A Democracy Enhanced for the 21st Century
The Voting Rights Movement is not yet finished. It will be complete when citizens
are voting directly upon the national policies that govern their lives
-- and their decisions are binding.
A video presentation of the Citizen v2.1 Creed
The Citizen v2.1 Creed
Achieving this vision will require (1) an updated statement of our grievances with the existing form of government, (2) an amendment to our present constitution establishing a fourth branch of government, and (3) an updated foundation document to define the new structure and process of government. Building on these new foundation documents, America may be restored to a position of moral leadership in the world.
But before all that . . .
We citizens must reinvent ourselves, gaining a new understanding of our proper role in the task of governing a nation and then making an inviolable commitment to the performance of our duty.
A New Declaration of Independence
In this revealing document, the wise and fully engaged citizens of this nation set forth their grievances against the abhorrent practices of the governing political parties and the damage their juvenile behaviors have done to the People and to our Democracy.
The Democracy Amendment is the key to wrenching power from professional politicians and reclaiming sovereignty for the Citizens of America. This amendment establishes The Citizenry as the fourth and highest branch of government with responsibility to determining national policy on the issues that matter most to them.
The current Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791 in response to complaints about the Constitution. Provisions were added to guarantee certain personal freedoms and to limit certain federal government powers. What has been missing all this time is any meaningful role for the Citizenry in the process of government.
A Constitution for the 21st Century
This is the DRAFT constitution adopted by delegates to The Third Convention (Volume III of The Democracy Saga). It more clearly defines the duties of, and constraints upon, the four branches of the federal government and upon the states.
The Articles of Confederation were Independent America’s first constitution. As a reaction to the failings of monarchy, this document provided only for a national legislature and relied heavily upon the good will of the member states.
The Current Constitution was ratified in 1789. Under the Articles of Confederation, the federal government was so weak that it could not compel the necessary cooperation among the states. The Executive and Judicial branches were added. However, it opened the door for ever expanding federal powers.