Toward a Second Revolution: The People Are Sovereign

+ For the past 40+ years fascist billionaires have implemented a plan designed to enrich themselves using the power of the national government and corporations as their means of achieving it. They have corrupted our government -- the executive, legislative, and judiciary -- so much so that it is no exaggeration to assert that the national government is a 'captured' institution, incapable of reform, serving only the interests of the banking, fossil fuel, military industries, and the other monopoly corporations. While it is imperative that we resist this fascist takeover, it is equally important to rethink our strategy and organize locally to take our country back.

Meanwhile, life on planet earth is in grave peril. We are in the midst of the largest mass extinction of species since the age of the dinosaurs, some 65 million years ago. Due almost exclusively to human activity, the planet has lost 2/3rds of all species in the last 50 years. And yet, our captured national government continues the destruction of life with a 'business as usual' attitude, fueling and feeding the very corporations responsible for the unravelling of the matrix of life.

We the people must get organized, come together around a plan that would achieve several key objectives:

  1. +The people alone are Sovereign.
    1. As the sovereign, we the people can alter or abolish any form of government not conducive to our health, safety, or happiness.
    2. + From the Declaration of Independence.
      • "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
      • That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
      • That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
      • and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
    3. + From the Colorado Constitution Article II - Bill of Rights.
      "In order to assert our rights, acknowledge our duties, and proclaim the principles upon which our government is founded, we declare:
      • Section 1. Vestment of political power. All political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government, of right, originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.
      • Section 2. People may alter or abolish form of government. The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves, as a free, sovereign and independent state; and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safety and happiness, provided, such change be not repugnant to the constitution of the United States."

    'Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.' -- John Adams