Taking back our rights and liberties
Over time, it has become clear that our government no longer works for us or our interests. It may try honestly in limited instances, but it is simply too financially compromised to work for anyone other than the players behind the billions of dollars that dominate campaign finance.
At best, this makes our government competent at great waste, and at worst, it actively undermines our future. For this reason, we cannot rely on laws alone to fix the problems we face, because laws can ultimately be bent or repealed to serve the interests of a corrupted government.
Our Constitution, however, enjoys supremacy over all other laws and thus is the most effective means of reclaiming our rights and ensuring that our governing functions work transparently for us. For this reason the Alliance Party proposes to add a series of amendments to the Constitution that do just that. These amendments are designed to be limited in application to accomplish only the following goals:
- Prevent wealthy interests from corrupting government.
- Re-gain rights that were unjustly taken.
- Ensure mechanisms exist that can hold government accountable for its actions.
Written and reasoned in general terms, there are a total of seven:
Addition One: Public Election Funding
Addition Two: Honor in Campaign Promotion
Addition Three: Congressional Term Limits
Addition Four: Mandated Government Accountability
Addition Five: Single Subject Rule
Addition Six: Guaranteed Liberties
Addition Seven: Removing Conflicts of Interest
The addition of these seven amendments are straightforward. They provide only the following, no more or less:
- Taking private money out of politics.
- Preventing dark money from dishonorably influencing the public.
- Establishing term limits for Congress.
- Make elections more expansive and more democratic.
- Mandating the enactment and funding of an internal affairs agency that forces transparency and holds accountable government wrongdoing.
- Forcing transparency and equality under law.
- And finally, establishing that external revenue generated by government be in the command of the people to spend, not for a government agency to profit from at its leisure.
These amendments give back to us the rights and freedoms we have lost due to the encroachment of corrupt government. They work to ensure we can actually force change through our elections, as candidates would be selected by the people based upon their ideas of service to our country, not who will toe the correct line or raise the most money from special interests.
And as their objective intent is clear, they would also shield against detractors arguing against their passing, for the only reason to oppose them is to oppose what they provide – demonstrating a desire to keep the interests of the many bound subordinate to the interests of the few. Special interests have been heard for long enough in the halls of power, and it is time for our voices and our interests to be the focus of public servants.