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
Keeping 90% of our current Constitution, foundations and rights intact, The Valentine Constitution modernizes our unaccountable government to assist rather than restrict citizens.
Women, LGBTs, blacks, anti-tax and anti-deficit groups, environmentalists, 80% of America will get what they want most.
Candidates, nonprofits, foundations, protests and fundraisers have failed for decades to fulfill their missions. If they were going to solve our problems, they would have by now. How much longer will you hope that government or Wall Street or scientists solve your problems when they haven’t yet?
Even if your wish list of candidates were elected, what legislation would they pass? They’re too polarized and stalemated, between and within parties, to pass all the legislation needed to solve our many problems, and how long would it take them? It took Valentine 12,000 hours over 45 years! Unless we dictate play, our problems will never be solved.
Left, right and center voters, nonprofits, causes and celebrities can combine their considerable power to get the word out to dictate to candidates to vote FOR RATIFICATION or not be (re)elected.
The hard work’s been done. All you have to do is say you want it to trigger positive polling and they’ll ratify it to get your vote, then we can finally fix everything.