The Occupy movement has, as one of its core principles, the idea that all decision processes should be transparent. Accordingly, the work of the movement is visible to all who wish to see or participate in it. Time to put that principle to the test.
Two months ago, an individual in the Occupy movement had the idea to ask the Oath Keepers, a national sheriffs’ organization, for assistance with a project. The project is getting Congress to call an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution based on the active, clear applications of the states that have been published in the Congressional Record and deposited with the National Archives. The idea is to arrest every member of Congress for violating their oaths of office by not calling an Article V convention.
A roundtable discussion of the issues and change needed in our country as identified by the Occupy movement and others and the actions that need to be taken at a national level to restore the republic to the consenting governed.
On September 17, 2011, the first step toward a changed nation brought forward the idea that the resources needed to address the economic and political difficulties faced by the United States of America have been locked up by the federal government, politicians, corporations, and the wealthy. Those resources accumulated for more than three decades as the citizens of this country allowed their elected national representatives, courts, national businesses, and banks to contend that a government protective of the needs of the accumulators was best for everyone. Occupy Wall Street and the protests, encampments, and actions that have taken life since its genesis raised the veil, revealing a country hamstrung and gridlocked in unemployment, foreign adventures, legislative stasis, inflated fuel prices, haphazard economic development, and uncivil debate on social issues.