I've noticed that the Occupy Movement has been receiving very little attention from the press recently, and I'd like to submit a proposal to revitalize and reinvigorate the movement, such that it becomes an effective and organized political organism.
Basically, my proposal is that the GA's becomes an organizational unit that connects with other volunteers and organizes them for effective action. The benefits of this, is that we can have a large, dedicated group of volunteers that can be called on at any time who don't need to spend 24/7 protesting.
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.
So here we are, it's May 2012, and while there is much white noise coming from all the various organizations and movements busy doing their own thing, in their own way, much of it will be heard only by the activist crowd all ready engaged in the political process. What is yet to be determined is whether this will be another average year not only for voter turnout, but for voter knowledge, and passion on the great issues before us all this November. In some form everyone of the 99% has skin in the issues and consequences of this election cycle, at the local, state, and federal level.
" As Benjamin Franklin was exiting after writing the U.S. constitution, a woman asked him "Well, Doctor, what have we got—a republic or a monarchy?". He replied "A republic—if you can keep it."
The Founding Fathers were very critical of democracy, especially direct democracy, they saw a danger in majorities forcing their will on minorities, and a constitutional republic was formed. James Madison goes into detail about this in the Federalist Papers, specifically Federalist 10.