Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Program of Transition' to 'Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY'.





'Program of Transition' to 'Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY'.







Dear Readers,


FYI:  The first element of a 'Program of Transition' to 'Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY'
has just been posted to the www.dialectics.org Applications Page, http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html.


Regards,

Miguel


















Monday, November 28, 2016

PRESS RELEASE -- Proposed ‘Equitarian’ Constitutional Reform. GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.





PRESS RELEASE -- Proposed ‘Equitarian’ Constitutional Reform.  

GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.







Dear Readers,


FYI:  The Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] / Equitist Advocacy group [E.A.g.] joint press release, appended below, has also been posted to the www.dialectics.org Media Page.


Regards,

Miguel










 
    Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica                                                                                                              
   Office of Public Liaison                                          
    Stars’ End, New York

     
    Equitist Advocacy group
    Terminious, California

    21 November 2016 C.E./B.U.E.



                                                            PRESS RELEASE:

                                        ProposedEquitarianConstitutional Reform --

                                              GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.



Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.], in alliance with the Equitist Advocacy group, have today issued the attached proposed PREAMBLE, together with our latest draft of an economic-democratic, ECONOMIC checks and balances instituting, statute for democratic political-economic governance.

We propose that this statute be incorporated into the U.S. Constitution, so that it can be amended only by the same process required to amend that Constitution, and/or its Bill Of Rights, and not merely by a simple majority vote in Congress. 

The intent of these documents is to establish a Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY in the United States of America, including so as to reverse the present, accelerating drive toward police-state, totalitarian, “Eugenics” [‘humanocidal’] dictatorships, in said United States of America, and world wide.

These texts are designed as instruments in support of a massive, grass roots, democratic populist movement, in the U.S., and world wide, without which no such ‘social-revolutionary reforms’ can possibly be instituted.

These texts are designed to help such a real movement -- a movement to defeat the ruling-class financed and formulated right-wing [e.g., fascist], fraudulent, pseudo-populist ideologies now being spread rapidly, by that ruling class, in the United States, and throughout the European Union, to name only two loci of this contagion. 

The ruling plutocracy is recoiling in fear from the growing signs of popular, anti-Wall-Street, anti-“Billionaire-Class” unrest, including the unprecedented primary election successes of Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed “socialist”, and even from the national-electoral success of the [likely only populism-feigning] Donald Trump. 

This ruling-class’s rapid spread of these racist [e.g., fascist], fraudulent, pseudo-populist ideologies is looking successful, in part, for wont of any detailed alternative to the Orwellian, state-capitalist, police-state, totalitarian, “Eugenics” [targeting 90+ % global population extermination*] dictatorships that the ruling plutocracy is preparing, globally.

Critics of our ever-worsening capitalist status quo, who say they want to replace ‘descendent-phase’ capitalism with a better socio-political-economic system, are classically confronted -- and rightly so -- with the refrain:  “We’d all love to see the plans”.

The “plans” of F.E.D., and of the Equitist Advocacy group, for what we hold to be a far better socio-politico-economic system, are now there for all to see, in detail, see ‘Draft of Proposed Amendatory Annex to the U.S. Constitution’, at -- http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html.
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*[The plutocracy’s plans for 90+ % global ‘humanocide’ have been stated publicly, again and again, by both key perpetrators of the plutocracy itself, and by their ‘spokes-servants’.  For a selection from these public statements, see the 4/11/2013 posting at --     




 
However, we do not see these, draft, plans as finished, or final.

We hold that no small minority, such as ourselves, can craft plans adequate to the growing diversity of Terran humanity as a whole.

We call upon you to critique, and to suggest improvements to, these texts, linked-to herein.

We will be only too happy to incorporate any and all improvements that you offer, and that we too see as improvements, into the planned later drafts of these ‘amendatory’ and ‘implementary’ documents.

Moreover, you should feel free to use some or all of this material within your own publication(s), organization(s), etc., with or without attribution to this source -- to the Equitist Advocacy group, and/or to Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.] -- entirely at each your own discretion, with regard to such attribution.

We refuse to assert any exclusive property right with regard to this content. 

All of this content comes under our standard ‘Omni-Copyright’ policy.

   
Summary descriptions of the newly-discerned fundamental human rights -- as also new constitutional rights -- grounding these proposed equitarian revolutionary reforms, can be found via the following link --



These proposed ‘‘‘reforms’’’ are also ‘‘‘revolutionary’’’, but not in the sense of some kind of civil violence -- which is all that the ruling plutocracy ever wants you to associate with the term “social revolution”.

These ‘‘‘reforms’’’ are also ‘social-revolutionary’ in that, if they are implemented, they will change the fundamental social relation of the societal reproduction of our society.

That fundamental social relation, is today, the ‘capital/wage-labor’, or ‘capital/salaried-labor’, relationship.

Under the rules of that relationship, the accumulating wealth-creating work-power and work-product of the wage-labor/salaried-labor majority is funneled into the ownership of an ever tinier minority of ever-more concentrated owners of capital, and, hence, ever-more concentrated owners of money, who buy that accumulating, ever-expanding wealth creation in return for just enough money, or, increasingly, not even enough money, for that majority to eke out a bare subsistence -- increasingly, not even enough to secure a decent life for themselves, let alone for their children.

That concentrated-ownership class thereby also acquires sufficient money wealth to “buy out”, lock, stock, and barrel, all three branches of, formerly “democratic”, political government, thereby obviating and circumventing the checks and balances -- essential to the maintenance of any degree of political democracy -- among the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of political government.

When those three branches all respond, dutifully, to their single “owner”, the former checks and balances among them cease to exist.

The houses of legislature become houses of prostitution, their legislators whores to the “Big Money” lobbyists. 



The executive branch comes to be led by a succession of individuals who are able to win election only through the funding of their campaigns by “Big Money”, and who, hence, are “deeply beholden” to “Big Money”. 

Appointments to the judiciary by these executives come to reflect that ‘beholden-ness’, so that the courts, instead of meting out justice, and checking abuses of legislature and executive power, mete out the policy preferences of the concentrated ownership class, detrimental to the majority, and ratify those abuses of power.

None of this can get any better -- all of this will only continue to get worse -- unless there is a shift of power, back from the tiny minority that is the concentrated ownership class, to the majority working/middle class.

But that shift of power cannot suffice or sustain as a shift of political power only. 

The ruling plutocracy has locked-up politics. 

That plutocracy “owns” the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary branches of political government. 

It has used its economic power to gain predominant political power.  It has translated its concentrated economic power into concentrated political power as well, subverting all of the institutions of a free and democratic society.

We see only one positive solution.  The working/middle class must leverage its remnant political power, its majoritarian power, its power of numbers, to implement a sustained shift in economic power, back towards itself.  It must institute a system of new, economic checks and balances.  Those economic checks and balances, and the accompanying shifts in economic power, back toward the majority class, can then resuscitate the presently-moribund political checks and balances as well.

We propose to accomplish this by widening the social discernment of three additional fundamental human rights, to the point of constitutionally recognizing and implementing those three fundamental rights.

Human rights, and human liberties, are those principles of political, economic, and social conduct which, when implemented, militate against otherwise systematic injustice, and enable the life of the majority of citizens to thrive.

What fundamental human rights are unobserved, missing, honored mainly in the breach, in our present, capital-owners-centric society?

First, our late-capitalist society is dense and bursting with “external costs” production -- with the production of pollution and other “externalities” by capitalist enterprises -- the production of damages to “third parties”, who are neither owners, nor customers of those enterprises, damages generated by the unregulated operation of those enterprises. 

Citizens can no longer protect themselves, their neighborhoods, or their children, from increasingly toxic, deadly pollution.  Regulation of such pollution production via central, bureaucratic agencies leads to the buyout and “capture” of those regulatory agencies by those that they are supposed to regulate. 

Such agencies are “bought out” by “the usual suspects”.  The agents of those agencies end up, after a few years of agency “service”, in “cush” jobs with those they were supposed to have regulated, in return for not having done so. 

Citizens can no longer afford the costs of suing these polluting enterprises in civil court, and, moreover, the civil court “justices” are increasingly beholden to the polluters, appointed, indirectly, by them -- i.e., directly by the executive branch that those polluters also “own”. 

The majority of citizens need a new, democratic, grass roots way to regulate and reduce such “externalities”.


Implementation of the Citizen Externality Equity human right is designed to replace corrupt bureaucratic regulation, and corrupt civil court litigation, with grass roots regulation.  For more regarding this human right, see Sections 2 and 3, in ‘Draft of Proposed ‘Amendatory Annex’ to the U. S. Constitution’, at -- http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html .

Working/middle class citizens are, increasingly, abjectly dependent upon capitalist employers, not only for monetary income by wage or salary, but for health care, and for retirement savings.  These same employers ever seek ever new ways to sever these citizens’ employment -- to lay them off -- whether buy automation, or by shipping their jobs to low-wage ‘servant-dictatorships’, also “owned” by the plutocracy, where workers’ efforts to form unions to help raise their wages are met with murder at the hands of police-state death-squads. 

Recurring “great recessions”, of increasing global severity, recurrently release legions of workers into low-income or no-income unemployment.  The unions that, e.g., in the United States, once provided collective defense for the working/middle class, against employer abuse, have mostly been destroyed here as well.

To thrive, working/middle class citizens need a new source of economic strength, to bolster them in their fight against this global “race to the bottom” in terms of wages/salaries, and working conditions.

Implementation of the Citizen Birthright Equity human right is designed to install a fully-portable personal social safety net, not tied to any employer; an individual trust fund, for every citizen.  For more regarding this human right, see Section 4, in ‘Draft of Proposed ‘Amendatory Annex’ to the U. S. Constitution’, at -- http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html .

The employers of the concentrated ownership class own the money that now “owns” the political government -- all three branches -- lock, stock, and barrel.

To thrive, or even to survive, the working/middle class majority needs a shift of economic power back to itself, so that they will have the financial wherewithal to begin to be able, again, to sustain a political fight against the growing dictatorship of the ruling plutocracy, if not to outlaw outright the legalized bribery of today’s lobbying and “campaign finance reform”.  The working class needs to gain a share of what it produces, beyond merely the equivalent of its costs of bare subsistence -- in the form of, secularly falling, in real terms, salaries and wages -- if it is to have a chance at a decent standard of living, the “free time” to participate in civic, political life, and if its is to stand a chance against the concentrated wealth of the concentrated ownership class.

Implementation of the Citizen Stewardship Equity human right is designed to enable ‘collective entrepreneurship’. It is designed to do so in the form of markets-competing socialized producerscooperatives, and of competing social banks that provide means of production ‘‘‘stewardship’’’ to statutorily qualified entrepreneurial collectives that at least one such ‘social bank’ is willing to bet on, via ‘socialized venture capital’, such that the producer-members, or ‘citizen stewards’, of these democratically self-managed producers’ cooperatives, are compensated both for time worked, and with an equal share of the operating surplus of their cooperative.  For more regarding this human right, see Section 5, in ‘Draft of Proposed ‘Amendatory Annex’ to the U. S. Constitution’, at -- http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html .


We propose the constitutional establishment of these three human rights, as extensions of the capital equity, “stockholder democracy” principle to principles of non-capital-owner, non-stockholder ‘stakeholder democracy’, and as extensions of the “equitable jurisprudence” principles of the Anglo-American legal tradition, to institute constitutional economic checks and balances that will also revive the moribund political checks and balances of the U. S. Constitution.  Thereby, the growing extra-constitutional dictatorship of the ruling plutocracy can be blocked, and the polity of the United States of America can move to that of a Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY.












Thursday, November 24, 2016

E.A.g./F.E.D. Press Release -- Programme for Global Renaissance / Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY!





E.A.g./F.E.D. Press Release --

Program for Global Renaissance / Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY!







Dear Readers,


The Equitist Advocacy group [E.A.g.], jointly with Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.], has today published the Press Release, posted below, calling for a world wide program to institute Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY and to catalyze a GLOBAL RENAISSANCE, so as also to close the door on the otherwise impending New/Final Dark Age.

READ, CELEBRATE, CRITIQUE, and IMPLEMENT !!!


Regards,

Miguel













                                                                               
                                                                                     
                                                                                                      
Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica                   
Office of Public Liaison                                              
Stars’ End, New York



Equitist Advocacy group                                                                                                          
Terminious, California  

24 November 2016 C.E./B.U.E.



                                                                                                PRESS RELEASE

Call for a Global Declaration of Peace through Prosperity/World Wide Marshall Plan --
Global Strategic Hypotheses.


The General Council of Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica, and the Equitist Advocacy group, have jointly issued a call for a ‘Global Declaration of Peace through Prosperity’, via a ‘Marshall Plan for the Developing Nations’ -- an international public works, infrastructure building, and industry-building initiative, also designed to create an ‘employment boom’ of well-paying jobs in the 35 member nation-states of the OECD [ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ].

Our alliance also calls for this ‘World Wide Marshall Plan’* to be a multi-lateral Plan, rather than a plan supported by the United States alone. 

Pursuant to this ‘multilaterality’, we call for this Plan to be administered by the OECD, which would thus reprise, on a global scale, its original, Western European scale role, created in 1948, as the OEEC [Organisation for European Economic Cooperation] “to help administer the Marshall Plan (which was rejected by the Soviet Union and its satellite states) . . . by allocating American financial aid and implementing economic programs for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II.”**

However, the OECD can succeed in any such ‘World Wide Marshall Plan’ role, only if the national ambassadors and ambassadorial delegations of the 35 member nation-states, that constitute the OECD Council, and that govern the OECD, represent, in their majority, national governments which have been taken back to democracy, by anti-plutocratic, democratic-populist movements -- NOT by the “extreme right”, divide-and-conquer, racist, ethnicist, and ‘religionist’, [proto-]fascist, pseudo-populist, anti-human-ist*** state-capitalist movements and ideologies, secretly funded and engineered by the ruling plutocracy itself, precisely to pervert and derail the real populist movements [e.g., remember the National “Socialist” [sic] “Workers” [sic] Party, i.e., the Nazi Party, in Great Depression/Rockefeller-“Eugenics”-conquered pre-WWII Germany]. 

The requisite democratic-populist movements are neither “right” nor “left” in political orientation, per prevailing media definitions, but are both -- or, more precisely, are ‘both and neither; are neither by way of being both -- a ‘‘‘dialectical synthesis’’’ of the mutually-opposing two, and, hence, a transcendence of each.

This call for a ‘Global Declaration of Peace’ is promulgated in the understanding that global impoverishment -- deliberately engineered and exacerbated by the ruling plutocracy -- including plutocracy-orchestrated ‘designer depressions’, and by First World de-industrialization, and depopulation, as in Germany, Japan, France, Italy, etc.**** -- is the fundamental, root cause of social violence, police-state dictatorship, civil war, and global war.
 
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*[ In our view, our proposal is the precise opposite of the “Global Marshall Plan” foisted by Rockefeller agent Al Gore.  Gore’s plan is, in our view, not aimed at further socio-economic development, and the further growth of the social forces of production/societal productivity, but at its opposite: further suppression of industrialization in the plutocracy-created and plutocracy-maintained “Third World”, and ‘‘‘eugenocidal’’’ depopulation, there and elsewhere as well ].
***[ For more about the meaning of this term, seethe book Merchants of Despair:  Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin. ].
****[ For more about the success of the plutocracy’s ‘stealth humanocide’ policies in depopulating “First World” countries, see Jonathan V. Last, What to Expect When No Ones Expecting:  Americas Coming Demographic Disaster. ].




World Peace can only be achieved through a Global Renaissance of increasing and accelerating global prosperity for the thus rising working/middle classes world-wide. 

Only by such can the ruling plutocracy, and their plan for a New/Final Dark Age of “eugenics”, i.e., of ‘humanocide’, of global depopulation, be defeated by the human[e] global majority.  

Only by such can the plutocracy-engineered, divide-and-conquer ideologies, to which the billions that the plutocracy has impoverished, and made desperate, and thereby become made susceptible, e.g., to every kind of the separatisms and balkanizations that the plutocracy has contrived or amplified -- beggar-thy-neighbor “nationalisms”, racisms, ethnic chauvinisms, “religious” chauvinisms, gender chauvinisms, etc., etc., ad nauseam -- be overcome, so that the human[e] global majority can work in its own interest, instead of against that interest.

This call is for fiscal stimulus, instead of austerity, in each of the participating OEDC nation-states, and China, if China is willing to participate, coordinated among those nation-states for maximum, global, synergistic effect, such that the ‘fiscal-stimulating’ national government investments converge in a plan for massive infrastructure construction throughout the “Global South”, in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the remaining poverty-stricken regions of Asia, together with massive industrialization investments.

Producing the wherewithal for this gargantuan global investment will create massive new productive employment, resulting in ‘full employment plus [effective negative rates of unemployment], primarily in their production plant and equipment, and infrastructure-producing industries, thus with massive “multiplier” impacts, in the participating OECD nations-states -- states that have been, e.g., in the case of the European Union and the United States, so slow to grow, and so impoverishing of the middle/working class, especially since the plutocracy-contrived “Great Recession”.


We summarize the benefits-versus-costs analysis of this proposal as follows --

Benefits to Terran humanity as a whole:  World peace, through world prosperity; Global Renaissance.

Benefits to the participating OECD member nation-states:  Employment boom; accelerated real, reproductive economic growth, replacing present waste/stagnation/degeneration; upsurge in public revenues/governmental tax revenues.

Benefits to the participating recipient nation-states: Rapid uplift to high standards of education and skill, of societal productivity, and of per capita wealth.  Deep drop in susceptibility to plutocracy-contrived civil wars.     

Costs to Terran humanity as a whole:  Protracted political conflict with a tiny, but sociopathic-power-addicted, ultra-vicious, ‘humanocidal’ ruling plutocracy.

Costs to the participating OECD member nation-states:  Transient fiscal deficit increases; transient inflation; potential new competition from new, latest-technology industrial installations in the [former] “Third World”.

Costs to the participating recipient nation-states:  Transient involvement of one or more OECD member nation-states in their accelerated socio-economic development; cultural transformation that includes disruptive aspects. 

The cost side of the ‘‘‘ledger’’’, above, for the OECD member nation-states, should be mitigated as follows:  by repayment of their coordinated national public debt expansions through a share in the ‘‘‘users fees’’’ generated by the public’s use of the new publicly-owned infrastructure financed and partly constructed by those OECD member states.

The new production facilities constructed and installed in participating nation-states of the “Global South” by this ‘World Wide Marshal Plan’ should be oriented toward production for expanded domestic consumption of goods and services, made possible by the rising incomes and effective demand of the citizens within those “Global South” nation-states, and not for export to the OECD member nation-states, though some ‘South/North’ trade in high value-added products and services should be expected to develop over time.  Rising effective demand among the majority citizenry of the participating “Global South” nation-states will, in time, benefit the export trade of the OECD member nation-states as well.

‘Equitarian’ standard ‘technodepreciation insurance’* should be offered, as part of this ‘World Wide Marshall Plan’. It should be offered to enterprises in participating OECD member nation-states, to help manage the risk of ‘technological obsolescence depreciation’ of their fixed capital plant and equipment, as a result of new competition from the products of new enterprises, characterized by transiently lower wages, and by technologically state-of-the-art fixed capital plant and equipment, and public infrastructure, constructed and installed in participating “Global South” nation-states, as part of this ‘World Wide Marshall Plan’, in part by those participating OECD member nation-states.

Crash-programs for literacy and numeracy acquisition, and for and other aspects of education and of skills-development, for the “Global South” working classes that are to operate the new infrastructures and industries, form a necessary component in this ‘World Wide Marshall Plan’.

A crash program for the development and deployment of radioactivity-free forms of nuclear fusion power [not fission power], is another necessary component of this ‘World Plan’.

The results of this Plan would be more socially optimal if this OECD ‘World Wide Marshall Plan’ were implemented under ‘Citizen Externality Equity’** human rights institutions, applying ‘economic-democratic’, ‘grass roots regulation’ to the pollution-production potential of the industrial plant and public infrastructure installed in the participating “Global South” nation-states under this Plan.

The results of this Plan would also be even more socially optimal if this Plan were implemented under ‘Citizen Stewardship Equity’*** human rights institutions of economic democracy, that is, via the ‘collective entrepreneurship’ of qualifying, citizens self-organized, markets-competing ‘socialized producers’ cooperatives’, and via mutually-competing ‘‘‘social bank’’’ cooperatives, formed from among the citizens of the participating “Global South” nation-states.


A ‘declaration of peace through prosperity’ is the opposite of a “declaration of war”.  A ‘declaration of peace’ is not a matter of the imposition, by violent coercion, of the will of one nation-state, upon another.

A ‘declaration of peace’ must be a negotiated treaty, a legal, diplomatic instrument, agreed upon, in mutual consent, between one nation, or group of nations, such as the OECD, and another nation-state, or group of nation-states, such as nation-states of the “Global South”.


Nation-state has “declared war” upon nation-state, and prosecuted wars of mass destruction, ever since the advent of the nation-state social formation, centuries ago.

But perhaps never before, with the partial exception of the original Marshall Plan, have nations ‘declared peace’ upon one another, including by consciously and explicitly ‘declaring prosperity’ upon one another -- ‘‘‘peace through prosperity’’’.

Such official, collective declarations of world peace through world prosperity, and their implementation, we hold, are a necessary prelude to bringing to closure all of the chapters of the bloody ‘‘‘prehistory’’’ of [true] humanity on this planet.
 
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*[For more information regarding the ‘technodepreciation insurance’ risk management concept, see http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html, draft of proposed ‘amendatory annex’ to the U. S. Constitution, Sub-Section 5.j.].
**[For more information regarding the  ‘Citizen Externality Equity’ human right, see http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html, draft of   proposed ‘amendatory annex’ to the U. S. Constitution, Sections 2 and 3.].
***[For more information regarding the  ‘Citizen Stewardship Equity’ human right, see http://www.dialectics.org/dialectics/Applications.html, draft of proposed ‘amendatory annex’ to the U. S. Constitution, Section 5.].















Monday, November 21, 2016

Establishing Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY: Proposed 'Amendatory Constitutional Annex' to the U.S. Constitution -- GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.






Establishing Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY:  Proposed 'Amendatory Constitutional Annex' to the U.S. Constitution -- GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.







Dear Readers,



The Equitist Advocacy group, supported by Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.], has today released their proposed PREAMBLE, and their latest draft of their proposed, constitution-incorporated economic-democratic, economic checks and balances instituting, democratic economic governance statutes, for the amendment of the U. S. Constitution so as to establish a Political-ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY in the United States of America, and so as to reverse the present, and presently-accelerating, descent toward totalitarian, police-state, "Eugenics" ['humanocidal'] dictatorship in said United States of America.

These texts are intended as instruments for the support of a massive, grass roots, democratic populist movement, in the U.S., and world wide, without which no such 'revolutionary reforms' can possibly be implemented.

These texts are designed to help such a real movement to defeat the ruling-class financed and formulated right-wing, [e.g., fascist], fraudulent, pseudo-populist ideologies now being spread rapidly, by that ruling class, in the United States, and in Europe -- successfully, in part, for wont of any detailed alternative -- as that ruling class recoils in fear from the growing signs of popular, anti-Wall-Street, anti-"Billionaire-Class" unrest.

Critiques of the -- now ever-worsening -- status quo are classically confronted with the refrain:  "We'd all like to see the plans".

Our "plans" are "see-able", in detail, below.

We do not see our plans as finished, or final.

No small minority can craft plans adequate to the growing diversity of humanity.

We call upon readers to critique, and to suggest improvements to, the texts below.

We will be only too happy to incorporate any and all improvements into our planned later drafts of these 'amendatory' and 'implementary' documents.

Moreover, readers should feel free to use some or all of this material in their own blogs, publications, organizations, etc., with or without attribution to the Equitist Advocacy group, and/or to Foundation Encyclopedia Dialectica [F.E.D.], entirely at each reader's own discretion.  

Neither organization asserts any proprietary claim with regard to this content.  All of it is under the standard 'Omni-Copyright' policy of this blog, and of F.E.D. and Equitist Advocacy group sites and publications generally.
  

Summary descriptions of the new human rights -- as also new constitutional rights -- founding these proposed 'equitarian revolutionary reforms' can be found via the following link --




Regards,

Miguel







PREAMBLE, Proposed ‘Amendatory Annex’ to the Constitution of the United States.




PREAMBLE.

We, the People of the United States of America, do hereby duly institute into the law of our land this Economic-Democratic Annex to the Constitution of our nation in order thereby to therein establish Political-Economic Democracy.

We do so in cognizance of humanity’s historical experience as to the fate of political-only democracy, in the grip of a self-degenerating capital-centric socio-economic system, and in cognizance of the mechanism of that self-degeneration, as revealed by humanity’s political-economic science. 

Both confirm that human liberty, and human prosperity, cannot therein even be maintained, let alone advanced, by political-only constitutional and statutory checks and balances among the branches of political governance. 

Our historical experience, leading us to these reforms, can be summarized as follows --

The social system founded upon the capital-relationship ineluctably concentrates an ever-greater share of ownership and control of social assets in an ever-shrinking minority of the population, and in a minority increasingly tending to social selection for sociopathic propensities. 

This inherent trend in the capitals-system increasingly affords to its concentrated ownership class, which represents only an ever-tinier minority of the citizen population, an ever greater possibility of, and an ever greater financial capability for, wholesale prostitution of the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of political government to the unified command of that class, at all jurisdictional levels -- international, national, regional, state [provincial], county, and municipal alike.  

That concentrated ownership thereby defeats constitutional and statutory, political-only checks and balances among the branches of government at all such territorial, jurisdictional levels.

Moreover, as this capitals-system continues, capital-value accumulates, in the hands of this concentrated ownership class, ever-more preponderantly in the forms of fixed capital assets, and of capital-market securities assets, as well as in the form of long-term bank loan capital assets, based upon long term loans used to purchase vast masses of fixed capital plant and equipment.  

The concentrated ownership class thus perceives an increasing vulnerability of its socio-political power to overthrow by forces inherent in competitive capitalism itself.

That class therefore acts to eliminate its exposure to such overthrow, in ways which threaten the liberty, the progress, the health, the livelihoods, and the very lives of the vast majority of U.S. citizens, as well as those of the vast majority of the rest of humanity; thus in ways increasingly destructive to the majority of living human beings, ways which also threaten the future, the very survival, of the human species globally. 

The capital asset value owned by this concentrated ownership class is increasingly vulnerable to obliteration due to technological obsolescence depreciation, given the continuation of normal competition against older capital assets from the latest, most-advanced, highest-productivity fixed capital. 

For example, that capital asset value is vulnerable to competitive devaluation due to such newly-installed fixed capital, operating in newly-industrializing, initially low-wage nations in the geographical periphery of that class’s “home” nation-states, e.g., the United States, as well as from home grown “upstart”, new-entrant innovators within the heartland of the United States itself. 

This vulnerability drives that concentrated ownership class to defend its capital assets, the very basis of its socio-political-economic power, against such technodepreciation in ways which make it the enemy of human progress and, ultimately, the enemy of any human future whatsoever.

That class uses its concentrated economic power, and its burgeoning “buy-out”, “hostile takeover” of national governments, to increasingly suppress any technological progress whose competition would threaten its assets with such technological obsolescence depreciation in its home market. 

As a consequence of its suppression of deep economic competition, hence of deep economic and technological innovation, this class induces the descendent phase – the “vampire-capitalist”, state-capitalist phase -- of the capitals-system, increasingly reversing and destroying all of the social virtues that the capitals-system once exhibited, in its competitive, ascending phase. 

Abroad, this class imposes a system of brutal militarist dictatorships on the newly-industrializing nations of the geographical periphery of its “home” nation-states, e.g., the United States.

It does this so as to reverse or suppress industrialization there, also taxing the wage and salary incomes of its home producing class to pay for that plutocracy’s global secret police “intelligence”, low-wage/union-outlawing enforcement, prison, torture, assassination, and mass murder infrastructure, and also conscripting, from the potentially-productive youth of its home producing class -- or “volunteering” them, by making sure that producing-class youth have few other options for gainful employment other than “military service” -- “cannon fodder” for its international military “interventions”, designed to maintain its global system of such state-capitalist, low-wages-enforcing, unions-butchering, industrialization-suppressing military/police-state ‘servant-dictatorships’. 

This concentrated ownership class thus dupes people whom it has deliberately impoverished into mass-murdering other people whom it has also deliberately impoverished, so as to make both “sides” desperate enough to be corralled into mass-murdering one another, instead of turning against their common tormentors. 

In that process, this concentrated ownership class imposes, step-by-step, on the majority of its own heartland population, an increasingly totalitarian “national security” spy-state/citizen-assassination-state; an increasingly human-rights outlawing and human rights violating degeneration of constitutional, limited-government, representative democracy. 

This concentrated ownership class, in all of these many ways, moves to block the progress of [‘techno-depreciating’] real productivity growth globally.  

That class diverts and perverts potential increments to global prosperity into socially destructive preparations for wars, contrivance of actual wars, and financial cannibalization of productive assets, to contrive profit from destruction, rather than from production. 

That class propagates profit-via-destruction, e.g., as stealth genocide via the interlock of health-destroying pseudo-foods and pseudo-medicines, under the control of concentrated-ownership “Big Agriculture” and “Big Pharma” mega-corporations, as well as via genomically-engineered ‘designer diseases’, or ‘GMO-diseases’ -- genetic-engineering-exacerbated “natural” pathogens.
 
By all of these acts this concentrated ownership class deepens majority impoverishment, and majority death rates, globally, making the very population size of the increasingly suffering majority of humanity a growing remaining threat to that plutocracy’s rule.  

In the end, this concentrated ownership class faces losing control, failing to suppress the growth of science, of working class skill and education, and of industrial productivity worldwide, sufficiently, in their eyes, to protect their capital asset values.   This class thus feels threatened with imminent overthrow by the ‘techno-depreciating’ consequences, and by the democratic aspirations, of the advanced-fixed-capital employing, skilled and educated, economically-empowered, rising middle-working classes worldwide, including in the nations that it had formerly been able to “underdevelop”, under the heels of its ‘servant-dictators’.

This concentrated ownership class therefore desperately opts for a new, and this time global, holocaust; for catastrophic Malthusian “population reduction” -- for “Eugenics” on a global scale, by contriving false flag “terrorist” operations, in part, as an excuse for suppression of constitutional civil liberties and for “national security state” 'totalitarianization', as well as for the diversion of ever more national productivity-increase potential resources into means of mass destruction, and via contrived civil wars, famines, mass homelessness, unprecedented numbers of refugees worldwide, pandemic ‘designer diseases’, pseudo-“natural” disasters, engineered bankruptcies of national social safety nets, engineered economic collapse and ‘designer depressions’, police-state concentration-extermination camps, and new world war. 

This amendatory annex to the Constitution of the United States of America is instituted to economically as well as politically empower the majority, producing class of the citizens of this nation so that that citizenry is enabled to avert the ‘humanocidal’ fate which otherwise impends.







Proposed EquitarianAmendatory Annexto the Constitution of the United States of America.

Constitution-Incorporated Legislation for Implementation of the Equitist Amendments to U.S. Bill of Rights:

Constitutional Establishment of the Equitarian Reform.



Section 1. [Stockholder Equity Rights and Constraints]  All Enterprises under Joint-Stock ownership, and operating within the sovereign territory of the United States of America, shall be operated in accord with the principles of Capital Equity and of Stockholder Democracy.

Sub-Section 1.a [Stockholder Referenda]  Contributors of money, or of other capital property, for the purchase of shares of the common stock of a Joint-Stock Enterprise, shall have the constitutional right to nominate, elect, and recall/replace Directors to the Board of Directors of that Enterprise, to promulgate and to vote upon owner resolutions, and to vote upon other important matters, including compensation, for Directors, and for Senior Management, and donations of Enterprise funds to political candidates, and/or to political causes, on the basis of one vote per share of common stock owned. All such matters shall be decided by majority vote of the owners of record of the common stock, except for political donations. Motions for the latter shall require at least a three-quarters favorable majority vote of the owners of record to carry. The results of such owner referenda shall be binding upon Enterprise Management, who shall be civilly and criminally liable for violations thereof.

Sub-Section 1.b [Tribunals for Stockholder Equity] Congress shall provide, by statute, for a system of federal circuit courts, the Tribunals for Stockholder Equity. The specific function of these Tribunals shall be with regard to Stockholder Equity Rights and Constraints:  to adjudicate actions, brought by one or more Citizens, alleging that the Management, or one or more Directors, of a Joint Stock Enterprise have acted in violation of Stockholder Equity Rights and Constraints.
                 
Sub-Section 1.c [Countervailing Citizen Rights]  Citizens are empowered, by constitutional right, hereby granted, to organize and enact, using their own resources, Boycotts of the products and/or of the services offered for sale by Joint Stock Enterprises that said Citizens deem to have intervened in the Legislative, and/or Judicial, and/or Executive, and/or Economic-Democratic processes of the United States of America as a whole, or in that of any Region, State, County, or Municipality thereof, in a manner or manners that they, in their own individual, and/or collective, judgment, deem to be inimical to the General Welfare.  

Section 2. [Citizen Externality Equity Rights and Constraints]  Citizens who suffer the infliction of External Costs upon themselves, in their places of residence, by a local operating unit of an Enterprise, shall acquire thereby Externality Equity in said Enterprise, as a Collective Property, Social Property constitutional Right.

Sub-Section 2.a [Election and Recall/Replacement of Public Directors]  This Property Right shall be exercised as a voting right in the nomination, annual election, and potential recall/replacement, of Public Directors, to an Enterprise Board of Public Directors, constituted as a Second House of the co-management committee of each such local operating unit. Each local operating unit Public Director nominee, to be nominated, must reside in the geographical area of the Electorate of that unit, and, to be elected, must receive a majority of the votes of the Electorate for that unit. The apportionment of Public Board Electorate geographical areas, and the determination of the number of Citizens of local operating unit Electorates to be represented per Public Director, shall be
re-determined annually by majority vote of the Citizen-elected County legislative body within whose jurisdiction the local operating units reside.  Public Boards shall consist of odd numbers of Public Directors to preclude tie votes.  Each Public Board Director shall be subject to special elections for Recall/Replacement, by petition of 5% or greater of their Electorate, and shall be replaced if a majority of their voting Electorate so votes, by the Replacement Candidate receiving the largest plurality of votes.

Sub-Section 2.b [Mitigation of External Costs and Optimization of External Benefits] Each co-management committee Second House is hereby constitutionally empowered to co-manage the Externalities Budget of the Annual Operating Plan of its Enterprise local operating unit, in mutual cooperation with the First House of that unit's co-management committee. The Second House shall negotiate with the First House thereof for the mitigation of the External Cost burdens generated by that unit, for the optimization of any External Benefits generated by that unit, and regarding the rate of taxation for the External Cost generation still permitted to that unit. The Negotiating Position(s) of each Public Board shall be framed and modified by that Board by majority vote of its Directors.
  
Sub-Section 2.c [Funding of Public Board Operations] The Permitted-Externalities Taxes shall, in part, fund the special operations of their Public Board regarding the remediation of those specific External Costs. General operations of Public Boards shall be funded by a Potential External Costs Tax, paid by each Enterprise local operating unit, levied to offset the public hazard of Potential External Costs Production created by its existence.  Rates of local operating units Potential External Costs taxation shall be re-determined annually by majority vote of the Citizens-elected County legislative body in which the local operating units reside, along with rules for External Cost taxes assessment and Tax Credit determination for External Benefits generated by said local operating units. Monthly salary compensation of Public Directors from these funds shall be set by the Citizen-elected legislative body of the County in which the Electorates of said Public Directors reside.

Sub-Section 2.d [Externality Identification] Each Citizen member of the local Externalities Electorate of a given Public Board shall have plaintive standing to bring one or more complaints before that Board, alleging External Costs suffered by that Citizen individually, by a part of the Electorate to which that Citizen belongs, or by the entirety of the Electorate to which that Citizen belongs, and alleging that those External Costs are produced by one or more Enterprise local operating unit or units co-governed by that Public Board. Confirmation of said allegations by majority vote of that Public Board shall empower it to Negotiate with the First House of its co-management committee for that local operating unit, for preventive mitigation, or for remedial taxation, or for a combination of both, regarding so-confirmed External Costs Production.

Sub-Section 2.e [Tribunals for Externality Equity] Congress shall provide, by statute, for a system of federal circuit courts, the Tribunals for Externality Equity. The specific function of these courts shall be to adjudicate cases where Externality Production and/or Externality Taxation negotiations between the two Houses of the co-management committee of a local operating unit have deadlocked. Such cases may be brought by the First House of that co-management committee, by its Second House, or by both Houses together.

Section 3. [Associations of Public Directors: Powers and Constraints] The Citizen Externality Equity Public Directors of the local operating unit level shall organize Associations of Public Directors at the Municipal, County, State, and Regional levels, one Association per Municipality, County, State, and Region, and one National Association of Public Directors, and may also, given (re-)authorization by majority favorable vote in an annual Public referendum, participate in Continental and Global Associations of Public Directors.

Sub-Section 3.a [Associations of Public Directors: Purpose] All such Associations shall be constituted for the purpose of coordinating Policy, and of expressing the will of their Publics, regarding larger-scale economic geography, and societal morphology, beyond the scale of the Enterprise local operating unit, by means of Policy Resolutions.

Sub-Section 3.b [Associations of Public Directors: Election and Replacement] Each Association Director of each such Association of Public Directors shall be empowered to propose, and to vote upon, proposed Policy Resolutions. Each shall be nominated for election by a Citizen or Citizens residing within the geographical unit of jurisdiction of the Association, and shall be annually elected or re-elected, for up to ten consecutive terms, by majority vote of the combined Public Directors Electorates of the geographical unit represented, on a one Citizen, one vote basis. Each Association Director shall be subject to special elections for Recall/Replacement, by petition of 5% or greater of their Electorate, and replaced if a majority of the Electorate voting so votes, by the Replacement Candidate receiving the largest plurality of votes. Each Association of Public Directors shall consist of an odd number of Association Directors, to preclude deadlocks due to tie votes.

Sub-Section 3.c [Policy Resolution Compliance] Policy Resolutions adopted by majority vote of Municipal, County, State, Regional, National, Continental, and/or Global Public Directors Associations shall be offered to all included lower-scale Associations of Public Directors, and to all included local operating unit Boards of Public Directors, on a non-binding, advisory basis, with respect to actions in response required of included Associations and Boards of Public Directors.  Compliance or non-compliance with Policy Resolutions of a higher scale of Association, by act of a lower scale of Association, or by act of a local operating unit Public Board of Directors, shall be on a voluntary basis, determined by majority vote of said Association, or Board, of Public Directors.
 
Sub-Section 3.d [Funding of Association Operations] Operating expenses of each Association of Public Directors shall be funded by dues paid by all Public Boards of Directors included in the geographical unit represented by that Association, in an amount re-determined annually by majority vote of all included Public Board Directors.  Monthly salary compensation of the Association Directors of each Association from these funds shall also be set annually by majority vote of all Public Board Directors included in the geographical unit represented by that Association.

Section 4. [Citizen Birthright Equity Rights and Constraints]  Congress shall endow, for every Citizen child born from the date of ratification of this Amendment, a lifetime Social Trust Fund, equal, in initial real value, to all other such individual Citizen Birthright Equity Social Trust Funds, sufficient to support, in whole, or, at least, in then-affordable part, as determined, and as re-determined annually, by Congress, the expected lifetime healthcare, education, work-life career, unemployment insurance, home purchase, retirement pension, and other social-baseline life necessities of that Citizen, and such that part of those funds, as allotted by Congress, may be applied, by court order, to pay reparations in the event of one or more criminal convictions of that Citizen.

Sub-Section 4.a [Social Trust Funds:  Abuse/Moral Hazard Mitigation] Each Citizen's disposition rights over the Social Trust Fund assigned to that Citizen shall be constrained so as to militate against its misuse. Congress shall enact statutes governing the disposition of Social Trust Fund assets. The national Electorate shall elect, to four year terms, limited to three consecutive terms, in elections coinciding with Presidential elections, eleven Commissioners to a national Commission for Citizen Birthright Equity, which shall promulgate, by majority vote, rules and regulations for the exercise of Citizen Birthright Equity, and which shall manage a national Social Trust Funds Administration. Said rules and regulations shall be administered by said Social Trust Fund Administration, whose operations shall be funded by Congress. Each Commissioner shall be subject to special elections for Recall/Replacement, by petition of 1% or greater of the national Electorate, and shall be replaced if a majority of the Citizens voting so vote, by the Replacement Candidate receiving the largest plurality of votes. The Citizen Birthright Equity Social Trust Fund of each Citizen so endowed shall remain Social Property unless or until its assets pass into the Personal Property of that Citizen through their lawful expenditure. 

Sub-Section 4.b [Social Trust Funds:  Sources of Funding] Citizen Birthright Equity Social Trust Funds shall be funded, in part, by a portion of the proceeds of the Citizen Stewardship Equity Social Property Rents, paid for the usufruct of Production Plant and Equipment Social Property held in Stewardship by Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises of all kinds, as well as by general Federal tax revenues, as budgeted annually by majority vote of the Congress.

Sub-Section 4.c [Tribunals for Birthright Equity] Congress shall provide, by statute, for a system of federal circuit courts, the Tribunals for Birthright Equity. The specific function of these courts shall be to adjudicate actions brought, by any Citizen, or Citizens-class, disputing a decision or decisions regarding requested disposition of Citizen Birthright Equity Social Trust Fund assets, by the Social Trust Funds Administration.

Section 5.  [Citizen Stewardship Equity Rights and Constraints]  Each adult Citizen is hereby empowered with a Citizen Stewardship Equity constitutional Right to participate in initiating the formation of, and in the democratic self-governance of, Associations of Producers, in the form of Qualified Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises, whose Boards of Directors, and whose local operating unit co-management committee First Houses (if any), shall be nominated, elected, and potentially recalled and replaced, by majority vote of their Citizen Steward Members, on a one Citizen, one vote basis.

Sub-Section 5.a [Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperatives:  Compensation of Citizen Stewards]  Each Citizen Steward member of such a Qualified Cooperative Enterprise shall have the right to contingent annual compensation in the form of an equal share in the annual net profits (if any) of that Cooperative Enterprise, and also to job-performance-based monthly, semi-monthly, or weekly compensation, per an hourly rate set by the Enterprise Board of Directors, and not necessarily equal in value to that of other Citizen Steward Members who perform under different job categories.

Sub-Section 5.b [Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperatives:  Rules of Democratic Self-Governance] The Board of Directors of each Qualified Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise, and the First Houses of each of its local operating unit co-management committees (if any), shall consist of odd numbers of voting members, to avert tie votes. The electoral base for the Board of Directors shall consist of the totality of the Citizen Steward Members of the Cooperative Enterprise as a whole, and, for the First House of the co-management committee of each local operating unit (if more than one such exists), shall consist of all of the Citizen Steward Members who regularly perform full-time work in that local operating unit. Candidate Board Directors, and candidate co-management committee First House voting members, shall be nominated by the Citizen Stewards forming their respective electoral bases, from among those respective electoral bases. Such voting Members, including the Enterprise General Manager, and the local operating unit General Manager (if any), who shall chair their respective Boards or co-management committees, respectively, shall be elected by said electoral base on a one Citizen Steward Member, one vote basis, by majority vote of the respective electoral base Citizen Steward Members, for each candidate voting Member, to the limit of the number of voting members of the governing body to be so elected. Each elected Board Member, or First House co-management committee voting Member, shall be subject to special elections for Recall/Replacement, by petition of 5% of their electoral base Citizen Steward Members, and replaced if a majority of that electoral base voting so votes, by the Replacement Candidate receiving the largest plurality of votes. Congress shall, by statute, set forth the detailed rules for Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise democratic Self-Governance.

Sub-Section 5.c [Citizen Allocational Equity Rights Regarding Social Property Assets] The Office shall allocate financial assets Social Property to each Qualified Social Bank Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise in accord with an equal per capita availability of such Social Property financial assets by State, pursuant to the principle of Citizen Allocational Equity. If unequal per capita allocations are permitted by majority vote in a referendum of all voting-qualified Citizens of the United States of America, then such allocations shall be permitted only on a temporary and remedial basis, e.g., for the purpose of the remediation of the social consequences of past allocational inequities. The terminal date of any referendum-stipulated unequal geographical, per capita allocation of Social Property asset-values shall be stipulated in the terms of any such referendum presented to the voters. That terminal date shall be no later than twenty years from the date of the last day of the voting on that referendum. The principle of Citizen Allocational Equity includes the constitutional Right, established hereby, for collectives of Citizens, organized as candidate Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative Enterprises, or as candidate Citizen Stewardship Equity Social Bank Cooperative Enterprises (given that their By-Laws and business launch plans/expansion plans meet Congressional, statutory criteria, and meet Office regulatory criteria) to be granted access to the quantities of Social Property financial assets requisite to launch, or to expand, their operations. Any Citizen collective, which is candidate for Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise formation, shall have standing to bring suit in the Tribunals of Allocational Equity against one or more Social Bank, and/or against the Office of the Custodian of Social Property, if a majority of its Members deem that either or both have violated the constitutional Rights established for it by this Section. The principle of Citizen Allocational Equity also includes prohibition of operation of any Enterprise in any branch of product/service supply as State Property, if any mixture of four or more Citizen Collectives, Qualified for provision of Social Property to operate in that branch by one or more Social Banks, or Joint-Stock Ventures, are extant as potential mutually competing Citizen Stewardship Equity and/or Joint Stock Enterprises.
  
Sub-Section 5.d [Tribunals for Stewardship and Allocational Equity] Congress shall provide, by statute, for a system of federal circuit courts, the Tribunals for Stewardship and Allocational Equity. The specific function of these Tribunals with respect to upholding Citizen Stewardship Equity Rights shall be to adjudicate legal actions alleging violation of said Rights by any Actionable Party. The specific function of these Tribunals with respect to upholding Citizen Allocational Equity Rights shall be to adjudicate legal actions brought by one or more Citizens alleging violation of said Rights by one or more Social Banks, and/or by the Office of the Custodian of Social Property.

Sub-Section 5.e [Office of the Custodian of Social Property] Congress shall institute a national, Federal Office of the Custodian of Social Property. The general function of this Office shall be to manage Citizen Stewardship Equity Social Property assets, maintaining and updating, as appropriate, an Office Standard Design for same for each international standard product/service category, and endeavoring to maintain a competitive market, served by multiple Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises and/or Joint Stock Enterprises, in the markets for each such product/service category, as a matter of Constitutional Public Policy. The special function of this Office shall be to procure, via competitively-bid contract, from Qualified Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative suppliers, or, but only in the absence of competing such suppliers, to directly produce, under its own management, and using its own Social Property production assets, Standard Design Plant and Equipment Means of Production assets, for each competing Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative which Qualifies for Stewardship of said assets, and which formally applies to the Office for Provision of such assets.

Sub-Section 5.f [Custodian of Social Property:  Function, Election, Compensation, and Recall] The national Electorate shall elect, to four year terms, limited to three consecutive terms, in elections coinciding with Federal Presidential elections, a national Custodian of Social Property. This elected Officer shall oversee the promulgation of regulations, and the implementation of Congressional statutes, for the exercise of Citizen Stewardship Equity; shall oversee the promulgation of Office Standard Designs for each international standard product/service category, shall oversee the updating of Office Standard Designs for which competitive technological obsolescence, advances in safety features, and/or advances in Social Best Practices otherwise, in this Officer's judgment, or per injunction of a Tribunal for Stewardship and Allocational Equity, calls for their updating, and shall manage all national Social Property assets. The compensation of the Custodian of Social Property shall be budgeted annually by Congress, and shall be maintained in equality with that of the President of the United States. The national Custodian of Social Property shall be subject to special elections for Recall/Replacement, by petition of 1% or greater of the national Electorate, and replaced if a majority of that Electorate voting so votes, by the Replacement Candidate receiving the largest plurality of votes.

Sub-Section 5.g [Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperatives:  Stewardship of Social Property] Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperatives, lawfully granted usufruct of Means of Production Social Property assets, shall not be construed as collectively or personally owning said assets. Each Stewardship Cooperative Enterprise shall retain its Stewardship Equity Rights of socially-productive disposition of said assets, while remaining in good standing in regard to the statutes of Citizen Stewardship Equity Self-Governance, of Solvency, and of use of such assets, in compliance with their Provider-approved, Board-approved, and local operating units co-management committees approved Annual Operating Plans, and in accord with the statutes of Citizen Externality Equity. Otherwise, Social Property asset Stewardship Qualification may be revoked, by action of the Social Bank Cooperative Enterprise which had been the direct Provider of Social Property assets to the thus disqualifiable Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative.

Sub-Section 5.h [Stewardship Cooperatives:  [Self-]Provision of [Non-]Standard Production Assets] Each Qualified Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative shall have the right to procure Office non-standard Means of Production from the Office, given the endorsement of their Office non-standard Production Plant and Equipment Designs by the Social Bank Stewardship Enterprise which is the direct Provider of the Social Property component of its financing. Each Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative shall have the right to procure its own Production assets, Office Standard in Design, or of its own, Office non-standard Design, directly, from Provisioners other than the Office, such as from other Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative Enterprises, or from Joint-Stock Enterprises, by means of its own resources, only if approved by the Social Bank Cooperative Enterprise that is the direct Provider of the Social Property component of its financing. Assets so acquired shall be deemed the Collective Property of the Stewards of the Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise so-acquiring, rather than as Social Property, as their Private Property, or as their Personal Property.

Sub-Section 5.i [Stewardship Cooperatives:  Social Rents in Return for Use of Social Property] Each Stewardship Cooperative Enterprise, receiving Provision of Means of Production, Social Property assets, Office Standard, or non-standard, from the Office, shall remit a monthly Social Property Rent to society, in return for the usufruct of the Social Property held in Stewardship by it, proportionate to the value of those Social assets, and paid via the Office. These Social Property Rent revenues shall help to support Social Self-Investment in the form of production of Means of Production Social Property, and in the form of Public Infrastructure Social Property, as well as in the form of the income of Social Bank Cooperative Enterprises, and in the form of the funding of Citizen Birthright Equity Social Trust Funds.

Sub-Section 5.j [Gratis Replacement of Insured Cooperatives' Obsolescent Social Property] The Office shall duly Re-Provision Insured Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises who formally apply for this Service, if they hold, in Stewardship, assets no longer of Office-Standard Design. The no longer Office-Standard Plant and Equipment assets shall be replaced with new, Office-Standard such assets, whenever the relevant Office's Standard Designs change, given the return of the previous, now non-standard Provision to the custody of the Office by that Cooperative. This Re-Provisioning Service shall be provided at no added charge to such Cooperative Enterprises. This Re-Provisioning Service shall be provided in return for periodic premiums, paid to the Office, by such Cooperative Enterprises, for Insurance against changes in Office Standard Designs that result from technological/competitive obsolescence of the previous Standard Designs, and/or from advances in safety features, and/or from advances in national or international Social Best Practices otherwise (Social Depreciation, Moral Depreciation, Non-Physical Depreciation Insurance).

Sub-Section 5.k [Provision of Social Property Assets to Producers' Cooperatives:  Eligibility] Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperatives shall be Eligible for Provisioning and Re-Provisioning Services, if Qualified for the granting, in Stewardship, of Office Standard Design Social Property. Operations to determine such Qualification shall be delegated, by the Office, to specialized, competing, democratically self-governing Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises, certified by the Office, per Congressional statutory criteria, and per Office rules and regulations, to be Qualified to function as competing, self-governing Social Bank Cooperatives. Each such Social Bank Cooperative Enterprise shall be restricted, by the Office, by Charter, to operate within a specific geographical locus. Each shall be granted Stewardship of Office financial assets Social Property, allocated to it in accordance with the principle of Citizen Allocational Equity, for use in the purchase of Office-Standard-Design Production assets from the Office, for transfer to the Stewardship of non-bank Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperatives under its credit administration.  Each such Receiver of Office Standard Design Production Plant and Equipment Social Property must be further Qualified for such Provision by means of the approval of their Annual Operating Plans/Budgets by the Citizen Steward Members-elected Board of Directors of that Social Bank Cooperative Enterprise which is the direct Social Property Provider to said Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperative.  The income of each Citizen Stewardship Equity Social Bank Cooperative Enterprise shall be limited to a percentage, re-determined annually by Congress, of the Social Property Rent revenues actually received by the Office from the Citizen Stewardship Equity Producer's Cooperatives who receive Social Property in Stewardship via that Social Bank, under its credit administration, and shall be remitted to that Social Bank in monthly payments by the Office. A given month's Social Rent share payment to a given Social Bank for a given Producers' Cooperative under its credit administration shall be withheld in the event of a default of that month's Social Rent payment by that Producers' Cooperative.  Social Rent share payments to a given Social Bank for a given Producers' Cooperative under its credit administration shall cease permanently in the event of the Insolvency of said Producers' Cooperative.

Sub-Section 5.l [Stewardship Equity Social Banks:  Stewardship of Financial Social Property] Each Citizen Stewardship Equity Social Bank, lawfully allocated partial usufruct of Social Property financial assets by the Office of the Custodian of Social Property, shall not be conferred any ownership of said assets, on behalf of its Citizen-Steward Members, either collectively, or personally. Each Citizen Stewardship Equity Social Bank Cooperative Enterprise shall retain its Stewardship Equity Rights of socially-productive disposition of said financial assets, only while remaining in good standing in regard to the statutes of Citizen Stewardship Equity Enterprise Self-Governance and Solvency, as well as in regard to its co-promulgation and co-administration of the Annual Operating Plans and Budgets of its Providee Citizen Stewardship Equity Producers' Cooperatives, in accord with the statutes governing Citizen Externality Equity Rights, and Citizen Allocational Equity Rights, per its Charter. Otherwise, its Stewardship Qualification Certification, and its Social Property allocation, shall be revoked by the Office of the Custodian of Social Property.

Sub-Section 5.m [Citizen Externality Equity Constraint of Citizen Stewardship Equity Powers] Each member of the First House of the co-management committee of each local operating unit of each Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative, as a democratically self-governing Enterprise, shall be nominated by, elected by, and potentially recallable by, the Citizen-Stewards who are the collective self-employees of that local operating unit, on a one self-employee, one vote basis. The Second House of each such local operating co-management committee shall be its Citizen Externality Equity Rights-based, publicly-elected Board of Public Directors. If a Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise consists of only a single local operating unit, its employee-elected Board of Directors shall constitute the First House of its co-management committee, and its publicly-elected Citizen Externality Equity Board of Public Directors shall constitute the Second House thereof.

Sub-Section 5.n [Tribunals for Social Productivity Advancement] Each Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise, or any class thereof, shall be empowered to petition the Office of the Custodian of Social Property for an update of the Office Standard Design of Production Plant and Equipment for one or more product/service categories. Congress shall provide, by statute, for a system of courts, the Tribunals for Social Productivity Advancement. The specific function of these Tribunals shall be to adjudicate cases wherein petitions to said Office for update of one or more Standard Designs, for one or more standard product/service categories, are in dispute among Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises, or wherein one or more Standard Design update decisions are in dispute between the Office of the Custodian of Social Property and more than one Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise.  Individual Citizens, and Citizens Groups, including Associations of Public Directors at all levels, shall also have standing in these Tribunals, to file “friend of the court” and other briefs, and to provide testimony, under oath, regarding the expected Externalities impact, other social impacts, and natural basis of society impacts, of proposed updates of Office Standard Design(s) of Production Plant and Equipment for one or more product/service categories, which are already under petition to these Tribunals.

Sub-Section 5.o [Stewardship Enterprise Insolvency] The insolvency of a Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise shall require the dissolution of that Enterprise, and, therefore, in likelihood, the temporary unemployment of its former Citizen Steward Members, and, as a result thereof, draws upon their Citizen Birthright Equity Social Trust Funds for unemployment insurance payments during their periods of unemployment. In the event of such Insolvency, the Social Property held in Stewardship by that Cooperative Enterprise shall be returned to the custody of the Office of the Custodian of Social Property. The civil liability of an Insolvent Citizen Stewardship Cooperative Enterprise to its creditors shall be limited to the value of the totality of its collectively owned, non-Social-Property assets, and shall not include any of the Personal Property assets, or any of the Social Trust Fund assets, of its former Citizen Steward Members.

Sub-Section 5.p [Political Contributions by Citizen Stewardship Equity Enterprises]  Each Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise may contribute to political candidates, and/or to political causes, but only out of funds deducted from the net profits of that Enterprise, and only by at least a three-quarters majority favorable vote of its entire electoral base of Citizen Stewards.

Sub-Section 5.q [Countervailing Citizen Rights]  Citizens are empowered, by constitutional right, granted hereby, to organize and enact, using their own resources, Boycotts of the products and/or of the services offered for sale by one or more Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises that said Citizens believe to have intervened in the Legislative, and/or Judicial, and/or Executive, and/or Economic-Democratic processes of the United States of America as a whole, or in that of any Region, State, County, or Municipality thereof, in a manner or manners that they, in their own individual and/or collective judgment, deem to be inimical to the General Welfare.

Section 6. [Constitution of the Tribunals Established under this Amendment] The Citizen Equity Rights Tribunals established under this Amendment -- the Tribunals for Stockholder Equity, the Tribunals for Externality Equity, the Tribunals for Birthright Equity, the Tribunals for Stewardship and Allocational Equity, the Tribunals for Social Productivity Advancement, and the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity – shall be governed by the following provisions, as elaborated by Congress, and the Executive, in statute and regulation.

Sub-Section 6.a [General Function of Said Tribunals] The general function of each court shall be to hear law suits brought by one or more Citizens/other constitutional entities, alleging violation of the Citizen Equity Rights of its jurisdiction.

Sub-Section 6.b [Actionable Parties] Parties against whom complaints of violation of Citizen Equity Rights can be brought, in the Tribunal of Jurisdiction for each such Right, shall include Congress, and one, or more, of the following:  The President, or agency of, the Federal Executive Branch, State Government, County Government, Municipal Government, Joint Stock Enterprise Board of Directors, Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprise Board of Directors, House of a local co-management committee of a Stewardship Equity Cooperative or Joint Stock Enterprise, Public Director, Association Director, and/or individual Citizen.

Sub-Section 6.c [Standing] Any one or more Citizens shall have standing to bring legal action(s) before any of these courts.

Sub-Section 6.d [Jurisdictions of Tribunals] The jurisdiction of each Tribunal established by this Amendment shall be restricted to the upholding of the specific Citizen Equity Right or Rights chartered herein to its protection, adjudicating actions brought before it alleging violation of that Right, or of those Rights, by any one or more of the Actionable Parties stipulated herein. Legal actions alleging the violation of a Citizen Equity Right must originate in the Tribunal of Jurisdiction for the Right or Rights whose violation is alleged, and not in any other, or general, Federal, State, or Municipal court, civil or criminal, of law or of equity, and may, after adjudication in its Tribunal of Jurisdiction, be appealed solely to the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity.

Sub-Section 6.e [Rights of Appeal to/from the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity] Legal actions originated and decided in a Tribunal of Jurisdiction for a given Citizen Equity Right may be appealed, by the losing, or partially losing, Party or Parties of that action, to the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity, if the grounds of appeal set forth in statute by Congress are met by said appeal per the Citizen Jury of said Appellate Court. Any appeal from any ruling of the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity shall be solely to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sub-Section 6.f [Modes of Redress Provided via Tribunal Citizen Jury Award to Prevailing Plaintiffs]  Injunctive relief, payments of value in compensation for civil damages, and sanctions against criminal conduct (fines and/or imprisonment) in cases for which the specific convicted violations of Citizen Equity Rights have been placed under criminal penalty by Congress, in statute, shall be available for imposition by Citizen Juries of the Tribunals for Citizen Equity Rights, and/or by he Appellate Court for Generalized Equity.

Sub-Section 6.g [Functions of Justices] Each individual circuit court for Citizen Equity Rights, and the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity, shall be convened by a single advisory justice. Justices shall serve as moderators of the court proceedings, and in an impartial advisory and expert consultative capacity regarding relevant laws and regulations history, precedent, and procedure, to plaintiffs, to defendants, and to Citizen Juries, in the proceedings brought before them, and shall have authority to require compliance, in the court room, with legal procedure and judicial order, on the part of the Parties to the legal action, and/or on that of their representatives.

Sub-Section 6.h [Constitution and Functions of Citizen Juries] Citizen Juries shall serve in a deciding capacity with regard to the legal actions brought before them. Citizen Juries shall decide the legal actions brought before them by majority vote.  Citizen Juries shall consist of an odd number of Jurors, to help minimize the frequency of Jury deadlock.

Sub-Section 6.i [Selection of Citizen Jurors Pools] All able-bodied adult Citizens shall make themselves available to serve, on a standard salary basis, and on a one month per year basis, in Citizen Jury Pools from which the Citizen Jurors of the Citizen Equity Rights Tribunals, and of the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity, shall be selected, by random lot.

Sub-Section 6.j [Allocation of Costs of Adjudication] The losing party in any legal action brought before a Citizen Equity Rights Tribunal or before the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity -- or all parties to any such action, in proportion set by its Citizen Jury, in the event of a mixed decision -- shall pay the costs of that action, per general court costs schedules set by the justices.
 
Sub-Section 6.k [Term Limits, Justices] Justices shall serve four year terms, with a limit of three consecutive terms.

Sub-Section 6.l [Recall of Justices] Each justice of a Citizen Equity Rights Tribunal, and of the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity, as established by this Amendment, shall be subject to special elections for Recall/Replacement, by petition of 1% or greater of the Federal Electorate, and replaced if a majority of that Electorate voting so votes, by the Replacement Candidate receiving the largest plurality of votes.

Section 7. [Fourth Branch of Government:  Countervailing Power Intent]  The new institutions established hereby -- the Tribunals for Stockholder Equity, the Boards of Public Directors, the Associations of Public Directors, the Tribunals for Externality Equity, the Commission for Birthright Equity, the Social Trust Funds Administration, the Tribunals for Birthright Equity, the competing and democratically self-governing Citizen Stewardship Equity Cooperative Enterprises, the Office of the Custodian of Social Property, the Tribunals for Stewardship and Allocational Equity, the Tribunals for Social Productivity Advancement, and the Appellate Court for Generalized Equity -- shall together constitute the Economic-Democratic Fourth Branch of social self-governance of the United States of America, under the Constitution of the United States of America. This Fourth Branch is hereby established explicitly with the intention to benefit each Citizen, regardless of the scale of that Citizen's Personal Property ownership, including, especially, by countervailing against the lethal corruption of the democratic processes of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches, by the otherwise unchecked power of ownership-concentrated, oligopolized or monopolized private economic wealth, to which the initially more competitive  private-capital based economy inexorably gives rise.   


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