Conservative Action Plan

STRATEGY TO RESTORE THE REPUBLIC

1.    Restructure the House of Representatives to equal either the 1 Representative per 30,000 citizens as stated in the Constitution, or at a level at which citizens can successfully run for House seats.

    1. Split all Congressional districts during each succeeding census, increasing the number of Representatives until the target ratio is met. (Recommend 1 representative for every 100,000 citizens as I believe modern technology can support such a ratio.)
    2. As the House becomes better populated, more and more Representatives can reside in their districts most of the year and participate in debates and votes electronically from their home offices.
    3. Offices in Washington, D. C. can be shared and rotate to allow all Representatives some time in Washington, and most of their time in their home offices where they are available to their constituents.

2.    Repeal the 17th Amendment allowing general elections to select State Senators. Restore to the State Legislatures
the right of selecting the Senators to hold office in the Federal Senate as this amendment has diminished the
sovereignty of the States.

3.    Repeal the 16th Amendment allowing the Federal government to tax income.  This will reduce federal revenues by
about 50%.

4.    Dismantle all Federal agencies, bureaus and departments not specifically authorized by the Constitution, delegating those deemed necessary to the States.

Where desired by the States, they can assume authority over those federal bureaus, departments and agencies as are hosted within state borders and continue their operation at the individual state discretion.

SUPPORTING LOGIC

Recipe for Tyranny

In 1911 the number of Representatives in the House reached membership of 435. Two years later, the 16th Amendment granted the Federal Government the right to tax “income” (though the exact definition of “income” remains in some dispute).  In 1929 a House Rule permanently limited membership to 435.

These two events created two corresponding statistics, one going up and one going down, that have reached critical mass in their relationship.

The two statistics are:

  1. Per capita representation in Congress which is going down. At present, with a population of over 306,000,000 and approximately 435 members of the House of Representatives, we have 1 Representative for every 703,000 people. When the Constitution was written, it stated “The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative;”
  2. Federal revenues from income tax are going steadily up. The liberal desire to “spread the wealth” may have some merit. We currently have, by one revenue chart, as much as 40% of the GDP of our entire nation under the incontestable and un-monitored control of 535 people who are more answerable to campaign contributors and lobbyists than to their constituents.

This is a recipe for tyranny. Whether it results in an oligarchy that engages in socialism, communism or any other ism is immaterial. Losing our right to control our individual and national destiny is a problem that warrants some attention, even some action.

The Citizen Statesman and Self-Government

The purpose of the lower house, the House of Representatives, is to ensure self government by the Citizens of the United States of America. The House was to be composed of citizen statesmen, not professional or career politicians. The term is only for 2 years for multiple reasons, to prevent too long of an interruption in the citizen statesman’s career, and also to prevent complacency and self indulgence to take root.

This body of citizen statesmen is the only arm of the government empowered to introduce new legislation to raise revenues. Yet, our President repeatedly demanded such of them, and they have complied against the will of the people they represent.

The upper house, the Senate was to be composed of longer term, career statesmen who can provide balance and guidance to the members of the House. Neither the executive branch nor the judicial branch is empowered to introduce new legislation, only Congress. And that lower house was to be composed, not of politicians, but of citizens.

With each Representative representing a constituency of over 700,000, it is no longer possible for a common citizen to communicate effectively with enough of these people to acquire a majority of votes.  Only the independently wealthy are able to run for office.  People who need to work fulltime jobs are prohibited by logistics from office.  This is the greatest tragedy and the single greatest reason for the deterioration of our republic to an oligarchy.  We must, reduce the ratio of citizens to representatives to a level which will enable an average working citizen to campaign and fund-raise on a part-time basis and be able to win.  If it means enlarging the House of Representatives to a full 10,000 members, to the level of 30,000 citizens per representative, then so be it.

Summary

The Constitution of the United States of America was so designed that all laws are to originate with the people, via Congress, not the government.  It was designed to prevent the tyranny of an elite minority over the majority, to prevent a cabal from seizing the reins of government.  Yet, over the past century, this is exactly what has transpired.  Per our Declaration of Independence, it is not only our prerogative to take action, but our duty.

This proposal is submitted to the people of the United States of America for consideration, debate, and comment. It is a starting point; please feel free to add comments and refinements to help us Restore the Republic.

14 responses to “Conservative Action Plan

  1. #1. Stop all theft of Social Security fund by the Members of Congress, et al…have it be the insurance it was created to be. Continue with Medicaid & Medicare as an extended arm of Soc. Sec., giving Govnt. Accounting Off. (GOA) full authority (was taken away) to monitor, investigate, correct and file criminal charges with Supreme Court, on all over spending waste, over charging, mismanagement and failure to abide by the limits and rules set by the joint efforts of the members of congress, doctors, Insurance auditors and GOA.
    #2. Freeze all government department budgets and abolish all pork barrel expenditures.
    #3. Enforce existing LAWS that no government entity shall not BUDGET ONE PENNY MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS YEARS COLLECTIONS. OR GO TO JAIL. NO PROJECTED BUDGET AMOUNTS. NO PORK BARREL EXPENDITURES SHALL BE ADDED TO ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
    #4. Salaries of elected, employed, appointed and contractors serving the government shall have several levels of pay. ( 6 to 10 levels). $5,000.00 per yr. separation.
    The top paid shall not earn more than 45% of the lowest paid. This is fair, equitable and uniform.
    Bonuses shall be 10% of the amount saved by the persons creating the saving to the government.
    For business or corporations, the bonus can be a share of the net increase in profits earned for the year, divided by the total number of all members. This is fair, equitable and uniform.
    NOTE: the total amount budgeted for raises shall be divided by the total number receiving a raise being given.
    Eveyone gets the same amount, because there is already a difference between the levels.
    At a 7% raise the $90,000. gets $6,300. and the $40,000. gets $2,800. THIS IS NOT FAIR, EQUITABLE or uniform.
    #5. Elected Officials budgets ( PROVIDED AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR STATE) shall be based on expense needs only and shall not have complete refurbishing every year, and shall be at the lowest bid. Unnecessary, abusive wear and tear OF FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT,shall be repaired or replaced by the official paying the cost from their personal funds.
    THERE SHALL BE NO PORK BARREL EXPENDITURES FOR THEIR STATE OR DISTRICT ALLOWED IN THE BUDGET. TRAVEL EXPENSES SHALL BE AT THE CHEAPEST RATE AND FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS APPROVE BY THE COMPTROLLER.
    ABUSE SHALL BE REIMBURSED BY THE OFFICIAL AND SHALL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY FROM OFFICE, NEVER TO RUN AGAIN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.
    #6. Cap all Federal Employment and have the GOA evaluate, taking action to reduce the number when found expedient to reduce the budget.
    Cap the number of ELECTED OFFICIALS staff. No more than 6 to be pay for by the official or their State.
    #7. Enforce the Constitution, requiring only members of congress, inferior judges, government employees and citizens of Territories to file wages paid for services rendered (from the tax dollars), who shall also render value of all personal property.
    A consumer tax on all items purchased.
    Income tax on all profits earned from the sale and/or trade of goods with foreign countries.
    There shall be no exemptions nor tax deduction.
    Everyone pays the same tax on all purchases.
    NO TAX ON SOC. SEC., HEALTH CARE, WAGES, TIPS, INSURANCE OR VA BENEFITS, DIVIDENDS, ETC……..
    Please reply,
    Bemus Glenn of the Jackson Family
    One of the People of Texas, a Soldier of the Cross &
    a Brother in Christ. “IN GOD WE TRUST”

    +1

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  5. Bemus Glenn Jackson

    Gail,
    Did you receive my reply to your Repealing the 16th & 17th Amendments? What are your comments to this.?
    email me so I can fodward if not received.
    There is efforts to keep me from sending info to others.
    Thank you for all that you are doing for our Country to survive.

    Bemus Glenn of the Jackson Family
    One of the People of Texas

  6. MSSouth

    We are preparing for what is to come. Just waiting for the ‘Shot to be heard’. I pray daily that my God will give us the strength to persuvere. This Country was founded on his principles and that is what has made it great. Until we find our way back to his graces we will be lost.

    • Bemus Glenn Jackson

      My Prayers are:
      “God let Thy Will be done.” ; As Paul Asked, “what will Thy have me do Lord”; As Solomon asked, “grant me knowledge and wisdom”; “satan get thee behind me for I am filled with the Love of Christ” (satan is beaten with this one)

      My Prayer for you, ” Father Who art in Heaven, let Thy will be done, by placing the Healing & Loving Hand of your Son, our Lord & Savior, Christ Jesus. Place the Shields of Armor around MSSouth & all that love them and ban satan from their space. In the Name of the father , Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.”
      Bemus Glenn of the Jackson Family
      One of the People of Texas, a Soldier of the Cross and a Brother in Christ.
      Did you know President Thomas Jefferson signed everything, “on this day of the Lord Christ “

  7. I like it. When WE stand together, we can’t be beat.

  8. Mike Mills

    I have a suggestion. According to the Washington Parks Dept. & the ashington Police Dept., the two of them estimate 3.6 million people arrived in DC for the 912 march.
    “What if” 3,6 million of us taxpayers/voters simply showed up at the front door of congress, walked in and kicked the idiots out.
    WHO would stop us?
    Just a thought…

  9. Ryan

    This has to be the stupidest thing to ever be said. I hate when people put something out there for others to read and it is a load of hogwash. In this consumer/materialistic society who do you think will spending freeze anything. And then you ask us to repeal parts of the constitution. That is so un-American it is not funny. I have a better idea:

    1) Get rid of Medicaid, medicare, and CHIP
    2) Freeze all current Government Budgets
    3) Reduce all Elected Employees Salaries by %10
    4) Reduce all Elected Officials Office Budgets by %10 a year
    5) Reduce all Federal Budgets including DOD by %10 a year
    6) Cap all Federal Employment
    7) Cap income tax and replace difference with consumption tax

    Now, these solutions would have a better effect on Government than anything else. Because as long as people feel like they can get rich and powerful off government we will never elect real patriots to the positions.

    • Madison Hamilton

      Calling another’s ideas stupid or un-American doesn’t help the overall cause much, especially when you obviously want the same outcome–smaller, cheaper, and less intrusive national government. Be an encourager, even in disagreement. We need to be teammates, even if we have other ideas.

      Instituting a national spending freeze might be ineffective, difficult, even impractical, but it might actually be easier to accomplish than all the ideas you propose. How do you propose forcing Congress to do all the things you’re asking them to do? You’ll have to force them to give up that power, and I don’t see you proposing any mechanisms.

      • Bemus Glenn Jackson

        MADISON,
        Your Constitution is the one and only Law.
        Rules, regulations and codes are not Law and can not be enforced as Law.
        Unless People sit back & lets them do as they please. Which is whats wrong and what began in the 1950s.

        I hope you will bear with me and read the entire letter.

        The Promise to America, worked until the voters and tax payers became apathetic and did not support those working so hard to represent them.
        They gave the democrat liberals and socialist a free pass to do as they please. They listened to the lies of the media and democrat candidates, vote for them over the Reps. and here we are.

        How do I know? I have run for public office 8 times and been elected twice. Ran my own campaign & paid my way.
        A Republican Head of Government before Gov. Bill Clements, Pres. Ronald Reagan, Geo.H and Pres. Geo. W. Bush.
        Paid my own way, even in 1986 when I ran for Lt. Gov. of TX. 3rd out of 4 candidates and kept out of the run-off by a man that took, nor spent any money and did not show his face. All news releases said,”no, picture, statement or response. The RINO – Repubilcans of texas voted for him because his last name was “Bullock”, but his 1st name was not Bob, it was Arron

        As a Mayor, my 4th duty was to make out the agenda of the meetings. BINGO!!! From that second on, if what you wanted to do in Missouri City, TX, did not conform to the City Ordinances, YOU DID NOT GET ON THE AGENDA..
        In 6 months, I shut down the violations of ordinances by developers. The City Attorney, Municipal Judge, 3 members of the Planning Commission resigned and the City Engineer turned his responsibilities over to his second in command of their firm. And, we did great things.
        You do not have to fire anyone. Embarrass them at public meeting by presenting the truth and nothing but the truth.
        After the 1st or 2nd, the rest resign without being embarrassed. Some will refuse reappointment when their term ends, and if that doesn’t work, you have the option of not reappointing them as Pres. Goe. W Bush did with those attorneys. Attorneys serve their Bar Association and Lawyers uphold their Oath of Office and serve the Constitution and the People. To practice LAW is to enforce the Constitution to the letter and not the interpretations and/or opinions. What one thinks and expresses verbally
        is a guess and generally based on no factual data.

        6 months after my being elected, I had no support at the meetings. Had 2 contracts out on my life. Everyone hated me for reading and enforcing the Laws to protect the citizens. They backed off when I double dog dared them.
        You see I died twice in Germany from injuries received in the line of duty to my Country (US Army 61′ -63′.
        I said what are you going to do kill me I am not afraid of dying. it is less than the blink of an eye and no pain.

        So to get did of me they went to a Home Rule Form of government 2 months before mt term was up; to get rid of Me and strong, General Law Rule,I was under.
        Became a city councilman, so with lies & rumors they destroyed my family & business. Left town in 1978, no job, divorced and a $285.00 paycheck, to start over.

        *****NOW THE NITTY GRITTY*****

        WE NEED OATH KEEPERS. STARTING WITH THE COUNTY SHERIFF AND COUNTY JUDGE.

        Believe me Government is easy if the People stand behind you as their elected representative.

        One of the best and youngest Mayors of a city in Texas was (15 yrs old), because he read the Ordinances, made out the agendas for the meetings and enforce the Ordinances and Constitution to the letter of the Law.

        Any elected official that is in violation of Oath of Office is in dereliction of duty and in violation of the Constitution they solemnly swore to keep. Such violation requires immediate removal from office.

        It only take 2 or 3 and the rest will begin to do their duty.
        THERE HAS TO BE SOMEONE THAT WILL FILE THE COMPLAINT AND AN OATH KEEPING SHERIFF TO ARREST AND ENFORCE.

        Judges and attorneys that fail to convict, allow all evidence and fact to be presented and release convicted criminals, who repeat their crimes, shall be removed from their positions, disbarred and not allowed to practice ever again.

        Once elected you no longer serve the party or lobbyist.
        You serve your Oath to the Constitution and the people.
        The houses shall not be split. The sitting arrangement shall be by States, in order of annexation, row by row, one row at a time, from front to rear. Do I need to draw a picture? Just a joke. I love humor and laughter.

        If any elected, appointed and/or employee, under Oath fail to take immediate action
        Amendments should correct errors that do not portect the people. the corrected portion shall abolished and void.
        Amendments can have additions and changes to the its parts of an Article or the 29 Amendments, to better the protection of the people.
        If the Amendment is in conflict, contradiction of the Article or existing Amendment; and/or any part thereof;
        and has any rider not pretaining to the issue of the Article and/or expenditure not budgeted shall render the amendment, null and void.
        The authors and supporters of such legislation shall be charged with treason and punished according to severity of the crime.
        With this I will leave you to ponder and hopefully respond with comments and questions. Please share if worth sharing. God want the same of us that He wanted of the People lead from Egypt, by Moses. Share His Word with all strangers.

        Bemus Glenn of the Jackson Family
        One of the People of Texas, a Soldier of the Cross and
        a Brother in christ

    • Bemus Glenn Jackson

      Ryan,
      Having been the Head of a Government, owning businesses and worked since I was 8 yrs old, I have this to offer for consideration, in response to your 7 Items (09/03/09):

      #1. Stop all theft of Social Security fund by the Members of Congress, et al…have it be the insurance it was created to be. Continue with Medicaid & Medicare as an extended arm of Soc. Sec., giving Govnt. Accounting Off. (GOA) full authority (was taken away) to monitor, investigate, correct and file criminal charges with Supreme Court, on all over spending waste, over charging, mismanagement and failure to abide by the limits and rules set by the joint efforts of the members of congress, doctors, Insurance auditors and GOA.
      #2. Freeze all government department budgets and abolish all pork barrel expenditures.
      #3. Enforce existing LAWS that no government entity shall not BUDGET ONE PENNY MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS YEARS COLLECTIONS. OR GO TO JAIL. NO PROJECTED BUDGET AMOUNTS. NO PORK BARREL EXPENDITURES SHALL BE ADDED TO ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
      #4. Salaries of elected, employed, appointed and contractors serving the government shall have several levels of pay. ( 6 to 10 levels). $5,000.00 per yr. separation.
      The top paid shall not earn more than 45% of the lowest paid. This is fair, equitable and uniform.
      Bonuses shall be 10% of the amount saved by the persons creating the saving to the government.
      For business or corporations, the bonus can be a share of the net increase in profits earned for the year, divided by the total number of all members. This is fair, equitable and uniform.
      NOTE: the total amount budgeted for raises shall be divided by the total number receiving a raise being given.
      Eveyone gets the same amount, because there is already a difference between the levels.
      At a 7% raise the $90,000. gets $6,300. and the $40,000. gets $2,800. THIS IS NOT FAIR, EQUITABLE or uniform.
      #5. Elected Officials budgets ( PROVIDED AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR STATE) shall be based on expense needs only and shall not have complete refurbishing every year, and shall be at the lowest bid. Unnecessary, abusive wear and tear OF FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT,shall be repaired or replaced by the official paying the cost from their personal funds.
      THERE SHALL BE NO PORK BARREL EXPENDITURES FOR THEIR STATE OR DISTRICT ALLOWED IN THE BUDGET. TRAVEL EXPENSES SHALL BE AT THE CHEAPEST RATE AND FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS APPROVE BY THE COMPTROLLER.
      ABUSE SHALL BE REIMBURSED BY THE OFFICIAL AND SHALL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY FROM OFFICE, NEVER TO RUN AGAIN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.
      #6. Cap all Federal Employment and have the GOA evaluate, taking action to reduce the number when found expedient to reduce the budget.
      Cap the number of ELECTED OFFICIALS staff. No more than 6 to be pay for by the official or their State.
      #7. Enforce the Constitution, requiring only members of congress, inferior judges, government employees and citizens of Territories to file wages paid for services rendered (from the tax dollars), who shall also render value of all personal property.
      A consumer tax on all items purchased.
      Income tax on all profits earned from the sale and/or trade of goods with foreign countries.
      There shall be no exemptions nor tax deduction.
      Everyone pays the same tax on all purchases.
      NO TAX ON SOC. SEC., HEALTH CARE, WAGES, TIPS, INSURANCE OR VA BENEFITS, DIVIDENDS, ETC……..
      Please reply,
      Bemus Glenn of the Jackson Family
      One of the People of Texas, a Soldier of the Cross &
      a Brother in Christ. “IN GOD WE TRUST”

  10. Gail……..I just saw your post on WSJ…….Awesome!!…..

    I loved the last part of it when you said “We the people must stand shoulder to shoulder…”

    Amen….Im getting sick and tired of seeing We the People squirting all over Themselves/Ourselves everytime they hear BOO!!…….

    The time is now, to Stand, like you say….Shoulder to Shoulder………like a wall of Defiance….

    Couragoeus Fire…..

    Down here in the southern hemisphere, in my area, We the People are ready…..some arent, but alot more are….

    The line has been drawn in the sand against the True Patriots…..and whoever reads this on your page better wake up…….

    The problem we have is We the People have been attempting to ‘talk’ instead of ‘fighting’ fire with fire….Shoulder to Shoulder….Arm to Arm…..like the impenetrable (sic) wall…….

    People feel we need to take a knife to a gun fight and expect to win…….and our Forefathers didnt win by fighting with words…….it took alot of sacrifice…..blood by the wheelbarrows…..feet frozen, lost limbs, lost lives…..its amazing what they went through…..

    Just to be Free…….

    And to think We the People can, as well as have the ability…….to stop this atrocity against our Heritage, our Traditions, our Principles…our Nation as a Free People……but the Will has to be there…..We the People have to swallow fear and shit out Courage…..

    Courageous Fire…………..

    There is NOTHING that can stop us…….but us…….NOTHING can prevent us………but us…and NOTHING should intimidate We the People into total submission of fear……..

    So, I agree with you Gail……..Shoulder to Shoulder…….Arm to Arm…….like a wall of Defiance……..

    Courageous Fire……..

    http://www.streamavideo.com/

    Please check out my Brother-in-Laws website….Youll like it……..Hes a fellow Right Hand Man…….some of the same soup…..I have sent him your site…

    You have a hell of a site. Nice work…..

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