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The Fair Elections Fund, A Whole New Ball Game

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Please urge your legislators to enact The Fair Elections Fund.  It expands voter participation, enables more candidates, eliminates fundraising, and lets Registered Voters decide which candidates may use public funds.

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The Fair Elections Fund

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The FAIR ELECTIONS FUND

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A Whole New Ball Game  

 

     In order to build a political system that represents voters and invites inclined individuals to serve them in elective Federal offices, under the authority granted in Article One, Section 4, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, [Congress] hereby enacts these regulations for public campaign financing of candidates for the Offices of the President, Vice President, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, to take effect immediately.  This program operates independently of First Amendment-protected campaign financing practices that do not use public funds.


1.  Terminate the current Federal Election Commission's ("FEC") Presidential campaign and political party convention funding assistance effective November 8, 2012, as it is public money supplementing private money that may come from, and benefit, unknown sources.  Transfer the remaining balance into this public campaign financing program.


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2.  To gain representation with taxation, under Article 1, Section 8 Clause 1, and Section 9 Clause 4 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress passes and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS") will collect, a tax of Seven Dollars ($7.00) per living individual Social Security Number ("SSN") IRS tax filer's annual Federal income tax return to fund this FEC campaign financing program.  This means that most funding will arrive around April of every year for most elections that are every other November.


3.  As allowed expression under the First Amendment, unlimited donations may be made to the Fund from individuals, clubs, businesses, corporations, organizations, and other special interest groups ("Private Donors"), which may remain anonymous.  However, only the FEC, and no Private Donors, may distribute funding, gratuities, or paid services of any kind directly to a participating candidate or their campaign.

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In 2009 I retired from commercial property management at the Port of San Francisco. While managing Fisherman's Wharf, I developed the Free Speech-compliant Street Performer Program that is still in effect. The Citizens United decision prompted (more...)
 

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