Division of Powers
- FEDERAL: foreign affairs, commerce, Social Security, health care, education, armed policing and armed forces
- No city or county governments.
- STATES: construction, transportation, communications and energy grid, misdemeanor policing, State Guard/FEMA.
- Community oversight.
The DIVISION of POWERS
PART. I. GOVERNANCE
Section. 1. All governance shall be assumed by either the Federal or State governments; no city and county governments shall exist; unless impracticable, all laws will be uniform throughout the nation:
Replaces costly redundant departments with one accountable department per problem. Fewer uniform laws help Citizens follow them.
Section. 4. Any government department or Citizen may demand the enforcement of any provision not being enforced by the responsible department.
PART. II. FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Section. 1. Foreign affairs and intelligence, and the Armed Forces;
Section. 2. All information, science, visual, audio, dance and other arts, standards, cable, phone and internet communications and security, air traffic control, banking, taxation, commerce, finance, trading, insurance and consumer services, vital statistics and records, identification, titling, licensing and testing; forms and applications shall be uniform, simple and streamlined; each citizen shall have access to all of that Citizen’s financial, medical, legal, licensing, educational, tax, passport and other information, forms, applications, voting and so on in an account accessible only to The Citizen or by court order;
Section. 3. Social Security, veterans benefits, unemployment, financial planning, labor, training and child and adult human services;
Section. 4. Free basic health care for all Citizens; food and drug safety; and protection of an organic, naturally replenishable, sustainable environment for our food, agriculture, fisheries, parks and fresh water supply;
Section. 5. … training and pre-school through high school education including health clinics and food;
Section. 6. A single national law enforcement agencies for hard crimes only.
PART. III. STATE RESPONSIBILITIES
Section. 1. Construction and maintenance of all government buildings, schools and welfare housing; building safety, codes, rights and prohibitions:
Section. 2. Construction and maintenance of a renewable electric vehicle transportation system including public transportation, ports, sewage and waste, etc;
Section. 3. Construction and maintenance of a renewable energy grid with energy produced as closely as possible to the to the energy need;
Section. 4. A State Guard including emergency relief, paramedics and fire, traffic and crowd control, the protection of demonstrators, non-demonstrators and property during protests, marches, parades and the like;
Section. 5. An unarmed soft crimes department for misdemeanors with a Social Worker and Citizen volunteer.
SPEAK POWER to POWER
Nonprofits, protests, parties, candidates, Presidents with 2 house majorities, none have solved our persistent problems. Instead, polarized sides concern themselves and us in the petty details of their competing investigations. Valentine puts the solutions we need into written legislation we can demand by reserving our votes for candidates who support ratification.
Women and LGBTs want equal rights and pay. Parents want schools that develop children’s gifts into profitable skills. Un(der)employed adults want similar free after school classes. Workers prefer a $20 minimum wage to welfare. Blacks want a fair policing and court system. Fiscal conservatives want accountable, deficit free government and a single 5% tax. Environmentalists, fishermen, etc want sustainable energy, farming, fishing and forestry practices. Celebrities want an end to the paparazzi; and gun owners would agree to background checks. Our current Constitution fails on these issues. This constitution includes them all, and our foundations and rights.
With inclusive legislation to team up behind, this coalition of left and right voters is powerful enough to dictate the outcome of any election. Add sports, music and movie celebrities, and nonprofits dedicated to these provisions, and this constitution will be easily ratified. Polling will force candidates to vote FOR RATIFICATION or not be (re)elected. Recommend ratification, in person, on social media, post a selfie or selfeo saying “Ratify The Valentine Constitution”, join one of our Facebook groups …