A TIME FOR CHANGE

The time has come for change. Our country will no longer be run by plutocrats and corporations and generals and secret cabals for their own aggrandizement. It will be the people who rule and those individuals and intuitions will answer to the people and the government they elect.

Because of the way our political system is structured, with lobbyist writing the bills and congressmen and senators constantly trying to raise money rather than govern the country, and because of the revolving door from private industry to government office, the great majority of elected officials are complicit in crimes ranging from petty to capitol offenses.

There is no way to fix the system. It is corrupt down to the last nail in the coffin.
Therefore, today I am proposing a new non-political system. Even the word politics connotes lying, cheating, manipulating, selling ones vote, even ones soul for higher office.
It is disgusting and reprehensible that men and woman would do this, but the negative effects do not fall upon them but upon the American people.

We, you and I, will place on the ballot of the next general election, a proposal for a new system of leadership. This will be a Meritocracy: A government wherein appointments are made and responsibilities are given based on demonstrated talent and ability, incentivising ‘merit.’

Article V of the United States Constitution require two-thirds of both houses of Congress or the application of two-thirds of the state legislatures to propose, and three-fourths of all state legislatures (or conventions in three-fourths of the states) to ratify. The Constitution itself was not ratified by referendum, but pursuant to Article VII was instead ratified by state conventions elected by the people.

All that is required is to get twenty thousand signatures to place the measure on the ballot in each state. If the measure gets on the ballot, then it will take three-quarters of the states to vote in favor of the measure. Should that occur, then we will take back the country, establish a new fair, balanced, equitable government.

At that time, I am propose a gathering of all living Nobel Prize winners in America to review a list of candidates for the positions of the fifteen cabinet Secretaries: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans Affairs and Justice.

The lists of candidates will be of people proposed by the following newspapers and magazines: New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg Times, Denver Post, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Dallas Morning News, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Wired, The Economist, . Esquire, The New Yorker, American Demographics, Time, Reason, Business Week, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review, National Journal, Vanity Fair, Chicago, Rolling Stone.

“The names will be placed in order of the number of times each person was recommended. The Nobel Prize winners will then vet those in the top ten slots for each secretary. The individual in the top position will be contacted and offered the position. If he or she declines, then the person in the next position will be offered the job. This will be done until every secretary position is filled.

“The secretaries will then vote on a president from a list offered from the same newspapers and magazines. Nominees will be called in the order made by the Nobel Prize winners.
“A plurality will be required for a nomination.

“Bills and laws may be proposed by either the secretaries or the president. The secretaries may present a bill with a simple majority. The president may veto the bill. A two-thirds majority of the secretaries will then be required for passage.

“The supreme court will be comprised of non-political, non-partial judges based on their life-time public record. No one with any political affiliation will be considered.
“The future starts today. There will no longer be one group against another, rich against poor, corporate vs. individual, Democrat vs. Republican. It will be ‘us’ the U.S. We will set goals that benefit all. We will be an inclusive country. We will be better people, better neighbors, a nation other countries will want to emulate because of our successes, not because of our might.

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