Replacement Government Programs and Projects
The main idea here is to replace as many unconstitutional parts our our governments with those the constitution authorizes. These new programs and projects improve services and reduce costs.
Two large parts of government are each funded with vast quantities of tax dollars and both presently yield very little if any positive return to the people for each tax-dollars invested. These two largest drains on taxpayers are the military- and prison-industrial complexes.
With the volunteer cooperation with the private sector, the military services will heavily participate in and manage the following activities. They will oversee the prison industry and use the jail and prison labor to minimize taxpayer cost and provide stiff penalty for criminal activity, all in accord with The Constitution for the United States of America, Amendment 13.
This benefits all concerned:
In no particular order:
Disaster Preparations Generally — for when the stuff hits the fan
Let's begin by stating that government should only involve public funds on programs and projects that are available to all citizens — so long as the citizen truly is free. That is, not serving any time for any criminal action for which they have been duly convicted.
Having said that; qualified government officers should be able to manage such projects and programs at a cost to the people at about 50% to 60% less-costly to the people than a private contractor — because the government is not in it for creating a money profit for a small group of investors. The entire body of people within our nation are the investors. They fund these projects and programs with their tax dollars (either directly or by repaying loans for this purpose).
The return to the people is that of the security of our rights. It is for this reason alone that we created our governments — to help us secure our rights.
Our nation's militia, full-time military, as well as all persons serving any time for being duly convicted of a crime should be used to help relieve any disaster within our nation, possessions, territories, allies, and other countries that need assistance. Such use prepares the militia and military for various wartime elements, events, and casualties. The work prepares inmates for life when they complete their sentence.
The people already fund the militia / military and the prison-system. Why not get as much benefit from them as possible for such tasks as medical transports, fire, police, quicker recovery from disasters, as well as other public services and emergency conditions.
Using the militia and active-duty military keeps the members training as current on equipment operations while making use of their training hours to benefit society. Normally training time is less-productive with empty equipment runs and practice on mannequins.
This converts the Military- and Prison- Industrial Complex into a useful Peace Corp.
Flood & Drought — water relocation program
Military and prisoners build aqueducts to divert flood waters from flood-prone areas into drought-prone areas as well as into heavy water-use agricultural areas.
The added benefits to the people is the reduced load on local aquifers and provides more jobs that produce a charge-for-use to pay for ongoing maintenance to serve the people's benefit. These ongoing jobs can go, in part, to the prisoners who helped build them, when they have completed their sentence. Thus, society and convicted person benefit long-term from the job-training.
Fire, Volcanoes, Quakes, Sink Holes, & More —for when more stuff hits the fan
Military and militia equipment, when not actively in constitutionally declared defensive-wars, can be used to put out larger fires, help restore quake-damaged areas, investigate and repair sink-hole areas, as well as maintain transportation system and work in hurricane, tornado, and other natural disaster areas.
This is also a good use for jail / prison labor to help benefit society to reduce costs of public work.
It is not the government's duty to contract with private industry to do public works. It is the government's duty to get the best-quality work done and to get that work done with minimal cost to the taxpayers.
War — stopping other stuff from hitting the fan
Our nation's free people cannot be forced to enter into any war that defends our city, county, state, or nation. When a government can force the free people (through draft or other means) to participate in a war they personally oppose — our people are not truly free.
The exception to forced military labor is that of persons duly convicted of criminal activity. The more severe the crime committed, the more severe the military duty. In a rather literal sense, people who commit crimes volunteer for these types of service to their community and country.
Our government cannot refuse the aid of any citizen or ally who wishes to participate in helping us win the war. It is the leader's duty to work with the volunteer to help find the best war- and peace-time occupation for that person to help us secure the win.
Utilities (Gas, Electric, Water, etc.) — rethinking our renewable resources
With the solid waste and sewage treatment facilities covered later, utilities (fuel gas, electric, clean water, etc.) come from processing the trash and sewage through incineration and composting. The by-products of clean energy are available to the people at greatly reduced costs — because their tax dollars fund the construction of these facilities.
The aqueduct system mentioned earlier, when situated properly, provides an opportunity to generate electricity from the natural downhill flow of water through the system. Another set of natural renewable resources.
Solid Waste, Sewage Sludge, Hazardous and Other Waste Processing— 100% Waste recovery & reuse
Every State will have at least one, 100% waste recovery and reuse facility processing all wastes from residential, commercial industrial, biological, institutional, governmental, and other source waste generators, including the emptying of all known landfills. States with larger populations will have more than one facility depending on populations and tonnage generated.
Each smaller processing facility handles at least 5,000 tons per hour with centralized facilities that process at least 50,000 tons per hour. Smaller communities may need only a centralized transfer station, to save money on equipment that may otherwise be rarely used.
Basic Stages recover the non-burnable, non-compost, and / or hazardous items as early in the process as possible (preferably at the source generating the waste (residential, commercial, etc.), then on the collection vehicle, also at the receiving stations) to prevent contaminating materials.
Source separating materials is preferred in the collection stage from business and residents. From there, recovering for immediate reuse those items that are clean (such as papers, cardboard, plastics, etc.) for processing to return to industry for reuse. Soiled papers and plastics can be used in composting and / or fuel-pellet production for waste-to-energy, within an entirely enclosed operation that recovers all exhaust gasses and ash. This is a renewable resource.
Items such as grass, leaves, brush, food waste, etc. are used for composting (with or separated from the sewage sludge and other wastes). In either instance the composting method will determine whether fuel gases can be recovered for other uses (another renewable resource).
Plant-, microbe-, other soil-, water-, air-life and minerals process toxic materials. By finding the critters that thrive in the substance and produce an inert or otherwise usable by-product, this reduces the amount of hazardous waste to deal with and creates other useful industries.
No industry should be commercialized until after we know what to do with all the waste products; returning them to manufacturing, or neutralizing them for return to the soil, water, and / or air so that they are cleaner than that required for a typical organic farm.
Food Production— clean and nutritious foods
In the final three or four stages of the totally enclosed waste-treatment facilities mentioned above, some of the useful by-products include clean soil, clean water, and clean air that are safer, cleaner, and more beneficially lively than found in many organic gardens. These final stages produce water-, land-, and air-livestock and edible plant and food products to feed many local people. Because of its enclosed nature, it can produce what would be considered exotic foods.
Our governments are not authorized to pay people to not produce.
Transportation — Roads, Bridges, Waterways, Airports, etc. with Commuter Services
Our nation's goal is to make the transportation as convenient, fast and safe; reducing costs and increasing use. The idea is to reduce as much individual work-related vehicle traffic as practical. The goals:
Commercial & Industrial Development & Investments — Community responsibility for local industry pollution and jobs
Our nation's people may use the funds in their Individual Trust Accounts (described later) to encourage commercial and industrial development in their locality (such as, city, county, state, nation, or planet) to increase local jobs and other local opportunity. The local investors should retain majority ownership and control over business and industry, preventing industrial air, water, or soil pollution and whether or not the industry leaves the community.
The majority of the total body of registered voters must approve of the business locating within its political jurisdiction. Outside investors and businesses cannot locate within a community without the direct-consent of the people of the community as detailed in the consent of the governed content in the 2019 Proposed Constitution.
Investing the Individual Trust Funds in this way provides a greater return on individual investments than projected in the following section. As an added bonus, it also allows the community to retain those businesses locally — preventing them from relocating and taking the jobs with them, without the community’s consent.
The governmental bodies may borrow from the Individual Trust Funds — but only with the consent from each account-holder needed to finance the government project. Otherwise these funds are off-limits for government use.
No industry should be commercialized until all waste material has a new use and / or is completely neutralized and not toxic.
Individual Trust Account — Personal responsibility for one's future
Replaces many government assistance programs (such as loans for housing, education, business; as well as welfare, medical insurance, etc.)
All government assistance and present-day welfare programs roll into this Personal Trust Account program that is initially funded by the parents for each of their children.
It works as described in this manner:
This program replaces the presently unlawful unconstitutional wage-tax disguised as an income tax. It also replaces Social Security and other welfare programs, government financed education, government funded mortgages, and others.
By the time a person reaches age 55, so long as they have either not borrowed against their account, or have repaid all borrowed funds with interest, and / or successfully invested some of the Trust's Funds; the individual’s account balance is roughly $780,000 from which they may use for retirement or in any other way they desire. At 5% interest; the individual receives over $39,000 / year. Add to this, a $10,000 / year gradual draw-down (if needed or desired) against the balance for the next fifty or so years, it provides a $49,000 gradually decreasing annual living fund.
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