Petition to U.S. Senate
Senate: Use Your War Powers to Stop the Saudi Genocide in Yemen
As a direct result of the U.S.-enabled Saudi-UAE war and blockade in Yemen, eight million Yemenis face starvation from famine, a million Yemenis have contracted cholera, a child dies in Yemen of preventable causes every ten minutes. Congress never authorized U.S. participation in this war, which includes U.S. refueling of Saudi-UAE warplanes during their bombing runs of civilian areas and civilian infrastructure. Thus, the U.S. is participating in Saudi-UAE war crimes, all without the Constitutionally-required authorization of Congress. Trump is flagrantly violating the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution by continuing unauthorized U.S. participation in this war; that is an impeachable offense. Now, with U.S. assistance, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are poised to attack the crucial Yemeni port of Hodeida, which the United Nations, aid groups, and former U.S. officials have long warned would likely push northern Yemen into full-blown famine, with millions of civilians in rebel-held areas facing likely death. The Saudis and the UAE are threatening to destroy part of the civilian population in Yemen, an act of genocide, with U.S. participation.The War Powers Resolution of 1973 gave Senators a key tool to stop this crime. By invoking their war powers, Senators can force a debate and vote on ending U.S. military participation in this war. We can win this vote: in June, 47 Senators voted against continuing to arm Saudi Arabia. That was before the election of Doug Jones. Five Democrats voted the wrong way in June: Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Warner of Virginia, and Bill Nelson of Florida. We just need four more Senators to vote for the Constitution, vote against deliberate famine, vote against mass killing of civilians. Urge your Senators to stand up for the Constitution and for protecting the lives of innocent children by signing our petition.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives
Sign @RepZoeLofgren-@JustinAmash: @POTUS must get authorization before striking Syria
Under the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, Congress, not the President, decides when the U.S. will use military force. President Trump is threatening to use military force to attack the government of Syria. But Congress hasn’t authorized President Trump to use military force against the government of Syria. If President Trump were to attack Syria without Congressional authorization, he would be violating the Constitution. That’s an impeachable offense. As the Congressional Progressive Caucus has stated, "President Trump does not have the power to authorize military force in Syria -- he must come to Congress first." As Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie has stated, "There is No congressional authorization to strike the government of Syria." California Democrat Zoe Lofgren and Michigan Republican Justin Amash are circulating a bipartisan letter to President Trump, insisting that he seek Congressional authorization before striking the government of Syria. In August 2013, two hundred Democratic and Republican House Members wrote to President Obama, insisting that he seek Congressional authorization before striking Syria. That’s why Obama backed down from his threat of unilateral action and chose diplomacy instead. Defend our Constitution and oppose endless war. Urge your Representative to sign the Lofgren-Amash letter against unconstitutional war by signing our petition.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Stand with @SenMikeLee: @POTUS must get Congressional authorization before striking Syria
Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee – lead Republican sponsor of the Sanders-Lee-Murphy bill to end unconstitutional U.S. participation in the catastrophic Saudi war in Yemen – is saying that there must be a vote in Congress before President Trump takes any military action in Syria in response to a recent chemical attack, alleged to be carried out by the Syrian government. The Hill reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is urging President Trump to get congressional authorization before he uses military force to respond to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The use of chemical weapons absolutely requires a response from the United States,” Lee said in a statement. "But if that response is going to include military force, the president of the United States should come to Congress and ask for authorization before military force is used." Senator Lee is right. Under the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution, Congress, not the President, decides when the U.S. will use military force. The Hill notes that Trump said he would decide on the U.S. response “over the next 24 to 48 hours," even though the U.S. doesn’t yet know for sure who did the attack, even though the organization that monitors the chemical weapons convention is still investigating the attack. In August 2013, unconstitutional U.S. military escalation in Syria was stopped when two hundred Democratic and Republican Members of the House wrote to President Obama, insisting that he seek Congressional authorization before striking Syria. Urge your Representative and Senators to stand with Mike Lee in defense of the Constitution and against unauthorized war by signing our petition.
Petition to United States Supreme Court
Protect the Constitutional Rights of Cannabis Consumers
* All data has been derived from the world’s only Marijuana Drug Test Calculator (Patent US 13/866,015)* Data collection has been ongoing since 2011 OVERVIEW: SUMMARY AND PURPOSE This is a Petition to Protect the Bill of Rights within the United States Constitution for Cannabis Consumers. SECTION 01 - Protection from Unreasonable Search & SeizureSECTION 02 - Emancipate the Spiritual Use of CannabisSECTION 03 - Invoke Your Constitutional Rights SECTION 01: BRINGING AN END TO MASS POPULATION DRUG TESTING PROGRAMS The Fourth Amendment "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Cannabis Drug Testing FactsBased on our data and research, it has been determined that the average person who smokes cannabis once has a failure rate of 50% at 12 days. It is also the only substance on the standardized SAMHSA 5 Panel Drug Test (used throughout the country) that can be detected for more than several weeks. This is due to the non-polar, hydrophobic nature of cannabinoids at the molecular level. When consumed, the fatty tissues in our bodies attract and soak up these molecules, and then slowly release them back into the blood stream over time for metabolization. This, unfortunately, ensures a very long detection window that has been exploited for capital gain. Without drug testing for cannabis, which doesn’t prove if a user was under the influence at the time of the test, the six billion dollar drug testing industry that exists today would collapse. The Core IssueDrug testing violates every person's core Privacy and Due Process Rights set forth by the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. These programs have increasingly been used to justify discriminatory policies against people who use cannabis - especially minorities and people of color. In the 1980s, the Reagan administration began to heavily promote workplace drug testing with the same type of false propaganda that is being used to manipulate the public today. Drug testing proliferated from safety sensitive jobs to non-safety sensitive jobs in a short amount of time. After stealing the public's trust with engineered lies and false claims, politicians created financial incentives for companies to create and enforce the pre-employment drug test - where you are presumed guilty until proven innocent for no reason. Today, suspicionless drug testing of public high school students takes place and now doctors throughout the nation are using "medication contracts" to force their patients (many of them veterans) into taking a urine drug test in exchange for medication. Make no mistake about it, there is no end in sight when it comes to finding an excuse to drug test someone. A Racial Look at Drug TestingRacial discrimination and drug testing is running rampant. After normalizing five years of our drug test submission data with an Ethnic Population Distribution Report and then cross-referencing with labor force characteristics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it has been determined that if you are Black or African-American, then you are nearly 1.4 times more likely to be drug tested for any reason, including random. These findings corroborate with the well established fact that on average, a Black person is nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a White person, even though both groups use marijuana at similar rates. Hispanic and Latino people are 1.3 times more likely to be drug tested while on probation. Further information about the racial breakdown of drug testing can be found here. SECTION 02: PROTECT THE SPIRITUAL USE OF CANNABIS The First Amendment"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." An Entheogen, literally meaning "generating the divine within," is any psychoactive substance that induces a spiritual experience and is aimed at spiritual development. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)This is a United States Federal law that "ensures that interests in religious freedom are protected" and that the "government shall not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability." Reasons Why People Use Cannabis FactsWhen people use the Marijuana Drug Test Calculator to determine when they'll pass a drug test, they are also given the option to choose why they use cannabis. These are the details: Respondents were given a choice between Recreational Use, Medical Use, and Spiritual Use 23% of the respondents chose Spiritual Use 15% of the respondents chose Medical Use Spiritual Use > Medical Use For clarification, this means that one out of four people who consume cannabis in the United States claim that they do so primarily for Spiritual Use - even when given the option to choose Recreational Use. It is also important to realize that there are more people using cannabis for Spiritual Use than there are people using cannabis for Medical Use. Although Recreational Use garnered the remaining 62% of the respondents, it should be known that this is a term that mass media created in order to cause public confusion. In a world where "recreational use" continues to be demonized while thieving pharmaceutical companies champion and promote the medical use of cannabinoids, it begs the question: Where do the spiritual consumers and their leaders stand? Cannabis use within religion has been traced back to Spiritual Texts dating 3000 BCE and beyond, and is recognized as an entheogen by countless Spiritual Leaders throughout history - from the Dalai Lama, Shiva, Buddha, to Jesus and the Rastas, by many more since then and now, and by the Spiritual Leaders that will inevitably exist in the future. There is undeniable evidence that within the United States, millions of people exercise their right to use cannabis in their spiritual practice. It must be acknowledged that these people are granted protections by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which applies "to all Federal law, and the implementation of that law, whether statutory or otherwise" including any Federal statutory law adopted after the RFRA's date of signing as an "act to protect the free exercise of religion." Cannabis is a sacrament that has been used as a tool for spiritual enlightenment in religion for thousands of years. And as a sacrament, it is protected by the First Amendment. It is the people's right to be able to use cannabis within the privacy and safety of their friends, family, and homes. CALL TO ACTION: INVOKE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS Warrantless drug testing is a violation of the Fourth Amendment with programs that are invasive, unproven, expensive, and discriminatory. Not only that, when it's applied to an entire nation through pre-employment drug testing and by other dragnet testing programs, it becomes a burden to the free exercise of spirit and religion to the millions of people living in that society. This is a clear violation of the First Amendment. Additionally, because this is a burden resulting from an unconstitutional rule of general applicability, it is also protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. With the wave of reformation that is taking place across the nation with the acceptance of cannabis, it is time to uproot the discriminatory drug testing practices of the 1980s and bring an end to cannabis drug testing as a condition of eligibility for employment, school-based extracurricular activities, and medical attention. No one should be punished for using a natural herb that heals the mind, body, and soul. Please Sign and Share Marijuana Central
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Thomas Massie, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate, President of the United States
Pass a Real 2nd Amendment Restoration Act
Proposed ~ A Bill: IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 2nd AMENDMENT, AND IN UTILIZING THE SUPREMACY CLAUSE AND RECOGNIZING THAT CERTAIN LAWS ARE AN OBSTACLE TO THE ACCOMPLISHMENT AND EXECUTION OF THE FULL PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES OF CONGRESS, (1) All federal, state, regional, and local laws which in any way infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms, including, but not limited to, any laws which would require any (individually or in combination) marking, recordkeeping, serialization or registration of firearms or ammunition, are hereby deemed null and void by Congress, as they are an obstacle to the people's ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment right, and are an obstacle to the full purposes and objectives of Congress. (2) Any federal, state, regional, and local laws which would require any (individually or in combination) marking, recordkeeping, serialization or registration of any firearm parts, or of any objects which would later be made part of a firearm (whether or not the object would ultimately become a regulated part of a firearm), are also deemed to be null and void, as they are an obstacle to the people's ability to exercise the 2nd Amendment right, and are an obstacle to the full purposes and objectives of Congress. No further laws of the type in (1) and (2) shall be able to have any effect. CAVEATS, EXCEPTIONS: a) UNITED STATES MUNITIONS LIST (USML): Federal government may control by permit, and limit the use of, USML CATEGORY II, IV, V, VI, VIII, XIV, XV, and XVI items that are weapons, except for technical data or weapons and items routinely or commonly available in the civilian market. b) PROHIBITED PERSONS: It is unlawful for the following categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person: - convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, unless that crime was due to enforcement of a gun law of a State or a political subdivision of a state;- who is a fugitive from justice;- who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);- who has been adjudicated as a mental defective, due to the decision of a court, or has been committed to any mental institution, and due to the decision of a court, has been deemed unable to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition;- who is an illegal alien;- who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions, except that all such persons must have be given the right of appeal in a district court to address the issue of firearms and ammunition possession and use;- who has renounced his or her United States citizenship;- who is subject to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of the intimate partner Laws of a State or laws of a political subdivisions of a state that establish or attempt to expand upon these prohibited persons categories, shall have no force or effect. c) CAVEAT REGARDING EVIDENTIARY NEEDS OF POLICE, CUSTODY, AND IMPRISONMENT: Any persons who are taken into custody or who are about to be incarcerated can be relieved of arms by police, provided however that the affected individuals may petition the courts for relief and restoration of rights. This is not intended to limit the rights of persons bearing arms, concealed or otherwise, in circumstances where involvement in an incident would require that a person involved in a self-defense scenario (who had, following the incident, retreated to a safe location and notified a lawyer) notify police of the circumstances of what had transpired, but it would allow the police to request temporary custody of a weapon that was used in such an incident for evidence and documentation. IMPOSTS, DUTIES.Notwithstanding the preceding, any laws of a State or laws of political subdivisions of a State that impose a tax on conduct or possession of firearms or ammunition shall have no force or effect. Consistent with Article I, Section 10, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, no state shall "without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress."
Petition to Congress , YouTube , Facebook
Protect your First Amendment right from Censorship
Lately our first amendment right has been infringed upon. The government and private companies have been showing biased opinions and have been removing people from their platform because their views don't fit the narrative. Most recently Alex Jones has almost all been wiped from existence. Whether you share his views or not the point is if they can do that to him who will be next? Liberals and Conservatives alike should all have the right to express their opinion. The government is turning our media into a North Korean style controlled media source. What you can and can't say and who can or cannot hear it. Again whether you believe his views or not if you believe in your own rights at all as Americans or whomever you may be and don't want your own personal rights taken away I beg you sign the petition fight back and protect yourself from tyranny and control.
Petition to Ted Cruz, Texas Governor, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Jeb Hensarling
The Golden Rule Amendment
What if the entire government believed in the golden rule? What if the government did not do unto the governed what it would not want the governed to do to them? Please help me amend the US Constitution and embed the golden rule into public policy because "Love, the Golden Rule, is the means to balance the moral order of tradition and the progressive hopes of human dignity. Prof. Jeffrey R. Baker. Our Founding Fathers declared that the government of the United States of America will be of the people, for the people, and by the people. We fought for our independence from, and drafted an indictment of, a King who created laws and decrees against which it itself was exempt. Despotism was wrong and immoral then, and it is wrong and immoral now. No one in any branch of the federal or state government should be exempt from or above any law or regulation. The Congressional Accountability Act is not enough. The Executive branch should not create or enforce rules its own Cabinet and agency staff is not subject to. Judicial immunity, rooted in the English common law idea that "the King can do no wrong," should not be unlimited. Sovereign immunity at any level of government should not thrive and cannot go unchecked. The People must always have standing when a government servant acts maliciously. America was founded on the ultimate regard for the welfare of humanity and the edification of the United States as a single community. America’s standard of justice demands that there be no existence of a ruling class. Government accountability is a prerequisite for the fulfillment of our inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. The People continue to grieve for the treatment of men and women equally. America does not simply need more laws or more enforcement. Those who govern need more guidance. The United States Constitution should be amended again. The Founding Fathers anticipated the need for amendment, allowed for it in the Constitution itself, and prescribed the procedure. If they were around today, they would vote for the Golden Rule Amendment because it defines what they meant when they described a government “for the people.” They established a constitution to “establish Justice,” and “insure domestic Tranquility,” and “promote the general Welfare.” The Golden Rule Amendment does that. What is commonly known as “the golden rule” is part of the historical and cultural basis for our concept of human rights, in which everyone has both a right to just treatment, and a reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others. The golden rule is the idea that we should treat others as we would want to be treated. It’s found and valued in religious, atheistic, agnostic, secular, and humanist traditions. The golden rule can itself guide us in identifying which differences in a situation are morally and ethically relevant. Yet, the Golden Rule Amendment transcends the need for law and order. It can instruct and define justice, and its calculation, and speak to how we should define fair dealing amongst ourselves. The Golden Rule Amendment affirms that the Government shall not do unto the governed what it would not want the governed to do to them. Here is its text: No State or Branch of the Government shall adjudicate, or make, or administer a law or regulation that applies to the People but does not apply equally to them; and, no State or Branch of the Government shall adjudicate, or make, or administer a law or regulation that applies to them that does not apply equally to the People. The Courts shall have a reasonable, reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for all.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Constitutional Amendment to Abolish the Electoral College
The foundation of our democracy is the right of the people to elect their government officials. Under the antiquated Electoral College system, the President and Vice President are elected by states, not individuals. This system contains an inherent disparity which causes an individual's vote cast in a state with more electoral votes to count more than an individual's vote cast in a less populous state. This would seem contrary to the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The Congress of the United States needs to vote a Constitutional Amendment to abolish the Electoral College and give each American voter an equal voice in choosing their leaders.