A People's Agenda for a New Century
About the Book
"The Peoples Agenda for a New Century" is a book for those voters who, like the character in the movie "Network", are mad as hell and can't take it anymore. Our government, won with the price of blood from all our wars from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf, has been bought by the special interests who pay for the elections of our congressmen and president.
This is the root of the many problems facing our nation today. These problems are discussed together with general principals for their solution. The proposed remedy is for the state governors to be empowered by the constitution to bring about election reforms. These reforms are: public financing of elections, strict monitoring of expenditures, control of federal officials' salaries and perks, establishing of election laws to replace the absurd electoral college, giving the people the right to make laws by the initiative and referendum process as is done in many states and other nations, giving the people a voice to advise the president on foreign policy issues, regulating political advertising for truth and integrity, establishing term limits for congressmen, forcing congress to vote on issues and not kill them in committees, and controlling the debt and deficit by the votes of the electorate on budget issues.
Implementing reform will be a gigantic task, but could be accomplished by a powerful president, the governors, but most likely by a constitutional convention. Details of a constitutional convention are discussed. In addition to election reform and a national initiative-referendum, a constitutional convention should consider the office of vice-president, the power to declare war, terms limit for supreme court judges, gun control, jury reform, the environment, corporate tax laws, and modifying various supreme court decisions which favor criminals.
After a national initiative-referendum is established, the book discusses what the people can do once they can by-pass a congress controlled by special interests. The people can by their vote cut wasteful defense and CIA budgets, enact measures to fight crime, eliminate all corporate welfare, increase corporate taxes, encourage job creation within the country, create a citizen identification data base, control interest rates on credit cards, make judgements on entitlement programs, cut government expenditures, improve education, privatize the Federal Aviation Administration, and restrict tobacco use.
All these controversial proposals would be fought against by corporate and other special interests which also controls the publishing industry. Any editor publishing this book would be fired by his corporate bosses. Fortunately you can obtain this powerful book through the internet. It contains a reform agenda, which if enacted, would transform America.
About the Author
William K. Sheridan has three master's degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He has had many years of government experience. He loves his country and wants to contribute to making it better for all its citizens.