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A Voters' Rights Amendment to Unify Occupiers and Tea Partiers

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Unification of the Tea Party and Occupy movements for a common goal -- a Voters' Rights Amendment -- will reestablish the United States as a democratic republic and will restore control of its government to the voters.

Although the corporate and wealthy elite is doing everything in its power, primarily through its mouthpiece -- the mainstream media, to convince Occupiers and Tea Partiers that each is an enemy of the other, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two groups have much in common.

Not only do both groups march under the Don't Tread on Me flag, they both very strongly believe that corporations should not enjoy the constitutional rights of individuals, irrespective of what the U.S. Supreme Court may have ruled.


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Moreover, both groups believe that their government ignores their most critical concerns, including jobs, personal freedom, and the health, nutrition and well being of their families, as their elected representatives feed at the trough slopped by the corporate and wealthy elite.

The time is ripe for an open consideration of unity between the two groups. The occupy movement has finally broken into prime time and is receiving the kind of media coverage previously reserved for the Tea Party.

Support for the Tea Party is lagging with the nonaligned public, as it is increasingly evident that the populist movement has been and is being currently manipulated by Republican operatives. At the same time, the Occupiers are fighting off attempts by Democratic operatives, such as Van Jones, to co-opt their movement.

It is essential that both groups identify their common interests and take collective actions to unify their efforts, instead of attacking each other over other issues about which they may have an honest difference of opinion.

Uniting with the increasingly large block of independent voters, Tea Partiers and Occupiers will organize a more effective defense of their basic principles, rather than that offered by either the Republican or Democratic party, both of which subvert the rights and interests of workers and small business owners in favor of wealthy donors and corporate supporters.

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The most basic issue that Occupiers and Tea Partiers can readily agree upon is a Voters' Rights Amendment to the Constitution which insures that the future of the United States is decided by its voters rather than by the corporate and wealthy elite, which currently manipulates and controls the voter's representatives.

The Voters' Rights Amendment provides that only natural persons are protected by the Constitution, establishes a national paid voter's holiday, and calls for a national paper ballot, which includes a national policy referendum on critical policy questions and an alternative write-in vote.

The Voters' Rights Amendment

To The Constitution of the United States of America

Section 1

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Only natural persons shall be protected by this Constitution and entitled to the rights and freedoms it guarantees, including the freedoms of religion, speech, assembly and petition.

Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press for non-person entities whose primary purpose is to gather and report fact, analysis, and opinion.

Congress and the States shall have the power to regulate and tax non-person entities as necessary for the public good.

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William John Cox authored the Policy Manual of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Role of the Police in America for a National Advisory Commission during the Nixon administration. As a public interest, pro bono, attorney, he filed a class action lawsuit in 1979 petitioning the Supreme Court to order a National Policy Referendum; he investigated and successfully sued a group of radical (more...)
 

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