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Politics ● Government ● Introduction ● Series: New & Improved

The Constitution is a fallible document that was built on compromises and threats.

Key Points

  • The process of creating the Constitution was so flawed and rushed that only 39 of the original 74 delegates actually signed off on it.
  • Repercussions — both predicted and unexpected — have been rippling down through time because imperfect men made compromises just to get State legislatures to give in.
  • In order to correct these issues and reaffirm the values supposed in the Constitution and purported by Americans, we must approve a massive amount of new Amendments.
Painting by Howard Chandler Christy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Is there a way to save America and ensure justice and freedom for all? …


Politics ● Government ● Index ● Table of Contents

Is there a way to save America and ensure justice and freedom for all?

There is… if you are willing to rethink and rebuild the entire Constitution!

These articles are excerpts from the book NEW & IMPROVED: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Learn more at https://www.jpprag.com

INTRODUCTION

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

EXECUTIVE BRANCH


Politics ● Government ● Series: Always Divided, Never United

No President has ever received a “mandate” to govern; all elections have been very close.

Key Points

  • Having just 52.3% of the popular vote does not mean President Elect Joe Biden has a mandate from the people.
  • However, he is not alone as very few Presidents have even had over 55.0% of the popular vote.
  • From a Presidential race perspective, we are not any more divided today than any other point in history.
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Now, this campaign is over. What is the will of the people? What is our mandate?

… I believe that this is part of the mandate given to us from the American people.

Excerpts from President Elect Joe Biden’s victory speech, November 7, 2020


Pro Wrestling ● Index ● Table of Contents

In Defense Of…

Certain people, events, organizations, and storylines in wrestling history have gotten a bum rap. Some writers have presented overtly critical comments and outright lies as fact, and others have followed suit. Well no more! “In Defense of…” has one reason: to bring the truth to the wrestling fan!


Entertainment ● Contracts ● Series: The Rest of the Universe

An open proposal for Howard Stern’s contract at Sirius

Key Points

  • Reduce the Howard Stern Show to 2 hours per day, but expand it to 5 days a week with Thursday/Friday and some entire weeks being pre-taped. Expand the number of shows per year, yet decrease total hours broadcast.
  • Take advantage of the Archive by creating themed shows with specific viewpoints that could also be repackaged to be distributed through Sirius’ other platforms.
  • For those listening to the linear broadcast, have a managed schedule to ensure the same content would not be heard during the same timeslot on other days.
Howard Stern gives a thumbs up
Howard Stern gives a thumbs up to making an overhaul to his current deal. Photo by Bill Norton, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Although Howard Stern announced the signing of another five-year deal with…


Politics ● Government ● People, Immigrants, Wages ● Series: New & Improved

When All Else…

Key Points

  • Not everyone and everything can be saved from failure. At some point, the resources put in will have minimal to no results and must be curtailed.
  • Some people do not want assistance at all and must be allowed to live their life, no matter how much it hurts us. The right to failure needs to be enshrined in the Constitution.
  • Liberty — even to failure — must be protected at all costs, and we must always guard our liberties jealously.
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Is there a way to save America and ensure justice and freedom for all? …


COVID-19 ● Religion ● Politics ● Series: Always Divided, Never United

Religious freedoms do not trump the rest of the Constitution

Key Points

  • Even though every major religion supports getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a noticeable number of people are attempting to use religious excuses to opt-out of vaccine mandates.
  • All rights and responsibilities in the Constitution and the laws that support it have limits for the betterment and safety of society as a whole.
  • The religious protections of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution are not a panacea that gives people the ability to do anything they want.
A COVID-19 vaccination site at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD on March 6, 2021. Photo by MDGovpics, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof… shall be the supreme Law of the Land…

United…


Politics ● Government ● People, Immigrants, Wages ● Series: New & Improved

But more importantly, our inspectors and enforcers

Key Points

  • Instead of military might, the United States can use its economic might to force the rest of the world to meet our expectations.
  • In order to protect Americans from cheap overseas labor, any product or service coming into the country must meet the minimum standards we set within our own country — including wage rates.
  • Foreign companies must submit their institutions to the appropriate inspection agencies from the United States, as well as pay for the privilege as the cost of gaining access to our vast market.
Photo by Stephencdickson, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Is there a way to save America and ensure justice and freedom for…


Politics ● Government ● Series: Always Divided, Never United

We need to fire everyone in Congress, cut almost all of their pay and benefits, and take away their toys

Key Points

  • Congress is a do-nothing organization because they have unlimited time and resources and are paid handsomely no matter what.
  • In order to create some urgency and perhaps make Congress more productive, we need a set of Constitutional Amendments to require turnover and make sure Congresspeople have far less of everything.
  • At the end of the day, we would return Congress to what it was originally conceived as by the Founders: a part-time, citizen legislature.
Northern elephant seals at Ano Nuevo State Park on February 9, 2019. Photo by Rhododendrites, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pick your big political issue…

Is it infrastructure? Or perhaps it is immigration? What about the response to COVID-19? Could it be the latest laws passed…


Politics ● Government ● People, Immigrants, Wages ● Series: New & Improved

America needs immigrants in order to survive

Key Points

  • People in the United States are dying faster than they are being born. It will take generations to reverse birthrate trends (if they even can be), and as such immigration is necessary to keep America going.
  • Anyone who has been offered employment in the United States should be able to come into the country and bring their entire family, so long as they have not been deported in the past or been legitimately convicted of a violent crime elsewhere.
  • Employers who hire immigrants without the proper documentation should be severely punished — including up to imprisonment — while the immigrant…

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