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XXVIII AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

Campaign Finance Reform "Nothing happens unless First A Dream" Carl Sandburg

 

SECTION I

Campaign contributions for the United States House of Representatives, Senate and President must come from United States citizens (Corporations are not citizens and will not be granted any rights as such under this Amendment.) whose primary residence is in the geographical area that the candidate represents or from a entity (businesses (profit or nonprofit) unions, institutions, collectives, PACs, etc.) that both has offices, stores, etc., and does business in the geographical area that the candidate represents. The entities must be licensed and regulated by the laws of the geographical areas in which they operate. The entities cannot be temporary and created for an election cycle.

For local or state office this amendment authorizes the district, county, parish, borough, or state in which a candidate running for office to enact legislation to define authorized campaign contributions and the sources of such.

SECTION II

Contributions from individuals are limited to $2400.00 (two thousand four hundred and no/100 dollars) annually per candidate in each the primary and general election.

Contributions from an entity - businesses (profit or nonprofit) unions, institutions, collectives, PAC, etc. are limited to $3,000.00 (three thousand and no/100 dollars) annually per candidate in each the primary and general election.

The contributions are to be indexed and adjusted annually on January 1st

Candidates may not accept contributions within ten days of an election and all contributions must be reported and available to the media four days before an election.

Candidates are not prohibited from spending their personal fortunes to finance their campaigns.

Candidates are allowed to borrow to finance their campaigns but the debt must be secured by the candidate's personal property - real estate or other assets.

Candidates are not allowed to accept materials (signs, posters, handouts, etc.) without including such as value under the limited contributions stated above.

Candidates may accept services from individuals, not companies or other entities, which would include walking precincts, operating telephone banks, etc. as non-monetary contributions without limit. Businesses (profit and nonprofit), unions, institutions, collectives, business alliances (Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, etc.,) PAC's are prohibited from contributing directly out of their coffers beyond the $3,000.00 (three thousand and no/100 dollars) limit but can be a funnel used to collect funds - personal checks with a signed statement saying that the contributor is not exceeding his limit for campaign contributions -- from individuals and businesses and directly forward these contributions to candidates. The contributions must be specifically directed at a candidate or proposition and the entities are only to collect and forward the actual contributions (checks, etc.) and are not allowed to deposit them.

SECTION III

Violations of this Campaign Finance Reform Amendment may be considered an ongoing criminal conspiracy and could be prosecuted under provisions of the RICO Act: The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations ("RICO") Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961-68 (1994). If want to know more about the RICO act do a search. Conviction will result in a mandatory sentence of a minimum of ten years in federal prison and a fine equal to 10% of the assets of the individual or the individuals (including officers) of the company, (profit and nonprofit), union, institution, association, collective, PAC, etc.

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