RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
PART. I. RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Section. 9. Equal rights regardless of gender, sexual orientation, appearance:
Whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual or transgender, every Citizen is entitled to equality in the workplace and in public. These rights are excluded from our current Constitution yet affirmed by our Declaration of Independence, the superior, formative document. The Valentine Constitution codifies equal rights for LGBTs, women and all Citizens into a constitutional provision making it the law of the land once and for all.
… equal pay for equal work:
The Valentine Constitution establishes equal pay for equal work for all Citizens. LGBTs, women and other Citizens are being cheated as individuals and groups because our laws fail to force businesses to do the right thing. This provision, supported by 90% of Americans, codifies yet another right not protected by our current Constitution.
Section. 10. Harassment, stalking, catcalling, bullying and bashing will be prohibited:
Not sufficiently protected by our current constitution, our Citizens are subjected to oppressive bullies imposing “might makes right” villainy. Allowing them to get away with it feeds their hatred and emboldens their anger, encouraging more injurious crimes like rape and spree killings. The Valentine Constitution intervenes early and often enough to avoid escalation. Additional solutions include unarmed soft crimes units with programs to help victims heal and help perpetrators stop; more enforcement effort spent pursuing hardened perpetrators and less on blaming and interrogating fragile victims; and prison boot camp to teach respect, discipline and tolerance.
PART. II. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Section. 2. Relationship class:
The Valentine Constitution prevents bullying and hate crimes in a daily relationship class which will allow our P-12 students to share their life stories and find sympathy, advice and programs to solve their personal problems. A modicum of empathy by others would have prevented most spree killings by alleviating the bitterness before it built up into animosity and was released in violence. Also for adults at night and on weekends, relationship class will defuse animosities and engender happier communities.
… people who have a vagina and either look or identify female, and people who have both or neither genitalia and both look and identify female, will use the ladies’ bathroom; people with only a vagina who identify male, and all those with a penis or both or no genitalia who either look or identify male, must use the men’s:
The bathroom usage law is easily established since men don’t care who uses their rest room.
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.