9780759900233

America's Crisis : The Direct Democracy and Direct Education Solution

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    9780759900233

  • ISBN10:

    075990023X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2000
  • Publisher: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC
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Author Biography

Daniel B. Jeffs is the Founder of The Direct Democracy Center. Dan holds a law degree and a teaching credential

Table of Contents

Introduction
Solution to America's Crisis: A Simple Amendment
ix
Chapter 1
State of the Union
1(6)
The 2000 elections and the two-party system
7(4)
The people are kept ignorant and insignificant
11(3)
The injustice system
14(3)
Chapter 2
Declaration of Independence
17(1)
Thomas Paine's American dream
18(2)
Civics lesson on government
20(2)
Are we a democracy or a republic?
22(6)
Crushing History and Free Speech
28(4)
Chapter 3
Enlightening Experiences
32(10)
Stomping on democracy
42(4)
Direct Democracy in our Town
46(3)
Chapter 4
Change of the Political Guard 1994
49(1)
Partisan terrorism, 1996 style
49(2)
The Direct Democracy Center
51(3)
Debate with an educator?
54(5)
Constitutional crisis, 1998-1999 style Partisan politics and the two-party system
59(2)
Author's petitions to the Supreme Court. End the two-party System
61(4)
Chapter 5
Comparisons of the way America was and the way we are
65(4)
The debate begins with a gagged public
69(3)
Real democracy from C-Span
72(2)
Our Titanic dilemma.
74(3)
Common sense tells us we must complete the American Revolution
77(3)
Chapter 6
The First Democracy
80(5)
Why representative democracy failed
85(7)
Aristotle's Types of States
92(3)
Chapter 7
What's so bad about the way things are?
95(1)
Economic euphoria and political irresponsibility
95(7)
History could repeat itself
102(4)
Corporate America and the monopoly factor
106(2)
Economic Dilemma
108(2)
The Internet and the revolution
110(7)
Free speech abuses
117(5)
Chapter 8
Big government and the two-party system is bad government
122(5)
Paine would say finish the revolution
127(3)
Elements of direct democracy
130(3)
Voter initiatives and referendums
133(8)
Uninformed polling fraud
141(1)
No more campaign finance corruption
142(5)
Chapter 9
The tyranny of the majority is nonsense
147(3)
Voter apathy is another myth
150(1)
Tyranny of the minority is real
151(15)
Society gaps
166(3)
The Kennedy legacy
169(3)
The next generation
172(2)
Generation of people power
174(4)
Chapter 10
Superficial society of selfish interests and extremes
178(8)
Who do you trust?
186(1)
The direct democracy of citizen home rule
187(2)
Liberals, moderates and conservatives
189(3)
Citizen coalition of the vote
192(1)
What worries us and what we can do about it
193(5)
Chapter 11
The political trail of the 1992 elections leads to direct democracy
198(2)
Beating up on Clinton
200(14)
And Hillary too
214(3)
The China syndrome
217(1)
Judgement Year 2000
218(5)
The John McCain factor
223(1)
The legacy of Thomas Paine
223(1)
The Pericles connection
224(3)
Chapter 12
Who will our leaders and heroes be?
227(2)
The media decides elections and influences public policy
229(5)
The Elian Gonzales factor
234(4)
We're up against the new elite establishment
238(7)
Super citizens on the information highway
245(4)
The Ventura-Perot factor
249(3)
Chapter 13
An amendment for all the people
252(4)
Public airways and the news media
256(1)
Wake the sleeping giant of democracy
257(1)
Direct democracy is inevitable
258(1)
Speak the language and get results
259(2)
Turn the media and government around
261(2)
Repeal the income tax amendment and establish a fair sales tax
263(3)
Chapter 14
Break government's destructive monopoly on education
266(2)
It's time for school choice and privatization of education
268(6)
It's the curriculum stupid!
274(4)
Chapter 15
Direct education is inevitable --- Do it now!
278(8)
Direct education books
286(2)
Relief from property taxes
288(3)
Chapter 16
The fraud of higher education
291(4)
Our experiences with education
295(2)
Imagination and common sense
297(3)
Bibliography 300(4)
Appendix
A. The proposed 28th Amendment
304(4)
B. Petition for the proposed 28th Amendment
308(2)
C. State model ballot initiative amendment
310(3)
D. Supreme Court petitions for nonpartisan government
313(29)
E. Author's letters to the editor published in major. newspapers
332

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