Thursday, January 21, 2010

Constitutional Amendment

Please submit this to your state legislator in Olympia. If you are reading this from outside of Washington State, you can get your customized state version here.

The Constitution of the State of Washington is amended as follows:

Article. I

Section 1. Political Power. All political power is inherent in the **natural** people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain **the** individual rights **of natural people**.

Section 3. Personal Rights. No **natural** person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

The Constitution of the United States is amended as follows:

U.S. Const. Amend. XIV, ? 1: All **natural** persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law that shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any **natural** person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any **natural** person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.


River said...

Chad, can you get up a petition that people in the various different states can download, print out, and start circulating, and/or circulate by email within their states? My mother suggested this because she thinks it will work best for California; the legislature evidently needs to be pressured by a mass movement there.

I'll help you to whatever extent I can in Washington, including getting the local Democrats involved (both county and LD) and presenting it to my state senator and Democratic state rep myself. I do not think Jan Angel will help get this through, but at least Larry Seaquist and possibly Derek Kilmer may be interested, and I suspect our candidate to defeat Jan will likewise be interested. Let me know how else I can help.

Chad Lupkes said...

I found this after I posted the blog entry. Activism Rule #1: Use existing infrastructure whenever possible.

Michael Goff said...

How much longer until corporations figure out that they can run for office? We'd better get these amendments through before then; I doubt that Governor Boeing or President Exxon-Mobil will be amenable.

Shar said...

Good going, Chad! I'm in!

Chad Lupkes said...

Senator Jacobsen has agreed to speak to the Party Leadership in Olympia about Washington taking the lead on this by passing this or a similar amendment to our state Constitution. Please write or call to thank him, and contact your own Senator and Reps in Olympia to get the ball rolling.

Rebecca Hellman said...

Rebecca Hellman
Chad, please get this to our federal elected Washington officials, as well. Thank you for your swift is disparately needed.