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Gary & Debbie at Algodones Dunes, Glamis, California; Thanksgiving Holiday 2011

Gary & Debbie at Algodones Dunes, Glamis, California; Thanksgiving Holiday 2011

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Love, Live Faith, Choose Hope,
Inspire Action, Seek Change
 

POWER
TO THE PEOPLE

CORPORATIONS
ARE NOT PEOPLE

MONEY
IS NOT SPEECH

I fully support the following suggested Constitutional Amendment:
 

It shall be a serious felony for any elected official, person campaigning for public office, or any person employed by any governmental entity or political subdivision to take any payments of money or anything of financial value from any source except for:

a.       their duly authorized salary and reimbursement for authorized expenses,

b.      non-transferable campaign contributions to be used only to pay the cash expenses of campaigning for public office in the current election cycle and for no other purpose

                     i.      only from qualified contributors defined as natural persons who are eligible to vote for the candidate to whom contributions are made and limited to a maximum aggregate contribution from any qualified contributor of $2,500 USD or equivalent value within a campaign period beginning not more than six months prior to the election day and ending upon said election day on which the candidate is seeking election.

1.      ( Qualified contributors shall not be organizations, clubs, corporations, unions, cooperatives, limited liability companies nor any other entity created by contract or legal fiction.)

c.       and small gifts of a personal nature from members of the direct family of the elected official or person employed by any governmental entity or political subdivision.

No political campaign in the United States of America shall be extended credit nor incur debt; all expenditures arising from any political campaign in the United States of America shall be on a cash basis drawn only from legal contributions as authorized by this amendment or the personal funds of the candidate.

Violations shall be punished by forfeiture of all money or financial value received in violation of this amendment, a fine equal to three times the value received in violation of this amendment and confinement in federal prison for a term of at least two years but for a term that that shall not be less time than the term of the elected office sought while receiving any payments of money or anything of financial value in violation of this amendment.

$2,500 per voter is a good maximum that should not need to be changed any time soon. Wealthy folks could afford $2,500 for every candidate, from their local and state elections through federal, so those who have done well will still have more influence than us slackers but they won’t be able to buy elections.  

Even more importantly, this would outlaw the practice of lobbyists speaking with large campaign contributions and political junkets. Yes, lobbyists will still speak but only with their voices, not with money. That levels the playing field so that any voter can lobby just like corporations and other large business interests do now.

Currently, we wonder why politicians seem so passionate about helping the people while running for office but become corporate shills as soon as they begin to serve. That is only because politicians are beholden primarily to “funders,” big money folks who actually pay for campaigns. We need to take those “funders” totally out of politics to the point that they cannot contribute to anyone for whom that contributor cannot personally caste a legal vote and then not more than $2.500 per candidate per election cycle.
 

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"I hope we shall... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and to bid defiance to the laws of their country." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Logan. November 12, 1816.
 

"The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any word in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined."

 – Soren Kierkegaard

"...The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity; it goes to humanity itself...."

"...Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob..."

 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Cowardice asks the question:
Is it safe?
Expediency asks the question:
Is it politic?
Vanity asks the question:
Is it popular?
But conscience asks the question:
Is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular -- but he must take it simply because conscience tells him it is right. – Martin Luther King Jr., from his address, "To Chart Our Course for the Future" (1968).

...how often have you taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. If you are to be a truly Christian nation you must solve this problem. You cannot solve the problem by turning to communism, for communism is based on an ethical relativism and a metaphysical materialism that no Christian can accept. You can work within the framework of democracy to bring about a better distribution of wealth. You can use your powerful economic resources to wipe poverty from the face of the earth. – Martin Luther King Jr., from Paul's Letter to American Christians

Lord, in the complex arena of human relations, help us to make choices

  on the side of love, not hate;
  on the side of inclusion, not exclusion;
  tolerance, not intolerance.

And as we leave this mountain top,
  help us to hold on to the
  spirit of fellowship and the
  oneness of our family.

  – Rev. Joseph Lowery, Jan. 20, 2009,
     from his inaugural benediction.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms in not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some 50 miles of concrete highway. We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. - Address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower "The Chance for Peace" delivered before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, April 16,1953

9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Paul's Charge to Timothy 

11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

 - 1 Timothy 6:9-11

Give until it hurts,
because real love hurts.
– Mother Teresa: In My Own Words

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
 – 1 John 4:18

...do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 – Matthew 6:34

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. – Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form.  – Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.  – Albert Einstein
Force always attracts men of low morality. – Albert Einstein
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.  – Albert Einstein If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. – Albert Einstein
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." – Plato, ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC) We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. - Albert Einstein

And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.  – Matthew 6:5‑6

They that can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
 – Benjamin Franklin

... asking His blessing and His help,
but knowing that, here on earth,
God's work must truly be our own.
 – John F. Kennedy

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If you are considering starting a business or organizing your business as a corporation or LLC, or if you have any issues with regard to the form of your business that you are confused about go see my friend Bruce Chancellor. He's the best business consultant you can find and will have the answers, be able to help you and/or be able to point you in the right direction. 

Do you want to incorporate your business, file for an S Corp, form a Limited Liability Company (LLC), form a non-profit corporation? Ask Bruce!

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