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Release: We the People

December 19, 2010

We the People

Nonpartisan Political Public Service- First of its kind- A publicly owned political party. It would be publicly owned because the bylaws will be voted on by the public. This would be a county service in every county in South Carolina. This would be a structured service for the average citizen to have a legitimate chance running for office without the need of large campaign donations or the door to door solicitations. For the voters this would be a county service where you can find an individual to vote for in an open public primary system without the need of pretty speeches. You get to know in writing where that candidate stands on the issues, ideas, and promises. The second primary vote will be after a refereed debate. You will have a lot of choices in candidates and a lot of debates which are very important in a democracy such as we have here in America.  Anyone’s peaceful views are welcome and anyone can vote in this primary system following constitutional laws.

The plan is simple. If the public was invited to a local open primary system then the people would naturally vote for that same candidate in the general election. If the public voted on the bylaws we would naturally require accountability and clear communication between the people who are in charge and those who we elect and we would make it easy to run for office. Advertising is done with a worksheet every 30 days. The worksheet will show you every electable position you can vote for depending on what voting precinct you live in. Who is in those seats, how much they get paid, when their term is up, what the function of their office is, what type of legislation and policy they are working on and other applicable information.  There would be a few multiple choice questions concerning what they are working on. The answers will be submitted to influence our representation while they are in office.

It is time for the natural leaders in our communities to step up. We need precinct (club) leaders.  That club leader would gather petitions required for creating the first ever publicly owned political party in their voting precinct. The election laws state we need 10,000 registered voters in South Carolina to sign this petition.  We really have about one year- the year of 2011 to be able to use this public system in the 2012 election cycle. When you go door to door ask them to sign the petition and make sure they are or will be a registered voter. Ask them to fill out the volunteer worksheet. Ask them for their printed name, signature and phone number on a paper that states the political party name which is “We the People”.

This grassroots movement may change everything we know about politics. George Washington warned our nation about the harmful effects of political parties in his Farewell Address. We are creating a political party because we need to follow the election laws to create a structured system. But, the South Carolina election laws do not prohibit the public voting on the bylaws. These bylaws will determine how we advertise to ourselves, how our primary system works, and what we expect from those who we elect. It is time for the public to have a tool to be more engaged with our elected offices and not be so dependent on what the republican or democratic parties offer us which is limited competition, limited primary participation, limited communication, limited debates, and limited accountability. Not to mention the unbelievable amount of money spent on campaigns without much transparency.

 

Robert Hughes
Temporary Chairman
Phone (843) 450-5089
email robertandlarri@gmail.com

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2010 9:54 am

    Interested. …

  2. Robert Hughes permalink
    December 20, 2010 1:03 pm

    This is legal, constitutional, easy to use, easy to sign up, free service, very little money involved, volunteer based, a local service that can be copied, belongs to the public, it will be fair to all views, a way to influence our representatives right now, just call me on how to be a club leader in your voting district.

  3. October 25, 2012 12:36 pm

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  4. December 16, 2012 5:36 pm

    I think that everything published made a lot of sense.
    But, consider this, what if you added a little content?
    I am not suggesting your information isn’t good, however suppose you added a post title to possibly grab a person’s attention?
    I mean Release: We the People is kinda plain.
    You ought to look at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create article titles to grab people to open the links. You might try adding a video or a pic or two to grab people interested about everything’ve written.
    Just my opinion, it could make your website a little livelier.

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