RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
PART. III. Our WATER and FOOD SUPPLY
Section. 1. A replenishable water supply:
1% of earth’s water is liquid fresh water. 1/5 is in our Great Lakes; 1/5 is in Lake Baikal; 2/5 is in the Amazon River, leaving 1/5 for 7 billion people. We cannot save them, but we can save ourselves, if we ratify The Valentine Constitution. Piecemeal legislation takes too long, lacks real solutions, and won’t save us in time.
Section. 2. Prohibits exporting water, and foods and products which use copious amounts of water:
Water and irrigated crops are exported while America’s water supply dwindles, threatening our survival.
Section. 3. Prohibits imports of toxins or nonorganic foods, nonindigenous animals or body parts, hunting or sale of endangered species or parts, keeping wild animals:
Plastics, pollutants, poaching and invasive species are destroying critical species and food chains we need to survive. In one year, 2017, half of the Great Barrier Reef turned black, ending the birth of a massive first part of our ocean food chain. Only rescues may be kept.
Section. 4. Organic toxin-free sustainable farming:
Hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and toxic fertilizers poison us and kill the bees we need in order to produce 70% of our food supply. Unsustainable monoculture farms kill our bees and deplete our aquifers to make Wall Street CEOs rich exporting our water in the form of food.
Section. 5. Territorial waters to 1,000 miles; sustainable fishing by American companies only for domestic consumption only:
Keep our water and fish for ourselves or we’ll perish.
Section. 6. Reusable, biodegradable, sustainable, nontoxic containers, packaging and building materials:
Toxic materials and packaging used once then trashed create unnecessary waste, expense and illness. If the world lived like Americans, we’d need 8 planets to sustain us!
… building limited to areas with sustainable water:
We can’t live without water, so we won’t build where there is none; or where it floods.
Section. 7. Population reduction; no immigration:
We don’t have enough water to save all Americans, let alone more immigrants. Unless we reduce our numbers we will not be able to save ourselves. We must lead the world in water efficiency, sustainability and condom use.
Section. 8. 100% sustainable energy grid:
Dismantles the entire fossil fuel and nuclear apparatus; creates toxin free, sustainable energy and healthy jobs.
… dismantles nuclear weapons and power plants worldwide:
No country wants to make or keep expensive, unused, unusable weaponry that risks destroying the world.
Section. 9. Decommissions large dams:
Damming rivers destroys entire food chains, decreases watershed quantity, and degrades water quality.
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 …