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But our present “state” is the dictatorship of evil. “Oh, we've known that for a long time,” I hear you object, “and it isn't necessary to bring that to our attention again.” But, I ask you, if you know that, why do you not bestir yourselves, why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanized state system presided over by criminals and drunks? Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right - or rather, your moral duty - to eliminate this system?

Many, perhaps most, of the readers of these leaflets do not see clearly how they can practice an effective opposition. They do not see any avenues open to them. We want to try to show them that everyone is in a position to contribute to the overthrow of this system. It is not possible through solitary withdrawal, in the manner of embittered hermits, to prepare the ground for the overturn of this “government” or bring about the revolution at the earliest possible moment. No, it can be done only by the cooperation of many convinced, energetic people - people who are agreed as to the means they must use to attain their goal. - the white rose society, 3rd leaflet

The Peoples' Virtual Party members are those citizens of the United States who

  • pledge both to perfect and to pass the proposed Open Election amendment adding an affirmation of our right to vote to our Constitution in so doing;

  • pledge to perfect and to enact the proposed amendment and act effecting a national Recall, Referendum, and Initiative; who

  • pledge both to perfect and to pass the proposed Campaign Finance amendment and to conduct ourselves as though it were presently in force; and who

  • pledge to offer ourselves as candidates for office at every level in our government, openly espousing and advocating our pledges to principle below, and supporting each other as constituents in our candidacies.

These are the sole requirements for PVP membership. Ours is a virtual party. Declare yourself a member and you've joined us.

Our first and crucial realization is that all our political institutions are corrupt at this point in our history, due to the our own inattention. We have allowed the creation of a marketplace of influence and, of course, all “our” representatives have sold themselves to the highest bidder.

Therefore, our only salvation lies in our own heroic action. We have all imbibed the talk about “democracy” along with our mothers' milk, and now it is time to suit actions to words, to make our dear mothers proud to have born us. We are the “only ones here” so it is up to us to do ourselves what must be done.

Fortunately, working together, our task is largely a question of putting one foot in front of another and following through.

PVP members are committed

  • to “fix what's broke”,

    to affirm our right to elect our President and Vice President, our Senators and Representatives via the OEA, to perfect the CFA and to make our “representative” government truly represent us once again; and

  • to structural change,

    to perfecting the R2I implementation, enabling us Americans to recall errant federal officials, to rescind errant legislation or treaties passed by the Congress, to define the principles to be followed by our representatives, and to directly amend our Constitution as necessary - to making it as nearly as possible the embodiment of direct, participatory democracy; and

  • to seizing power,

    to running for office ourselves at every level throughout our government, and to supporting each other in our campaigns as PVP members to ensure that our runs are successful.

PVP members are committed

  • to contributing only to campaigns for offices of which we are constituents, and to any one campaign a maximum contribution of $29 in the 2014 election cycle, in line with the present minimum wage; and

  • in turn, to accepting as candidates only contributions from constituents of the office in question, and from any one constituent a maximum contribution equivalent to 4 hours' wages at the minimum wage.

Declaring victory in advance, we will proceed as though the Open Election Amendment amendment, the proposed Recall, Referendum, and Initiative amendment, and the proposed Campaign Finance amendment were presently the law of the land.

Not affiliated with any other political party or political campaign
The USpvp is a pragmatic, non-ideological collection of US citizens working together to inaugurate direct democracy in the USA and to restore our representative government
Contact: jfl at uspvp dot org
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