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Here is how Proportional Representation can work: Voters in the current 435 federal legislative districts will study and evaluate the platforms and constitutions of the 7 largest national political parties.   Each voter will choose one of 7 political parties that he or she most identifies with.    Let us pretend that based on the latest national election, the 100 Constitutional Convention delegates will have these numbers or percentages: 20% Republican, 20% Democratic, 15% Libertarian, 15% Constitution Party, 15% Green Party, 10% Socialist, and 5% Communist.  

A National Elections Committee, whose executive directors will represent the 7 largest national political parties, will be established beforehand to guarantee impartial election officials.   Local election administrators will be professionalized.   The National Elections Committee may use a voter-verified, paper audit trail produced by standardized voting equipment, or it may decide on other methods that prevention corruption.    The National Elections Committee will also be responsible for counting and verifying the membership of national political parties.     

The 23-Month Timeline for Creating the New Constitution and Implementing the New Government

If at presidential election time, the American people decide they want a constitutional convention, then they will have almost 5 months, from November through April, to officially register with a national political party. Websites such as www.politics1.com describe all the known national political parties.   Then during the month of May, no switches can be made as the official count is reported by the National Elections Committee.    

Any national political party that represents at least 1% of the nation's eligible voters will participate in national public speeches and debates, held from June through August.   The political parties will also share their party platforms and their own proposed constitutions in writing.  

Then from September through December, the representatives from the top 7 political parties, as determined 4 months earlier in May, will share their party platforms and proposed constitutions in writing, and they will engage in public speeches and debates.  

Then during the second week of January, each voter will choose just one of the top 7 national political parties, if he or she    wants his or her vote to count, even if the voter is officially registered in a party that is not one of the top 7 political parties.  

Let us pretend for pedagogical purposes that the 100 delegates from the top 7 national political parties will be comprised of the following numbers at the Constitutional Convention:   Republican Party, 20; Democratic Party, 20; Libertarian Party, 15; Green Party, 15; Constitution Party, 15; Socialist Party, 10; and Communist Party, 5.

On March 1, the Constitutional Convention delegates will meet at the Capitol building in Washington D.C.   The delegates will work from March through May to create a new constitution that 51% or more of the delegates approve. The 100 delegates will choose one of their own attending delegates to be the chairman of the Convention using Instant Runoff Voting with 7 candidates on the slate.   Each party will choose one of its delegates to be the potential chairman.     

If delegates reach a 51% majority before the 3 months elapse, they must use the remaining days to hear dissenting voices in the constant effort to revise their document through consensus decision-making in order to get an even higher percentage of approval. If only 50% or less of the delegates approves the new constitution after working on it for 3 months, then the proposed document becomes void, and the current constitution remains official.  

However, if the new constitution is approved with a 51% majority or higher by the end of May, then the Constitutional Convention delegates will determine the specifics as to when and how the new government, based on the new constitution, will be implemented in a safe, orderly, and smooth way on October 1.

Summary of 23-Month Timeline for Creating the new Constitution and Implementing the New Government

November thru April--Each American voter chooses a national political party  

May--Official count of voters in each political party is reported by the National Election Committee  

June thru August--Public speeches, forums, and written responses from all parties that captured at least 1% of the vote

September thru December--Speeches, debates, and written responses from the top 7 political parties only

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Roger Copple is 64 years old. He retired from teaching general elementary, mostly third grade, for half of his teaching career and high school special education for the other half in the public schools of Indianapolis in May 2010. He now lives in (more...)
 
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Revising Article V to make it easier to amend and ... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 11:20:59 AM
To change or modify the federal government by mere... by B. Ross Ashley on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 11:43:25 AM
Yes, I am advocating this in a new amendment propo... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 12:37:45 PM
let's face it, America - you're completely screwed... by mijj mijj on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:06:09 PM
Dear Mijj Mijj (Paradise Lost),   I underst... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:52:04 PM
Written like a true Progressive enemy of the exist... by Techknowledgie on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:08:45 PM
Dear Progressive Enemy,   As I tried to mak... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:56:35 PM
I am not a U.S. citizen and I have always wondered... by Phil Linehan on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 2:28:30 PM
Have you ever read it, Phil? There's not really a... by prsmith on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:22:20 PM
The special interest groups would have a field day... by Swamper Tom on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 8:40:49 PM
Dear Swamper Tom,   I do not deny that our ... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 10:48:23 PM
Saying (or doing) the same thing over and over and... by Swamper Tom on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:53:41 AM
Dear Swamper Tom,   You say our 2-party sys... by Roger Copple on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:05:18 PM
Dear Swamper Tom,   The various commentator... by Roger Copple on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 6:22:43 AM
Dear Phil Linehan, It is like repairing an old ca... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:29:34 PM
When I look at the political leaders of this natio... by Jerry Wesner on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:03:24 PM
The drafters of out Constitution were educated, hu... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:16:28 PM
Dear Jerry Wesner, If we had a new Constitutional... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:51:19 PM
. . .if we were to eliminate the Constitution and ... by prsmith on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 3:29:46 PM
Dear PRSmith, Anarchists usually do not form p... by Roger Copple on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:02:49 PM
The whole notion, and almost every thought it incl... by Walter J Smith on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:54:09 AM
Tell us again, Mr Copple, what is it you think all... by Walter J Smith on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:56:10 AM
Dear Walter J. Smith,   You raise the thoug... by Roger Copple on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 6:06:26 AM
Dear Walter J. Smith,   You say the whole n... by Roger Copple on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 5:35:32 AM
You forgot the 24/7 media which would make it impo... by landshark on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:39:01 AM
Dear Landshark,   Unlike the first Contsti... by Roger Copple on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:38:56 PM
The author, Roger Copple, argues that revising Art... by Roger Copple on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 5:08:23 AM