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Laudable goals, but I am concerned over this because it seems to make the environment more important than people.
Originally posted by awake1234
The intent of the framers of this Amendment is to:
a. Protect the planet and its inhabitants from environmentally destructive economic arrangements and behavior, and to increase environmental responsibility on the part of all corporations and government bodies.
Excellent idea in concept. I would reserve judgment until I found out more about actual implementation.
b. Increase U.S. citizens’ democratic control over American economic and political institutions and ensure that all people, regardless of income, have the same electoral clout and power to shape policies and programs.
This sounds like communism or at least extreme socialism.
c. Promote the well-being of citizens of the United States by recognizing that our well-being depends on the well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants, which in turn requires an end to poverty, wars, and violence, and the rise of a new global ethic of genuine caring and mutual interdependence.
With you so far
Article One: The Pro-Democracy Clause
A. The First & Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution shall apply only to human beings...
B. Money or other currency shall not be considered a form of speech within the meaning of the First Amendment to the Constitution...
Bad idea. You have a serious conflict of interest here with the receivers of money deciding on how much money they are allowed to collect.
C. Congress shall regulate the amount of money used to disseminate ideas or shape public opinion in any federal election...
Change that to ALL candidates. Major just leaves us stuck with the same two parties. Also allow the same for all elected positions.
D. In the three months prior to any election for a federal position, all media or any other means of mass communication reaching more than 300,000 people shall provide equal time to all major presidential candidates...
I don't like the sound of this. What exactly does this entail? For example, I believe man made global warming is a hoax and cap and tax nothing but a way to steal American's hard earned money.
Article Two: Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility
A. Every citizen of the United States and every organization chartered by the U.S. or any of its several states shall have a responsibility to promote the ethical, environmental, and social well-being of all life on the planet Earth and on any other planet or in Space with which humans come into contact.
Opportunity for graft like you would not believe. Who would this paperwork be submitted to? How do we ensure their honesty?
B Any government office or project receiving government funds that seeks to engage ln a contract (with any other corporation or limited liability entity) involving the expenditure of over $100,000 (adjusted annually for inflation) shall require that those who apply to fulfill that contract submit an Environmental and Social Responsibility Impact Report to assess the applicant’s corporate behavior...
Hell No! Sounds like agenda 21 tripe to me.
Article Three: The Positive Requirement to Enhance Human Community and Environmental Sustainability
A. Earth being the natural and sacred home of all its peoples, Congress shall develop legislation to enhance the environmental sustainability of human communities and the planet Earth...
Again, sounds like agenda 21. I don't like the sounds of this at all. The "cure" you propose is just as bad as the current disease.
B. In order to prepare the people of the United States to live as environmentally and socially responsible citizens of the world, and to recognize that our own well being as citizens of the United States depends upon the well being of everyone else on Earth...
If they don't like you money and power grab, you just take it anyway? All in the name of "fairness" of course.
Article Four: Implementation
A. Any corporation which moves or seeks to move its assets outside the U.S. must submit an Environmental and Social Impact report to a grand jury of ordinary citizens...
If anything is for we the people and planet, this is a great beginning!