RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
PART. I. RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Section. 9. Equal rights regardless of gender:
Although equality is affirmed by our Declaration of Independence, our current Constitution fails to grant equal rights to women. Ratifying The Valentine Constitution will finally guarantee this fundamental right.
… equal pay for equal work:
This provision, supported by 95% of Americans, explicitly codifies yet another right not protected by our current Constitution. Women and other Citizens are being cheated, as individuals and groups, because our laws fail to force businesses to do the right thing. The Valentine Constitution establishes equal pay for equal work for all Citizens.
Section. 11. … trafficking and “breeder” industries:
The Valentine Constitution prohibits abuse, rape, pimping, prostitution and human trafficking, as wells as pornography and bloody violence allowed as “art” under our current Constitution. Free speech was never intended to protect industries staging and filming sex and violence, creating human “product” for pimps and traffickers, and breeding Johns and rapists. Stunted, desperate men will no longer be allowed to pay someone else’s daughter to get naked and perform sexual acts for their perverse gratification. Both the providers and the customers will be pursued both here and abroad.
Section. 10. … harassment, stalking, catcalling, unsolicited contact:
Not specifically prohibited by our current constitution, these privacy invasions rob victims of life and liberty, hindering them from becoming happy, productive members of our society. Allowing it feeds hatred and emboldens anger likely to escalate into more injurious crimes like rape and spree killings. The Valentine Constitution resolves the problem with K-12 school relationship classes also available to adults nights and weekends; programs to help victims heal and help perpetrators stop; enforcement efforts focused more on catching hardened perpetrators and less on shaming and interrogating fragile victims; and prison boot camp to teach criminals respect, discipline and acceptance.
Section. 8. Every Citizen will have sole power over their own body including abortion and suicide:
Every Citizen has the right of dominion over their own body. No church or state has the authority to control the body of a law abiding Citizen. That’s like the oppression we rebelled against to create of our democracy, and the slavery we did away with to purify it. From suicide to abortion, the decision lies with the Citizen, not with a religion imposing beliefs or a hospital making money. Our schools will expose teens to condoms, child birth, aborted fetuses, pregnant teen moms and dads, the old and infirm, religion, spirituality and morality, the sanctity of human life, and the benefits of wisdom and good judgement, so they may avoid the pratfalls of earlier generations. The Christian mission is to teach not compel.
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 …