This is a draft of a template for a true representative’s platform. You can modify it to your liking, such as adding bills already introduced, or your own legislation. The first bill I propose can create advantageous political power for a true representative executive running for office. It can propel them to higher offices in short order, as executives have greater access to public venues and the media than members of their legislatures do. They can educate more voters to exercise their untapped political power using my pledge to vet and choose more true representatives. Activist organizations should consider that their resources should concentrate more usefully on electing true executives to spread the word of citizen power over their legislatures.
If you have not read much legislation, you must carefully read any bills you might support, as most written legislation is filled with vague language that can circumvent its stated intention, along with omissions of important facts. Many are filled with loopholes that make them a weak or deceiving documents, and preserve the status quo of political power in the hands of politicians and their business backers.
This is especially true for legislation that proposes “fair” elections and limiting the financial influence of corporations and the wealthy on the decisions of politicians and their private political parties. I have yet to identify one law that has been proposed as honest or effective for these issues. This is why I have written drafts of comprehensive laws that are unambiguous and could be included in your platform. Voters will easily accept them over the usual nonsense presented by traditional politicians and make them look like fools if they refuse to support them. They are more tools to hammer the heads of career politicians in your debates or platform, and wishing you would just go away and leave them alone. Contact me for more information about them, especially if you have a legal background that might make them even more air tight with common sense logic.
If you want to promote a specific law to address a particular issue you are passionate about, avoid using an ideological label, but an issue left to your constituents to decide to approve or reject. A true representative’s job is to represent their community, not their own ideological interests. As I’ve already pointed out, this voter-centric approach will eliminate attacks from traditional politicians, who have not or will not show any effort or evidence that they represent the wishes of their voters. You will.
As a True Representative Pledge signer and candidate for the office of __________________________, I affirm this platform as follows:
I will represent the citizens of our community, in the following manner:
I will use at least 5% of my office expense account to solicit the opinions of my constituents of voting age, so they can participate in online or telephone polling to direct my decisions for bills and other matters under my authority to vote for, or against, as a representative of our community.
I will hold a weekly two-hour online program to inform my constituents of upcoming legislation for them to consider and to direct my voting decisions for or against it. This program will also be held on local radio stations, or other media whenever possible.
If elected, I will accept donations of value only from my constituents to operate my office, and for no other reason but to serve the needs of the citizens of our community. If I campaign for reelection, I will only accept donations from my constituents for my campaign treasury and no one else. I will not accept any donation made by a constituent representing another, or any other entity.
Any individual, who is not my constituent, who wishes to speak to me to address their business or other needs affecting our community, will be audio/visually recorded at my office and this recording will be posted on my web site. I will not attend any meeting to discuss business interests with anyone outside of my office.
I will introduce the following two bills upon my election to office, after a public discussion with my constituents, unless they decide to reject or amend them:
1. Any contract to provide public services or construction for our community must include that the contractor for service must perform the service with administrative costs not to exceed 5% of the total cost. No construction contractor can exceed 5% of the administration costs for a project. All contracts for service or construction will have a line item cost of what is provided. This will include the compensation for each person’s position employed to do the work, and include the compensation and the names and addresses of the administrators of the project. All contracts shall be performed by American citizens, using products made in America by American citizens. If the raw material is not available within our country to manufacture it, it will indicate the country of origin and the name, title, and address of the person providing it to the foreign exporter, and the cost of it.
2. No member of a legislature can obstruct legislation through any rules of conduct established by the legislative body that denies any other member the right to represent his or her constituents. Only the constituents of legislators can decide whether to accept or reject legislation presented by their representative. If legislative committees have suggestions for modifying the proposed legislation of a representative, their authority is limited to an advisory role and not affecting the introduction of the bill for voting by the legislature. Any modifications or amendments to a bill proposed by a committee can only be accepted or rejected by a representative and his or her constituent’s majority opinion voting. Representatives have no obligation to listen or respond to other members of their legislative body. Their obligation is to listen and respond to their constituents, as servants of their community.