III to Congress…

OK, folks: Below is the last iteration of the III 2012 Platform.
Read through it.  Think of ways to improve it.   
We need to make the book as powerful and laser-focused as possible, so it may be better to cut some of the items below.  Maybe we should stick to 1A, 2A, 4A, and economic issues?  Though a case can be made that our first interaction with the folks on Capitol Hill should be comprehensive.
Please add your thoughts in the comments, or if you’d prefer to remain a bit more Grey Man, email me your thoughts.
2012 III Political Platform v2.0
A) Constitutional Authority:  We believe that the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, as amended, say what they mean and mean what they say.  The Commerce Clause and the General Welfare Clause are not license for Congress to violate or exceed a single enumerated power described in Article I, Section 8 or elsewhere.  We demand that no Congressman shall cast any vote on any legislation without obvious and explicitly stated Constitutional Authority. 
B) Second Amendment: shall not be infringed… says what it means and means what it says. All Federal statutes and regulations which, when read in accordance to the plain meaning of their contents, infringe directly or indirectly on any Constitutional Right shall be immediately repealed.
C) Fourth Amendment: The plain language of the Fourth Amendment shall be restored to original intent.  Such violations including TSA Scanners and Pat-Downs, Stop & Frisk procedures will end immediately.  Searches of a Citizen, his papers or effects shall only be permissible upon signed warrant from a Judge.  The PATRIOT Act shall be immediately repealed.

D) States Rights: We fully support the intent of the Founders and Framers, and to this end shall support the repeal of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments.

E) Scope of Federal Government: We support legislation to de-fund and disband every extra-Constitutional Department and Agency within the Federal Government within one year, including but not limited to the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Health and Human Service, the Department of Labor, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Transportation Security Administration.  All other Federal Departments and Agencies shall submit a written justification for continued operations to the appropriate House and Senate Committees within six months of the effective date of the Legislation.
F) By separate Legislation we support an end to every extra-Constitutional policy and program and law currently in effect.
G) Impeachment: We strongly support and actively seek Impeachment proceedings for Treason against politicians, bureaucrats, and judges who are believed to have violated their oath of office.
H) Entitlement Programs: The proper place for Entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Federally sponsored healthcare is in the respective States, and are prohibited to the Federal Government.  We support legislation to abolish all Federal transfer payment programs and every American shall receive a refund of all money paid into these programs, including interest calculated at fair market rates had the Citizen been permitted to save this money in private interest earning accounts. 
I) Military Deployment: We support legislation that all US Military bases around the world on foreign soil shall be closed within one year, and all American troops brought home.  (Any threat that may have once been posed to America from Iraq or Afghanistan has now been eliminated, and all US troops should return to the safety of the US.)
J) Defense: The Navy has the primary responsibility for American Force Projection around the world, and the Navy and Air Force shall jointly and immediately begin to establish American supremacy in space from Earth’s atmosphere to the far side of the moon. (Space is the High Ground.  Until the Nature of Man is fundamentally altered, there will be a militarily dominant Tribe on the planet – I contend that Tribe must be our own.)
K) Guantanamo Bay: It is inappropriate for the United States of America to hold prisoners without judicial resolution.  Those currently held by the American Government for Terrorism related activity shall be tried by a Military tribunal, and executed or released to their home country upon final judgment of that proceeding.
L) Economy: America should immediately set course to engage the markets of the world on a genuine Free Trade footing.  With the goal of eliminating all Federal Government interference in Global markets within one year, a Presidential (or Congressional, if the President fails to act) Committee shall be established to deliver to the President and Congress within six months of formation a report on how to achieve that objective.
M) The Fed: We support legislation for a complete and public audit of all operations and holdings of the Federal Reserve System, with joint hearings to effect the abolition of the Federal Reserve System to be commenced within ninety days of said audit.
N) Energy: Energy is a strategic aspect of our economic and national security.  Dependence upon foreign sources of oil are unacceptable, and most alternative energy sources are insufficient to achieve national security goals in a timely manner.  Federal restrictions on the construction of Nuclear Power facilities must be immediately removed.
We support legislation to compel the US Navy, within one year, to commence construction on 100 Nuclear generation facilities located on Military facilities within the continental United States.  All facilities and the commencement of commercial power generation shall be completed within four years of the effective date of legislation.  Transfer of Generation Facilities from the Navy to appropriate private companies shall occur within two years of coming online.

3 thoughts on “III to Congress…

  1. I think the topics are good, but it has to be laid out in bite-sized pieces, I don't think congressmen or staff will pay much attention if it is in traditional book format.


  2. Both are correct – I am thinking in terms of book format, but each concept is reserved to a single page so the reader can flip and consume without dedicating too much time.

    For instance: When we get to the section about the Platform, each item (A-whatever) will earn a single page, with nothing else competing for the thought. It will leave a lot of white space, but also accomplish both goals: Book format that is bite-sized.

    If I put Item A (Constitutional Authority) on the right page, then opposite I am thinking about a quote from a Founder or Framer that speaks to the point. Then repeat throughout – Item B is accompanied by a Founder/Framer quote on 2A.

    What do you think?



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