same political jurisdiction.
The legislative body may grant pardons, and all other duties as legislators of right may do according to the rules of this Founding Charter & Constitution. Pardons must attain consenting votes from three-quarters of the Total Number of Registered Voters in the respective political jurisdiction to grant the Pardon.
§ 26. Risk and Wars
All citizens collectively risk their lives, fortunes, and / or honor in wartime. The governed and registered to vote Citizens of the political jurisdiction must be the ones who decide what wars to join, or continue defending, so long as to not violate the powers honorably granted to a larger political jurisdiction.
The Executive Officers automatically possess power to defend their respective political jurisdictions against any defined enemy — foreign or domestic (no wars against things like drugs, illiteracy, poverty, etc). In order to engage in a war that defends people of other countries, when we are not under attack, requires two-thirds of the total number of registered voter's consent (unless a specific level of assistance is authorized beforehand in a Treaty Agreement).
§ 27. Benefits
The people of the cities, towns, villages, and upward, become aware of legislation as it happens, because it works its way up from smaller jurisdictions into the larger. This legislative system employs far fewer people in government offices and agencies by abolishing the elected legislative branch in all political jurisdictions. It nearly eliminates the entire cost of legislative staff and most of the operating expenses while also abolishing most of the wasteful political spending.
This single step redirects trillions of otherwise wasted tax dollars by the nation’s government into worthy projects and programs, as well as allowing taxpayers to retain a greater percentage of their financial reserves.
Legislation must be written for the people to easily and properly comprehend without the need for legal translators or specialized dictionaries. Therefore all words defined in any law must be in accord with the Common-Use definitions that existed as close to and just prior to the dates being submitted for vote, unless otherwise defined in this constitution.
This legislative system reduces court overload from people who violate laws that they either do not know about or do not comprehend. For words not specifically defined in this Constitution, a common-use dictionary of the time just prior to being submitted for vote to ratify this Constitution must be used to define those terms.
Where this Constitution defines specific terms, those definitions must apply to all legislation and government offices at all government levels to maintain consistency throughout government offices and society generally.
Legislation slowly advances into larger political jurisdictions, which allows for improvements to occur in the lower levels where it is relatively inexpensive to implement and test those improvements.
The requirement for attaining two-thirds or more of the total number of registered votes prevents smaller groups within a political jurisdiction from passing special-interest legislation behind closed doors. It requires the greatest degree of publicity and voter participation and consent before proposed legislation or a candidate becomes official.
§ 28. Voting Holidays
For General Elections: There must be at least four Voting Holidays set aside as local holidays, one for each quarter of the year. These days replace four other national and / or local holidays (be they political and / or religious). See also the alternate to this by the initiating party/s that circulate Signature-Ballots to attain the required two-thirds consenting votes.
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