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An Update on the Role of the Convention Organizers

  Hi Everyone! Here’s an important update on our role as organizers of The People’s Convention. First, as the organizers, our role is to remain fair, neutral and non-partisan and: 1. Organize the nation’s first national non-partisan political convention—under Article V of the U.S. Constitution 2. Provide everyday, common-sense Americans with the opportunity to come together in a fair, honest and respectful process, and 3. Explore and implement proposals to upgrade and strengthen the

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Studies on the American Political Mind – Part One

For those interested in bringing Americans together, I highly recommend two fascinating sources of information on how the American political mind works: 1. Article by Joe Keohane of the Boston Globe published on July 11, 2010. Three pages on how people often become MORE entrenched and combative when presented with facts that are contrary to their opinion. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/ 2. Forty-Five Minute Bill Moyers Video Interview of Dr. Jonath

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Opportunities are now available with The People’s Convention! Please forward this to anyone you believe may be interested in supporting this work. Commitments are negotiable. Thank you!! 1. What is This Work? – The People’s Convention is a middle-of-the-road, impartial, non-partisan organization committed to providing every American with the authentic opportunity to Resolve their concerns about the American political process in a respectful and meaningful way , and Have widel

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THE NEXT STEPS – VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED

Hi Everyone! OK! The first three proposals to restore trust and confidence in the democratic process have been posted at www.ThePeoplesConvention.org. They provide for a foundation of: Honesty in politics and government Fairness in campaign finance and lobbying Strengthening the relationship between public policymakers and the people Passing any ONE of these proposals would make an enormous difference. Next, now that a foundation has been proposed, I’m requesting your suggestions and proposal

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The Third of Three Foundational Proposals: Ethical Standards

The Third of Three Foundational Proposals: Ethical Standards Here on Independence Day, I’m posting the third of three proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution which I’m convinced would establish the foundation necessary to restore trust and confidence in the American democratic process. SEE PROPOSAL 3. I’d appreciate your thoughts and comments. The first two proposals—eliminating deception and establishing equality—also serve as the foundation for all future proposals. This third

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The Second of Three Foundational Proposals: Equality

Today I’ve posted the second of three proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution which I’m convinced would establish the foundation necessary to restore trust and confidence in the American democratic process. See Proposal 2. I’d appreciate your thoughts and comments. You may recall the first proposal serves as the foundation for the second proposal by requiring honesty—and eliminating deception—in the exploration of future proposals. The cornerstone of the second proposal is equalit

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The Link to Proposal 1 – Honesty in Public Policy

BE29-June 27, 2012 by Blair Henry J.D. Here’s your direct link to Proposal 1 – Honesty in Public Policy. Your comments, suggestions and vote are encouraged! To print a copy, use the version in the Library section. Thank you!! Blair C. Henry JD, Executive Director Blair@ThePeoplesConvention.org www.ThePeoplesConvention.org Join the Mailing List See the FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers)

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The First of Three Foundational Proposals

Hi Everyone! Based on the extensive research and comments to date, I’m submitting the first of three proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution to establish the foundation necessary to restore trust and confidence in the American democratic process. There are two caveats: • None of the proposals are cast in stone—and I’d appreciate your suggestions in having them be shorter, simpler, more effective and more attractive. • These first three proposals do not represent all of the valuabl

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The Fundamental American Value of HONESTY

No American should assume their government will honor or respect any fundamental American value or principle unless it is specifically included in the Constitution. That’s just the way it is. And it’s hard to imagine a more fundamental American value than honesty. For the most:  Every American parent teaches their child to be honest.  Every religion promotes honesty—and 4 out of 5 Americans say they’re religious (83%).  The entire judicial branch of government always requires honesty.

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YOUR Constitution YOUR Values

With this much discontent in the American political process, you can bet there’s a conflict with one or more one fundamental American values or principles. But where is that official list of fundamental American values and principles? Well, in fact, there actually is one official place where the American people are entitled to specifically state their fundamental values and principles—and then expect their government to honor and respect them—and that’s the U.S. Constitution. So what fu

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