Declaration of Citizens
The time has come for Citizens of the United States of America to assert our rights to control the political system. For too long, others have claimed that governing belonged to the capitalists, the corporations, the special interests and the elite. Now is the time for Citizens to declare the causes that require us to assert our rights.
Citizens of the United States of America have rights. Citizens have the right to participate in the political system at the federal, state and local levels. When that political system and government become unable to protect Citizens from hunger, homelessness, unemployment and poverty then Citizens have the right to change that political system and government by defining principles and rights that assert the Right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness as defined in the Declaration of Independence and assert the rights defined in the Constitution of the United States of America and amendments.
Corporations and other forms of business ownership have had a mutually beneficial partnership with Citizens to participate in the economy of the United States of America. Tax paying Citizens have provided schools, roads and bridges, firefighters, police and government for the benefit of everyone. Corporations have competed in the economy to sell goods and services, and hired people who paid taxes. However, Corporations and other forms of business ownership have caused the Great Recession, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and claim they have the power to participate in the political system to maintain their position of dominance. What are the grievances Citizens have against Corporations and other business entities?
They have abused the laws necessary for the public good by polluting the land, air and water.
They have financed campaigns using false or misleading information to influence people to not support laws for human health and a healthy environment.
They have financed political candidates that support laws that limit Citizens rights and expand the rights of business entities,
They have used their influence in the political system to delay and stop changes unfavorable to their economic agenda, even though the changes benefit the health and welfare of Citizens.
They have benefited in the global economy without creating jobs in the United States of America to protect Citizens from hunger, homelessness, unemployment and poverty.
They have........well, here you get to add to the list.
Next, what are the demands of the Citizens?
To get Corporations out of the political system as much as possible.
Corporations are not Citizens, do not have the right to vote and should not be able to use their superior cash flow and wealth to get their way and hurt Citizens economic welfare.
Corporations should not be contributing to political campaigns for ballot measures or people.