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Recipient: please read thoroughly, and if this resonates with you, make this document 'go viral', sending it in
email attachments, posting it (or a link to it: www.ResetButton2011.Org) at social media sites, forums, and any
other web sites.


What is this document?
The Reset Button document is an immediate call to action to all of the citizens of the United States of America,
and an urgent call for support from all citizens around the world. This document redefines the role of the
American people in self-governance. This document creates a movement which demands specific changes
within the operational structure of the United States government, to reverse collusion and return governance of
the United States to the people of the United States.

Phase I of The Reset Button is true election reform, which puts the sovereignty over and control of elections
into the hands of the citizen electorate – for the first time in the history of our nation. Phase I of The Reset
Button calls for one US Constitutional amendment – Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) – to
be ratified immediately, and one law – the Election Reform Act of 2011 – to be passed immediately, in order for
the citizens of the United States to gain sovereignty and democratic rule in the United States of America. Once
Phase I is accomplished, Phase II of The Reset Button outlines major, simultaneous changes in governance, to
steer the United States to a course of integrity and away from collusion, to real peace and away from
imperialistic and militaristic and predatory behavior, to sovereignty over and control of healthful food, air,
water, and healthcare, to a world-changing embracing of non-polluting energy technologies and the
accompanying paradigm shift from scarcity to abundance, to a blended ideology of social democracy for our
needs and restrained capitalism for our desires beyond our needs, to social, economic, and environmental
harmony, benevolence, and justice for all.

The citizens of the United States hereby issue a directive to the joint houses of the US Congress: the immediate
ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act
of 2011 – as contained within this document..

Until this directive of the citizens of the United States is met, in full, this document calls for
   1. a General Strike by all US citizens (a 'stay-at-home strike'),
   2. a full boycott of all large corporations,
   3. removal of all money from all national and international banks,
   4. divestment of all funds in the stock market,
   5. paying the minimum amount on credit card bills,
   6. a massive movement of US citizens filing legitimate lawsuits against the major financial institutions and
        major corporations involved in collusion.

In addition to the list above (action date: immediately), if this directive of the citizens of the United States is not
met, in full, by September 1, 2011, this document also calls for:

Peaceful demonstrations at the State Capital building, in the capital city of each of the 50 States, demanding that


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an immediate Continental Congress be held for the purpose of implementing the immediate ratification of
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011.

The Bill of Rights, Amendment I of the US Constitution could not be more clear that the citizens of the United
States have the right to peaceably assemble, and to 'petition for a redress of grievances' – which is exactly what
The Reset Button is doing. These rights were obviously first and foremost in the minds of the founding fathers,
redressing their errors and omissions from the original articles of the Constitution, and who then penned this as
the very first amendment to the US Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or
abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Note that the founding fathers specifically omitted a
length of time that people can peacefully assemble, and we intend to assemble in every State capital - and to
stay assembled until the ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of
the Election Reform Act of 2011.

Further, we demand that no legal or monetary penalty or legal repercussion of any kind, nor any loss of
employment or demotion, may be imposed on any citizen, for citizen actions taken as part of The Reset Button.

This call to action is not clandestine or subversive, is nether an insurrection or revolution, and involves no
sedition or treason; just the opposite is true: this document openly demands an end to the current subversion of
the US Constitution by corrupt members of all three branches of US government, demands an end to acts of
treasonous collusion by elected and appointed officials of the US government with national and international
corporate and banking entities, and demands a key constitutional amendment and law passage to begin the
pathway to a government of the people, for the people, and by the people.

This document consists of a few dozen typewritten pages, written in plain English, that every adult US citizen
should be able to read and comprehend. If those who currently control the US government and the major media
outlets are successful, The Reset Button document will be made insignificant, and will be devalued to the status
of lining a bird cage. On the other hand, if the citizens of the United States are successful, The Reset Button
document could be the catalyst and blueprint for the most significant social change in the 235 history of the
United States – since 1776. The outcome will depend entirely on the exercise of free will by the unified voice of
the majority of the citizens of the United States – in the face of extreme opposition by the current power control
structure.


Citizen Action List Explained
The call for specific action by US citizens, until the ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform
Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011, explained and annotated. Until this directive
of the citizens of the United States is met, in full, this document calls for
        1. General Strike by all US citizens (a 'stay-at-home strike'.)
        The effectiveness of a General Strike is not in picketing, bullhorn speeches, crowd chants, or even a
        public presence. The effectiveness of a General Strike is not in presence but rather in absence – the
        absence of the workforce, stopping or slowing the work-flow, eroding or stopping the profitability (or
        even the viability) of the corporation. If you are a union member that has strict rules or strike behavior
        (such as having to take turns picketing on-site), then follow your union's rules while you ask your union
        representative to relax the rules, for this General Strike. If you belong to a union that refuses to


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participate in this once-in-a-lifetime, critical, General Strike, quit your union and quickly organize
another union with other workers who have also just quit that union. There are some unions that are fully
compromised, and that have corporate-owned puppets in place. You will know who they are very
quickly.

We all know that the unemployment rate is high, and thus the temptation of unemployed workers to
accept positions left vacant by striking workers will be great – but, remember that this is a once-in-a-
lifetime, critical, General Strike to gain sovereignty for all US citizens and that the long-term goal
far outweighs short-term employment. Workers who were capable of striking but refused to
participate in the General Strike will forever be seen by their co-workers and by the rest of the citizens
of the US as ―capitulating with the enemy of the people‖ by weakening the power of the General Strike.
Workers who accept positions during the General Strike – taking jobs of striking workers – will forever
be seen as betrayal of your co-workers, betrayal of the citizens of the US, betrayal of the goal of citizen
sovereignty outlined by The Reset Button document and movement, and as ―capitulating with the enemy
of the people.‖ If the General Strike is massive enough, it will be successful very quickly; if the General
Strike is moderate in scope, it may take many months to be successful. Remember to reach-out to
anyone and everyone who needs help, and make sure no one goes hungry during the strike.

2. Full boycott of all large corporations
Corporations vary in their level and degree of desire and ability to control the US government, and in
their level and degree of greed-based sociopathic behavior and the amount of direct harm to citizens and
to our environment – but, for the purpose of attaining the goals of The Reset Button, we will see all
major corporations (national and multinational) as critical targets of a full boycott. All of these
corporations form the tip of the financial and resource pyramid, and an intricate web of control over the
US government and its citizens.

Make no mistake, the major corporations, (along with privately held major banks and militarists), now
have complete control over the US government and have eroded and dissolved the sovereignty of
citizens – as the corporate entities and major banks have gained sovereignty over US citizens. In their
present form, and within the present ―untamed/unrestricted‖ structure, they are most certainly the enemy
of the citizens of the US. These major corporations, through campaign donations (which should be
called corporate sponsorships) and through lobbying (which should be called bribery and collusion),
completely control the careers of all politicians – not a single politician currently in office could have
come to power without the aiding and abetting of these corporations (if not directly, then through
political party purse strings.) To influence the current politicians, we must influence the major
corporations that ―own‖ them.

Find a listing of the largest 100 corporations in the US near the end of The Reset Button document, or
find a listing of the largest 500 corporations in the US online at
www.ResetButton2011.org/Corporations.html

As an example, we know that Walmart, (one of the largest corporations in the US and the largest retailer
in the world), offers cheap goods and it may be tempting to try to save a few pennies or dollars by
shopping there – but don't! Refuse to do business with them until the ratification of Amendment XXVIII
(Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011 occurs. We need to
make the strongest use of boycott wherever we are able to readily do so. It may require some sacrifice
on our part, because we have allowed these corporations to become part of our lives – but we can do it,
we can boycott them for as many months as it takes.

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Many of the major corporations will be obvious and easy to target with a full boycott – simply refuse to
do any business with them until the ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment)
and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011 occurs. Other corporations may require a bit of
sleuthing to figure out who their subsidiaries are, so that their subsidiaries can be boycotted as well. Still
other corporations represent all of the major players in an industry, and there is no way to effectively
completely boycott them all – the oil corporate giants are a good example. Our only boycott tool in a
case like this will be to use as little of the goods or service as possible, until the ratification of
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011
occurs. Finally, there will be some corporations on the list that deal only with other corporations or only
with the US government (such as some of the ―defense contractor‖ corporations), and we may not be
able to affect them significantly, in Phase I of The Reset Button movement with boycott strategies. We
will deal with them in in the stock market divestment, and further in Phase II of The Reset Button
movement

3. Removal of all money from all national and international banks.
This does not advocate or imply inciting a ―bank run‖ (attempting to have everyone simultaneously walk
out of the banks with all of their money, in physical cash or dollar bills) – in fact, a bank run is
impossible anyway, because the vast majority of ―money‖ is not printed as dollar bills but rather is
simply a notation in a computer accounting program. Removal of all money from all national and
international banks implies moving all of your money from these large, predatory banks into small,
locally owned banks and locally owned savings and loans institutions. Be sure to check to see who owns
a local bank or S&L before depositing your money there – make sure you are actually moving it away
from the hands of the national and international bankers.

4. Divestment of all funds in the stock market.
We have all heard of ―blood diamonds‖, and need to think in terms of the reality that supporting these
corrupt major corporations, by owning their stocks, is exactly the same thing as owning blood
diamonds. There may be a very few exceptions to this strategy, and so retaining stock in some of the
extremely ―green‖ (not 'green-washed') corporations with fair trade policies, fair worker compensation,
and less severe disparity between the highest and lowest paid workers would be prudent – but frankly,
you will almost certainly not find a single corporation that fits that description among the largest 500
corporations in the US. Sell all of your stocks, your 'blood diamonds', and wash your hands.

Don't just sell some stocks and buy others. We need to impact the entire stock market and its
infrastructure. If you want to re-purchase stocks, (some time in the future, after identifying honorable
businesses), wait until after the ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and
the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011. Move all of your money out, and don't put a dime back
in until the amendment and law take effect. Note also that Phase II of The Reset Button movement will
legislate that ―items of need‖ will no longer be allowed to be traded, and some ―financial instruments‖
will no longer exist, so, for example, don't reinvest in wheat futures or energy companies or options on
futures contracts or any form of derivatives.

5. Paying the minimum amount on credit card bills.
It is not unlawful to completely withhold payments on credit card bills. However, there are penalties that
the credit card companies can (and will) impose. Withholding credit card payments entirely risks
damaging or ruining your credit. So, it would be imprudent to ask citizens to face the potential risk of
damaged credit, by completely withholding credit card payments. To 'starve' the credit card companies

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from having working capital as much as possible, pay only the minimum due until the ratification of
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011
occurs. It may not seem like much, but there are over 180 million credit card holders in the US, and if
even one percent of us send them $100 less per month, that would amount to more than $180 Million
less per month flowing through their hands, or more than $2 Billion dollars less per year flowing
through their hands. So, it does add up to a large impact on their cash flow when citizens work together.
In the long-term, paying the least amount possible means that your overall interest will be slightly higher
on the amount you have borrowed, but this is a small sacrifice at the individual level for a few months
to maybe a year.

In addition, to further starve the financial behemoths:
Do not make a home or car or other major purchase involving credit before the ratification of
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011
occurs.

Do not use your credit cards at all, before the ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform
Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011 occurs.

Note also that financial reform, including true, major financial reform, is part of The Reset Button Phase
II.

6. US citizens filing legitimate lawsuits against the major financial institutions and major
corporations involved in collusion.
Each of us and our families have been harmed by major corporation and major financial institutions.
Most of us have done nothing about it, legally. There are many legitimate, legal, and non-frivolous
reasons to bring suit against these corporations. Many of us have not already brought suit against these
corporations because we did not want to be seen as ―sue happy‖ (litigious), believed we could never win
against giant corporations or banks, or because we believed it would be too expensive. Lawsuits may be
filed in small claims court against corporations that do business within the jurisdiction, and small claims
courts filing fees are typically less than $100 in most States. Maximum amounts vary by State, but are
rarely less than $5000. Imagine if even 1/10 of one percent of the citizens of the US (320,000 of we
―Davids‖) simultaneously get the courage to face the 100 largest ―Goliaths‖ in small claims courts, suing
for $5000. That could amount to $1.6 Billion leaving the coffers of the corporations and banks, and
tying-up tens of thousands of hours worth of corporate lawyers time and energy.

Don't even think about ―class action‖ lawsuits – they take too long and besides, the US Supreme Court
can negate the class with a wave of their hand (as they just did, with the amazing declaration that
―female workers‖ do not qualify as a class, in the largest class-action, sex discrimination lawsuit in US
history, involving Walmart.)

Note that you must not offer nor agree to drop a lawsuit in progress if some condition is met (for
example, the ratification of an amendment and the passage of a law) – that would probably be
considered as coercion. Any lawsuits started must be either be completed or dropped – due to your
personal, undeclared, reasons or strategies (such as concluding that you will probably not win a
particular lawsuit.)

( a few things everyone can do)


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7. Support The Reset Button in Every Way That You Can.
     Make The Reset Button movement go viral. This is critical! Paste a link with a brief, urgent,
       explanation in your own words – on your website, your blog, and on all forums and social
       networking sites that you visit. Email a copy of The Reset Button document as an attachment, or
       send a link to every single person in your email list. Remember, each and every supporter is
       equally leading The Reset Button movement. It is up to you (to each of us) to spread the word.
       (Link to www.ResetButton2011.org)
     Make digital copies of The Reset Button document onto CD ROM disks and give them out.
     Make printed copies, and distribute them to friends and family members that are not likely to use
       a computer themselves to print or read online.
     Make and wear Reset Button T-shirts. (Download free graphics at www.ResetButton2011.org)
     Make signs and put them on your car, house, yard... ―I Support The Reset Button!‖ or ―Press The
       Reset Button!‖ or ―Game Over. Hit The Reset Button!‖ or some creative variation on the theme.
       (Download free graphics at www.ResetButton2011.org)
     Have a Reset Button-themed block party, and invite all of your neighbors. Talk, share, find your
       common ground, shake hands, look each other in the eye, share a meal, assure and comfort one
       another, pledge to help each other weather the transition to self-governance.
     Print up a few dozen postcard-sized pieces of paper, write just a few words on them that will
       make someone curious, include a link to www.ResetButton2011.org, and hand them out.
     Remember, there is no ―organization‖ (just the citizens of the US), no petition to sign, no
       signatures to collect, no money to donate. This movement will require your effort, and your time,
       and your energy, and your passion.
     Don't quit! Keep your energy high, and be prepared to expend time and energy. This will be
       historic, and you don't want to tell your grandchildren you were sitting on the couch watching
       TV while the rest of your countrymen were tirelessly working for your freedom.
     Sing, dance, and laugh! Refuse to allow the artificial fear generated by the government to affect
       you. Fear is their most effective weapon.

8. Get Metaphysical
If you believe in or understand metaphysical energy, use it to support The Reset Button movement. This
would include prayer, focused intent, and meditation. Even if you think prayer, focused intent, and
meditation are superstitious mumbo-jumbo, that's OK, please just keep a positive attitude about The
Reset Button concept, and express your feeling that The Reset Button will be successful. Express your
enthusiasm for and support of The Reset Button to everyone you know, and everyone you meet – and if
they ask, ―Can this really work?‖ tell them, ―Yes, it will work, if we all work together!‖

9. Make Some Official Noise
Phone and write and email your Senators and Congresspersons. It sounds lame, and actually it usually is
lame, (because most Senators and Representatives have proven that they do not base their Congressional
votes on the will of their constituency), but it is actually very important in this case to make a big noise
at the office of your current Senators and Representatives, so they will know the scope of citizen
support. The impact of the General Strike will be immediate and obvious (especially if everyone sitting
on the fence makes the decision to ―go for it‖ and to strike, once-in-a-lifetime, for this historic
opportunity.) The impact of shifting money from the big banks to the little banks will be noticeable, but
may be ignored or under-reported by mainstream news; the stock divestment might take a few weeks to
make an impact because it is unfamiliar territory and many will have to rely on a stock broker. We need
the Senators and Representatives to immediately have no doubt that there is a firestorm of support for


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       The Reset Button. Light up their phones, fill up their snail and email boxes. (Do this even if you cannot
       do much else.) Repeat frequently! (at least once a day, every day, until Phase I goals are accomplished)
       http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

       10. Be Prepared to Peacefully Protest in the Capital City of Your State
       If enough US citizens participate in a mass General Strike, pull their funds from big banks, and divest
       from the stock market - as well as the other items listed in the Citizen Action List - it is possible that we
       will not need to pack into State capitals to protest until we are successful with Phase I of The Reset
       Button's stated goals. But, do be prepared for the reality that we will probably need to physically
       participate in peaceful protest. And, be prepared to occupy the State capital of your State for as long as it
       takes – maybe weeks; maybe months. Start planning for it: the logistics of getting there, what you will
       bring with you, how and who will resupply you when you run out of food and water, etc. Be prepared to
       turn over to the police any person committing any act of violence – they are probably agents
       provocateurs anyway, but may also be idiots that do not understand how critically important it is for the
       protest to remain peaceful. If you get arrested, do not resist arrest and do not argue with police officers
       about the legality of the arrest. It is possible that it may take 100,000 citizens being arrested, or maybe
       even a million citizens being arrested, before the rest of the US citizens find the courage to join The
       Reset Button movement.

The unified citizens of the United States are asked to do as many of the items on the Citizen Action List as
possible – every US citizen who wants citizen sovereignty and true democratic rule must be compelled to do as
much as possible to force the current legislators to enact this true election reform, the critical steppingstone to
true self-governance and to enable a pathway towards the reform items of The Reset Button listed in Phase II.
Divided, we stand no chance of achieving sovereignty; united, we will achieve sovereignty.


Calling for Support from non-US Citizens
We are calling for support from our brothers and sisters around the world. To our globe-mates: Please offer your
enthusiastic support of The Rest Button and the underlying concept and principles. If the corporate mass media
is ordered to ignore, to purposely under-report, or to distort the truth about The Reset Button movement, please
make your voices heard! If/when we go to the streets and into the capital cities of the individual States, we need
to know that ―the whole world is watching‖ and standing with the citizens of the Unites States in solidarity.

The Reset Button document addresses the specifics of the US system, and so cannot be an exact template for
any other country's citizens – but, the concept can be used. The same global cabal of international bankers,
multinational corporations, and secret societies oppresses all of the citizens in the world, and your country is no
exception. We urge you to quickly create and implement a Reset Button movement within your own country,
writing a document that specifically addresses the legal pathway to your own country's sovereignty, to your own
individual sovereignty, and to a system of self-governance. And, we will support you!


Why The Reset Button Will Succeed
―Divide and conquer!‖ had been a tactic used by the controllers of society against the people of the society for
thousands of years, and is just as effective today as ever. There are tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of
millions of US citizens that recognize that there are major problems that need to be addressed. People with good
hearts, full of passion and compassion, try to attack and solve some of the problems. Some of these passionate,
compassionate people attempt to juggle many issues at once, and divide their time between several issues that

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they feel are most critical. Some of these passionate, compassionate people attempt to pick one major issue,
such as ending wars, protecting the environment, trying to get true health care reform, trying to stop the
genetically modified food takeover, reducing the size of the government, protecting worker's rights, changing
the education system, … and the list goes on and on … and they dedicate their time, money, and efforts to the
problem they feel most strongly about. The controllers of our society don't need to divide us; we have divided
ourselves.

We now know that dividing our energies does not work, so we regroup and recognize that none of the major
problems will be solved until we succeed in gaining sovereignty and self-governance. With clarity, we realize
that Phase I of The Reset Button – the immediate ratification of Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform
Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011 – is the only thing that will succeed in gaining
sovereignty and self-governance. It will succeed by our united efforts, we will have a clean slate, and then we
can move on to all of the other issues listed in Phase II of The Reset Button, and beyond.


Who wrote this document?
You did. I did. We all did. The Reset Button document is a collection of thoughts and ideas from a cross section
of individual citizens of the United States. You may recognize some of the voices that spoke or penned some of
the words, and realize that these came from moments of inspired clarity and deep and genuine concern for the
greater good of all, regardless of any political party affiliation or personal creed.

There is no hatred or malevolence in our hearts, but rather positively redirected anger creating enormous
passion for social justice and truth, and compassion toward all of us - even toward those who selfishly wish to
continue their stranglehold on our rights. This document, The Reset Button, defines a movement to self-
governance and the creation of a government of the people, for the people, and by the people, as was the vision
of the authors, signers, and supporters of the US Constitution. We the people of the United States turn our hearts
and minds toward the principles, ideals, and goals that sustain us and nurture us and provide for our well being
and that of the Earth.

The Reset Button document was written by and for the citizens of the United States, and every supporter of The
Reset Button is an equal. There is no organization, and no leaders. With this document in hand, we each possess
100% of everything we need to move forward toward true self-governance.


The Reset Button: A Path to Blended Ideologies
The Reset Button, Phase I, gives US citizens sovereignty and self governance. Once we achieve that and truly
have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we can begin to undo the mechanisms put in
place by oligarchs to rule us and control us, and replace these with wise laws to protect us and sustain us and
nurture us. The Reset Button, Phase II, has at its core the wisdom to blend ideologies to our greatest benefit. We
must never again allow oligarchs to unleash the unrestrained monster of corporate greed to strip us of our
sovereignty and to gain control over our needs.

Self-governance by the citizens of the United States has been lost, and has been replaced by oligarchical rule,
via corporate and financial institutional control, collusion, and subversion.

We, the people of the United States, are experiencing the effects of unrestrained capitalism: unprecedented
redistribution of wealth into the hands of the few at the great expense of the many, and permanent financial

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enslavement for the working class. The breaking point has been reached. This document is not a complete
history lesson of how we got to this state, but rather it is the solution to get out of it.

Clever oligarchs have financially sponsored elected officials and steered legislation to further enable and protect
oligarchs. Clearly, we the people have lost our representative voice and our power. Clearly, we the people need
to change the mechanism of elections to restore our representative voice and remove the self-serving voice of
the oligarchs.

Pure capitalism does not work - for the workers. It does not work for the vast majority of citizens, because pure
capitalism is a ―pyramid scheme‖ favoring the few at the top of the pyramid. Capitalism is a business model,
not a model for a healthy society. Capitalism runs on the Miltonian meme, ―greed is good‖, and capitalism has
no emotion. Buy low; sell high, pay as little for raw materials as possible, and pay workers as little as possible –
that is the formula for maximization of profits. Capitalism is competition as opposed to cooperation. Capitalism
creates two classes of people: richer and poorer. Social democracy created and sustained the middle class, the
working class. Devoid of emotion, those at the top of the pyramid of capitalism have no passionate desire either
to save or to destroy the working class – they simply do not care. Pure capitalism breeds and nurtures
sociopaths.

"If any of my competitors were drowning, I'd stick a hose in their mouth.‖ -Ray Kroc

Billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of man-hours have been spent by capitalists to demonize any
system of governance that is not pure capitalism. The word ―socialism‖ and the phrase ―social democracy‖ are
no exception – they are instantly emotionally equated (by some people) with the most negative aspects of
totalitarian, dictatorial regimes that have ever existed, and that have purposely misused the words ―social‖,
―socialist‖, and ―socialism‖ to pretend to care for all facets of the social order – to care for society. The word
―socialism‖ and the phrase ―social democracy‖, as used in The Reset Button document, do not equate with any
previously defined system of governance or political ideology, but rather to the simple idea of caring for all
facets of the social order – to care for society as a whole. Within the first 30 words of the preamble to the US
Constitution, we find the phrase, ―promote the general Welfare‖, which gives us a pretty solid clue that the
authors of the US Constitution intended for us to take care of one another.

If a water crisis emerged, a socialist's response would be, ―How many people are thirsty, and how are we going
to distribute water to them all?‖ A capitalist's response would be, ―Who owns the well?‖

The majority of citizens of the United States are unwilling to change our system of government to pure
democratic socialism, even though we enjoy and rely upon many social (pooled resource) programs and
infrastructure in our society (such as highways and streets, bridges, sewers, flood control, public navigable
waterways, most airports, federal, state, and local government property and buildings, national parks, state
parks, water purification and delivery systems, police and fire departments, the judicial system, public schools,
public libraries, terrestrial and marine weather forecasting and warning systems, emergency management,
national defense, medicare, and social security – to name a few.)

It might appear that socialism (pooling resources and sharing them) and capitalism (controlling resources and
hoarding them) cannot coexist, but we are already doing it – we the people have simply allowed the oligarchs to
funnel the vast majority of our pooled resources into their pockets, and most alarmingly, have allowed oligarchs
to gain control over our basic needs. Socialism is not a gift from the government to the people; socialism is the
wise pooling of our resources to accomplish together what would be impossible or unfeasible to accomplish
alone. Embracing both capitalism and socialism is possible, and can work for everyone, but a very clear line of

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distinction needs to be drawn between what aspects of life capitalism and socialism may serve. The key is
―needs‖ - socialism to serve our needs, and capitalism to serve our desires beyond our needs. This document
outlines a new democratically governed, capitalism/socialism unification mandate.


Needs - vs. - Wants
The often repeated phrase ―food, clothing, and shelter‖ inadequately describes human needs, especially in the
21st century.

We need pure air to breathe, pure water to drink, and pure foods to eat.

We need shelter that protects us from the natural elements and that fosters healthy family life and a healthy bond
with nature.

We need the full spectrum of health care options, and the freedom to choose the health care options we wish to
utilize – heath care that is holistic and includes mental health, dental health, and eye health.

We need basic, public transportation.

We need the social infrastructure of the United States to be properly maintained, updated, and expanded as we
deem necessary.

We need non-polluting energy technology; we need immediate access to zero-point, ―free energy‖ technology,
and we need the suppression of all alternative energy technologies to cease.

We need the freedom of open communication and expression to everyone, and to receive communication from
everyone - not through the filters of oligarchs.

We need freedom from the oppression instilled using fear-based psychological weaponry.

We need an end to all so-called ―black-ops‖ secret programs in the United States that operate under the guise of
national security – and we need full disclosure of all operations that fall outside the realm of true national
security.

We need a government free from collusion with any entity – whether corporate, financial, foreign state, foreign
or domestic individual, syndicate, religious or secular group, secret society, or lobby – fulfilling our mandate to
be a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

We need the freedom to choose our spiritual or religious path, or to choose none, and the freedom from direct,
organized religious influence on the US government.

We need all of the occult symbology removed from our money and our public buildings, and need the secret
societies behind them to be exposed and removed from influence over our government.

We need to govern ourselves using wise rules rather than relying on rulers.

We need our sovereignty as individuals and as a nation, and the freedom to reach out globally to our brothers


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and sisters on the planet, in friendship, to communicate, and to assist in true humanitarian ways if asked.

We need to respect the sovereignty of every individual and of every nation in the world.

We need an eduction system dedicated to igniting the full potential of the human mind.

We need a strong social safety net that cares for our elderly members, our physically and mentally incapacitated,
our overlooked and homeless and abandoned children, families, and war veterans.

We need to love and to be loved, to nurture and be nurtured, to care for and be sustained by the natural Earth.

This document, in Phase I and especially in Phase II of The Reset Button, addresses these needs.

We also have desires beyond our needs, and these desires are to be met by capitalism. Mechanisms must be
maintained to ensure that capitalism operates within a sphere where it does not influence, control, dictate, or
impinge upon societal needs.

Needs - vs. - wants is the critical boundary line that must be clearly defined, not fuzzy as it has been, and that
clear line between needs and wants defines the line for our society and government for the balance of social
democracy and capitalism.


Game Over
To the ruling elite, the corporate superpowers, the extra-national bankers, the militarists, the US and foreign
shadow governments, global secret societies: We the People have to admit it – you kicked our asses. You won. It
was a stunning victory. We didn't stand a chance – we were lambs to the slaughter, babies with candy for the
taking. We stand in awe of your planetary takeover. You possess the vast majority of the monetary wealth of the
planet, and control the vast majority of raw material resources. You were brilliant. Shock and awe. You beat us
fair and square. Oh, wait – it was neither fair nor square, but you did made the rules/laws to make it 'legal',
sometimes, when you didn't need an illegal operation for expediency. You're at the top of your game, the 'kings
of the world', controlling virtually every nation in the world through your overt and covert control of
international organizations such as the UN, IMF, and World Bank, as well as having fear-based, US and NATO
military control over every nation on the planet – even US allies.

You have had, at your disposal, unlimited resources to create the most fearsome war-theater infrastructure
imaginable, and you have accomplished it – from underground military bases to the weaponization of space –
and all points in between. When it comes to covert control of the people – not just in the US but in the entire
world – wow, our jaws hang open at even the small tidbits of secret information that has been leaked! There
isn't a major decision that occurs anywhere on Earth that you do not influence, and ―influence‖ for you means
―dictate your will.‖ You took complete control of all major, mainstream media, and made it your propaganda
outlet (and you were so stealthy, that there are probably a few people working there right now that actually
believe they are real journalists.) You are so good at propaganda that even the people that have awakened and
that see your game clearly – and who expose the truth – are labeled as 'conspiracy theorists' by the members of
society that you still fully control. You heard the last US president that tried to expose your secret societies and
their control over the government, and you gave him a public craniotomy, in broad daylight, to stand as a
warning to anyone who would dare confront you.



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Your understanding of fear as a weapon and the use of fear as a major tool to control us is masterful. Truly,
masterful. Your use of psychological operations (psy-opy) to instill fear in us is so effective, that even those of
us who know it is your major psychological weapon still initially react to the fear stimuli. You have blackmailed
and compromised thousands of individuals, implicating them with pedophile sex, illegal drugs, torture, and even
murder to assure their silence, and you require anyone who might get a remote glimpse of the workings 'behind
the curtains' to have a security clearance – and use the fear of imprisonment against all who have 'secret'-level
clearance and higher. You are the uncrowned kings of planet Earth, and most of us don't even know exactly
who many of you are, individually. Your declaration of a 'war on terror' – a permanent state of fear for the
populace, based on bogeymen in the shadows, after a false-flag event – was your Oscar-winning performance,
your Nobel Prize for manipulative strategies. You have toppled governments, assassinated political leaders you
opposed, enslaved nations in financial debt, maimed and killed literally millions of men women and children
around the world, raped and pillaged the Earth ... and you did it all without blinking, without shedding a tear,
without a hint of remorse.

But, a major change has occurred. We have awakened, and we see you very clearly. We see your game. We
know we are only pawns – highly expendable pawns – in your game. We know that the only way for us to be
free, to have sovereignty, to live in abundance, to live in peace, compassion, and accord with all of mankind, to
live in harmony with nature, is to stop playing your game. We reject the rule of aristocratic rulers and we accept
the responsibility of creating and living by wise and just and fair rules (laws.) We accept the responsibility of
actually creating, for the first time ever, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

We're not going to play your game anymore. Game over. We're changing the rules, and we're pushing the reset
button.


Who will oppose The Reset Button?
Immense opposition to The Reset Button will come from the individuals and cartels that have 'gamed the
system' and who currently control the United States government, control all major financial institutions, control
our nation's food supply, control our nation's energy supply, and control our nation's security. The international
banking cartel including the Federal Reserve, the major players on Wall Street, the fossil fuel cartel, agri-biz
giants including the corporations who have patented life forms and who have genetically modified plants and
food animals, ―main-stream‖ media corporations, the ―military industrial complex‖ (the ―defense‖ industry),
current corrupt politicians and compromised and corrupt political organizations, Supreme Court justices and
others in lifetime appointed positions, and even the semi-hidden political wing of some organized religions will
all bring the might of their opposition to The Reset Button, and will fully employ their control over all forms of
media and the help of US intelligence agency know-how with psychological operations (psy-ops) to attempt to
silence the voices and subvert the will of the people, the citizens of the United States.

Do not be surprised to see a few organizations that advertize themselves as ―progressive‖ or ―truth seekers‖ to
dismiss The Reset Button – some of them are fully compromised, and some will hold stubbornly to the notion
that things are really not all that bad, and that simply electing a few honorable Democrats or Republicans or
Libertarians or Green Party or Tea Party or Socialist Party candidates into office is all that is needed. Some folks
may feel that The Reset Button does not embrace enough of their ideals, and may drag their feet or stand their
ground – dividing themselves from those who embrace The Reset Button as the most powerful social movement
to self-governance ever to take place in the US.

There will be some very noisy people who will not be who they say they are. It will become apparent who they


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really work for.

There will be some people frozen with fear, unable to envision sovereignty and self-governance, and will be
frozen in fear of the unknown, substituting their indecision for decision.

As The Reset Button movement gains momentum, expect a psychological battle of half-truths and lies, divisive
strategies, from the finest pundits, news anchors, public relations spokespersons, political spokespersons, and
politicians that money can buy – far in excess of anything seen in the prior COINTELPRO operations that
infiltrated, discredited, disrupted, and destroyed legal organizations that were in opposition to the prevailing
political power structure. Our great advantage is that The Reset Button has no organization and no leaders, so
their tried-and-tested-true methods of destroying organizations from within and of compromising leaders cannot
happen. With a copy of The Reset Button document in hand, each of us possesses 100% of the information to
co-lead the movement to true self-governance and true freedom.

So, unable to attack an organization, and unable to stop a movement where every single person is a leader, they
will attack (and/or attempt to strategically ignore) The Reset Button document. We will meet their lies with
truth; meet their divisiveness with unity; meet their blackout with viral sharing; meet their hatred with love. The
citizens of the United States, we the people, will succeed.


Collusion Defined
The vast majority of the corruption, conspiracy, and crimes committed by the United States government involve
collusion:

col·lu·sion \kə-`lü-zhən\ noun

Definition of COLLUSION
: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose

Collusion between the US government with national and international corporate and banking entities has
become so rampant, so widespread, so common, it has become the status quo, shrugged off as ―the way the
system works.‖ Collusion is the major disease that has eaten away at the heart and nearly devoured the soul of
the United States. Decades of collusion finds us in a complex web of corruption, interwoven with collusion.

Problems that are deliberately interwoven with complexity require a relatively complex, comprehensive
solution. The complexity of the problems created over the last century within the US government have been
nurtured and sustained by the very few at the top of the financial and corporate pyramid who have benefited,
and these problems have metastasized into the complex web of collusion of our current, fully compromised, US
government. The problems are complex; there is no simple solution. However, there is an overall solution:
simple solutions to individual segments of the problem, simultaneously enacted - and that is the core of this
document. Any attempt at solving this complex cluster of problems in linear steps will fail, because the
complexity of the collusion purposely forms a sort of self-healing fail-safe to protect the network of collusion.
Only by simultaneously addressing all of the issues that continue to sustain the problems can we solve the
overall problem.

Only by simultaneously unwinding all the threads of collusion can we arrive at a healthy and benevolent nation
– that is the goal of Phase II of The Reset Button. However, to unwind the major threads of collusion, we the


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people need to be in a position of legislative power, and to get there, we need to quickly and immediately
reconfigure the election process, clean-out the entrenched, compromised, controlled, and corrupt judiciary,
legislators, executives, and appointees. Phase I of The Reset Button addresses this. We must simultaneously
sweep out all elected and appointed officials, (thank those few who have tried to serve our country honorably),
to allow the sovereign citizens of the United States to author our future.


Rule by Rules, Not by Rulers
The Reset Button is the recognition that the voice of aristocracy is not the voice ―of the people.‖ Currently,
every candidate for high office either needs to be a millionaire, or, (even worse) to be financially supported by
millionaires, multimillionaires, or billionaires. This is the voice of aristocracy, of the well-heeled and well-
connected, and these elected officials are certain to be fully beholden to their sponsors once inserted into
positions of power. Even more outlandish is the fact that these individuals are pre-selected by aristocracy, based
on celebrity characteristics and willingness to reciprocate favors with their financial sponsors. Corruption is
guaranteed; it is impossible in the current system to get away from corruption. We the people have allowed
these financially sponsored celebrities to act as our rulers, and they have served aristocracy well.

We don't need ―rulers‖; we need wise, just, and fair rules. We have allowed ourselves to become led by rulers,
rather than led by the rule of law. We have allowed ourselves to be herded into ―selecting‖, (from a small, pre-
selected group), rulers in the guise of representatives. We have allowed this to become ―normal‖ for picking
rulers for two of the three branches of government - not because they represent a cross section of American
citizens, but based on how well-connected they are, and how much financial backing they have. Then, we have
allowed these rulers to appoint the ruling officials of the third branch of government – the judges.

In a jury trial, even a trial for a capital crime such as murder, we rely upon the average citizen, not millionaires
or celebrities, to act as jurors. We do this because we have faith and trust in the average citizen to step-up to the
task, to be fair and impartial, and because there is a coherent set of rules in place for the juror's actions. With
wise and fair and just rules in place, elected officials will truly become 'public servants' rather than rulers who
are in turn sponsored by and beholden to oligarchs and aristocracy - the ―ruling elite.‖ With average citizens
occupying elected offices, free from the entanglements of campaign donors, sponsoring corporations, lobbyists,
and political parties, the voice of the people will finally be represented in elected office. And, these non-corrupt,
independent, and unobstructed individuals will be able to pool their intellects to write new laws that are fair and
just for all, as well as to unravel and rewrite existing unfair laws.

As an additional check and balance, we also need a mechanism to quickly remove elected officials from office
when the vast majority of the electorate deems that they are not serving the will of the people.

The longer someone holds an elected or appointed position, the more power they acquire, the more networked
with ―insiders‖ they become, and with their own position of power they become more likely to offer and accept
favors and backroom deals. ―Tit for tat.‖ ―You scratch my back; I'll scratch yours.‖ Deal-making has become the
norm for legislators, and collusion (backroom deals between legislators and corporate lobbyists) has basically
resulted in corporate control over the entire legislative process, from the federal level (Congress) through state
legislatures, and into local legislatures. Incumbency fosters cronyism and collusion. We have grown so used to
the idea that this is ―business as usual‖ and ―the way things are done in Washington‖, that we forget to stop and
recognize that it is completely unfair, unjust, immoral, and in many cases totally illegal. We also forget to stop
and recognize that we don't have to allow this behavior and its consequences. A single term in office for any
elected or appointed position, plus a complete refreshing of every elected and appointed position each election


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cycle is the answer at the front end, and outlawing the lobbying process is the answer at the back end.

Fair, honest, impartial, and wise judges are one critical leg of the tripod (legislative, executive, and judicial
branches) for the stability of the US government. The authors of the US Constitution were vague in defining
the length of term for judges, evidently believing that all judges would faithfully remain loyal to the spirit of the
Constitution, and would remain impartial and non-partisan. The authors failed to envision that the phrase ―good
behavior‖ would be a weak guideline to determine the ending date of service. Article III, Section 1 of the US
Constitution states, ―The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good
Behaviour‖, but failed to specify a specific length of time for the term. Judges, especially justices in the
Supreme Court, have become highly politically biased and have aided and abetted in practices of collusion
between the US government and corporate and banking industries that could only be considered as 'good
behavior' by those industries, and to the great detriment of the people of the United States. Judges have become
like monarchs – ruling until death. Even worse, judges have become like monarchs aligned with the world's
most powerful business interests – national and international – and have become completely disjointed from
alignment with the citizens of the United States. The Supreme Court case, ―Citizens United v. Federal Election
Commission‖, giving unbridled power to corporations – including foreign board members and shareholders – to
buy US elections, is the final straw. The solution is to elect rather than to appoint judges, to define their length
of service as the same 4-year maximum as any other elected official, and to provide a clear pathway for the
citizen electorate to remove judges from office when it becomes necessary.

Thomas Jefferson said, "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second
down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." We
need to strengthen to Constitution, because our government has indeed become criminal in behavior.


Initial Agreement to 20 year Period of Social Democracy/Capitalism Unification
Unlike the French Revolution or the Russian/Bolshevik Revolution, we're going to do this without getting the
guillotine messy or oiling the hinges on the gallows trap doors. The greedy with the gold can sit and count it;
the rest of us are moving forward. Capitalists, we'll set a place for you at the table – we just won't let you
remove one of the legs of the table and try to sell it back to us, we won't allow you to monopolize the furniture
industry, and won't let you economically destroy the lives of the workers that made the table by union-busting
or off-shoring.

We have seen where unrestrained capitalism takes us, and we don't want to go there any more. We have seen
where the erosion and nullification and privatization of social needs takes us, and we don't want to go there any
more. Where we will go is into a well-demarcated blend of capitalism and social democracy. We will take the
best of capitalism, restrict it, and allow it to be the system for goods and services not considered as being within
the realm of our ―needs‖, and take the best of social democracy to be the system for goods and services that are
considered as being within the scope of our ―needs.‖ The US will remain a federal constitutional republic – no
challenge is being made to the system of government. It is the political ideology, or mixture of blended
ideologies, of our federal constitutional republic that is being more sharply defined.

Although predatory capitalism is certainly evil, capitalism is not inherently evil; it is more like a cranky toddler
with a fully loaded machine gun. And just like the toddler that needs a time-out, a nap, and the machine gun to
be gently pried from his little mischievous hands, we now know that unrestrained, so-called ―free-market‖
capitalism is far too dangerous to allow it to get its hands latched onto controlling goods and services essential
to life.


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Beginning with the passage of legislation to enact the changes outlined in Phase II of The Reset Button, we
agree to a period of 20 years, (5 election cycles of four-years), to hold – with only minor tweaking, as necessary
– to core components of a transition into a new variant on governance: Social Democracy/Capitalism
Unification and Reform. Those core components are outlined herein as Election Reform, Congressional
Reform, Banking Reform, Stock Market Reform, Corporate Reform, Tax Reform, Energy Reform, Medical &
Pharmacology Reform, Health Care Reform, Food, Water, and Air Sovereignty Reform, Education Reform,
Agricultural and Ranching Reform, Mass Media Reform, Judicial and Penal System Reform, Military Reform,
Intelligence Reform, and Security Reform. (outlined below)

After the five election cycles have elapsed, in 2032, these core components may again be addressed by
Congress. 20 years represents a single human generation. Only by embracing these changes for a generation
will we see, hear, taste, experience, and know:
     the effect of taking children through a full education cycle from preschool through college in a
        completely reformed education system,
     the effect of healing all of our farm soil and one full generation of eating healthy food,
     the nurturing effect of reformed conventional and alternative health care,
     the stabilizing effect of a generation of financial reform,
     the socially renewing effects from a generation of governance by rules rather than rulers,
     the healing effect of a generation of peace and freedom from fear on our collective psyche,
     the stabilization of foreign governments, without US meddling or aggression,
     the security inherent in reforming our nation into a benevolent, non-militaristic helper, when asked
     the full and mature effect of a generation of embracing abundance over scarcity.

The Reset Button, Phase I
1.) Election Reform
Phase I of The Reset Button calls for one US Constitutional amendment – Amendment XXVIII (Election
Reform Amendment) – to be ratified immediately, and one law – the Election Reform Act of 2011 – to be
passed immediately, in order for the citizens of the United States to gain sovereignty and democratic rule of the
United States of America. That is the goal of Phase I of The Reset Button.
1-1.) Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment)
1-2.) Election Reform Act of 2011

The Reset Button, Phase II – Reform items 2 through 17
2.) Congressional Reform
3.) Banking Reform
4.) Stock Market Reform
5.) Corporate Reform
6.) Tax Reform
7.) Energy Reform
8.) Medical & Pharmacology Reform
9.) Health Care Reform
10.) Food, Water, and Air Sovereignty Reform
11.) Education Reform
12.) Agricultural and Ranching Reform
13.) Mass Media Reform
14.) Judicial and Penal System Reform

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15.) Military Reform
16.) Intelligence Reform
17.) Security Reform



The Reset Button Phase I: Election Reform
Background:
The US Constitution declares that the United States of America is a nation of the people, by the people, for the
people. The current mechanism for selecting candidates and electing officials guarantees that the candidates will
not be 'of the people', but instead they will either be millionaires or will be sponsored by millionaires,
multimillionaires, or billionaires - and must possess celebrity attributes. This small percentage of elite-selected
individuals is certainly not a representative sample ―of the people.‖ In the current system, it is impossible to
restrain undue influence by large financial backers, all the way from the initial process of selecting candidates to
the final counting of votes. We the people must not allow the affluent and those backed by affluence to have this
completely unfair advantage, resulting in a nearly unstoppable ride to elected positions. Instead of deep pocket
sponsorship and celebrity attributes, the attributes that our nation, our states, and our municipalities should
strive for in elected officials should be: honesty in all affairs, dedication to serve the people, trustworthiness,
wisdom, vision, fearlessness, compassion, and love.

An entirely new system of elections must be implemented, to negate the control of elections by rich individuals,
corporations, and foreign governments. Political parties must be eliminated, as they serve to herd or funnel
voters into forced decisions and ―lesser of two evils‖ mindset, as well as being easily manipulated by oligarchs
to pre-select and present only two candidates that will both protect oligarchical rule.

To this end, and in this spirit, to negate the control of elections by rich individuals, corporations, and foreign
governments we must embrace an entirely new system of inclusiveness. Currently, the prime factors that keep
races for elected seats from being simultaneously attempted by a large number of candidates is financial
backing and endorsement, or the lack thereof. By eliminating endorsements and eliminating the necessity for
financial backing beyond a filing fee, the election process could easily be overrun by excessively large numbers
– hundreds or even thousands – of candidates for the same seat. This would make the debate process nearly
impossible, and would provide voters with such an overload that they would not be able to assimilate the
information. We need to get the number down to a manageable number, without consuming vast amounts of
time (such as a series of primaries.) A completely random conscription of a specific number of candidates, in a
jurisdiction, (the way jurors are initially selected), would be fair, but would place the burden of public service
on many individuals that had no interest in performing this service. A lottery method of selecting a specific
number of initial candidates from the group of those filing to run (individuals willing, able, and eligible) is the
only logical choice for consideration that can logistically work, and keep money interests from gaming this new
system. This method also underscores the fact that we are evolving the legislative process away from the belief
that we require a remarkable skill-set to be a legislator or judge, and towards one where our legislators and
judges are true representatives of our citizens.

We reject 'corporate person-hood', corporate contributions to elections (to parties or to candidates.)

We reject all political parties.

We reject gerrymandering, cronyism, and incumbency.


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Elimination of gerrymandering will require new district lines to be drawn – based strictly upon census figures
and a computer algorithm to minimize any ability for human intervention/meddling. This issue will not be
solved before the 2012 election cycle, and will be dealt with by Congressional committee after the 2012
election. The results of the algorithm will be utilized in all 50 States. For the 2012 election cycle, the District of
Columbia will be considered as a district within the State of Maryland (because there will be no electors and no
electoral vote, as the electoral college is being eliminated.) After the 2012 elections, and before the 2016
elections, D.C. will be formally assimilated into the State of Maryland, and Maryland will be redistricted per the
then current redistricting algorithm.

To eliminate cronyism and incumbency, elected and appointed officials will serve only a single term in any one
office. (An individual could serve in different offices. For example, a mayor could run for senator; a senator
could run for president, but once a person has served in an office, they may never run for that office again.) No
appointee may ever occupy the same position again. A single time span of one election cycle – 4 years – will be
the maximum amount of time any individual may hold any elected or appointed office – and this includes
appointed positions that were formerly lifetime appointments, such as Supreme Court Justices and Federal
Judges.

Towards true democracy, and away from oligarchy, we reject all non-public money and outside influence in
elections, as well as lobbyists affecting elected officials after elections have been completed.

Towards candidate inclusiveness, we support solely funding campaign spending with public funds (an equal but
modest dollar amount - nothing like the corporate political circus we endure now.) Rejecting private funding
allows us as a nation for the first time ever to welcome candidates from the entire spectrum of socioeconomic
groups, to find ―the heart of the people‖ and embrace true representation of the people, by the people, and for
the people. Campaign spending funds will all come from public funds - primarily from candidate filing fees.

Electoral College (formerly used for presidential elections) to be dropped immediately, by a new Constitutional
Amendment. Strike down Article Two, Section 1, Clauses 2, 3, and 4 of the US Constitution – dealing with the
particulars of the electors in the electoral college. Strike down the 12th amendment to the Constitution – dealing
with the way votes are cast by electoral college electors for president and vice president - preserving only the
last line adding a qualification for the office of vice-president. Strike down the 23rd amendment to the
Constitution – dealing with electors for the District of Columbia. President/vice president to be elected solely on
popular vote.

Strike down the 22nd Amendment, allowing a second presidential term of four years. No person shall serve more
that 4 years in any elected or appointed position within any federal, state, or local jurisdiction.
We support unwavering fairness and accountability in voting, with fully audited paper balloting, and (to prevent
vote tampering and electronically stolen elections) no electronic or computerized voting machines, or vote
tabulation machines, allowed anywhere in the US in the 2012 elections, and not reintroduced until it can be
demonstrated that security measures can prevent electronic election tampering.

As soon as the US can demonstrate computerized voting without a significant potential for election fraud, the
election process will include Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) and other variants from traditional ―first-past-the-post
(FPTP) vote counting, to allow each voter the maximum representation for their vote. But, for 2012, we will
rely on paper ballots and hand-counting of votes.

All ballots must be counted by hand, and automatically recounted by hand if the margin of winning percentage

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is 1% or less. Vote Counters and Polling Judges to be conscripted for temporary duty, selected randomly from
the population local to each polling place (similar to selecting jurors.) Witnesses to vote counts may include the
candidates for office or their (volunteer) representatives if the candidate requests representation at the counting
of ballots. All physical ballots to be safely held by the jurisdiction for a minimum of six months past the
swearing-in of the elected candidates for office.

We reject citizens with dual (or more) citizenship holding any elected public office or holding any appointed
public position, federal, state, and local, and (in cases where these qualifications are not specified in the
Constitution), a waiting period of not less than 10 years after becoming a US citizen and/or after renouncing any
additional citizenship, to be eligible to run for any qualified office or to accept any public appointment.

To prevent collusion, we reject individuals with corporate or banking ties holding public office, because it is
impossible to impartially create laws, adjudicate justice fairly, or have executive oversight while maintaining
those established ties. Further, individuals holding public office (elected or appointed) must agree not to enter
into corporate or banking roles or have financial dealings with corporations, banking institutions, or
stock/bonds/commodities trading, immediately after leaving office – for a period of time that ensures that no
'nest is feathered' while in office. For the 2012 elections, that waiting period shall be five (5) years, and may be
reviewed and altered by Congress after 2012, but never to be less than four (4) years.

2012 Candidate Filing Fees: initially, $1000 candidacy for a federal office; $500 state; $100 city and
county/parish – To be determined by Congress after 2012 election cycle, but never to exceed 'nominal.'
Candidates must pay their own filing fees, and/or may accept a maximum of 10% of the filing fees from any
one individual, from up to 10 individuals (no business/corporate donations allowed.) Donors and amounts to be
published publicly. Individuals may donate to only one candidate per 4-year scheduled election season.
Donations outside the scope of these rules will be considered as election tampering, and will be prosecuted
accordingly.

Election tampering: convictions result in fines up to $100 billion for each count.

Collusion between elected officials and corporate and/or financial institutions will be considered as high crimes
against the United States, and will be prosecuted as such.

All elections (Federal, State, and local) to take place in a 4-year election cycle, beginning the 1st Tuesday in
November, 2012. (All elected and appointed terms of service to end at the end of each 4 year cycle, on
December 31st.)

All candidates for office, elected or appointed, must show mental competency and a basic knowledge of the
scope that the office entails. Therefore, all candidates for office, elected or appointed, must pass a civil service
examination geared to the branch and level of office sought. The exception to this will be federal judges, who
will be required to have at some time passed a US State Law Bar Examination. Currently, there is no such rule
for federal judges.

Candidate Selection, Single (president, governor, mayor, etc):
A new system of selecting candidates, for all 'single-seat' elected positions, in Federal, State, and Local
governments:
   Candidates must fulfill eligibility requirements for the office sought, and must never have held that office.
     180 days before an election:
        Candidates must legally file intent to run, and pay a nominal candidate fee (initially $1000 federal

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        election; $500 state; $100 city and county/parish - TBD by legislature after 2012 election cycle, but
        never to exceed 'nominal')
      150 days before the election:
        All legally filed candidates names (on identical tokens) physically put into hopper.
        Candidate Group is selected:
            Names are selected, randomly, quick checked for eligibility, and the first twenty (20) eligible
            individuals are secretly listed in numerical order [1 through 10 are initial candidates, 11 through 20
            are alternate candidates.]
            The entire Group of 20 individuals, for public purposes, then becomes known as the Candidate
            Group.
            Candidate Group names (but not sequence numbers) are publicly announced and published,
            alphabetically, for public vetting of eligibility.
        Vetting:
            30 days to challenge eligibility of candidates and alternates (done privately, to protect images),
            resulting in selection of the final ten actual candidates, plus remaining numerically ordered
            alternates.
        Position Papers:
            All candidates begin work on Position Paper
      120 days before the election:
        Vetting ceases. If any candidates are ineligible or drop out, alternates are moved up, in numerical
        sequence, to fill-out the field of ten candidates
        The ten candidates are announced. Alternates are dismissed.
        All candidates required to provide written Position Paper, defining platform and stance on major
        issues. For 2012, the Position Paper must include position on Phase II of The Reset Button. Published,
        publicly.
        These ten candidates are all given equal funding for marketing, get mandated equal time in all media,
        all participate in a minimum of 2 public debates (minimum of 3 public debates for Federal offices.)
        Mandated debates begin.
        No other funding may be used by candidates.
        No campaigning or advertising by others for (or against) candidates, and no money may be spent by
        others on candidates.

Candidate Selection, Multiple-Seat (Supreme Court justices, Senators, etc):
A new system of selecting candidates, for all 'multiple-seat' elected positions, in Federal, State, and Local
governments:
   Candidates must fulfill eligibility requirements for the office sought, and must never have held that office.
     180 days before an election:
        Candidates must legally file intent to run, and pay a nominal candidate fee (initially $1000 federal
        election; $500 state; $100 city and county/parish - TBD by legislature after 2012 election cycle, but
        never to exceed 'nominal')
     150 days before the election:
        All legally filed candidates names (on identical tokens) physically put into hopper.
        Candidate Group is selected:
           For 2 seat races: 10 times the seats initially selected, 5 times the seats names on the ballot
           For 2+ seat races: 5 times the seats initially selected, 3 times the seats names on the ballot
           Names are selected, randomly, quick checked for eligibility, and the initially selected eligible
           individuals are secretly listed in numerical order [(number of names on ballot) are initial candidates,
           the remainder are are alternate candidates.]

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            The entire Group of individuals, for public purposes, then becomes known as the Candidate Group.
            Candidate Group names (but not sequence numbers) are publicly announced and published,
            alphabetically, for public vetting of eligibility.
        Vetting:
            30 days to challenge eligibility of candidates and alternates (done privately, to protect images),
            resulting in selection of the final (number of names on ballot) actual candidates, plus remaining
            numerically ordered alternates.
        Position Papers:
            All candidates begin work on Position Paper
      120 days before the election:
        Vetting ceases. If any candidates are ineligible or drop out, alternates are moved up, in numerical
        sequence, to fill-out the field of (number of names on ballot) candidates
        The (number of names on ballot) candidates are announced. Alternates are dismissed.
        All candidates required to provide written Position Paper, defining platform and stance on major
        issues. For 2012, the Position Paper must include position on Phase II of The Reset Button. Published,
        publicly.
        These ten candidates are all given equal funding for marketing, get mandated equal time in all media,
        all participate in a minimum of 2 public debates (minimum of 3 public debates for Federal offices.)
        Mandated debates begin.
        No other funding may be used by candidates.
        No campaigning or advertising by others for (or against) candidates, and no money may be spent by
        others on candidates.


Example 1: Senate race.
Each State elects 2 senators every election cycle, thus 2 seats are available. 5x2=10 names to appear on ballot.
A total of 10 x number of seats (10x2=20) are initially selected by random draw, initially vetted, and if eligible
are then secretly listed in numerical order.
After 30 day vetting window, if any of the first 10 sequentially drawn candidates are eliminated, alternates
move up, sequentially, to fill-out the field of 10.

Example 2: Supreme Court Justices race.
All 9 Supreme Court Justices are elected every election cycle, thus 9 seats are available. 3x9=27 names to
appear on ballot.
A total of 5 x number of seats (5x9=45) are initially selected by random draw, initially vetted, and if eligible are
then secretly listed in numerical order.
After 30 day vetting window, if any of the first 27 sequentially drawn candidates are eliminated, alternates
move up, sequentially, to fill-out the field of 27.

Supreme Court Justices to be elected by the citizens of the US: top 9 in vote count, out of a field of 27
candidates. Although currently, there is no qualification of any sort to be a judge at any level, The Reset Button
introduces the concept that all judges should possess at least a minimum amount of legal knowledge. For the
2012 election only, all lower court judge/justice candidates in the candidate pool must have passed a State
Judicial Civil Service Exam (to be written immediately by each State.) Federal high court (Supreme Court,
Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, and Court of International Trade) justice/judge candidates
will be required to have passed a US Law Bar examination in one of the 50 States.

For the 2012 elections, all votes will be counted by hand – no optical scanners or other devices may be used.

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After the 2012 election cycle, and in-time for the 2016 election cycle, the joint houses of Congress will attempt
to create a secure way to reinstate computerized voting, optical scanning for absentee and other paper ballots,
and computerized tabulation, with a full paper audit trail, random sampling of every machine, and open-source
transparency in all coding. This will allow more sophisticated types of voting algorithms (such as a combination
of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), Approval Voting (AV), and Single Transferable Vote (STV), depending on the
number of seat vacancies and other factors ), to further democratize the voting process. These more
sophisticated (and better representative) vote counting algorithms cannot feasibly be achieved while hand
counting multiple votes from over 100 million voters, in national elections.

Vacancies:
Vacancies in any federal, state, or local elected office (except president and governor, as they normally have a
vice president and lieutenant governor ready to fill a vacancy) will trigger a vacancy election to be held not
more than 210 days after a position becomes vacant (allowing 30 days to prepare, and the statutory 180 days for
election procedures and processes.) If there are less than 240 days left in the term of office, no vacancy election
will be held.


Vote of Confidence, by Public Initiative:
There will always be a percentage of voters that feel that their representative in elected or appointed office is not
serving the will of the people. When this percentage exceeds a threshold percentage, the elected or appointed
official must face a confidence vote. In a case where this percentage is exceedingly high, the elected or
appointed official will have their duties suspended immediately, pending the outcome of a confidence vote.

Citizens qualified to begin a Vote of Confidence initiative must be a US citizen with sole US citizenship for at
least 5 years, must not be a convicted felon, must have lived within the jurisdiction of the official named in the
initiative for at least 5 years, must not be a board member or officer of any corporation, banking or other
financial institution, or an officer or member of any stock/bond/commodity trading organization, must not have
filed to begin any recall initiative in the past 5 years. To keep Vote of Confidence initiatives from becoming
frivolous, the citizen that files the recall initiative must pay a filing fee equal to the jurisdictional election fee for
the office currently in force. The Vote of Confidence initiative filer must pay their own filing fees, and/or may
accept a maximum of 10% of the filing fees from any one individual, from up to 10 individuals (no
business/corporate donations allowed.) Donors and amounts to be published publicly. Individuals may donate to
only one Vote of Confidence initiative per every 5 years. Donations outside the scope of these rules will be
considered as election tampering, and will be prosecuted accordingly.

Congressional oversight for federal elected positions: As a check and balance mechanism, to further guard
against disruptive private agendas by individuals initiating a Vote of Confidence initiative, a 2/3 vote by both
Houses of Congress declaring a Vote of Confidence initiative as frivolous, within the initial 120 day time
window, halts the Vote of Confidence initiative process for that one initiative, and the filing fee is forfeited.
State and local legislatures may decide to adopt a similar check and balance mechanism, and each state and
local legislative body may enact such a safeguard against frequent, frivolous Vote of Confidence initiatives –
but the governing body must adopt a 2/3 vote margin to halt a Vote of Confidence initiative.

Once a Vote of Confidence initiative is properly filed, signatures may be collected from registered voters within
that jurisdiction. All signature collectors must be unpaid volunteers – no compensation of any kind is allowed.
The Vote of Confidence initiative signature collecting process is completed when at least 15% of the number of
of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled, have signed, or 120 days, whichever comes


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first. If 15% of of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled do not sign
the Vote of Confidence initiative within 120 days, the initiative fails. To mandate a freeze of duties of the
elected or appointed official, at least 20% of of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for the official
being recalled must have signed the initiative before the 120 window of time elapses.

If the required number of signatures (based on the number of voters in this jurisdiction who voted in the
previous election) is collected, a vote of confidence election must be held – with a simple yes/no vote of
confidence worded as:
―Are you confident that {title, firstname, lastname} is serving the best interests of the people, as {title} in the
position of {position} within the jurisdiction of {jurisdiction}?
□ Yes, retain {title, firstname, lastname} in office.
□ No, remove {title, firstname, lastname} from office.‖

A simple majority (over 50%) will determine the outcome of the Vote of Confidence, and if the official is forced
to vacate their office, the vacation is immediate, and the process of a vacancy election is begun. (A result within
+/- 1% of the threshold (50%) will automatically trigger one recount, and the results of the recount are final.)




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Proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment)
Section 1
Article One, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2
The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every fourth year by the qualified and
registered voters of each of the individual States.

Section 3
Article Two, Section 1, Clauses 2, 3, and 4 of the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 4
The twelfth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 5
No person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the
United States.

Section 6
The fourteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Section 3, is hereby repealed.

Section 7
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold
any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath,
as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an
executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have been
convicted of having been engaged in treason or collusion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the
enemies thereof.

Section 8
The seventeenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 9
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people
thereof, for four years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State
shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, that the legislature of any State may empower the
executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the
legislature may direct.

Section 10
The twentieth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Section 1 is hereby repealed.


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Section 11
The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 12
The twenty-third article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 13
Length of term of all elected and appointed offices, including higher-court judges, to be four (4) years. No
individual may ever serve more than one four-year term in any elected or appointed office.

Section 14
All elected and appointed officials holding office before January 1, 2013, will be retired from service at noon on
December 31, 2012 so that newly elected officials may be sworn-in. Any appointee currently in a lifetime
appointed position that challenges or disputes this mandated retirement shall be seen as not being in good
behavior.

Section 15
Elections shall be held for all offices, from local government to federal government, on the first Tuesday in
November, starting in 2012, and held in a four-year election cycle thereafter.

Section 16
The terms of all elected and appointed officials, in all public offices, from local government to federal
government, shall end at noon on the 31st day of December, of the election years in four-year cycles, beginning
in 2012; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Section 17
For all purposes pertaining to the election process, corporations or other artificial entities shall not be
considered as ―persons.‖ In the event of election fraud where fraud can be traced back to a corporation or other
artificial entity, but where prosecution does not result in a conviction of an individual or individuals within the
corporation or other artificial entity, that corporation or other artificial entity, and/or its parent corporation or
other artificial entity may be levied the fine.




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Election Reform Act of 2011

Title: Election Reform Act of 2011

Preamble: Whereas the people of the United States find that current election laws, procedures, and processes do
not result in fair representation of the people of the United States in elected office, and deem it necessary to
remedy this. In conformance to and corresponding with Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) of
the Constitution of the United States;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress
assembled:

Section 1: All provisions within the Election Reform Act of 2011 supersede any prior election laws, federal,
state, county/parish, municipality, or township, whether or not specifically referenced herein.

Section 2: The first Tuesday in November shall be known as ―National Election Day‖, and shall be designated
as an official Federal Public Holiday, to assist with voters' ability to get to the polls and vote.

Section 3: Qualifications of candidates for elected and appointed office: In addition to the Constitutionally
defined qualifications for the offices of President, Vice-President, Senator, Representative, and Judges:

       Sub-Section 3A: No candidate for elected or appointed office may hold dual (or more) citizenship. For
       offices where qualifications of citizenship waiting period are not specified in the US Constitution, a
       waiting period of not less than 10 years after becoming a US citizen and after renouncing any additional
       citizenship shall pass to be eligible to run for any otherwise qualified office or to accept any otherwise
       qualified public appointment.

       Sub-Sub-Section 3B: No candidate for elected or appointed office may be a board member or
       stockholder in any corporation or financial institution (bank, savings and loan, etc.), or be a member of
       any commodity or stock trading firm. In addition, as a requisite for seeking a term in elected office or in
       accepting a term in appointed office, the candidate must agree and sign a pledge not to enter into paid or
       unpaid service in any corporation or financial institution (bank, savings and loan, etc.), or be a member
       of any commodity or stock trading firm., immediately after leaving office, for a waiting period of five
       (5) years.

       Sub-Section 3C: No candidate for elected or appointed office may have ever previously served in the
       same elected or appointed office.

       Sub-Section 3D: Each Federal judicial candidate for elected or appointed office must have passed a US
       State Law Bar examination at some time before filing for candidacy.

       Sub-Section 3E: Each non-Federal (State, local) judicial candidate for elected or appointed office must
       have passed a State Judicial Civil Service Examination written by or adopted by each individual State, at
       some time before filing for candidacy.



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       Sub-Section 3F: Each Federal legislative candidate for elected office (US Senate, US House of
       Representatives) must have passed a Federal Legislative Civil Service Examination, at some time before
       filing for candidacy.

       Sub-Section 3G: Each non-Federal legislative candidate for elected office (State, county/parish, local)
       must have passed a State Legislative Civil Service Examination written by or adopted by each individual
       State, at some time before filing for candidacy.

       Sub-Section 3H: Each Federal executive candidate for elected office (US President and Vice-President)
       must have passed a Federal Executive Civil Service Examination, at some time before filing for
       candidacy.

       Sub-Section 3I: Each non-Federal executive candidate for elected office (State Governor, Mayor,
       county/parish Commissioner, etc.) must have passed a State Executive Civil Service Examination
       written by or adopted by each individual State, at some time before filing for candidacy.

Section 4: Candidate filing fee:

       Sub-Section 4A: Candidate filing fees: Candidate filing fees shall be $1000 for a Federal office; $500
       for a State office; $100 for city and county/parish and township office. Filing fee amounts to be
       determined by Congress after 2012 election cycle, but never to exceed 'nominal.'

       Sub-Section 4B: Candidates must pay their own filing fees, and/or may accept a maximum of 10% of
       the filing fees from any one individual, from up to 10 individuals (no business/corporate donations
       allowed.) Donors and amounts to be published publicly. Individuals may donate to only one candidate
       per 4-year scheduled election season. Donations outside the scope of these rules will be considered as
       election tampering, and will be prosecuted accordingly.

Section 5: Campaign and Election Finances:

       Sub-Section 5A: All funding for all elections is hereby mandated to come only from public funds.

       Sub-Section 5B: A financial resource pool for campaign spending (hereafter referred to as the
       ―Candidate Resource Pool Fund‖) will be set up in the jurisdiction of each elected office, by the
       appropriate treasury, and will be divided into separate funds for each elected office.

       Sub-Section 5C: Donations: US Businesses with no foreign or dual citizen owners/partners/staff
       members, US corporations and foundations with no foreign or dual citizen board members or staff
       members, and individual US citizens of non-dual citizenship may donate funds to the Candidate
       Resource Pool Fund in a specific jurisdiction, these funds immediately become public funds, and the
       donation amount will be considered as a charitable donation for tax purposes. No designation or
       recommendation for any candidate or candidate ideology may be directed or implied by a donation to
       the Candidate Resource Pool Fund, and any breach of this limitation will be considered as election
       tampering.

       Sub-Section 5D: Candidate filing fees are added to the Candidate Resource Pool Fund for that
       jurisdiction.


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       Sub-Section 5E: The jurisdictional election officials in each jurisdiction may allocate additional funding,
       to be placed into the Candidate Resource Pool Fund, at the discretion of the jurisdictional election
       officials and with the availability of funds in a general operating fund or electoral operating fund for the
       jurisdiction.

       Sub-Section 5F: 120 days before each election, Final Candidates for each elected office/seat are given an
       equal share of the available funds from the Candidate Resource Pool Fund for that particular elected
       office/seat, to be used at the discretion of each candidate for self-promotion towards election. All goods
       and services purchased must be paid in full at the time of ordering the goods or service, the goods or
       service and the vendor/provider must immediately be reported to jurisdictional election officials, and
       this information is then published publicly. Vendors/providers are mandated to offer the same
       goods/service to all candidates equally, and a breach of this regulation will be considered as election
       tampering. Any funds unspent by National Election day are ordered to be returned to the Candidate
       Resource Pool Fund.

       Sub-Section 5G: No additional funds, donated funds, goods, or services may be provided by anyone
       (individual, charity, foundation, business, corporate entity, etc.) to any candidate, nor may any candidate
       provide additional funding beyond the amount allocated by the Candidate Resource Pool Fund fund for
       that particular elected office/seat, and a breach of this regulation will be considered as election
       tampering.

       Sub-Section 5H: Civil Penalties for election tampering: convictions will result in fines up to $100 billion
       for each count.

Section 6: Candidate Selection, Single seat elections (President, US Representatives in districts with only a
single Representative, Governor, Mayor, etc): All eligible and qualified individuals wishing to become
candidates for single seat elected office may do so, by the following process:

       Sub-Section 6A: By 180 days before an election, an individual must legally file intent to run, including
       1.) an affidavit declaring eligibility requirements have been met,
       2.) an affidavit declaring all filing fee donors (if any) and amounts donated,
       3.) an affidavit declaring the candidate's pledge not to enter the corporate/banking/stock-bonds sector for
       5 years after term in office
       4.) proof of having passed the required civil service test for the elected position, or in the case of federal
       judges, proof of having passed a US State Law Bar examination,
       5.) pay the candidate fee.

       Jurisdictional election judges for each jurisdiction are responsible for initial vetting (quick-checking
       qualifications, and checking all paperwork submitted.)

       Sub-Section 6B: 150 days before the election, all legally filed candidates names (on identical tokens)
       physically put into a hopper. Candidate Group is selected: Names are selected randomly, by drawing
       tokens from the hopper, and the first twenty (20) eligible individuals are secretly listed in numerical
       order [1 through 10 are initial candidates, 11 through 20 are alternate candidates.] The entire Group of
       20 individuals, for public purposes, then becomes known as the Candidate Group for the seat being
       elected. Candidate Group names (but not sequence numbers) are publicly announced and published,
       alphabetically, for public vetting of eligibility.


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       Sub-Section 6C: Vetting: Once the Candidate Group is announced, registered voters within the
       jurisdiction of the seat being elected have 30 days to challenge eligibility of any individuals within the
       Candidate Group. Challenges to eligibility must be filed directly to the election judges for the
       jurisdiction, and may not be made public. If any of the first 10 candidates are declared ineligible,
       alternates are moved up the list in numerical order, as previously randomly chosen, filling-in the first 10
       spots.

       Sub-Section 6D: 120 days before the election: Vetting ceases. If any candidates are found to be ineligible
       or drop out, alternates are moved up, in numerical sequence, to fill-out the field of 10. The individuals
       occupying the first 10 spots within the Candidate Group are announced as the list of Candidates that will
       be placed on the ballot for the election. All non-judicial candidates begin work on an (approximately
       5000 word maximum) Position Paper, outlining their views on major topics affecting the jurisdiction and
       relevant to the seat being sought. For the 2012 election, the Position Paper must include candidate's
       position on each of the Phase II items of The Reset Button document, in its final revised state as released
       120 days before the election. Candidates may begin to spend the funds allocated to them from the
       Candidate Resource Pool Fund for that particular elected office/seat, but may spend no other money in
       campaigning/self-promotion. Mandated, (3 minimum for federal seats, 2 minimum for all other seats),
       moderated, public debates between candidates may begin – and must be completed at least 7 days before
       the election. The sequence number of the dismissed alternates may be published, but the sequential order
       of the candidates on the ballot is to remain hidden until after the election is complete.

       Sub-Section 6E: In an attempt to provide as level a playing field as is possible, it is mandated that all
       Candidates must be given equal time and prominence in all media, broadcast and print. No campaigning
       or advertising will be permitted by others for (or against) candidates, and no money may be spent by
       others (individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations, charities, etc.) on candidates.

       Sub-Section 6F: 90 days before the election: All Position Papers are published publicly. Any Candidate
       that has not met the deadline for completing the Position Paper will be dismissed from the ballot.

       Sub-Section 6G: As the citizens of the United States own ―the [broadcast] airwaves‖ and subsequently
       lease access to specific frequencies to broadcast networks and television stations, the top 3 television
       broadcast networks are mandated to live broadcast all candidate debates for all elections of federal seats
       (President, US Senators, US Representatives, and Federal Judges/Justices), without cost, as a public
       service. Public Broadcast System (PBS network television stations) are mandated to live broadcast all
       non-Federal seat debates, and where that option is not feasible as live televised coverage the debates
       must be broadcast by PBS radio stations.

Section 7: Candidate Selection, multi-seat elections (Senators, US Representatives in districts with more than
one Representative, Judges/Justices, etc): All eligible and qualified individuals wishing to become candidates
for multiple-seat elected office may do so, by the process outlined in Section 6, but with the following
modifications:

       Sub-Section 7A: For elections with 2 seats available: The initial number of individuals randomly
       selected by token from a hopper and listed in numerical sequence shall be twenty (20), and the final
       number of individual candidates to be placed on the ballot shall be a total of ten (10.)

       Sub-Section 7B: For elections with 3 or more seats available: The initial number of individuals
       randomly selected by token from a hopper and listed in numerical sequence shall be five (5) times the

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       number of available seats, and the final number of individual candidates to be placed on the ballot shall
       be a total of three (3) times the number of seats.

Section 8: Ballots, voting, and vote counting procedure:

       Sub-Section 8A: Paper ballots will be used in all 2012 US elections, and votes are to be cast by the voter
       indicating their candidate selection or ranked choice, in pen or pencil in a box next to the name of the
       candidate. Ballots for all US elections will be of a uniform design with a simple box next to a candidate
       name, providing for single vote to be cast by filling in the box (all Federal elections in 2012), also
       providing an identical format for filling-in a ranked choice, for non-Federal elections in jurisdictions that
       opt to employ instant runoff voting (IRV) utilizing Ranked/Preferential Voting for non-Federal offices.

       Sub-Section 8C: The US House of Representatives shall appoint a Commission, the ―2012 Uniform
       Election Ballot Creation Commission‖, to immediately create the format/template for paper Election
       Ballots to be used in all States in the 2012 elections. Commission to complete this task within 90 days of
       the passage of this Act.

       Sub-Section 8C: For the 2012 election, vote counting and tabulation must be done by hand – no optical
       scanners may be used, no electronic or computerized voting to be allowed.

       Sub-Section 8D: For the 2012 election, ―first-past-the-post‖ (the candidate with the highest number of
       votes) is declared the winner, in all Federal single-seat elections. Non-Federal elections (individual
       States, Counties/Parishes, municipalities, etc.) may opt for instant runoff voting (IRV) or traditional
       first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting method. Multiple-seat elections will utilize ranked voting on ballots
       winners will be, by the number of seats, the individuals with the highest vote totals among all candidates
       for the seats.

Section 9: Vote of Confidence by Citizen Initiative: A mechanism to enable citizens to recall an elected or
appointed official.

       Sub-Section 9A: Citizens qualified to file a Vote of Confidence initiative must be a US citizen with sole
       US citizenship for at least the previous 5 years, must not be a convicted felon, must have lived within
       the jurisdiction of the official named in the initiative for at least 5 years, must not be a board member or
       officer of any corporation, banking or other financial institution, or an officer or member of any
       stock/bond/commodity trading organization, must not have filed to begin any recall initiative in the past
       5 years.

       Sub-Section 9B: Vote of Confidence initiative filing fee shall be equal to the filing fee paid by the
       elected official that is the subject of the Vote of Confidence.

       Sub-Section 9C: The Vote of Confidence initiative filer must pay their own filing fees, and/or may
       accept a maximum of 10% of the filing fees from any one individual, from up to 10 individuals (no
       business/corporate donations allowed.) Donors and amounts to be published publicly. Individuals may
       donate to only one Vote of Confidence initiative per every 5 years. Donations outside the scope of these
       rules will be considered as election tampering, and will be prosecuted accordingly.

       Sub-Section 9D: Once a Vote of Confidence initiative is properly filed, signatures may be collected from
       registered voters within that jurisdiction. All signature collectors must be unpaid volunteers – no

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compensation of any kind is allowed. The Vote of Confidence initiative signature collecting process is
completed when at least 15% of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for the official being
recalled have signed, or 120 days from the filing date, whichever comes first. If 15% of the number of
the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled have not signed the Vote of Confidence
initiative within 120 days, the initiative fails. To mandate an immediate freeze of duties of the elected or
appointed official, at least 20% of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for the official
being recalled must have signed the initiative before the 120 day window of time elapses.

Sub-Section 9E: Congressional oversight on Vote of Confidence initiatives for Federal offices: A 2/3
majority by both Houses of Congress declaring a Vote of Confidence initiative as frivolous, within the
initial 120 day signature gathering time window, nullifies that Vote of Confidence initiative and prevents
it from continuing on to ballot, unless signatures gathered total 25% of the number of of the votes cast in
the last election for the official being recalled. A properly filed Vote of Confidence initiative signed by
25% of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled overrides a
Congressional declaration as a frivolous initiative, and guarantees that a Vote of Confidence election will
be held unless the elected official immediately steps down.

A Vote of Confidence initiative nullified as frivolous causes the filing fee to be forfeited and disbursed
into the Candidate Resource Pool Fund for the jurisdiction. State and local legislatures may decide to
adopt a similar check and balance mechanism, and each State and local legislative body may enact such
a safeguard against frivolous Vote of Confidence initiatives – but the governing body must adopt a 2/3
vote margin to declare a Vote of Confidence initiative as frivolous, and the ability of registered voters to
override the declaration as frivolous by collecting valid signatures of the required 25% of the number of
of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled.

Sub-Section 9F: If at least 20% of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for the official
being recalled have signed the initiative before the 120 day signature gathering window of time elapses,
and the initiative is properly filed on-time, and the signature validation process statistically yields that
the burden of collecting the signatures of 20% of the number of of the votes cast in the last election for
the official being recalled has been met, then a ―freeze‖ is placed on the elected or appointed official,
and all duties are temporarily suspended until the outcome of the Vote of Confidence is announced, or
until a declaration by joint houses of Congress is made that the Vote of Confidence initiative is deemed
to be frivolous.

Sub-Section 9G: If the required number of valid signatures (based on of the number of of the votes cast
in the last election for the official being recalled) is collected, a vote of confidence election must be held
within 210 days (allowing 30 days to prepare, and the statutory 180 days for election procedures and
processes.)

Sub-Section 9H: A minimum of 10% of all signatures to be randomly selected and validated by election
judges for the jurisdiction, and the percentage totals of valid signatures in the sample to be statistically
equated with the entire set of signatures. Signatories discovered to be invalid during this process are
subject to prosecution for election tampering.

Sub-Section 9I: Vote of Confidence ballot nomenclature: A simple yes/no vote of confidence worded as:
―Are you confident that {title, firstname, lastname} is serving the best interests of the people, as {title}
in the position of {position} within the jurisdiction of {jurisdiction}?
□ Yes, retain {title, firstname, lastname} in office.

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       □ No, remove {title, firstname, lastname} from office.‖

       Sub-Section 9J: A simple majority (over 50%) will determine the outcome of the Vote of Confidence. If
       the outcome of the Vote of Confidence is removal from office, the official is forced to vacate their office
       immediately, and the process of a vacancy election is begun. A result within +/- 1% of the threshold
       (50%) will automatically trigger one manual recount, and the outcome is final at the conclusion of the
       recount.

Section 10: Federal Civil Service Test Creation:

       Sub-Section 10A: The US House of Representatives shall appoint a Commission, the ―Federal Civil
       Service Test Creation Commission‖, to immediately create two new Federal Civil Service Exams:
       1.) Federal Executive Civil Service Exam (for the offices of President and Vice-President, plus all
       presidential appointees such as Ambassadors and Executive Cabinet positions.)
       2.) Federal Legislative Civil Service Exam (for the offices of US Senator and US Representative)

       Sub-Section 10B: These new Federal civil service exams will be required for elected and appointed non-
       judicial officials at the Federal level, to ascertain fitness for service in these offices. These exams are not
       intended to test for knowledge that would be acquired after working within the executive or legislative
       branches of government, but are to test reading comprehension, language acuity, and logical discernment
       at the level necessary to effectively work within the executive or legislative branches of the Federal
       government. The average US Representative and average US Senator should be able to pass these
       exams.

       Sub-Section 10C: The Federal Civil Service Test Creation Commission must complete the creation of
       the tests, and provide the percentage considered as a passing score, within 60 days of the passage of this
       bill.

       Sub-Section 10D: The civil service tests Federal Executive Civil Service Exam and Federal Legislative
       Civil Service Exam must be made available/scheduled a minimum of 50 times per year, not less than 4
       times each month, and are to be administered at any location nationwide that offers any civil service
       examination. Any city over 30,000 in population in the previous census is required to offer the Federal
       civil service tests, unless another community within 50 miles offers civil service tests.

       Sub-Section 10E: Offices of all US Senators are hereby required to inform their home State Assembly of
       the requirement to create, modify, or acquire and adopt an Executive Civil Service Exam, a Legislative
       Civil Service Exam, and a Judicial Civil Service Exam, as will be required for all candidates in non-
       federal elected and appointed offices within their home State. The non-Federal Civil Service test
       creation or adaptation as well as providing the percentage considered as a passing score, must be
       completed within 60 days of the passage of this bill.

Section 11: This bill will go into effect immediately after passage.




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The Reset Button, Phase II, revision 0
The Reset Button Items 2 through 17 are to be considered as Phase II of The Reset Button: to be noted in the
spirit as written, representative of the outline of a thought process in progress. This is the heart and soul, the
target and the direction of the changes that are critical to complete the mission of The Reset Button movement.
Obviously, just having a new crop of legislators in place that are ―of the people‖ but who protect the status quo
of corporate interests would be no victory for democracy. Phase II completes the mission of The Reset Button.

The items in Phase II need to be refined, legally formatted, and presented to the candidates at least 120 days
before the election.

Phase II items, which will by that time be written as Acts (and possibly one or more Constitutional
amendments), will be examined by the candidates, and must be included in each candidate's Position Paper. So,
the Position Paper will be of critical importance to the electorate in choosing which candidate(s) to vote for.
       ―For the 2012 election, the Position Paper must include candidate's position on each of the Phase II
       items of The Reset Button document, in its final revised state as released 120 days before the election.‖
       (from Sub-Section 6D of the Election Reform Act of 2011)

We cannot dictate what the newly elected Congress will do, but our clear intent will be to elect a congressional
body that will fulfill the mandate of the people, and (hopefully) quickly pass into law and/or ratify into
Constitutional amendments, the items in the final revision of Phase II of The Reset Button document.

The Reset Button, Phase I and II have been created from the thoughts, ideas, and input of many people. With the
launch of The Reset Button movement, Phase I, a clear goal is defined and articulated in the legal format for
Constitutional amendments and for Acts (laws) in the US Congress. This was done purposely to leave no room
for negotiating on the part of the existing legislators – they are to be ratified and passed as written. The people
of the United States have issued a directive to the joint houses of US Congress: immediate ratification of
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the passage of the Election Reform Act of 2011.

The items in Phase II are presented here in a much looser, conversational format, ranging from critical bullet
points to paragraphs describing proposed changes. Like Phase I, these items all need to be revised and
articulated in the legal format for Constitutional amendments and for Acts (laws) in the US Congress, so that
they can be presented to the candidates, in their final revised state, at least 120 days before the 2012 election.

This is a call for supporters of The Reset Button whose areas of expertise or research are within the scope of the
individual items in Phase II. We need your help to revise and format these areas of reform into Acts and
Amendments. Step forward. Please.



2.) Congressional Reform
Background:
There must be no lobbyists, and no lobbying, to prevent collusion. The business of lobbying elected and
appointed public officials must completely end.

If and when industry/corporate/banking expertise is required to gain that perspective for a bill being written or

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in consideration in the Senate or House of Representatives, industry/corporate/banking individuals may be
invited to be on a panel representing the industry/corporate/banking viewpoint, and will be required to testify in
public, under oath. Opposing viewpoints from panelists from outside the specific industry/corporate/banking
sector will be invited, for balance, and will also be required to testify in public, under oath. All panel testimony
to be publicly available, including live broadcast immediately followed by (permanently) archived video/audio
recording of the panel.

No 'gifts' over $50 in value, (including trips or vacations), no 'contributions' and no 'donations' to elected or
appointed officials allowed. Gifts under $50 in value may only be accepted from individuals who are
constituents. No business/corporate gifts of any kind allowed. Any gift over $50 in value, may not be accepted
and must be returned, and the General Accounting Office may decide what to do with any nonreturnable gift.
Any gift received from a business or corporation must be immediately surrendered to the US Department of
Justice, who will determine the appropriate judicial action.

No "deal-making" between elected officials (Senators and/or Representatives.) Every vote on every bill to be a
vote of conscience, with understanding of short-term and long-term ramifications, and to be in-line with the will
of the people represented. Deal-making will be considered as a major ethics violation, and the Senator(s) or
Representative(s) caught being involved will be censured and will face a Vote of Confidence.

Four years (one term) is the maximum that any individual may serve in any one elected or appointed position.

Clean Bills: No 'riders', no 'pork' allowed in any Senate or House bill - All content in each Bill to reflect and
address one single issue.

All bills to be written clearly defining the intent or ―spirit of the law‖ so that judges and juries (as well as those
affected by the law) have a clear idea of each law's intended purpose, thus working toward guaranteeing a much
higher outcome of real justice in the justice system and reducing the appellate process. As bills are refined and
edited before becoming laws/acts, Congressional legislators must be diligent and remain vigilant to assure that
the intent of the law is clearly and easily discernible to an 'average person' reading the bill..

All bills to be written in plain and simple language – with a minimum of 'legalese'. Bills to be composed in a
direct, forthcoming, and straightforward manner, written as succinctly as possible.

All Bills must first pass through the following three ethics filters:
  1.) Good for the Earth and all inhabitants
  2.) Good for the Nation
  3.) Good for the People of the Nation
before being introduced as a Bill. Bills submitted into either house of Congress that do not pass these filters are
subject to censure by ethics committee.

No member of Congress may ever vote on a bill they have not completely read.

Filibustering, cloture, refusal to hold hearings, and other disruptive and manipulative actions to be banned.

Congresspersons are expected to vote on every piece of legislation. Congresspersons away from the Senate or
House of Representatives are expected to send an administrative proxy to be present and to cast the vote.
Congresspersons missing more than 2% of votes – by abstaining or by absence – should be examined by their
constituency for a possible Vote of Confidence, and Congresspersons missing more than 5% of votes – by

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abstaining or by absence – will automatically trigger a mandated Vote of Confidence (no filing fee),
automatically filed by joint houses of Congress.

Current federal officials in elected and appointed positions are to receive the pension/retirement package
promised to them when they were in office, or 4 years of pension salary at 80% of their salary while in office –
whichever is greater. Starting in 2012, newly elected and appointed federal officials will receive 1 year of
temporary pension salary at 80% of their salary while in office, for each year (rounded up to the nearest year)
served. Since all federal elected and appointed offices will have a maximum of 4 years of service, and there will
be no lifetime appointments, office holders will no longer receive any type of ―pension for life‖ or
compensation beyond the 4 year temporary pension maximum, with the exception of the office of the President
of the United States and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who will continue to receive 80% of their
salary for life (and will be afforded personal and family security, as has been customary.) Four years of
temporary pension salary at 80% is a gift from US citizens to departing public servants, as a 'thank you' for the
years of service, and to provide a transition income to reenter private life from public service.

All elected officials in the US will receive the same lifetime universal health care as every other citizen in the
US.


Not really Congress, but the public acting as legislators:

Citizen Sponsored Bill, by Public Initiative:
(Based in-part on the the idea of the proposed National Initiative for Democracy, including the Democracy
Amendment, and Democracy Act)

With true election reform, representation of the people by the people will ensure that the will of the people is
heard throughout the legislative process. However, in further pursuit of true democracy, a mechanism must be
put into place to allow groups of citizens to directly sponsor legislative bills, enact (or repeal) laws, and enact
constitutional amendments. That mechanism will be a Citizen Sponsored Bill, by public initiative.

Citizens qualified to begin a Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative must be a US citizen with sole US citizenship for
at least 10 years, must not be a convicted felon, must have lived within the jurisdiction of the official named in
the initiative for at least 5 years, must not be a board member or officer of any corporation, banking or other
financial institution, or an officer or member of any stock/bond/commodity trading organization, must not have
filed to begin any recall initiative in the past 5 years. To keep Citizen Sponsored Bill initiatives from becoming
frivolous, the citizen that files the recall initiative must pay a filing fee equal to the jurisdictional fee for the
jurisdiction affected (in 2012, $1000 federal; $500 state; $100 local.) The Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative filer
must pay their own filing fee, and/or may accept a maximum of 10% of the filing fees from any one individual,
from up to 10 individuals (no business/corporate donations allowed.) Donors and amounts to be published
publicly. Individuals may donate to only one Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative per every 5 years. Donations
outside the scope of these rules will be considered as legislative process tampering, and will be prosecuted
accordingly.

Congressional oversight for federal jurisdiction initiatives: As a check and balance mechanism, to guard against
disruptive private agendas by individuals initiating a Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative, a 2/3 vote by both
Houses of Congress declaring a Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative as frivolous, within the initial 120 day vote-
gathering time window, halts the Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative process for that one initiative, and the filing


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fee is forfeited. State and local legislatures may decide to adopt a similar check and balance mechanism, and
each state and local legislative body may enact such a safeguard against frequent, frivolous Citizen Sponsored
Bill initiatives – but the governing body must adopt a 2/3 vote margin to halt a Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative.

Once a Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative is properly filed, signatures may be collected from registered voters
within that jurisdiction. All signature collectors must be unpaid volunteers – no compensation of any kind is
allowed. The Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative signature collecting process is completed when at least 30% of
number of number of voters in the previous election, in this jurisdiction have signed, or 120 days, whichever
comes first. If 30% of registered voters in the jurisdiction do not sign the Citizen Sponsored Bill initiative
within 120 days, the initiative fails.

If the required number of signatures (based on percentages of registered voters, using the latest census and
registration figures) is collected, a Citizen Sponsored Bill is given a Legislative Bill Number (in the format ―C-
####‖)and is added as a ballot referendum item on the following scheduled election, as long as that ballot
referendum item has a minimum of 30 days for public examination and study. If 50% of registered voters within
the jurisdiction sign the initiative, a threshold is reached indicating urgency, and in that case, a special election
including this referendum item must be held within 120 days, if another election was not already scheduled to
occur within that 120 days, and at least a 30-day window is available for public examination and study of the
Citizen Sponsored Bill before the election.

Citizen Sponsored Bill on ballot to be worded as a simple yes/no question:

Do you support Citizen Sponsored Bill #{Legislative Bill Number}, {title of Citizen Sponsored Bill} to be
enacted into law within the jurisdiction of {jurisdiction}?
□ Yes, I support Citizen Sponsored Bill #{Legislative Bill Number}, {title of Citizen Sponsored Bill} within the
jurisdiction of {jurisdiction}.
□ No, I do not support Citizen Sponsored Bill #{Legislative Bill Number}, {title of Citizen Sponsored Bill}
within the jurisdiction of {jurisdiction}.

A Citizen Sponsored Bill will need to receive 2/3rds majority (―yes‖ vote over 66.66%) be considered as a
successful Citizen Sponsored Bill that is not a constitutional amendment, and a 75% majority (―yes‖ vote of at
least 75%) is required to be considered as a successful Citizen Sponsored Bill that is a constitutional
amendment. A successful Citizen Sponsored Bill will be enacted as law (or constitutional amendment) in a
time-frame as indicated within the body of the Bill, or 91 days if not specified within the Bill. (A result within
+/- 1% of the threshold percentage will automatically trigger one recount.)



3.) Banking Reform

Abolish the Federal Reserve (duties to be taken over by US Department of the Treasury.) US Department of the
Treasury prints/issues all money, interest rate changes to be handled by Joint Congressional Banking and
Finance Committee for recommendations to Congress, and any change in interest rates to be voted upon by joint
houses of Congress.

Default on the portion of US National Debt created by the current Federal Reserve owners/banks. Shift this
portion of the debt to the (now) current Federal Reserve bank owners.


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Abolish fractional reserve lending. Only the US Department of the Treasury is allowed to create money. The
amount of physical, printed bills and coinage in circulation, as well as the overall total amount of money
(including any 'virtual' money) that has been created to be handled by Joint Congressional Banking and Finance
Committee for recommendations to Congress, and any change in the overall money supply to be voted upon by
joint houses of Congress.

The US Department of the Treasury becomes the prime lender, and federally approved banks and saving and
loan institutions will be authorized to loan money to individuals and businesses. Every loan in the US will
initiate from a transaction between the US Department of the Treasury and the bank/S&L at the prime lending
rate. No one gets a lower rate; no one pays a higher rate. Then, the lending institution loans money at a rate not
to exceed Maximum Allowable Lending Percentage Rate

Maximum Allowable US government Prime Lending Rate = 1% (for 2012, set by Congress thereafter.)

Maximum Allowable Lending Percentage Rate for lending institutions: 2% over "Prime" (for 2012, set by
Congress thereafter.) So, banks, S&Ls, car dealers, mortgage lenders, credit union, and credit card companies
would have a ceiling lending rate of 3% for 2012, and that percentage could only be changed by Congress.

Congressional regulation of all banking fees (transaction fees, penalties, etc.)

Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

No foreign ownership or board member in any Bank, Savings & Loan, Credit Union, etc., operating on US soil.

Make it official US policy not to support or condone The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) predatory lending policies, and to clearly warn other nations in the world.

4.) Stock Market Reform

Outlaw derivatives and other 'packages'; only trade singular stocks
Disallow any foodstuff trading (grains, pork bellies, etc)

Disallow any housing-related trading (mortgage-backed securities, etc.)

Disallow any trading of "monetary instruments" (mortgage-backed securities, derivatives, currencies, etc.)

Disallow any trading of precious metals or strategic metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, etc.)

Disallow any trading of energy

Disallow short-selling

Disallow "put" and "call" option trading




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5.) Corporate Reform

Corporate reforms may be covered mainly by other sections, such as tax reform, and by election reforms ending
collusion and lobbying, and finally by stock market reform prohibiting stock trading in essential goods and
services.




6.) Tax Reform
Background:
Taxation has been a roller-coaster ride in the United States, with maximum federal income tax rates as high as
92% and as low as 28% over the past 60 years (currently at 35%.) The tax code is ridiculously complex, and
ridiculously full of loopholes for corporations. State tax rates from 0% to 11% create tax havens and incentives
for business activity in certain States, and business deserts in other States. Local taxes and property taxes create
a situation where retired or non-income-earning families can lose a home due to inability to pay property taxes,
and these taxes can create islands of wealth where local services and schools are top-notch, while most others
suffer from lack of local funding. In addition to the federal income tax, several other taxes are hidden in plain
sight by calling them ―deductions‖ or ―contributions‖ rather than taxes (FICA: Social Security, Medicare; and
possibly health insurance deductions.)

A greatly simplified, fair system of taxation is critically needed, with the elimination of loopholes for
corporations, and the complete elimination of all State and Local taxes. A straight line rate of tax increase
percentage based on adjusted gross income utterly simplifies federal income tax, and a percentage cap means a
flat tax rate for high (individual and corporate) earners.

A nationwide sales tax on non-essential goods and services (even in States not currently charging a State sales
tax) provides a level playing field for all States, for interstate commerce and Internet sales.

The major drawback with estate tax is the possible loss of a family farm with a generational change, and this
requires exemptions to family farm lands, to ensure family farms are not destroyed by estate taxation. Without
estate taxation, family empires are maintained, and wealth accumulation increases unchecked, generation to
generation.

Astronomical corporate salaries have allowed corporations a huge tax loophole, as the salaries have been
allowed to be considered as normal operating expenses. Corporate salary cutoff, for the purpose of tax
calculations: Salaries above a ratio of 1:15 (lowest paid full-time employee salary) will not be allowed as
operating expenses in tax calculations. Salary expenditures above the 1:15 ratio will be taxed.

Corporations doing business in the US or operating on US soil must pay their fair share of taxes.

No organizational body, federal, state, or local government to be permitted to offer tax breaks to any individual
or business entity.

Tax reform to include:
    All local taxes eliminated.

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      All property tax/real estate tax eliminated.
      All State taxes eliminated.
      No sales tax on items of need (food, medicines, non-luxury clothing, non-luxury single family residence,
       etc.)
      National sale tax of 15% on all ―luxury‖ (non-necessity) items. This tax applies in every State for all
       transactions on non-necessity goods, is collected locally at point of purchase or Internet transaction
       (interstate or intrastate), and sent to the State where collected, and the State sends it to the US
       Department of the Treasury.
      Estate tax of 15% on estate (excluding family farms) value above $2M. Family farms: estate tax of 15%
       on estate value above $3M, not including currently working or fallow field arable land value. No forced
       sale of estate that becomes the primary residence for estate beneficiary. No forced sale of family farm
       estate.
      IRS to be eliminated. All federal tax collection and disbursement of tax monies to be under the
       jurisdiction of the US Department of the Treasury.
      New, simplified federal income tax program.

Federal income tax to be collected by the State governments. Then: total tax revenue summed and reported,
50% of monies collected by each State to be retained by each State Treasury, and 50% sent to the US
Department of the Treasury (for disbursal to federal programs, and the remainder apportioned back to individual
States.)

For the purpose of calculating adjusted gross income (individual, business, corporate), the only tax write-off is
charitable giving to registered, US Treasury Dept. approved charity. US Treasury Dept. approved charity shall
consist of not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity organizations, operating within the required maximum 1:15
ratio of lowest:highest paid, full-time employee compensation, operating under a maximum salary cap for any
executive of $200K, where a maximum of 25% of donations are used for operating expenses, salaries and fund-
raising expenses, and a minimum of 75% of donations are channeled out of the organization and directed
towards its programs and services. All churches wishing to be considered as Public Charities must file for not-
for-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity organization status. Private Foundations are not considered as Public Charity
organizations.

Considering no State tax, no local/property tax, and full universal health care costs to come from federal income
tax, the vast majority of US citizens will be keeping a higher percentage of their earnings than any time in the
past 97 years, retirees can relax, freed from local/property tax and freed of the burden of taxes on retirement
income. Even the highest earning individuals will have lower overall tax rates, especially considering no
additional medical contributions. And, with a flat tax rate at the high end of the earnings scale, no disincentive
to earning. Corporations will now pay their fair share of taxes, and will be impacted. This is the end of the
corporate taxation ―free-ride.‖

Action:
For 2012, federal (individual, business, and corporate) income tax to be a simple, graduated 1:1 line scale (x-
axis=net income; y axis=tax rate), with 2 points:
    1.) minimum amount of income to pay any income tax (set at $10K adjusted gross income, at 6% tax rate,
        for 2012.)
    2.) slope cutoff point (set at $300K adjusted gross income, at 35% tax rate, for 2012.) Tax rate is flat after
        that point.



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2012 Individual Income Tax levels: (1% increase per $10K income, up to $300K, then tax rate flattens.)

Minimum income point and slope cutoff point to be set by Congress each year.

Salary cap for tax calculations based upon maximum 1:15 ratio, lowest paid full-time employee:highest paid
employee.

Adjusted Gross Income Calculations:

Adjusted Gross Income: Individual:
For individuals, gross income excludes all retirement and pension income.
(gross income) – (charitable donations) = (adjusted gross income)

Adjusted Gross Income: Business/Corporate (sole proprietor, partnership, S-Corp, C-corp, B-corp)
(gross income) – (cost of goods sold+operating expenses+charitable donations+below cap salaries) = (adjusted
gross income)




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                              2012 US Federal Income Tax Chart




2012 Individual Income Tax examples:
  Household adjusted gross income: under $10K. 0% tax rate. Tax due = $0
  Household adjusted gross income: $10K. 6% tax rate. Tax due = $600
  Household adjusted gross income: $30K. 8% tax rate. Tax due = $2,400
  Household adjusted gross income: $50K. 10% tax rate. Tax due = $5,000
  Household adjusted gross income: $75K. 12.5% tax rate. Tax due = $9,375
  Household adjusted gross income: $100K. 15% tax rate. Tax due = $15,000
  Household adjusted gross income: $150K. 16% tax rate. Tax due = $24,000
  Household adjusted gross income: $200K. 25% tax rate. Tax due = $50,000
  Household adjusted gross income: $300K. 35% tax rate. Tax due = $105,000
  Household adjusted gross income: $500K. 35% tax rate. Tax due = $175,000
2012 Corporate Income Tax examples:
  Corporate adjusted gross income: $1M. 35% tax rate. Tax due = $350,000
  Corporate adjusted gross income: $10M. 35% tax rate. Tax due = $3.5M
  Corporate adjusted gross income: $100M. 35% tax rate. Tax due = $35M
  Corporate adjusted gross income: $1B. 35% tax rate. Tax due = $350M

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7.) Energy Reform
Background:
First, we should define the spirit of energy reform, and the consequence of energy reform:

Five hundred years ago, society was not built around energy in the way we think of it today, and so, energy
(above and beyond the heat of fire, the kinetic energy of waterwheels, and literal horse-power) was not a major
human need. Fast forward to the present, and we find humanity, at least humanity in developed nations, utterly
and critically dependent upon energy for virtually every facet of life. The simple piece of paper on your desk is
from a tree cut with a gasoline-powered chainsaw, chipped in a diesel-powered chipper, transported by rail on a
diesel-powered train, moved with natural gas-fired fork lifts onto electric conveyor belts powered by coal-fired
source electric generator... and on and on. It is not just energy in the sense of a energy source for your car and an
energy source for you home's electricity and heating, it is the energy expended in a hundred thousand locations
to move raw materials and to power the manufacturing processes and to transport the finished goods –
multiplied times the number of items in your home, your business, and the man-made commons and
infrastructure that connects us.

We are utterly and completely dependent on energy, and that is absolutely perfect – if you own an energy
company (raw material or refinery or power plant or distribution network or storage device.) Heroin dealers
would be jealous of energy companies – there is no way to ―kick the habit‖; we need and use energy from
before our birth to after our death – for example, in the energy required to manufacture prenatal vitamins to the
gas-fed flames in the crematorium. Customers for life, each and every one of us. Customers for life.

Unless...
...unless someone invents1 a device that pulls the energy out of thin air (or more accurately, a device that pulls
some of the energy out of the ―vacuum‖2 between atoms – what quantum physicists call, ―zero-point energy‖
from the ―zero-point field.‖

What are the two most frightening words you could possibly say to a giant energy company? ―Free Energy.‖ 3

Many inventors have been working on ―free energy‖ devices, which tap into the zero-point energy field. The
word ―free‖ in free energy is somewhat a misnomer; the energy is real and does have a source, and is not in
violation of the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

So, how far does energy reform go, to make a giant leap for mankind? A 100 mpg carburetor (two to five times
more efficient than others on the market)? An extremely efficient and extremely low emission external
combustion engine to replace the internal combustion engine?4 A heat pump (a device that is both a heating and
an air-conditioning unit) with a COP (Coefficient of Performance) of 85 (four times more efficient than
everything else on the market)? Those are impressive examples, and they have been done. According to
researchers, the energy industry routinely puts a halt to any new energy device that comes to market, by buying

1   http://www.calphysics.org/Patent.html
2   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16095-its-confirmed-matter-is-merely-vacuum-fluctuations.html
3   http://www.free-energy-info.co.uk/
4   http://www.ahealedplanet.net/energy.htm#glimpse
5   http://www.ahealedplanet.net/energy1.htm#lamco1

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the inventor out, by frightening the inventor away, or by an unfortunate situation where the inventor
'accidentally' ceases to exist. Others meet their (dream's) demise at the patent office.

Some inventors, dreaming of hundreds of billions of dollars in profits, build prototypes and head off to the US
Patent Office. There, these types of devices are routinely slapped with a ―secrecy order‖ 6 and never make it past
the patent application stage. 86 new secrecy orders were invoked in 2010 (not just about energy devices),
bringing the total number of patent applications that have been stopped via secrecy orders to 5,135. 7

Rather than promoting thinking and dreaming in terms of an inventor inventing a non-polluting free energy
device and making gobs of money, thus becoming one of ―the big boys‖ in energy, we need to stop and think
about promoting a non-polluting free energy device in context of humanity - the needs of humanity – and how
this will literally change the lives of all on Earth. We the people, we as a society, need to promote the idea of
bringing this technology forth as a free and open source technology. The implications are far larger than the lack
of pollution.

The US government role, at the very minimum, should be to stop colluding with the existing energy giants, and
to prosecute any crimes committed by these giant energy companies and their agents - whether the 'break your
kneecaps' type of agents or the judicial and prosecutorial misconduct type of agents.8 In this special case, with
the immense positive implications, the US government needs to go a step beyond just protecting ―free market‖
economy (which is rarely, if ever, truly free) of energy to actually promoting and helping (financially, or within
US government research and development facilities) to develop free energy devices and give the technology to
the world, as a gift of the citizens of the US. It is estimated that it will only take somewhere in the range of
$200M to $300M to develop the technology – not something the garage inventors could pull out of their
pockets, and not something garage inventors could live to complete, without protection from collusion and
criminal suppression.

Starting from existing patent applications currently encumbered with secrecy orders, or by breaking down the
wall of secrecy – for this one technology - with classified Department of Defense and/or 'black-ops' technology
currently in existence and being used as a non-polluting power source for Deep Underground Military Bases9
(DUMBs), and refine the technology into various formats (we need devices for use as mobile power plants for
cars, trucks, boats, etc., devices for individual homes, larger buildings, and to power municipal infrastructure
such as street lighting, regional devices, etc.) The energy source itself, zero-point energy, is free energy, but
manufacturing of the devices will, of course, not be free. Manufacturers around the world will have the
technological information to proceed with manufacturing. If there are components that are extremely difficult to
manufacture, the manufacturers of those components must be encouraged to create those components at a very
low profit margin, similar to the reality of the computer market, with hundreds of brands of computers relying
on primarily two or three suppliers for the CPU chips.)

It isn't science fiction, and we will have unlimited, environmentally benign, non-polluting, zero greenhouse gas
emitting, free energy just as soon as most of the citizens of the United States stand up and demand it. It will
immediately end imperialistic wars for raw materials, and will end oil exploration, extraction, and refineries,
―fracking‖ for natural gas, coal mining, atomic energy, nuclear meltdowns, oil spills, pipeline breaks, acid rain,
soot and other airborne particulates. How badly do you want this?


6   http://www.fas.org/sgp/othergov/invention/index.html
7   http://www.fas.org/sgp/othergov/invention/stats.html
8   http://www.ahealedplanet.net/energy1.htm#raid
9   http://www.projectcamelot.org/underground_bases.html

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Everything that embracing non-polluting free energy does for America it also does for the world, so we instantly
solve many of the most challenging problems facing humans all over the planet. Pure, fresh water from free-
energy powered desalination plants dotting the coasts of the world, piping fresh water as far inland as it needs to
go to make sure every human on Earth has abundant pure, disease-free water. Abundant fresh water and free
energy to moderate climate controlled systems wherever necessary will also mean the ability to grow food
anywhere on Earth. How badly do we need this?

Energy, in various forms, is one of the key necessities of modern life. The major raw materials (oil, coal, gas)
currently used to produce energy are finite resources, and control over those resources and the delivery of
energy in usable form (electricity, gasoline, refined natural gas, etc.) exist within a framework of scarcity.
Energy scarcity is, in reality, a myth, but collusion between energy industrialists and the US government (and
other nations governments) have ensured that only the scarce, controllable, revenue-generating resources have
been allowed to flourish into a national infrastructure.

In spite of confusing and false rhetoric regarding motives, the United States has instigated wars to ―protect US
interests‖ in oil reserves elsewhere on the planet, and have destabilized and caused the overthrow of
governments, using covert US ―black operatives‖, economic war strategies,10 and overt propaganda, to secure
control over ―our interests‖ in oil reserves worldwide.

Oil, coal, and gas are not only non-renewable fossil fuels and finite resources, but are also extremely ecocidal
when burned, releasing numerous invisible toxins, soot, mercury and other toxic heavy metals, and massive
amounts of greenhouse gasses - notably carbon dioxide. Extraction and transportation of fossil fuels has proven
to be astoundingly damaging to the ecosystem.

Collusion between existing multinational energy corporations and the US government have prevented other
energy technologies – technologies not based on scarcity but rather based on abundance, such as solar, wind,
tide, geothermal, thermal differential, and zero-point energy – from being developed and/or deployed.

Less than 1% of the population of Earth controls energy for all of us. That 1% (or less) control energy based on
scarcity, and they want it to stay that way - to keep their gleaming mountains of gold piled high. Haven't they
extracted enough from the Earth and from the other 99% of us? Haven't they polluted our world enough? The
scarcity based system is a myth. The myth will continue until the other 99%, including us, say that we refuse to
play that game any more, change the rules, and hit the reset button.

Action:
During the transition into abundance-based technologies of energy, existing 'dirty' energy companies to pay 5%
of net profits before salaries and dividends into escrow account, for disasters

All nuclear power plants to be decommissioned within 4 years.

Phase-out burning of Oil, Gas, and Coal within 4 years.

Release Zero-Point ―Free-Energy‖ technology to public domain

All energy-related patents null and void.

10 http://www.economichitman.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Fzm1hEiDQ

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8.) Medical & Pharmacology Reform
Background:
The plants of the Earth have been used by humans for centuries, even millennia, as medicinal remedies, tonics,
and salves to aid healing, alleviate symptoms, strengthen the immune system, and cure disease. These plants are
the foundation and basis for herbology, and are major components of Naturopathic and Homeopathic medicine,
as well as non-Western medicine practice such as Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic Medicine. Plant-
based medicines were also found in the medical offices and doctor's bags of every Western medicine medical
doctor, up until the advent of synthetic drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. At first,
pharmaceutical companies offered exactly the same plant-based medicines, simply claiming to standardize
dosages, and soon it became more convenient for physicians to rely on the plant-based medicines from the
young pharmaceutical industry. The industry changed drastically with the introduction of synthetic drugs,
because they could be patented - and patenting eliminated all competition.

Collusion between the American Medical Association and the US government undermined, discredited, and
even demonized all forms of medical knowledge other than MD doctors, and collusion between pharmaceutical
companies and the US government discredited and demonized unpatentable plant-based medicinal remedies.

Up until the 1930's, one of the most significant plant-based medicinal substances – the medicinal history
spanned literally thousands of years - was cannabis. Cannabis was a common, and effective, ingredient in many
medications up until the systematic demonization of cannabis in the 1930's. Cannabis became outlawed in the
US in 1937 for three primary reasons: alcohol prohibition was just repealed and the bloated law enforcement
infrastructure from prohibition was then re-employed by targeting cannabis, shameful racist lies were spread
about ―violent‖ Mexicans and ―uppity‖ black-skinned Americans using cannabis, and newspaper magnate
William Randolph Hurst did not want cannabis/hemp fiber competing with his forests for paper pulp. In modern
science, cannabis, now known to cure cancer, is known to be a plant astoundingly well-matched to human
physiology – our bodies produce natural ―endocannabinoids‖ and we have ―cannabinoid‖ receptors in our brains
and throughout our bodies. Designed by God, nature, or luck, cannabis - the unpatentable herb – should be
among the major medicines of mankind, from wound salves to cancer cures.

It must be recognized that every US citizen has the inalienable right to complete sovereignty over decisions
about all prescription drugs, vaccinations, 'over-the-counter' drugs, herbs, vitamins, salves, lotions, nutritional
supplements for themselves and for their families. All synthetic drugs and compounds must be thoroughly tested
and reviewed in order to receive FDA approval to be sold.

Natural substances will not require FDA approval to be sold, but may be tested or reviewed by the FDA, at the
discretion of the FDA. The overwhelming amount of natural substances to test or review means it would be
impossible for everything to ever receive ―FDA approval‖, so those natural substances sold that have not been
tested or reviewed by the FDA will simply be labeled: ―Not yet tested or reviewed by the US FDA.‖ For natural
substances with known side effects, contraindications, drug interactions, allergies, or dosage warnings, or other
important health attributes, the product will be labeled ―FDA notice: See FDA bulletin #______‖ which will list
known attributes as well as a disclaimer, ―The FDA has not thoroughly tested this natural substance. It is
recommended to consult a health professional, but it is understood that the buyer/user is ultimately responsible
for any negative consequences of using this substance.‖



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The FDA will not prohibit or restrict the sale of any natural substance.

Every US citizen has the inalienable right to complete sovereignty over decisions about whom to consult for
healthcare: Allopathic physicians (M.D., Doctors of Medicine), Chiropractic physicians (D.C., Doctors of
Chiropractic Medicine), Naturopathic physicians (D.N., Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine), Osteopathic
physicians (D.O., Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine), Podiatric physicians (D.P.M., Doctors of Podiatric
Medicine), Ayurvedic Practitioners (traditional Indian medicine, including traditional Ayurvedic herbal
medicine), Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (including energy/chi healing, acupuncture, acupressure,
and traditional Chinese herbal medicine), Psychiatrists, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Dentists, Oral
Surgeons, Homeopaths, Traditional Herbalists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Psychologists,
Nutritionists, Physical Therapists, any of the newer ―complimentary and alternative medicine‖ therapeutic,
energy, sound, light healing modalities - and

To prevent further collusion, public and private medical schools must not take donations from any
pharmaceutical manufacturer or distributor, nor host paid studies of drugs for pharmaceutical manufacturers or
distributors.

Pharmaceutical companies must not advertise prescription drugs to the public, in broadcast or in print.

No legal limits to liability should exist for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Even with FDA testing or review, and
approval, pharmaceutical manufacturers must bear the full legal liabilities and financial risk of releasing
synthetic pharmaceutical drugs to the public.

It would be wise if every home's ―medicine cabinet‖ had a full compliment of traditional, herbal, mineral, and
alternative remedies (sea salt, raw apple cider vinegar, raw honey, sodium bicarbonate/baking soda, aloe vera,
lemon juice, tryptophan, St. John's Wort, cannabis, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, cayenne, red clover, tea
tree oil, olive oil, chamomile, echinacea, peppermint, slippery elm, Jim Humble's MMS, Pam Thompson's
Giving Ground Boreal Forest Triple Antibiotic Salve – that list would be a good start.)

Action:
Pharmacology Reform Act of 2012
[An Act to declare sovereignty of individuals to make pharmacological and alternative medicine health choices,
order the FDA to serve the needs of citizens as per paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 above.]
(yet to be written – who's up to the task? Step forward.)



9.) Health Care Reform
Background:
Citizens in the United States spend twice as much as any other industrialized nation on earth, and US heath care
is ranked 37th in the world by the World Health Organization. Nearly 20,000 US citizens died last year - denied
health care services - and medical bills are the number one reason for bankruptcy in the US. There are half a
dozen publicly traded Health, Pharmaceutical, and Health Insurance corporations listed among the 50 largest
corporations in the US. Clearly something is wrong. A lobbyist for the health insurance industry wrote ―...the
87-page document which became the basis, the foundation, the blueprint...‖ for the bill that passed congress and
was foisted on the public as ―health care reform?‖ The foxes aren't guarding the hen-house; they're in the hen-
house. Clearly something is deeply wrong.


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Instead of simply pooling our resources to help each other pay for health care, we have been taking (what we
are told is) the required amount of money for medical services, adding at least 20% more, and handing it to
insurance companies who then decide what is and what is not covered. So, we have pooled our resources, but
we have done it in health insurance industry's purse. We have allowed the health insurance industry to skim off
the top, and allowed that industry to stand between patient and doctor. ―Single-payer‖ eliminates the health
insurance industry (other than optional insurance for elective procedures and surgeries), saves a minimum of
20%, and allows expansion of coverage (health care, not just health insurance) to all citizens. After the
elimination (or virtual elimination) of the health insurance industry and its infrastructure, we are going to
discover that the figure of 20% extra that we paid was a gross underestimate, and the true figure may be closer
to 40% to 50% of health care dollars siphoned off in profits, operating costs, and salaries – some of which are
enormous. Who is the US government protecting? Once again, collusion is the standard modus operandi, and
the citizens of the United States are the chumps.

Health care providers in the United States have created an impressive infrastructure for conventional medical
treatment, but it has become decidedly financially class-based and interwoven with collusion with medical
insurance companies. Those who are affluent can afford whatever heath care they wish, and basic emergency
and some basic clinical health care is provided for those with the lowest income. Other than the most basic
services, mandated for lower income citizens, they and middle income citizens have very little access to the
kind of health care, dental care, and mental health care that affluent citizens and those with exceptional
insurance are used to receiving.

The figures for health care spending in the US (2.6 trillion dollars in 2010) are obviously massively bloated
beyond belief. It is impossible to get accurate figures for healthcare and health insurance industry spending,
which is why we see such a wide variety of ―facts‖ and figures tossed around. Since we spend twice as much
per person as any nation, and have a much worse track record (higher infant mortality rates, lower life
expectancy, and more sick people per capita than any developed country), and millions without any health care,
we obviously are doing something very wrong.

Strategies to further reduce the overall costs of healthcare:
In the US, the collusion between corporations and the US government allow corporations (such as the immense
'fast-food' corporations) to lie to the American public about the poor nutritional quality and unhealthful effects
of the food they offer, and the US government allows an immense variety and quantity of chemicals (toxins,
pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, carcinogens, dyes, preservatives, additives, etc.) in food. Astoundingly, the
US government has also allowed US citizens to become Guinea pigs in the largest experimental dosing of a
population in the history of the world: allowing genetically modified organisms, as food (and refusing to
mandate that it be labeled so that it could be avoided. In collusion with business, the US government allows
thousands of types of toxic chemicals to enter the air and water supply. We actually are sicker than other
developed nations, even nations wallowing in massive pollution, such as China. So, a huge part of getting health
care costs down is removing the (currently legal) source causes of disease.

An enormous percentage of disease is diet related. Accurate and honest nutritional education and school lunch
programs, in opposition to, not in collusion with, manufacturers and packagers of unhealthy food will
drastically reduce disease and the money spent on treating disease. Universally available, nutrient dense,
organic, and non-GMO produce means our bodies are not fighting off the toxins from agri-biz grown produce,
further reducing disease and saving money.

Alternative medicine is often less expensive and often more effective than conventional Western medicine.

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Also, time-honored herbal, folk, and native traditional remedies are usually exponentially less expensive than
modern, conventional medicine, and again, often more effective than conventional Western medicine and with
less side effects. The implications that cannabis cures cancer is astounding in terms of the comparison in cost
for cancer treatment. The US government has known that cannabis (marijuana, hemp) has anti-tumor properties
for the last 40 years and has suppressed the data. The only evidence is ―anecdotal‖ because herbs are not
patentable (yet – don't temp the Roberts-led Supreme Court), and so no pharmaceutical company is going to do
trials that will prove its efficacy (and destroy their profits on their chemotherapeutic agents that are patentable –
and expensive.)

Medical ―tort reform‖ is a large part of keeping the overall cost of healthcare as reasonable as possible.
Physicians and other healing professionals must be allowed to practice healing arts under the spirit of the Good
Samaritan law, and be protected from unsubstantiated and frivolous lawsuits for malpractice. Acts of suspected
medical malpractice or malpractice in the healing arts should be reported for criminal investigation, and if
warranted, should be investigated. If the investigation shows probable criminal malpractice, the judicial
department having jurisdiction should then prosecute, and only if that prosecution ends in a conviction for
malpractice should the victim of malpractice be able to bring civil suit against the medical/healing arts
practitioner. Civil suits for malpractice must have statutory limitations to legal liabilities and financial
recompense, and attorney fees must not exceed 15% of the award total, or 5% of the award total for class-action
lawsuits involving 3 or more plaintiffs.


We support single payer, universal health care: private delivery, public health insurance system, for all US
citizens, with free choice of clinic, hospital and doctor - including alternative medicine practice.

We reject self-serving pharmaceutical companies manipulative and misleading advertising directly to the public,
as well as price-gouging tactics. We support regulation of pharmaceutical manufacturers per the original spirit
of the FDA.

Full medical, dental, mental health coverage for all US citizens. Single payer = US Government
All listed healing modalities to be included
 Conventional medicine, chiropractic, Naturopathic, homeopathic, massage, music, reiki
 Cannabis: legal, unregulated, untaxed

Action:
Health Care Reform Act of 2012
[An Act to provide single-payer universal health care to all US citizens without exception, to declare
sovereignty of individuals to make medical and alternative medicine health choices, to create specific medical
tort reform verbiage.]
(yet to be written – who's up to the task? Step forward.)



10.) Food, Water, and Air Sovereignty Reform
Background:
Food, water, and air. The essentials of like. Gifts of the Earth. No government and no other entity, corporate or
individual, should stand between us and these essentials of life, in their purest form. Only a psychopath could
disagree.


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Collusion between the US government and businesses have allowed the air to become filled with inorganic
particulates and the air and water to be a repository of a mind-boggling array of toxic and carcinogenic
chemicals. Escaping toxic byproducts of manufacturing processes as well as toxic chemicals specifically
manufactured to be applied to crops, lawns, and trees, add another astounding array of toxic and carcinogenic
chemicals into our water supply, our soil, and our crops – our food. This insanity is good only for the specific
ecocidal corporations and their uncaring or unwitting shareholders; the rest of the living creatures on the planet
– not just humans – suffer degradation of quality of life, debilitating illness, and death while the corporate
profits accumulate.

The ―Clear Skies Act‖ is one of hundreds if not thousands of purposely misnamed laws, purporting something
beneficial while actually strengthening the collusion between the US government and polluters.

Fluoridation of water:
It is unclear if the toxic chemical, fluoride, (sodium fluoride or silicofluorides) was introduced into public
drinking water at least partially in an effort to pacify the populace (as was the original intent behind the
introduction of fluoride into the water in Nazi concentration camps), or if it was simply the brilliant public
relation work of Edward Bernays (Sigmund Frued's nephew and author of the book, ―Propaganda‖), in helping
ALCOA Aluminum company figure out how to dispose of the extremely toxic fluoride that was a byproduct of
the aluminum industry. Many medical doctors and dentists have finally begun to speak out against fluoridation,
as have some scientists at the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and scientists at the EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency.) Dr. Robert Carton, a 20-year veteran EPA scientist has said, ―Fluoridation is the greatest
case of scientific fraud of this century, if not all time.‖ Many people that are unfamiliar with the true history of
fluoridation still believe it was simply a misguided and scientifically invalid attempt to harden tooth enamel. It
has been scientifically proven, beyond a shadow of doubt, that ingested fluoride causes damage to teeth (dental
fluorosis), disease in bone (skeletal fluorosis, is the #1 cause of bone cancer), and causes calcification of the
pineal gland within the brain (calcified pineal glands.)

The CDC still presents ambiguous, pseudo-scientific data analysis (or more correctly, ―bad science‖ -
summarizing their own data in false and misleading ways). For example, summarizing that, ―Widespread use of
fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries (i.e., tooth decay)
in the United States...‖ and then admitting that is is not the systemic fluoride that you previously ingested with
water, and that has been dispersed throughout the body, but rather the temporary application of fluoride in
toothpaste or fluoridated water – the external contact of fluoride and enamel – that temporarily interferes with
some oral bacteria's acid production, for an hour or two. They also admit that fluoride etches some of the
enamel from the tooth surface, replacing the enamel with a compound of fluoride and – then conclude this is
―improved.‖

In short, the conclusions in the CDC summaries, and the subsequent recommendations do not correspond to the
data. False, emotional conclusions are likely due to the writer being tasked with justifying a foregone (but
incorrect) conclusion. In addition, although dental fluorosis is addressed (and they recommend zero or very low
amounts of fluoride for children less than 8-years old), no research is cited about the fluoride (a toxic
compound) throughout the rest of the body, and seem unaware of studies showing the epiphysis (major growth
areas at the ends of bones) and the pineal gland get the brunt of the deposits, to detrimental effect. They make
assumptions about the amount of water that each person drinks (the more water ingested, the lower the fluoride
concentration ―should‖ be), readily admit that children under 8 have a much lower threshold before dental
fluorosis will occur (and fail to even mention bone fluorosis and bone cancer.) They shift the onus to the dentist
or health care provider, ―For children aged <2 years, the dentist or other healthcare provider should consider the

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fluoride level in the community drinking water ‖, as if there are any dentists or health care providers sampling,
analyzing, and tracking municipal fluoride levels at the various delivery points where a child ingests water. And,
parents don't get off the hook either, ―Parents and caregivers of children, especially children aged <6 years,
must know the fluoride concentration in their child's drinking water...‖ How can they rationally and logically
conclude that forcing people to drink fluoridated water (systemic ingestion) is valuable when only topical
fluoride has what they consider benefits to teeth, there is no way to ascertain how much fluoride each person
ingests, fluoride must not be present in water used for baby formula, fluoride must be monitored for children
under 8, ―the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body.11‖, and fluoride
causes bone cancer and two types of fluorosis? This is insane. Drop all public/municipal water system
fluoridation immediately, and properly warn those who continue to use fluoridated toothpaste, oral rinses, and
applied dental treatments. This may end badly for suppliers of fluoride oral products, possibly in class-action
litigation like the tobacco companies who promoted a dangerous product.


Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Genetically Engineered Organisms (GE organisms) were thrust
onto the market under the umbrella of ―Generally Recognized As Safe‖ (GRAS) distinction, which is supposed
to prevent a waste a money in funding a study for a new compound (food or cosmetic) made from components
that had previously been tested and approved. So, Monsanto was allowed to unleash GMO seeds and cause
GMO products, the most radical departure in biology in the history of the world, to market, without testing.

"In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified
foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto's GM
maize." (a conclusion based on the report ―A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on
Mammalian Health12‖

Several independent filmmakers made Monsanto's GMO technologies, policies, and methodologies the core of
their movie (―The World According to Monsanto‖, ―Food, Inc.‖, ―The Future of Food‖), and scores of articles
have been written decrying their apparent bid to takeover the world's seed supply (soy, corn, canola, alfalfa,
sugar beets, cotton) and thus the world's food and fiber supply. Monsanto is the poster child for collusion with
the US government. The story is well known, but amazingly, no one has been able to even slow Monsanto
down, much less stop them. They aren't the only GMO company, but they are certainly the biggest.

Genetic Modification is a species-altering technique that poses an enormous degree of danger to other species,
and possibly even the seed and/or food supply for the world – and the small amount of testing (by others)
clearly indicates the danger to human health. No lawsuit will solve this issue, or will not solve it quickly
enough. The sociopathic race to world domination – via seed and pollen – may mean that the affected species
will need to be retired for human consumption. And, we need all GMO organisms, plant and animal, to be
immediately destroyed, including seeds within seed banks, and any other further research prohibited. With the
blatant disregard for human safety, Monsanto should be pursued and prosecuted by the Department of Justice,
and fined billions of dollars (including compensation for the ruined farmers in their wake.)

Action:
    Repeal Clear Skies Act
    Revert Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act laws to 2000 standards, and strike down SWANCC and
        Rapanos court decisions

11 http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/pineal/
12 http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm#headingA11

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      Ban water fluoridation
      Invalidate all patents on life forms
      Order immediate destruction of 100% of all GMO seeds. No reserves may be held, exported seeds to be
       destroyed as well.
      Strike down any implementation of Codex Alimentarius (Strike down Executive Order #13544)
      Strike down Food Safety Act
      All foods to be labeled with entire ingredient list, no hidden ingredients allowed, list all pesticides,
       herbicides, and fungicides present
      Prepare infrastructure for switchover to all organic foodstuffs.
      Organic standards to be set to meet Oregon Tilth, pre-2000 standards

:
Organic Transitional standards for product labeling:
  Organic Transitional definition: crop is grown in a field previously contaminated with non-organic pesticides,
herbicides, fungicides.
  Transitional crops tested each year. If they do not meet full organic standards, label with the number of years
in transition (Organic Transitional 1, Organic Transitional 2, … to Organic Transitional 5. If, after 5 years, they
still do not meet full organic standards, label as Organic Transitional 5+.




11.) Education Reform
Background:
The 3 R's: ―Readin', Ritin' and Rithmetic‖ – the beginning of mass public education with the industrial
revolution. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the critical skills to be good factory workers: read the machine
operating manuals and instructions, write reports, and keep accurate count of each process. Educating children
to become critical thinkers, free-thinkers, unique and self sufficient individuals has never been the goal. That
must be changed, now.

There exists great disparity in public schools, in funding, buildings and campus, equipment, and teaching talent.
Scientific data regarding required sleep time for children has been ignored to accommodate industrial society
work schedules. Assigned homework extends undue control over a child's non-school time, interfering with
family interaction time, self-directed creative play time, and time for personal extracurricular enrichment
activities.

If students are not thirsty for knowledge and excited to learn, the educational system is to blame, not the
students.

Outline of educational reform:
Redefine educational goals for students in the 21st century, addressing whole brain (left, right) learning,
emphasizing creative thinking, critical thinking, self-sufficiency, fostering uniqueness, and deemphasizing
testing/grading.

All public K through 12 schools:

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      teaching salaries to reflect the true importance of teachers in society
      to have equal funding, per child, in every school in the US.
      start time to be no earlier than 9:00 am.
      class sizes to be maximum 25 students.
      no assigned homework.
      all curricula (capable of being broadcast) to be available free via Internet access, for optional
       homeschooling.
      all testing (capable of being broadcast) for individual classes to be available free via Internet access, for
       optional homeschooling.
      minimum one-half hour, daily, of student-selected, student-presented content - with required teacher
       attendance.
      K through grade 5: progress reporting without letter grading.
      grade 6 through 12: pass/fail and/or letter grading as appropriate per subject
      to include an organic garden, on-site preferable, large enough so that every child can participate.
      student lunches to be creative, delicious, and exceeding minimum nutritional needs, with enough daily
       variety to allow the child to make selections, with vegetarian and vegan options offered, with adequate
       time to be eaten properly (half hour minimum.) School lunches to include at least some food and/or
       herbs/spices grown by the school children, whenever possible.
      students to receive education in horticulture/agriculture, nutrition, basic mathematics, basic sciences
       (biology, geology, ecology, computer science), history (world, US, and State), geography (world and
       local), comparative and cooperative world cultures and religions, community service, ―intro to
       advertising psychology protection‖, ―nurturing creativity‖, physical education emphasizing cooperation
       rather than just competition, and communication arts and sciences (all forms) as core components
       [Communication arts and sciences include: written/digital (composition, literature), and spoken (English
       language plus at least 2 foreign languages, speech, debate, conflict resolution, acting/theater), at least 2
       musical instruments and/or voice lessons, songwriting, storytelling, dance, art (composition, drawing,
       painting, sculpture, physical multimedia, photography, videography, digital multimedia)]
      minimum of once per week: educational field trip or featured speaker/presenter from outside the school
       system (not to include any commercial/promotional content)
      minimum of once per week: arts/musical field trip or featured artist/musician from outside the school
       system (not to include any commercial/promotional content)

All public 6 through 12 schools:
     students to receive education in hands-on ―industrial arts and sciences‖ (shop),
       homesteading/homemaking, parenting and geriatric care, time management, stress reduction, advanced
       community service, advanced advertising psychology protection, and each school required to offer
       elective advanced sciences (classical physics, quantum physics, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology,
       zoology, botany, ecology, psychology) elective advanced mathematics (advanced algebra and
       trigonometry, calculus), and elective metaphysical studies, as well as at least six elective enrichment
       activities.

All public/State colleges/universities/vocational-technical schools:
     all curricula (capable of being broadcast) to be available free via Internet access.
     all testing (capable of being broadcast) for individual classes to be available free via Internet access.
     all degree and certificate programs, or feasible portions thereof (capable of being broadcast) to be
       available free via Internet access.
     financial assistance (US government grant, and/or US government 0% interest student loan) to be

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       available for any student to attend all curricula that is incapable of being broadcast.
      financial pool for student assistance to also accept anonymous donations from citizens, businesses, and
       corporations as legitimate, tax-deductible, charitable donations.
      (to prevent collusion and/or bias in areas such as scientific research) no donations, grants, honorariums,
       or funded research may be accepted by any public schools (pre-K through post-graduate) from any
       business, or corporation, foundation, or trust fund. Individual citizens may donate to specific schools,
       but may not direct the use of the funds in any way.



12.) Agricultural and Ranching Reform
Background:
We the people have really gotten outfoxed on the critical issues surrounding our nation's food supply, and now
our food supply is tainted and threatened.

Agricultural chemical companies have been allowed to advance their agenda towards a system dependent upon
increasingly more agricultural chemicals. Predatory lending to farmers, stretching their credit beyond viability,
to allow them to purchase the expensive machinery to apply agricultural chemicals and/or just to compete in the
increasingly mechanized ―factory farming‖ agri-chemical intensive farming shift, and lack of protection from
estate taxation for farms to remain intact in generational changes have destroyed literally millions of small and
medium sized farms since the 1930's. A small number of corporate-owned agri-biz giants now control the vast
majority of food production in the US, and with corporate profits taking precedence over food quality and soil
viability, the vast majority of the food supply has become infused with and covered in toxins while soil has
become sterile and nutrient-depleted. Collusion between legislators and giant agri-biz farms ensures the trend
will remain.

The judicial wing of the US government, tasked with protecting America's citizens, have ignored the current
monopoly status of these agri-biz giants, and no attempt using existing anti-trust legislation has been made to
break up the dangerous monopoly situation. Agri-biz giant, monopolistic, 'outdoor food factory' operations to be
broken up into smaller farms. In addition to the illegal monopolies, it is foolish and insecure to place so much
control over food into so few hands.

As if weather cycles were not enough of a natural gambling factor to crops, Wall Street has been allowed to
artificially inflate and deflate the value of food at their whim and when it served them to make a profit, trading
food as commodities and even manipulating the value of next year's crops by trading in ―futures‖ on food as
commodities.

Agri-biz giant corporations ignore nutritional wisdom in favor of profits. It is the corporate mentality, and it has
no business in food farming. The vast majority of farming acreage is currently dedicated to corn, soybeans, hay
(primarily alfalfa) and wheat. This is astounding after even a quick check of the digestibility, nutritional value,
allergens, plant hormones (phyto-estrogens), and natural toxins of these crops - especially corn and soybeans -
used in human nutrition.

Corn, soybeans, (and now alfalfa) are almost entirely grown from genetically modified (GMO) seeds, and due
to collusion with legislators, the great danger of genetically modified organisms in human health and the health
risks from increased agricultural chemicals, especially herbicides, have been deliberately hidden from the
public. The takeover of the US food supply using GMO seeds is a case study in collusion. With the web of


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collusion within the US government departments charged with agricultural and food safety (USDA, FDA)
showing full infiltration by GMO seed producers, and university research departments colluded by the same
GMO seed producers, it is somewhat difficult to find independent and unbiased scientific studies of GMO foods
in human (and cattle) nutrition – but the unbiased scientific conclusions unanimously point to grave health
dangers of GMO foods as well as finding no proof that GMO seeds have any attribute (such as drought
resistance) that either proves to be true or would warrant ignoring the grave danger inherent in the foods
produced. This is clearly an astounding takeover that benefits only corporate profits – to the detriment of human
health and the permanent degradation of the natural genetics of seeds that grow our major food crops. We
demand the repeal of patents issued on life forms, and prohibit sales and/or use of genetically modified
(transgenic) species of organisms. All existing stocks of genetically modified organisms to be immediately
destroyed.

Honest and unbiased modern studies of human nutrition (as well as plant-based non-food uses such as fiber for
cloth, plant oils for alternatives to petroleum-based plastics, lubricants, paints, inks, etc.) should provide the list
of which specific plant families should be considered as the major crops for US consumption as well as export –
not corporate profit margins or the Wall Street trading value. An unbiased look at hemp/cannabis providing food
(one of the very few crops with all 8 essential amino acids), a variety of medicines including cancer treatments,
tree-free paper pulp, strong and soft cloth fiber, the highest yield per acre of oils for alternatives to petroleum-
based plastics, lubricants, paints, inks, etc., shows that it is insane to exclude this strategic and incredibly
versatile raw material – which (once fully decriminalized) should be one of the top three major crops grown in
the US.

Collusion between agricultural chemical manufacturers and the US government has resulted in the insanity of
thinking of organically grown crops as something special, and crops grown with agricultural chemical
(insecticide, herbicide, and fungicide) bio-toxins as ―conventional.‖ The history of farming goes back thousands
of years, and the history of farming relying on bio-toxic chemicals goes back only decades. The truth is that
bio-toxic chemical farming is not ―traditional‖ and certainly should never have become ―conventional.‖

This collusion has resulted in countless trillions of beneficial soil organisms being killed, countless health
problems in US citizens who have ingested, breathed, and drank the toxins, severe degradation to the nutritional
quality of available food, the demise of small to medium sized farms, the aggregation of control of the majority
of our nations food supply into the hands of a few agri-biz giant outdoor food factories, injury and illness to
hundreds of thousands of farm workers and other citizens and deaths of tens of thousands of farm workers and
other citizens exposed to the agricultural toxins, deaths and injuries to countless other creatures within the
natural web of biodiversity. Airborne, waterborne and soil contaminated bio-toxins have invaded every sector of
our environment from the water we drink to the air we breathe – and every bite of ―conventional‖ food that our
families eat. We need to bring our soil back to life.

We the people are not served by this criminal collusion – only the agricultural chemical companies, their
lobbyists, and the politicians silenced with contributions are served. The media have been nearly silent about
reporting the truth that organic farming has been proven to be completely financially viable, and would entirely
eliminate the giant list of eco-toxic and bio-toxic problems from agri-toxin farming, and have utterly failed in
their duty to honestly inform the public with the truth about organic versus agri-toxin farming.

The arable lands of the United States are a national treasure, but even more importantly, this land provides one
of the few products of our nation actually critical for life itself: our food. These lands are privately held, but
must be utilized for the common good and not for corporate financial strategic goals or the whim of Wall Street
traders' futures trading. The monopolies of the immense agricultural factory-farming giants need to be broken so

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that control over food and fiber crops are in the hands of many. While the treasure trove of traditional farming
knowledge is still alive, small and medium-sized family farming and cooperative farming needs to be
reestablished, supported, and our farmers held in the high esteem that they deserve.

The majority of commercial meat-animal, dairy, and egg production activities have collapsed into
unwholesome, cruel, overcrowded, unhealthy, unsanitary, ecocidal, animal factory business operations.
Collusion with the USDA has allowed astoundingly unhealthy animal factory business operations to become the
norm. Animals are routinely fed food they cannot digest, herbivorous animals sometimes have meat mixed with
their feed, and most animals are force-fed hormones and massive antibiotics for growth surge. These animals
are penned and caged in appalling conditions, treated inhumanely, and slaughtered and packed in such
unsanitary conditions that fecal pathogens in meat is the norm.

From misconceptions going back hundreds if not thousands of years, where the amount of meat in someone's
diet was a declaration of social status, we retain the incorrect notion that we have an actual need, a nutritional
requirement, for meat – and that frequent (and significant quantities of) meat consumption is healthful.
Collusion between the dairy and meat industries and the US government allowed for the creation of first five,
then seven, then four ―food groups‖, falsely declaring a need in human nutrition for the products they wished to
promote. The myth continues on into the present day, more subtly represented in the food pyramid. Scientific
studies show that the American diet contains a massive overage of protein, resulting in health degradation and
excess protein-specific pathology such as osteoporosis. Clearly, Americans who wish to eat meat need to be
given honest, scientifically accurate health information about meat consumption, and need to have meat from
animals raised humanely, fed organically and without synthetic hormones and growth-spurt inducing antibiotics,
that is slaughtered, packed, transported, and stored using healthful quality standards.

A massive overhaul of agriculture and meat production is long overdue. Our health and our survival is at stake.



13.) Mass Media Reform
Background:
Anti-trust (anti-monopoly) legislation has been in place since 1890 (the Sherman Antitrust Act) that should have
prevented monopolies or cartels from being formed in media ownership, but collusion between media giants
and politicians have prevented any serious investigation, litigation, and prosecution by the US government for
antitrust. Six giant cartels now own nearly all media that US citizens are exposed to.

It is critical for US citizens to be able to access true, unfiltered, uncensored, and unbiased news. In the words of
John F. Kennedy, ―Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed — and no
republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from
controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment — the only business in America
specifically protected by the Constitution.‖

Only one business has the distinction being protected by the US constitution: the ―press.‖ To ensure that we the
people have the truth, real information, to give us the ability to make informed decisions – not the particular
slant or spin that six corporate conglomerates wish to insert into the consciousness of US citizens. Equally as
bad, and possibly worse, is the fact that these six corporate media conglomerates can choose what news to
ignore, hide, or stifle. Eye-opening news critical of large corporations, international and national banks, stock
and commodities traders, US military and domestic security and spying operations, embedded foreign


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governments - thus exposing shenanigans, deception, unethical behavior, collusion, fraud, crimes, conspiracies,
and atrocities - rarely (if ever) come to public attention, and the public is therefore simply too uninformed (or is
purposely misinformed) to be able to act in good conscience.

The ―airwaves‖, the television and radio frequency spectrum, divided into bands, are the 'property' of the United
States citizens, and allocated as television and radio frequencies by the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC), formerly the Federal Radio Commission. In the early days of radio, and then television, each frequency
was allocated by the regulating agency to a different company or ―station‖ within a geographical area – the
reach of signals broadcast through the air - but there have always been only a few major broadcasting
companies. They 'syndicated', offering narrow content to a wide audience. That monopolizing behavior was
allowed, and has remained unchecked. In addition, the broadcast companies bought television and radio
stations, to ensure their content would be aired. In 2003, an FCC ruling changed the rules in favor of media
corporations, both widening and deepening the problem by allowing media giants to swallow up massive
numbers of television and radio stations, as well as permitting ownership of newspapers, creating media
empires.

With syndication, affiliation, and mass ownership, this creates an arena of nearly complete control over the
number of households reached by the six giant media corporate conglomerates, and gives those corporations the
option, for example, to broadcast Gilligan's Island reruns rather than the worker's strike in Madison, Wisconsin.
So, control is exercised not only by what is selected to be broadcast, but also by was is selected to be ignored.
The selection of non-news programming could be argued to be purposely mind-numbingly dumbed-down by
broadcasters to keep the public sedate, or as meeting the desires of the lowest common denominator of a
majority of the public. But, truth in news reporting must not be allowed to fall under the same lowest common
denominator standard. Purposely ignoring important news events, under-reporting (minimizing) news, over-
reporting (sensationalizing) news, broadcasting opinion disguised as news, frequently broadcasting errors (lack
of fact-checking), and broadcasting with a highly-biased agenda rather than reporting the whole truth can no
longer be tolerated.

The ―news‖ is exactly what President Kennedy was referring to as ―our press.‖ The narrow viewpoint, the self-
serving viewpoint, of six corporate media conglomerates cannot and does not provide the debate, the criticism,
the depth and the breadth of perspective that US citizens need to make informed decisions. Worse, the truth is
often minimized, obfuscated, or ignored. We need to break the monopolies into numerous independent news
gathering and reporting entities, and we the people need to be vigilant citizen watchdogs, making sure that the
truth gets reported. Breaking the monopolies expands ownership of television and radio and newspaper
organizations. Expansion of ownership means expansion of news gathering, and the Associated Press
cooperative (as a pooled resource for all news printing and broadcasting) expands accordingly.

Printed news magazines no longer seem to be a major source of news for the public, and the monopolies forged
in that arena are not as likely to have a major impact. Mandated printing of corporate parent ownership on news
magazine covers should be enough to alert the public of a one-sided bias.

Action:
Break, and prevent further recurrence of, media monopolies: One entity (sole proprietor, business, or
corporation) may own a maximum of one media outlet (television station, radio station, newspaper) and may
not own any other media outlet (television station, radio station, or newspaper.)

Declaration of permanent ―Net Neutrality‖, with no functionality allowed to subvert the spirit of an open and
free Internet.

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Mandate that news magazines legibly print the name of the parent corporate owner on the front cover of each
news magazine.



14.) Judicial and Penal System Reform
Background:
Prison privatization began in the US in 1984. Suddenly, corporations had a financial stake in how many people
were imprisoned, and for how long. More prisoners and longer prison sentences mean more corporate profits
and higher dividends to those who would purchase their stock. The ―kids for cash‖ scandal exposed one facet
of corruption involving privatized detention facilities. Prison privatization is unconscionable and must cease
immediately.

Dangerous criminals who have committed acts of violence need to be separated from the public. This is the real
purpose of prisons, and the only intelligent reason to hold someone in prison (at taxpayers expense – averaging
just under $50,000.00 per inmate, per year.) The prison population has quadrupled since 1980, and there are
currently nearly 2.5 Million prisoners in US prisons. (Approximately $125,000,000,000.00 – that's 125 Billion
dollars – to keep the 2.5 Million prisoners in prison, each year, year after year.) About 8% of prisoners in federal
prisons are in for violent crimes; 92% for non-violent crimes. About 50% of all prisoners in State prisons are in
for violent crimes, but about 75% of all new inmates at State prisons have non-violent crime convictions. In
stark contrast, it costs taxpayers under $500 per year to have a convicted criminal in a probation program, and
because they are out in society, they have the ability to earn money to pay off any court-ordered restitution. We
need to get every non-violent criminal out of prison, and into a probation program or drug treatment program
appropriate to the crime.

According to the Department of Justice, between 30% and 40% of prisoners are incarcerated for crimes where
there was no victim, other than the prisoner – that is, incarcerated for a ―victimless‖ crime. None of these people
should be in prison.

92% of Federal inmates are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, and 51% of those are for drug crimes. Over
83% of drug arrests are for simple drug possession. This shows that the vast majority of prisoners in Federal
prisons have committed the ―victimless‖ crime of possessing illegal drugs. Drug use falls into three categories:
    1.) legal prescription drugs (some of which are addictive) and legal non-prescription drugs (such as alcohol,
        which is addictive)
    2.) illegal drugs which are addictive (such as heroin and cocaine and methamphetamine)
    3.) illegal drugs which are non-addictive (such as cannabis/marijuana)
Persons arrested for addictive illegal drugs should be funneled towards drug treatment programs, not
incarceration. Persons arrested for non-addictive illegal drugs should never have been arrested, and certainly not
incarcerated. There are currently 600,000 people incarcerated in the United States with non-violent drug offense
convictions. That is $30,000,000,000.00 (30 Billion dollars) per year, times 5 (the average prison sentence for
drug convictions), or $150 Billion taxpayer dollars saved over 5 years, allows our police and judicial and penal
resources to be used only when appropriate, and helps - rather than simply punish - people with a drug
problem.

Collusion, cronyism, judicial and prosecutorial misconduct will be greatly reduced when judges are elected
from the populace, rather than being pre-selected by corrupt political organizations and oligarchs. So, major


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changes in judicial reform are tied to the new process of elections, as outlined elsewhere (see: ―Election
Reform‖) in this document. Judicial oversight by way of public scrutiny and the ability of citizens to recall a
judge adds a check and balance to the judicial system.

Action:
All privately owned Federal, State, and local prisons and other correctional and detainment facilities on US soil
to be immediately nationalized or taken over by the State in which the facility exists. No private or corporate
ownership of any Federal or State or local prison or detention facility ever to be allowed.

Along with full legalization of cannabis/marijuana, every criminal conviction for marijuana (possession,
cultivation, sale) to be overturned, retroactively, nationwide, and all criminal records for marijuana to be
permanently expunged.

Along with statutes reducing possession of non-addictive illegal drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor, every
felony criminal conviction for Schedule I, II, III, IV, V drug possession to be reduced to misdemeanor
possession, retroactively, nationwide, and all criminal records to be changed to reflect misdemeanor possession.
Any new misdemeanor convictions for non-addictive illegal drug possession:
Maximum penalty shall be a fine of court costs plus $500 (or time served, for those currently incarcerated.)

Along with statutes reducing possession of addictive illegal drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor, every felony
criminal conviction for Schedule I, II, III, IV, V drug possession to be reduced to misdemeanor possession,
retroactively, nationwide, and all criminal records to be changed to reflect misdemeanor possession.
Any new misdemeanor convictions for addictive illegal drug possession:
Maximum penalty shall be a fine of court costs plus $500 (or time served, for those currently incarcerated), and
to be enrolled in an inpatient or outpatient drug treatment program, or simple random drug testing program, at
the judge's discretion.


15.) Military Reform
Overview and Background:
Military/War/National Sovereignty:

"Military men are dumb, stupid, animals, to be used as pawns for foreign policy." - Henry Kissinger

We the people of the United States have had all we can take of manipulating the men and women of our nation
to become pawns sent to secure and guard oil deposits and pipelines, destroy the infrastructure of nations, and
kill the sovereign citizens of nations at the behest of corporations - while we wave flags, and while we welcome
back our own wounded soldiers - traumatized, emotionally scarred, with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD, and
nightmares in their consciences for what they have done.

We reject militarism beyond a true defensive force - that is, we reject the current outrageously large military
industrial complex, arms and weaponry as the major manufacturing sector and exports of the US, bombs
replacing diplomacy, and a so-called 'war on terror' as a permanent and an endless call to arms.

We reject war for profit, war for redress, and war for exploitation of humans or exploitation and control of
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We believe that war is literally the last answer to conflict between nations.

We believe that peace, not war, is normalcy, that peace fosters peace, and that diplomacy should be our primary
tool in instances of international conflict.

We support greatly reducing the size of the military of the US by drastically cutting military spending, closing
all foreign military bases, and reducing the number of soldiers – in all branches of the military – down to a force
needed for defense of the nation.

We reject torture, unlawful detainment or imprisonment, and support the Geneva Convention and international
human rights laws.

Abolish all chemical, radiological, and biological weapons, implement the immediate destruction of all current
stocks of these weapons, and pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting their manufacture, testing, and use.

We reject imperialism and manifest destiny mentality, and fully respect the sovereignty of nations.

We reject the current alienation of the rights of US military personnel by separation into a unique military
justice system, and demand recognition that all US military personnel are protected by US Constitution, US
general law, and the US judicial system. The separate military justice system will cease to exist.

Action:

         All current military occupations (declared and undeclared wars) to cease immediately
         Decommission and vacate all current military bases (approximately 1,000 bases), detention facilities,
          and military operations headquarters on foreign soil. All US military base property to be turned over, in
          useful condition and in an environmentally sound manner, to the sovereign nation on which each base is
          located.
         The US to maintain enough soldiers and military infrastructure to defend against an attack on US soil.
         US military budget to be cut by 60% in 2012, and further reduced by 10% per year for the next 2 years
         Decommission all space-based weapons.
         Minimum age for enlistment: 21 years of age


16.) Intelligence Reform
Background:
According to researchers, the CIA history began when the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), that had
infiltrated the Third Reich during WW II, began recruiting German Nazi scientists and officers near the end of
the war (Operation Paperclip) and Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen organized other Nazi German officers as the
―Gehlen Org‖, to act as spies for the US, against Russia. The OSS next became the Central Intelligence Group
(CIG) and then the CIA. Allen Dulles, later to be made the head of the CIA, was the liaison for Gehlen's info
into the CIA. The Nazi scientists that came aboard were quietly ushered into the United States, to continue
working on radiological, biological, and chemical weapons development, such as nerve gas, as well as drug-
induced mind control operations (which would become MKULTRA.) Human experimentation was conducted
using radiation, nerve gas, LSD and mind control – and was done on unwitting mental patients as well as some
'volunteer' enlisted soldiers. The US government supplied the CIA with overt funding, and President Truman
supplied the CIA with covert (―black-ops‖) funding.

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By the late 1950's and early 1960's, the CIA evidently was a shell organization on the outside, the overtly
funded public face of intelligence gathering, and a very different organization within, to carry out the covert,
black-ops tasks. This inner, ―shadow‖ CIA group supposedly double-crossed President Kennedy with purposely
bad intelligence for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Kennedy was furious, fired Allen Dulles, and famously declared
that he wanted to ―shred the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the four winds.‖ He never got the
chance – his gray matter got scattered to the four winds instead.

So, if even a portion of this (assimilated Nazi scientists, weapons of mass destruction research and
development, mind control experimentation, clandestine human experimentation, betrayal of a sitting
president/commander-in-chief) is the true history of the CIA, what possible chance is there of reform? The CIA
reportedly now works from a black-ops fund of over $1trillion per year, and whistleblowers allege that the CIA
is a kingpin in cocaine and heroin distribution. We know the CIA operate secret black prisons in various
countries around the world – this is not officially denied – and thanks to Bush, Cheney, Gonzalez, Tenet, Goss,
and Obama, we know that torture of prisoners is just another officially sanctioned operational procedure. It is
impossible that the CIA is uninformed as to the true perpetrators of 9/11 – there is either a black-ops role being
covered-up, or some collusion with other secret groups, such as the black-ops division of Mossad. Meaningful
reform of the CIA is highly unlikely. Perhaps start a new intelligence organization, get the CIA data but no
personnel transferred in, then shut down the CIA? This probably requires input from ex-spooks to arrive at a
workable solution.

The FBI seems to get their directives much more overtly than the CIA, and is acting or overacting, or reacting,
at the behest of the current commander-in-chief. If that is correct, a regime change (or swapping out the current
colluded regime for an executive and legislative branch of the people, for the people and by the people), may be
the major antidote to the current repressive flirting with police state that the FBI has exhibited in attempting to
frighten-off or disperse peace activists.


17.) Security Reform.
Background:
The elephant in the room is 9/11. The events of 9/11 are the foundation of all changes in security policy in the
US since 9/11/2001.
    The Senior Council of the 911 Commission13, John Farmer, says the US government lied to the 911
       Commission. ―at some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to
       tell the truth about what happened… I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was
       described …. The [Norad air defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us
       and the public for two years. This is not spin.‖ -John Farmer
    Over 1,500 Architects and Engineers14 have gone 'on-record' saying 911 Commission Report is false.
    It is 100% impossible for concrete and steel buildings to burn.
    It is 100% impossible for buildings to crumble and fall at near free-fall speed without controlled
       demolition explosives.15
    Three concrete and steel buildings crumbled and fell to the ground, at near free-fall speed, on 9/11.
    Forensic scientific evidence from multiple independent sources proves high-grade military explosives


13 http://world911truth.org/the-911-commission-rejects-own-report-as-based-on-government-lies/
14 http://ae911truth.org/
15 http://rememberbuilding7.org/

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        were used to bring down all three World Trade Center buildings.16
       N.O.R.A.D. 1-1/2 hour ―stand-down‖17 indicates (at least some) US military involvement.

We the people may never know exactly what really happened on 9/11, but we know what did not happen (the
official account), and we know that some faction of US military was involved in the execution, and the
Executive and Legislative branches of the US government were derelict in their duty to investigate and
participated in a cover-up that continues to this day. From the declassified secret ―Operation Northwoods‖
document, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff demonstrated their willingness to use a ―false flag‖ event, orchestrated
by the US military, in which aircraft would be hijacked and US civilians would be killed, and the event would
be blamed on foreigners – all for the benefit creating a fear-based reaction within the US citizenry, supporting
the furthering of US military agenda.

We cannot sidestep or dance around the 9/11 issue. Once there is election reform (Phase I of The Reset Button),
and once we have a new legislative body and especially a new judicial body, we will call for a thorough
investigation into 9/11. We don't even want an investigation to take place until and unless we oust the current
judges and legislators – it would be worse than futile because when found innocent of all charges, they would
be immune from prosecution (double jeopardy.)

Therefore, we demand:
An immediate halt to the so-called 'war on terror.'

Deescalation of all domestic security, including the TSA, to pre-9/11 standards.

Vast reduction in the size of the Department of Homeland Security, and change the scope to meet the original
concept of an agency that simply ties together other existing security agencies, not a paranoid, fascist, policing
agency to harass citizens.

An end to all domestic spying operations (wiretaps, computer transmission taps, online social media data
gathering, etc.)

Homeland Security is either an outrageous knee-jerk over-reaction to 9/11, or the planned reaction to 9/11. The
tentacles of Homeland Security reach out into the obvious – the FBI and police – but stretch to places beyond
imagination, such as the Boy Scouts18 and churches.19 This is unconscionable over-stepping of societal
boundaries, turning citizen against citizen. We the people don't want and don't need a security force beyond the
police, and the FBI in federal cases. Enough!

With a sincere change of our nation's persona to a benevolent non-militaristic, non-predatory, non-imperialistic
nation, our true need and our perceived need for security will decrease immensely. When the US is successful at
throwing off the old paradigm of energy scarcity, when we can redefine the paradigm to one of abundance and
give ―free energy‖ technology to the world, for free, the need for security in every nation on the planet will
decrease by 90% or more.

16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZNQq7XBLwc and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23n0Vr_A1TQ and
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFM_36jvDiA
17 http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/911stand.html
18 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/us/14explorers.html
19 http://congregationalsecurityinc.com/blog/2011/06/homeland-security-partners-with-jewish-groups-on-security-campaign/ and
   http://www.newswithviews.com/Levant/nancy51.htm



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Signatures
At some point in the not too distant future, all of the authors/supporters of The Reset Button will have the
chance to all proudly sign their name to this document. I hope there are millions of signatures, and I will be
proud to see my name deeply buried alphabetically in the enormous list of names. It is my great honor to step
forward as one of the authors and one of the supporters of The Reset Button. As stated on page 1, The Reset
Button is a collection of ideas from many, many people who are dedicating their lives to making these changes
happen. You will find your voice among these words. Phase I of The Reset Button, especially the verbiage of
Amendment XXVIII (Election Reform Amendment) and the Election Reform Act of 2011 are ready, as is, to be
ratified and made into law. All of the Acts (and Amendments, when necessary) for Phase II are yet to be written
in the required legal format to present (as at least a moderately polished draft version) to the new legislators that
we will be electing in 2012. Other authors among us, and some with the skill to format the words properly as
legislative Acts, will step forward to expand on the words written here and will write the Phase II documents.
We have almost a year to do that, but Phase I is critical, and the timing for Phase I is critical: now.

Bear in mind that, in a huge way, our signatures mean nothing, especially at this point. Signatures, petitions,
letters to the editor, letters to Congresspersons, blogging, donations, phone calls, marches... at some point, we
all need to stop and see that it isn't working, it just isn't enough. There are always two things missing: A well
thought-out plan that can actually make a big critical change, and an action to make the plan work. The Reset
Button is the plan. The actions are listed in the Citizen Action List Explained, starting on page 2 of this
document. If millions of us do this, it will work, and the citizens of the US will gain sovereignty and self-
governance for the first time in our history. Will you sign, with your action?

With love, and in solidarity,

Dennis T. Leahy, Duluth, Minnesota, July 7, 2011




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Revision History
Phase I, Rev. 1: 2011.07.21
       Changed action date from Aug 1 to Sep 1.

Phase I, Rev. 1.1: 2011.08.05
       Changed ―free energy‖ to ―energy‖ in ―What is this document?‖




Appendix

Top 100 largest US corporations, in 2011:
       1      Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
       2      Apple, Incorporated (AAPL)
       3      Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
       4      International Business Machines Corp (IBM)
       5      Chevron Corporation (CVX)
       6      General Electric Co. (GE)
       7      AT&T, Inc. (T)
       8      Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
       9      Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
       10     Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)
       11     Procter & Gamble Company (PG)
       12     Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
       13     Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
       14     JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
       15     Google, Inc. (GOOG)
       16     Coca-Cola Company (KO)
       17     Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)
       18     Citigroup Inc. (C)
       19     Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM)
       20     Schlumberger, Ltd. (SLB)
       21     Intel Corp. (INTC)
       22     Bank of America Corp DE (BAC)
       23     PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)
       24     Merck & Co Inc. (MRK)
       25     ConocoPhillips (COP)
       26     Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)
       27     Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)
       28     Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)
       29     McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
       30     Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
       31     Occidental Petroleum Corporation OXY
       32     Abbott Laboratories ABT


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33   Royal Bank of Canada          RY
34   United Technologies Corp UTX
35   The Toronto-Dominion Bank            TD
36   Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ
37   Walt Disney Company           DIS
38   Visa, Inc.     V
39   United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS
40   Comcast Corporation CMCSA
41   The Goldman Sachs Group Inc          GS
42   Caterpillar Inc.      CAT
43   B Communications Ltd.         BCOM
44   3M Company MMM
45   Bank of Nova Scotia BNS
46   Kraft Foods Inc       KFT
47   American Express Company AXP
48   Suncor Energy, Inc. SU
49   Home Depot, Inc.      HD
50   UnitedHealth Group Inc        UNH
51   EMC Corporation       EMC
52   Altria Group Inc.     MO
53   Amgen, Inc. AMGN
54   Boeing Company        BA
55   Liberty Media Corp., Interactive Shs       LSTZB
56   American International Group Inc AIG
57   Liberty Media Corp., Interactive Shs       LSTZA
58   Ford Motor Co         F
59   Union Pacific Corp UNP
60   CVS Caremark Corp CVS
61   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company          DD
62   Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold             FCX
63   U.S. Bancorp USB
64   Bristol-Myers Squibb Company         BMY
65   Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.   POT
66   General Motors Co GM
67   Apache Corporation APA
68   Honeywell International, Inc.        HON
69   Metlife Inc. MET
70   Halliburton Company           HAL
71   Canadian Natural Resources Ltd       CNQ
72   Barrick Gold Corporation ABX
73   Eli Lilly and Company         LLY
74   Nike, Inc.     NKE
75   Colgate-Palmolive Company            CL
76   The Dow Chemical Co           DOW
77   Accenture PLC         ACN
78   Emerson Electric Co. EMR
79   VMWare, Inc.          VMW
80   Medtronic, Inc.       MDT

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      81     eBay Inc       EBAY
      82     MasterCard Incorporated      MA
      83     Imperial Oil Ltd      IMO
      84     Time Warner, Inc.     TWX
      85     Goldcorp, Inc.        GG
      86     Directv        DTV
      87     Walgreen Company WAG
      88     Monsanto Company MON
      89     Anadarko Petroleum Corp APC
      90     Texas Instruments, Inc.      TXN
      91     BlackRock, Inc.       BLK
      92     Marathon Oil Corp MRO
      93     Enterprise Products Partners L.P. EPD
      94     Morgan Stanley        MS
      95     Canadian National Railway Co      CNI
      96     Bank of Montreal      BMO
      97     Costco Wholesale Corporation      COST
      98     Danaher Corporation DHR
      99     Deere & Co DE
100   Southern Co SO




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