The People's Branch and we at www.ThePeoplesBranch.org believe that reasonable, responsible and conscientious people have always made the difference in keeping our Inalienable/Constitutional Rights and Our Nation Free. And they and we will continue to do so. Even more so if they have what is needed now!
What is needed now?
A People's Branch is needed!
What is a People's Branch? A People's Branch is a way for the common individual citizen to improve and control their government through Checks and Balances by the People. A People's Branch of government has similarities to present branches of government. i.e. the executive, the legislative and the judicial. A People's Branch allows all eligible citizens to participate directly in government. A People's Branch is the ultimate oversight, Checks and Balances of government simply by citizen/constituents participating directly in government alongside their officials and bureaucrats!
The People's Branch works by making it possible for citizen constituents of every official to vote to pass or fail their official's vote concerning legislative matters. It is a simple matter of the constituents having the binding authority over their elected official/office holder's vote on legislative matters. The People will always protect their and their loved ones own best interest by using their authority in the People's Branch to pass or fail their official's vote.
Therefore, when People's Branch members pass by majority, their elected official's vote, then this lets the official's vote stand with no change necessary. However, if the official's vote concerning a legislative matter is failed by a majority vote of their constituents participating in the People's Branch then that official's vote is officially cancelled. This makes it the same as if that official has not yet voted.
A People's Branch forces elected officials and bureaucrats to justifiably consider how their governmental actions and legislations may affect their constituents! Direct participation in government gives the citizens the power to prevent and/or repeal bad legislation that harms their best interest!
Forcing a new vote is one way that the People's Branch helps change, stall or kill legislation that is against their best interest! Yet, when constituent People's Branch members fail an official's vote that official may yet still continue to vote the same way. And, should the official's constituent People's Branch members also continue to fail that official's vote then the official may want to try and help their constituent People's Branch members understand why or how letting the official's vote pass best serves the constituents best interest.
However, in the event of an impasse where an official continues their same vote and their constituent People's Branch members continue to fail it, then, the constituents may exercise other options, such as, a recall or electing someone else. Passing or failing an officials' votes by constituent People's Branch members insures that the constituent's best interest, as a whole, have a true hope to be served.
The strength of a People's Branch is self-evident because on the whole a reasonable, responsible and conscientious citizenry are themselves their own best guardians for standing up for their own rights and best interests. Remember, a People’s Branch gives YOU the citizens, the strong, prestigious and positive power to command, exercise and execute true Checks and Balances upon your government! This power is reserved for You, the citizens. This power can NOT and will NOT be overcome or offset by the unreasonable, irresponsible, careless and unpatriotic.
A People's Branch of government WILL require its members to be able to demonstrate a strong and proficient level of understanding of the United States government and the United States Constitution. The People's Branch members will be required to swear an oath of allegiance to the United States of America and to Uphold, Support, and Defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
Because of the levels of government in which members will be involved it is reasonable to have both an age and competency requirement for participation in the People's Branch. The founders, of the United States of America, in their wisdom had reason to have the requirement as specified in the U.S. Constitution, that a person must be at least 35 to be President or Vice President, 30 to be a Senator, and 25 to be a Representative. As well, the U.S. states in their wisdom have also required age requirements for the offices of Governor, State Senator, and State Representative. Therefore, for participation in the People's Branch of government, it is reasonable to require that they, the People's Branch members, must be citizens and 35 years of age or older.
Additionally, there is wisdom when considering a competency requirement for participation in the People's Branch of government. Take for instance, in all U. S. States, the consideration for the wellbeing of other travelers makes proof of competency in order to operate a motor vehicle on public highways and/or pilot an air plane a reasonable requirement. In order to possess certain licenses, driver’s license and/or pilots license etc., it is required that individuals demonstrate levels of competency and understanding of the "rules of the road and/or air" etc. as well as the individual's responsibility while engaging in these actions.
Therefore, a competent and functioning level of understanding of government and Inalienable/Constitutional Rights are the reasonable and justifiable basis for requiring each People's Branch member to be able to demonstrate their competencies, understandings and their individual responsibilities in their service as the ultimate Checks and Balances of government's actions.
These requirements for participation in the People's Branch of government by individual citizens will ensure that the process maintains its strength and integrity. Citizens not able to demonstrate such competency may still participate provided they complete certain periodical/ongoing (Constitutional, etc.) courses designed to bring them up to speed for participation at this level of government. The People's Branch will oversee the courses and WILL ensure that its participating members can think for themselves and are not easily led or brainwashed by GATEKEEPER SHILLS into doing the bidding of some SPECIAL INTEREST.
A People’s Branch of government WILL make it virtually impossible for its members to stay under the spell of any spin doctors, propagandists, GATEKEEPER SHILLS and/or SPECIAL INTEREST.
Furthermore, unlike most individual elected officials and/or bureaucrats, as a whole, a reasonable, responsible and conscientious constituency will be very hard to corrupt and/or be bought off against their own best interest!
However, because of the potential burden of the demonstrable competency requirement to some indispensable members of the workforce, for the first 8 years the following group members will be exempt from the demonstrable competency requirements in order to participate in the Peoples Branch of government: Active Military, Military Veterans, Active Law Enforcement, Veteran Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Farmers and Truck Drivers.
Finally, the practical application of a People's Branch will be that reasonable, responsible and conscientious citizens will, as they always have, continuously make the difference. They take the time to follow issue developments and educate themselves. More importantly, reasonable, responsible and conscientious citizens will continually participate by voting their values and interests. They will continuously carry the day by out voting the deadbeats and freeloaders! Then as now, most deadbeats and freeloaders won't even take the time to vote!
Better Government for the 21st Century
The People's Branch will function as a legislative branch at all levels (local, state and national). It will be comparable in all respects to its (counterpart) branches at each level - municipalities, towns, cities, counties, states, and national.
Among its powers will be the power to order and conduct independent investigations. If governmental abuse, corruption, waste and fraud, etc., is to ever be defeated then reasonable, responsible and conscientious people must participate directly in their governmental affairs respectively. Thereby, creating the ultimate Checks and Balances against abuse, corruption, waste and fraud, etc., and SPECIAL INTEREST's undue influence and control.
Here in the USA we believe that if the founding fathers were setting up the government today they would undoubtedly utilize modern technology. They would appreciate the wisdom of having a People’s Branch to decentralize power and further strengthen the Checks and Balances within our constitutional republic.
Remember, the technology now exists to accomplish the logistics of implementing a People’s Branch. Secure banking is being carried out online and secure voting can also be conducted online.
Will you help? You can by informing everyone you know about this political movement. Let them know that you are for the formation of a "Better Government for the 21st Century Through Direct Participation Of The People, For The People, By The People..
Prudent Collective Wisdom of the People
What could be more prudent than the collective wisdom of the people to help steer our political process? Isn't this the basic approach that the founding fathers of the USA took only a short time ago? Yes! It is widely accepted as true that it is the people that ultimately have the control of government through the election of officials. Yet, should that governing system be gamed, overtaken and controlled as it is NOW by SPECIAL INTEREST, the people may still implement the means to bring it back under their control. Therefore, direct participation of the people alongside their elected officials is paramount.
Direct Participation Of the People, For the People, By the People