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The 99% Declaration – They’re Going To Revamp The System July 4th, 2012!

October 18th, 2011 5 comments
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Found this declaration here.
An OWS Working Group Committed to Elect a Non-Partisan National General Assembly

WHEREAS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDES:

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.


BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

WE, THE NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in order to form a more perfect Union, by, for and of the PEOPLE, shall elect and convene a NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY beginning on July 4, 2012 in the City Of Philadelphia.


I. Election of Delegates:

The People, consisting of all United States citizens who have reached the age of 18, regardless of party affiliation and voter registration status, shall elect Two Delegates, one male and one female, by direct vote, from each of the existing 435 Congressional Districts to represent the People at the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY in Philadelphia. Said Assembly shall convene on July 4, 2012 in the city of Philadelphia.

The office of Delegate shall be open to all United States citizens who have reached the age of 18. Election Committees, elected by local General Assemblies from all over the United States, shall coordinate with the 99 Percent Declaration Working Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the99declaration/) to organize, coordinate and fund this national election by direct democratic voting. The Election Committees shall operate similarly to the original Committees of Correspondence during the first American Revolution.

II. Meeting of the National General Assembly and Deliberation:

At the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, the 870 Delegates shall set forth, consider and vote upon a PETITION OF GRIEVANCES to be submitted to all members of Congress, The Supreme Court and President and each of the political candidates running in the nationwide Congressional and Presidential election in November 2012. The Delegates of the National General Assembly shall vote upon and implement their own agenda, propagate their own rules and elect or appoint committee members as the Delegates see fit to accomplish their goal of presenting a PETITION OF GRIEVANCES from the 99% of Americans before the 2012 elections.

III. Proposed Petition for the Redress of Grievances:

The PETITION OF GRIEVANCES shall be non-partisan and address the critical issues now confronting the People of the United States. The Delegates shall deliberate and vote upon proposals for the PETITION OF GRIEVANCES in consultation with the 99% similarly to the first two Continental Congresses.

 

Below is a suggested list of grievances respectfully submitted by the OWS Working Group on the 99% Declaration. The final version of the PETITION OF GRIEVANCES voted upon by the Delegates of the National General Assembly MAY or MAY NOT include the following suggested issues:

 

there is more but you’ll have to go here to read it.

Ode to the Wall Street Protesters, by Penny Thawtz

October 4th, 2011 7 comments

 

 

Ode to the Wall Street Protesters

By Penny Thawtz

 

Deep in the heart of Manhattan,

On the street the founders named Wall,

An army of losers has gathered,

Demanding our money for all.

 

“Look!” they cried as they marched,

“We haven’t worked for a dime,

But that doesn’t mean we’re not worth it,

Your productiveness is the real crime!”

 

“The rich are the problem,” they bellow,

“They hog it for all themselves.”

“Why should they keep their money,

When we could spend it so well?”

 

And so they marched through the streets,

Chanting and calling us names,

With calls for mayhem and violence,

They seemed to enjoy their memes.

 

Now, the Hollywood blowhards were worried,

They were comping the pizzas in droves,

“It’s not our obscene wealth which you protest,

But perhaps it should be Karl Rove’s.”

 

The fat one, the Yoko, and the beheader,

Encouraged and egged them on,

That was merely a diversionary tactic,

To keep them off THEIR own lawn.

 

And the one with the pendulous breastusus,

Claimed she only came to learn more.

So she mingled a short time with their leaders,

Then jetted off to Italy’s shore.

 

“The rich are the ones we are after, “

They reassured the celebrity libs,

“The millions you hoard don’t matter,

The capitalists, THEY are the PIGS!”

 

With I-pads and cell phones and bank cards,

Starbucks and Whole Foods, too,

They tweeted and blogged to the world,

The wonders they were going to do.

 

And so this nonsense they’ll continue,

All zombied and smelling quite ripe.

But they’re not quite sure how to end this,

Causing Mommy and Daddy to gripe.

 

The cost of your little excursion, they cry,

Is beginning to drain their cash.

They’ll have to sell off their Exxon,

Or swipe from your college stash.

 

Come home little darling, Mom texted,

For your plan has really not worked,

Wall Street’s still great and it’s thriving,

And to the world you’re still a BIG JERK.