The People's Campaign for Reformation
For Government Of, By, and For The People:
The Ultimate Peaceful Revolution
American hegemony and "exceptionalism" has come under fire for a long time, and criticism has increased during the last few decades, for good reason. However, even though in certain respects it is flawed and in part responsible for much of the world's problems, in many respects it is still good. Furthermore, America can become a good example to the world, and it can be a far better example than it has ever been.
The Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. understood that any government, even one based on a sound foundation with a cornerstone of equality, freedom and liberty, can be taken over by people who think they are superior and entitled to rule (whether it's because of their wealth or religion or race), who serve their own self-interests at the expense of the majority.
That is why the Founding Fathers wisely built in a provision in Article 5 of the Constitution to enable the people to alter and reform their government when it no longer serves in their best interests.
That has been the case sporadically, especially in the 1920s and increasingly during most of the last 30 years. That is the case now, because America is deeply divided and polarized because of partisan politics. And even though partisan politicians claim that if you vote for them and their party they will serve everyone, it is not true.
The Partisan political system creates and perpetuate conflict, division and polarization, and consequently America does not have government of, by, and for the people. The U.S. Government is of, by, and for the wealthy few, regardless of which party has majority.
In fact, America has never been truly united in common purpose. It was relatively more united under President Roosevelt from 1932 through World War II, because Roosevelt believed in a Jeffersonian Democratic Republic. However, throughout most of U.S. history American has been divided between Jeffersonian Democracy and a self-serving ideology that was originally known as the Hamiltonian Federalist "Christian Meritocracy," which was brought back with Reaganism.
However, there is a very good reason why the great Republican President Abraham Lincoln once said: "The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society."
That's because Jefferson believed in government of, by and for the people. He also believed in religious freedom and pluralism, with freedom from theocratic intrusion of religious doctrines into the operations of government. He believed in good public schools to create informed, educated citizens. He even wanted to establish free higher education at public expense to qualified students, but his proposal was rejected. But, above all, Jefferson believed government should promote the general welfare and real democracy, and ensure domestic tranquility by establishing fairness and justice for all.
Jefferson called the Hamiliton Federalists "Royalists" because they believed in the ways of British nobility and aristocracy. And Jefferson would say the same thing today about the Reaganite Republican Neo-Conservatives, who continue to preach their "Gospel of Prosperity" claiming it is patriotic and promotes "Christian values" --- even though it's based on the false notion that the wealthy are blessed and that the poor deserve to be poor because they are "lazy" — which turns Christianity up-side-down and is far from any other moral and fair religious or humanitarian teaching.
That is why Washington D.C. is plagued and divided by such bitter partisan political conflict today.
Republicans still push Reaganism even though over the last 30 years it has increasingly proven to serve the interests of the wealthiest few while being horribly detrimental to everyone and everything else --- detrimental to the infrastructure, detrimental to the environment, detrimental to religious pluralism and freedom, and detrimental to the standard of living and financial security of the majority of the people. It has pushed America backward, causing the middle class to shrink, the working poor population to increase, and the poor to suffer poverty and even hunger and homelessness.
The main problem is that even though the political party on one side of the partisan political isle have traditionally tried to serve the interests of the majority and provide a safety net for those who need it, the other side has traditionally served the interests of the wealthiest few while claiming to serve God and Country. And, even though the nature of partisan politics leads to exaggeration and misleading rhetoric from both sides, it is not difficult to see what the conflict is really about, and understand why the most offensive side has to be dishonest, put up a false front, and mislead people in order to rule.
"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand"Now it is time to face the fact that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and a nation divided against itself cannot stand. And when a government serves the interests of the wealthiest few at the expense of the vast majority, it is the right of the people to alter and reform that government.
This campaign, therefore, is for the People. It is not to promote any individual who wants to play king or queen (president) and would therefore be another pretender to the throne. It is to promote a way that we may all share the power of the throne as equal joint heirs to our inheritance.
It is a write-in campaign to promote a People's Reformation in America, to put an end to partisan politics and the presidential form of monarchy, and establish government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
This campaign recognizes that Americans must clean up their own house in order to prevent America from continuing to fall and go the way of many powerful military industrial empires that crumbled due to the corruption of their leaders, their abuse of power, their favoritism of the rich, and their careless attitude toward the poor and the least of our brethren.
This campaign advocates citizen's initiatives to establish new amendments to the U.S. Constitution utilizing provisions the Founding Fathers provided in Article 5. Thus we can establish and ensure our full and equal rights, establish truly representative government, and put an end to the divisive partisan political competition for the throne -- because our destiny is to share the power and the common wealth of the nation, and use it for the common good.
However, this write-in campaign is not to suggest that Americans should not vote for any of the presidential candidates on the ballot.
Even if enough people write in "People's Reformation" we still need to have an interim president in place to ensure continuity, and we hope voters will choose the least divisive, most honest, most fair, and most progressive choice.
Then we can bring about the needed Reformation, because partisan politics doesn't work. All partisan political candidates promise unity as they are campaigning -- but when a partisan politician gains presidential power and abuses that power to pursue a partisan agenda. Furthermore, even when a relatively good one gains power and tries to foster bipartisan initiatives, he is thwarted and obstructed by deceptive hard line partisan opponents who are sore losers. That has become painfully and tragically evident since President Obama was elected.
Consequently, we are perpetually plagued by conflict and division, and the common wealth is not used for the common good. Rather, the wealth has increasingly been trickled up to the wealthiest few, who now hold most of the wealth of the nation.
Therefore, we suggest that in addition to voting for the least divisive choice between official candidates, voters also write-in the words "People's Reformation" as well. And if there are exits polls being taken where you vote, tell them you did so, and if there are not, write letters to the editor and tell people in any other ways possible that you did so, and why.
If enough voters do that, it will send a strong signal that we want to reform the political-economic system in the U.S.A., per the article on The 21st Century Declaration of Independence: How America Can Become a Truly Good Example to the World. It provides the rationale and blueprint for the People's Reformation. And the article titled Real Democracy Is Coming to the U.S.A. discusses more and provides elaboration.
What You Can Do
To express your desire for a People's Reformation to establish the Real American Dream and a truly Democratic Republic, you can spread the word about this campaign by telling your friends, through emails, tweets, and perhaps internet discussion forums (but do not push it or be argumentative in any way).
You can also join others in peaceful assembly in public parks or other appropriate spaces, stand up and speak out for your equal rights and freedoms, and demonstrate that you are in favor of a People’s Reformation. You can create and display bumper stickers with "People's Reformation" on them. And you can spread the word about this message in any other way you can.
If enough of us do that, we will be able to get started on the way to establishing the Real American Dream and a fair, new and improved system to determine who represents us at the highest level of government.
Further rationale for this citizen's initiative is provided in many other articles, such as:
It’s Up to You
The message shows you why you should and how you can reform your religions and governments, and establish governments that are truly of the people, by the people, and for the people — governments that will respect all peaceful and unifying religions as equal according to the laws of the land.
Understand religious scriptures in their historical context, and realize that while the words of all divinely inspired servants of God speak of the need to demand fairness, equity and justice for all, they also include advice that essentially says that only love will overcome hate, only good will overcome evil, only truth will overcome falsehoods, and the meek shall inherit the earth, make peace, and turn “swords into plowshares.”
If you choose to demonstrate, assemble peacefully (obeying all laws and ordinances) in brief demonstrations to request the leaders of your local and national governments to abide by the will of God and the people.
Be good citizens and initiate the process prescribed in Article 5 of the Constitution by which you may establish new amendments to the Constitution to alter and reform your government so that it actually represents you and serve in the best interests of the general public.
Join us in becoming politically active in a fair, new, peaceful, unifying way. For divided we are falling, and we the people can save our country and our world only if we reconcile, cooperate, collaborate, and work together, for the sake of all of our children, their children, and all the generations to come.