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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 right-wing organizations in 1981 that denied the Holocaust; and he arranged in 1991 for the publication of the suppressed Dead Sea Scrolls. He promotes a peaceful political evolution at Voters Evolt! and at Voters Rights Amendment (USVRA); and he archives his articles at WilliamJohnCox.com. He is currently working on a fact-based political philosophy.
SHARE Sunday, June 17, 2018 An Ode to My Father, Samuel Hubert Cox
A poem written in honor of all fathers in the lineages of two revolutionary war patriots, as a message to all of the cousins of the author who share Solomon and Samuel Cox as grand fathers.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 14, 2017 Avoiding Anoither War in North Korea
With the most mentally unstable person ever to occupy the presidency having the most powerful military force in history at his unfettered disposal, Americans must ask themselves whether or not they approve of another war being launched in their name. If not, they must arrive at a solution to avoid their personal complicity with the consequences of their failure to act.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 17, 2017 A Financial Toll Tax: Transform, Not Reform, the Tax System
Transformimg the taxation system into a tiny financial toll tax on the movement of all money in the economy, effectively transferring the tax burden from workers and small business owners to the wealthy, large corporations, and financial institutions.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 6, 2016 Police Shootings: Law, Policy, and Accountability
Learning from police shootings, such as what occurred in El Cajon, can lead to enlightened solutions and a commitment by the People and their Police to achieve a peaceful outcome. A thoughtful response may be more difficult to arrive at, accept, and implement than the simplistic commentaries being tossed out during the 24-hour news cycle, but it is essential if peace is to prevail in the Nation's communities.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, September 9, 2016 The Presidency: Character Matters
A timely review of the character flaws of the two major party candidates, what these failures portend for the future, and the choices available to the voters.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 11, 2016 The Right to Vote, Effectively
The USVRA is far more than a set of constitutional amendments that would curtail these anti-democratic practices. Its ratification"-and the movement that forces it to happen"-would create a dramatic transformation of the United States government into finally becoming a true representative democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 24, 2016 Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?
Given the opportunity, the American People are not only capable of charting their own future, but they are also smart, wise, and brave enough to seize the chance to do so. There is no alternative--the People of the United States of America will either take control of their own government, or their experiment in self government will ultimately fail.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Write-in Voting and Political Protest
If America is to continue as a representative democracy, it must transform its government into one that actually represents and cares for those who elect it--rather than the corporations and financial elites who are now paying for election campaigns and bribing the candidates.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 25, 2016 Transformation: A Student-Led Mass Political Movement
Young people around the world have been at the vanguard of recent mass political movements. Are the students of America willing and capable of leading a peaceful uprising in the United States to compel the constitutional changes required to transform their government?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 1, 2016 Confirming Supreme Court Justices and Electing Presidents
Although history will record that congressional Republicans have opposed virtually every program advanced by Obama throughout his administration, including their very own health care plan, history also reveals what happened during a similarly contested election and "lame-duck" nomination of a Supreme Court justice shortly after the United States was founded.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 1, 2016 The Scandal of Voter Suppression
The scandal of voter suppression corrupts the core of representative democracy, and the quality and effectiveness of political representation is directly related to the percentage of voter participation. Unless representatives are selected by the greatest number and broadest range of voters possible, the processes of government will not reflect the true will of the People.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 19, 2016 Statecraft vs. Politics As Usual
Recognizing that partisan politics is not the same as statecraft, can anything be done to attract statesmen (gender neutral) to stand for elections, address the true issues, and to represent the interests of voters? Must the financial elite and corporations be allowed to continue their wholesale corruption of kowtowing politicians who prostrate themselves before stacks of campaign cash and pander their elective offices.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, December 18, 2015 A Nuturing Society vs. Socialism
If the title of this article began with "socialism," many readers would click past without reading it--even though a majority of Americans want a government that nurtures their families and society. The word "socialism" has taken on a negative meaning in the minds of most Americans. So, how does one define what the voters of the United States really want from their government
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 9, 2015 The Pornography of Hatred
With each of the last three mass shootings involving individuals acting under the influence of racist ideology, this article is a timely study of the effect hate speech--particularly on the Internet and social media--has on our lives, and what can be done about it.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 7, 2015 Taxation Without Representation--Dej- vu
A decision by the Supreme Court that allows the allocation of voting districts by registered voters rather than all persons will condemn millions of Americans to taxation without representation.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 7, 2015 The Power and Symbolism of Voting
What does the Boston Tea Party and Gandhi's Salt March have to do with voting in the United States today? These were symbolic political acts that were effectively used to demonstrate against and defeat the same kind of powerful forces now corrupting American politics.