Is this the solution the country needs but will never be passed into law?
Author of Proposed U.S. legislation
June 4, 2016
The United States of America ~ National Conflict of Interest Bill (NCIB) — author / D. Clayton-Ready / June 04, 201
To be followed by the International Multi-Continental Conflict Of Interest Resolution (ICIR) — author / (pending)
No elected official will be able to participate or vote on any government legislation or over site in which that decision yields a monetary or trade value back to the official or their immediate and extended family members unless that individual had retained that value agreement prior to the official declaring running as a candidate and becoming elected. All legislation and or government contracts regarding any type of private or corporate commerce will only be negotiated and voted on by eligible elected officials.
All members of congress will have a maximum term limit of no more than 8 years if they win and retain that seat in the senate or the house.
Congress will not be eligible for any pay increases in salary without the same percentage increase to the federal minimum wage.
Elected officials that receive campaign contributions from 501c non-profit organizations including religious institutions and organizations may only accept the maximum donation amount as set by individual contributors not to exceed the current total amount (2016 — $2600) as well as the foundation treasury must give public access for audits of incoming donations to that 501c.
A federal legislator over site and ethics committee of 12 members elected 3 per time zone of pst/mst/cst/est and north/mid/south for a maximum term limit of 2 years must conduct elected government officials performance review hearings once every six months and not exceeding more than 15 total days including holidays in deliberating, and reporting to the FBI as well as the Attorney generals office. Upon 1 month of reviewing the committee assessment the FBI and Attorney Generals office must publicly publish the report barring any classified material or directly related to classified material as only made aware of through the FBI and Attorney Generals office. This elected ethics committee can hold no other position while serving other than the position they were elected for.
The Director of the FBI and the Attorney General are elected officials beginning 2020. Eligibility to declare candidacy is only granted if that person has been employed within that office or agency state or federal, for a minimum of 5 years prior to running.
Untied States Supreme Court judges beginning 2020 will be elected to a maximum 10 year term. The current elected President of the United States of America as well as the current Speaker of the House of Representatives will nominate per their discretion and abiding by Amendment I., Five superior court judge nominees to be included upon the election ballot nationally with no regard to party preference per closed, caucus or open state party voting rules. The five nominations are to be unanimously put forth by both the President and speaker in a joint effort. The nominations are to have no prior party contributions or affiliate contributions 2 years prior to accepting the nomination to run for the branch of highest honor. The President and the Speaker must provide nominations no longer than 3 months from the date an open bench is available.
No congressional or senate committee member in all committees may take part in any hearing where that member had a previous employment or vested interest from any party requested to testify in that hearing, prior to becoming elected with the exception of The Director of FBI, the Attorney General and any Supreme Court Justice with respect to their offices, agency or branch.
Any elected official found, with substantial evidence wherein the burden of proof be put to the Legislator Ethics Committee, the Director of the FBI, and the Attorney General with No additional allowance of lawfully passed national budget, for investigatory purposes, to violate any of the Amendments within the Conflict Of Interest Law, that official will immediately be suspended of voting rights, pay, benefits and classified material access pending a formal investigation by the Attorney General and the FBI. Should the formal investigation produce no clear and concise facts to support the allegation the elected official will be immediately reinstated and be awarded the back pay and benefit amount for the time the suspension was active along with a public press release within 24 hours, stating clearly and concisely that all charges have been dropped and that official has been fully reinstated. If the elected official is suspended and during that suspension resigns/loses/removed from the elected office, within 6 months of the suspension the total back dated allotment returned to the person shall not be greater than 1 year 6 months pending dismissal of the charge. Regardless of active or non active elected status, if no formal charges are made and the investigation is dismissed, a public press release will be made within 24 hours of the non-conclusive decision, stating clearly no criminal acts had been found and the person of interest is cleared of the past investigatory allegations. If new evidence is found beyond the future of dismissal, the double jeopardy law will not apply and per the investigative branch own discretion to continue for the effect of a formal investigation will be dependent upon that branches existing budgetary means with no additional taxpayer or national budget reallocation to pay for such further efforts. Additionally, any elected officials office that has been found to violate any amendment within the Conflict of Interest Law will be terminated of any government appropriations as well as the elected official being removed from office regardless of innocence in directly committing the crime. The elected official will however retain their retirement benefits as was originally awarded to them upon initially acquiring the office. The elected official upon removal may run for office again but no sooner than 2 years beyond the date of removal.
Amendment X. The Conflict of Interest Law can not be over turned in ruling by the Supreme Court and can not be veto’d by the President Of the United States. A 2/3 majority yes vote by the contiguous and non-contiguous United States, including, Hawaii, Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,and the federal district of Washington D.C. , must pass for this law to become lawful. Once made into law no amendment may be altered to reinterpret its original meaning. The Conflict Of Interest Law may be added to no sooner than 2030 and no additional amendment may conflict against another.
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So, that’s my dream. Elected officials beholden to the people that elected them and not interests that lease them. Be weary about changing to the Independent Party also. Though they have the numbers and it takes numbers to win, the party itself has a message and platform not inline with the definition of the name. Best marketing a party could ever do is use a name that people would easily identify with that name to attract more registrations without even looking into the party itself. Majority of Politicians that are “Independent” are only registered that way because of the two party system dominance and would lose their caucus and constituency if they
switched. “Non-Declared” is what the disenfranchised should change to.
June 4th, 2016 (last edit)
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