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TO THE PEOPLE
ARE NOT PEOPLE
IS NOT SPEECH
I fully support the following suggested Constitutional Amendment:
be a serious felony for any elected official, person campaigning for public
office, or any person employed by any governmental entity or political
subdivision to take any payments of money or anything of financial value from
any source except for:
their duly authorized salary and reimbursement for authorized
non-transferable campaign contributions to be used only to pay
the cash expenses of campaigning for public office in the current election cycle
and for no other purpose
only from qualified contributors defined as natural persons who
are eligible to vote for the candidate to whom contributions are made and
limited to a maximum aggregate contribution from any qualified contributor of
$2,500 USD or equivalent value within a campaign period beginning not more than
six months prior to the election day and ending upon said election day on which
the candidate is seeking election.
Qualified contributors shall not be organizations, clubs,
corporations, unions, cooperatives, limited liability companies nor any other
entity created by contract or legal fiction.)
and small gifts of a personal nature from members of the direct
family of the elected official or person employed by any governmental entity or
No political campaign in the United States of America shall be extended credit
nor incur debt; all expenditures arising from any political campaign in the
United States of America shall be on a cash basis drawn only from legal
contributions as authorized by this amendment or the personal funds of the
shall be punished by forfeiture of all money or financial value received in
violation of this amendment, a fine equal to three times the value received in
violation of this amendment and confinement in federal prison for a term of at
least two years but for a term that that shall not be less time than the term of
the elected office sought while receiving any payments of money or anything of
financial value in violation of this amendment.
$2,500 per voter is a good maximum that should not need to be
changed any time soon. Wealthy folks could afford $2,500 for every candidate,
from their local and state elections through federal, so those who have done
well will still have more influence than us slackers but they wont be able to
Even more importantly, this would outlaw the practice of
lobbyists speaking with large campaign contributions and political junkets. Yes,
lobbyists will still speak but only with their voices, not with money. That
levels the playing field so that any voter can lobby just like corporations and
other large business interests do now.
Currently, we wonder why politicians seem so passionate about
helping the people while running for office but become corporate shills as soon
as they begin to serve. That is only because politicians are beholden primarily
to funders, big money folks who actually pay for campaigns. We need to take
those funders totally out of politics to the point that they cannot contribute
to anyone for whom that contributor cannot personally caste a legal vote and
then not more than $2.500 per candidate per election cycle.
Resources and information on fighting corporate power,
government and freeing people's time.
"I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed
corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of
strength and to bid defiance to the laws of their country." - Thomas Jefferson,
letter to George Logan. November 12, 1816.
"The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any word in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined."
"...The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity; it goes to humanity itself...."
"...Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob..."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cowardice asks the question:
Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question:
Is it politic?
Vanity asks the question:
Is it popular?
But conscience asks the question:
Is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor
politic, nor popular -- but he must take it simply because conscience tells him
it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr., from his
"To Chart Our Course for the Future"
...how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the
classes. If you are to be a truly Christian nation you must solve this problem.
You cannot solve the problem by turning to communism, for communism is based on
an ethical relativism and a metaphysical materialism that no Christian can
accept. You can work within the framework of democracy to bring about a better
distribution of wealth. You can use your powerful economic resources to wipe
poverty from the face of the earth. Martin Luther King Jr.,
Paul's Letter to American Christians
Lord, in the complex arena of human relations,
help us to make choices
on the side of love, not hate;
on the side of inclusion, not exclusion;
tolerance, not intolerance.
And as we leave this mountain top,
help us to hold
on to the
spirit of fellowship and the
oneness of our family.
Rev. Joseph Lowery,
Jan. 20, 2009,
from his inaugural benediction.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms in not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.
It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.
It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.
It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.
We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.
We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
- Address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower "The Chance for Peace" delivered before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16,1953
9 People who want to get
rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires
that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
10 For the love of money
is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from
the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Paul's Charge to Timothy
11 But you, man of God,
flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance
1 Timothy 6:9-11
Give until it hurts,
because real love hurts.
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do
with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18
...do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from
mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly
submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his
intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in
clear form. Albert Einstein
Science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein
Force always attracts men of low morality. Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable
superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to
perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
If people are good only because
they fear punishment, and
hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347
We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. -
And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
They that can give up essential liberty
to obtain a
little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
|... asking His
blessing and His help,
but knowing that, here on earth,
God's work must
truly be our own.
||The hand of God is everywhere in
nature and Purple Hat
is there to bring it back: the "work of his hands reflects the work of God's hands."
Adding selected passages from the Bible to certain of his images,
CHRISTian Art, was born.
If you are
considering starting a business or organizing your business as a corporation
or LLC, or if you have any issues with regard to the form of your business
that you are confused about go see my friend
Chancellor. He's the best business consultant you can find and will have
the answers, be able to help you and/or be able to point you in the right
Do you want to incorporate your business, file for an S Corp, form a Limited
Liability Company (LLC), form a non-profit corporation?
images of our beautiful and delicate sphere captured by Gary Sanchez.
Images that are also intended to provide atmosphere when displayed.
fine art prints or
Spring Trip to the
April 6-14, 2013
CHAM Home Tour
June 5-13, 2010
||Do not let my treacherous enemies rejoice over me,
or those who hate me without cause wink the eye.
||For they do not speak peace,
but they conceive deceitful words
against those who are quiet in the land.
||No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
usury for money lent is unjust in itself, because this is to sell what does not exist, and this evidently leads to inequality, which is contrary to justice.
Tit for Tat