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48-Point Platform for My 2012 Wisconsin Congressional Run

Written on December 2nd, 2012

1.      Establish peace and diplomacy with all nations, and a humble foreign policy without interventionism.

2.      Nullify and interpose the implementation and enforcement of the USA PATRIOT Act, its reauthorizations, and any and all NDAAs and AUMFs which violate 5th and 6th Amendment rights.

3.      Encourage and permit counties, cities, and municipalities to forego federal assistance in the provision of transportation security.

4.      Repatriate Wisconsin-based military infrastructure, personnel, and the economic industry of military personnel.

5.      Nullify and interpose the implementation and enforcement of all egregious federal laws, and emulate all appropriate federal legislation at the state level.

6.      Join other states to call for a convention to propose amendments to the federal Constitution.

7.      Call for a repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, restoring the influence of the state legislatures on the U.S. Congress.

8.      Urge other states to join Wisconsin in supporting dual federalism (co-equal sovereignty of the federal and state governments) over cooperative federalism.

9.      Sue the federal government for infringing on the autonomy of the state, and / or revoke the state’s consent to share co-sovereignty with the federal government.

10.  Expatriate Wisconsinites to Wisconsin from federal sovereignty and citizenship.

11.  Try representatives, government employees, and voters having participated in the perpetuation of federal supremacy within the state, for rebellion, insurrection, sedition, and / or treason.

12.  Ask the federal Government and the United Kingdom to re-affirm their recognition of the United States as “free, sovereign, and independent”.

13.  Establish embassies, consulates, foreign posts, and / or other diplomatic offices, for the purpose of conducting interactions with the foreign federal government.

14.  Issue passports on behalf of the state, urge and permit localities to issue passports on their own behalves, and accept the U.N. World Passport.

15.  Decline to pursue full U.N. membership for Wisconsin, and oppose the oligopolization of the United Nations Security Council.

16.  Lobby the international community to recognize Wisconsin as a free and independent nation.

17.  Pass legislation defining the provision of all government services as commercial, and invoke court precedent affirming the constitutionality of anti-trust laws in order to abolish the geographical monopoly jurisdiction of governments.

18.  Offer Wisconsin citizenship to persons in areas in which the logistics of the delivery of public services would be feasible and efficient, and offer Wisconsin citizens to become citizens of other governments under the same circumstances.

19.  Pass legislation criminalizing the diminution of choice from among governments based on location or residence.

20.  Promote geographical decentralization – from Washington, D.C. to the states, and from Madison to the counties and communities of Wisconsin – in decision-making.

21.  Pass legislation criminalizing the exclusivity of geographical and subject-matter jurisdiction.

22.  Promote greater and more direct citizen influence on – and participation in – government, including the removal of barriers to ballot access, and to the referendum process.

23.  Promote term limits and pay cuts for elected and appointed officials; initially through voluntary gubernatorial self-imposition, and urging other officials to take the governor’s lead.

24.  Support amendment of the U.S. Constitution to end the apportionment of representatives on the basis of population, favoring instead the basis of number of willing citizens.

25.  Combat partisanship in the state legislatures by applying developments in computer technology to the redistricting process, thereby eliminating the influence of political parties on the process.

26.  Pursue reforms to the consent of the governed, including by applying developments in political science to election systems, and by considering the implementation of ranked preferential voting.

27.  Promote the full information of the consent of the governed by ensuring the privity of contract between voters and public servants; require ballots and oaths of office to be written, signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, and acknowledged by all interested parties.

28.  Pass legislation permitting the public scrutiny of election results.

29.  Support amendment of the U.S. Constitution to criminalize the bestowal and recognition of titles of nobility and aristocratic emoluments by agencies of government.

30.  Increase criminal penalties for voter intimidation, and broaden the definition of voter intimidation to include pandering and other forms of coercive interference in the independence of voter choice.

31.  Promote the security of elections through supporting measures to require photo identification for voters, and to enact an identification provision system funded by taxpayers.

32.  Oppose efforts to end or increase regulations on same-day voter registration for elections.

33.  Support making Election Day a national holiday – or moving elections to a weekend – at the federal level, and a state holiday at the state level.

34.  Support amending Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in a manner which explicitly and simplistically defines the relationship of persons and their legal rights, privileges, and immunities to the state and federal governments.

35.  Support invalidating Section 2 of the 14th Amendment to – and Article I, Section 2 Clause 3 of – the U.S. Constitution to legalize the questioning of the federal public debt.

36.  Support an amendment invalidating Article I, Section 10, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, legalizing the confederation of states.

37.  Promote the responsibility and responsiveness of elected officials, including by supporting amendment of Article I, Section 6, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution to revoke elected federal representatives’ privilege to refuse to respond to questioning.

38.  Support criminal justice reform, including by supporting amendment of Article I, Section 6, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution to remove elected federal representatives’ privileges from arrest.

39.  Support campaign finance reform, including through the nullification and / or interposition of the McCain-Feingold Act, and through the passage of prohibitions against the influence of foreign nationals and corporations on campaign finance.

40.  Support the polyopolization of all commercial markets and industries by invoking court precedent affirming the constitutionality of anti-trust laws.

41.  Pursue “corporate personhood” reform by restoring responsibility and responsiveness to businesses and other corporations, and through reforms to the charter system.

42.  Reverse the corporatization of the person and the commodification of human beings by pursuing informed-consent reforms to the birth certificate and Social Security account systems.

43.  Augment the rights of the accused by requiring the accused to be informed of their right to be presented with written evidence that some party claiming injury has a complaint against them.

44.  Augment the right to a fair trial, including through requiring judges to present written oaths of office and anti-bribery pledges, criminalizing the misinformation of juries by judges and the dismissal of prospective jurors due to awareness of jury nullification, and requiring juries to be informed about jury nullification.

45.  Oppose attempts to reinstate the death penalty in Wisconsin, and nullify and the implementation and enforcement of federal laws which carry the death penalty as a potential punishment.

46.  Oppose attempts to criminalize and / or increase penalties for recording public proceedings and the actions of civil servants, including police officers.

47.  Legally re-define the power of attorney to be separate and distinct from the powers of political representation, adjudication, and arbitration.

48.  Nullify and interpose the implementation and enforcement of the federal anti-drug laws, and pardon – and pursue the reduction of the duration of sentences of – all non-violent drug offenders in the state.

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