Preamble

PREAMBLE

in order to

procure a reasonable democracy,

produce an equal capitalism,

promote a fulfilled citizenry,

preserve our national culture,

provide for the common defense,

and

protect our natural environment,

we,

the Citizens of the United States of America,

empowered by the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,

in pursuit of the Life, Liberty and Happiness bequeathed us by our forebearers, proffer our consent to be governed by this our third CONSTITUTION:

The Valentine Constitution brings reason to our democracy, provides equality between corporations and Citizens on a level economic playing field, promotes the development of Our Citizens’ aptitudes and callings, preserves our language and values and middle class, and defends our borders, seas and resources and the nature we need to survive.

Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence “assumes among the powers of the earth” that all Citizens are “entitled” by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” to equality, a “self-evident” truth. Our “inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and Happiness” were “endowed by Our Creator.” His Declaration then calls for the “instituting” of a government whose “powers are derived from the consent of the governed.”

Jefferson continues, “Experience has shown that Citizens are more likely to suffer than to right the suffering” they have gotten used to, declaring that “it is the right and the duty of the Citizens to throw off such government.”

Jefferson’s protégé Madison then wrote our current Constitution. I attended Jefferson’s university. All three of us grew up within ninety miles of each other on Northern Virginia farms where the powers of the earth, the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God are indeed self-evident.


The Valentine Constitution


PREAMBLE

ARTICLE. I.
The RULES of REPRESENTATION

PART. I.CAMPAIGN FINANCING, LOBBYING and CORRUPTION
PART. II. VOTING
PART. III. ELECTIONS
PART. IV. TERMS of OFFICE
PART. V. VACANCIES and ORDER of SUCCESSION
PART. VI. QUALIFICATION, OATH and IMMUNITY

ARTICLE. II.
Our EXECUTIVE BRANCH

CHAPTER. I.
Our FEDERAL EXECUTIVE

PART. I. Our PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT
PART. II. The POWERS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our PRESIDENT
PART. III. The POWERS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our VICE PRESIDENT

CHAPTER. II.
Our STATE EXECUTIVE

PART. I. Our GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
PART. II. The POWERS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our GOVERNORS
PART. III. The POWERS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS

ARTICLE. III.
Our LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

CHAPTER. I.
Our FEDERAL LEGISLATURES

PART. I. Our BICAMERAL FEDERAL LEGISLATURE
PART. II. Our SENATORS
PART. III. Our REPRESENTATIVES
PART. IV. The POWERS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our FEDERAL LEGISLATURE

CHAPTER. II.
Our STATE LEGISTATURES

PART. I. Our BICAMERAL STATE LEGISLATURES
PART. II. Our LEGISLATORS
PART. III. Our COUNCILORS
PART. IV. The POWERS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our STATE LEGISLATURES

CHAPTER. III.
The PROCEEDINGS of Our LEGISLATURES

PART. I. ASSEMBLY
PART. II. BILLS
PART. III. The VETO

ARTICLE. IV.
The DIVISION of POWERS

PART. I. GOVERNANCE
PART. II. FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
PART. III. STATE RESPONSIBLILITIES
PART. IV. Our DEPARTMENTS

ARTICLE. V.
Our JUDICIAL Branch

PART. I. The JUDICIAL BUDGET and COMPENSATION
PART. II. Our JUSTICES
PART. III. STANDING and JURISDICTION
PART. IV. Our COURTS
PART. V. The PROCEEDINGS of Our JUDICIARY

ARTICLE. VI.
Our US ECONOMY

PART. I. A SINGLE BANK
PART. II. A SINGLE TAX
PART. III. Our BUDGET
PART. IV. JOBS, COMPENSATION, MONOPOLIES and DERIVATIVES
PART. V.A FAIR INTERNET MARKETPLACE
PART. VI.STANDARDS

ARTICLE. VII.
Our RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES

PART. I. The RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Our CITIZENS
PART. II. Our PUBLIC SCHOOLS shall be FULFILLING
PART. III. Our WATER and FOOD SUPPLY shall be PROTECTED

ARTICLE. VIII.
Our FOREIGN AFFAIRS

PART. I. Our FOREIGN POLICY
PART. II. Our ARMED FORCES

ARTICLE. IX.
OBLIGATIONS


PLEDGE

With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,

we mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes,

and our sacred Honor to each other

and to the passage of this Constitution

for Our United States of America.

SIGNATURES

james valentine