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    Thomas Peterson(Author)

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"Government of the parties, by the parties, and for the parties"-is this what the Framers of the Constitution designed? Is this the fate of the American Republic? Fewer than 5 percent of Americans today know that the party system is not in the Constitution. The Framers loathed political parties, and the sovereign position they designed for the American people-to rule over all parties and interest groups through our elected representatives-has been stripped from us. The Right to Nominate unveils this fundamental dysfunction that now permeates every aspect of American government. "We the people" have been so enfeebled by our loss of sovereignty that we are now helpless to stop politicians from shutting down our government or even bankrupting our country. Though the Constitution was purposely written to stop political parties from taking over government, today fewer than 1 percent of the people know where those antiparty clauses are. By exploiting one weakness in the framers' magnificent design, the parties have stolen the American people's sovereignty by quietly transforming the people's representatives into party representatives. The Right to Nominate shows how they did it, and what the terrible consequences have been. The Right to Nominate presents a simple but revolutionary answer for the political rebirth of America-for breaking the chokehold of party control, for the return of the people's sovereignty, and for the triumph of representative government. Two hundred years of electoral experience are distilled to reveal the missing cornerstone of representative government, the unredeemed right of the American people: the right to nominate. Amendment XXVIII, offered here, will establish a Constitutional mechanism for the people to nominate nonparty candidates, breaking the parties' stranglehold over elections by opening up more rights and more freedom for Americans.

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  • PDF | 282 pages
  • Thomas Peterson(Author)
  • Authorhouse (April 30, 2016)
  • English
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  • By S Craft on July 27, 2017

    Some fascinating history and insights.

  • By michael burke on September 26, 2017

    I have had the privilege to work with Tom and quite frankly this book caught me off guard. This book reveals a side of Tom rarely understood and reading this book brought me into two understandings! First as I indicated, it shows a part of Tom one rarely sees and two, by reading this book one is coming to understand the truth about the power of our vote at the most juevinile level in framing how we are ruled in this democratic government that leads the way to what is civil and right under the US Constitution.

  • By Cheri on September 18, 2017

    If you are tired of how our government is working, then read this book. Our right to choose honorable, character-driven people to govern us has been taken away from us. Reps are chosen by the parties. We have no say. Our votes don't count. Mr. Peterson makes a convincing case for how we got here and what we can do to get back to what our Founding Fathers wanted our government to be - chosen by the People, not a party.And he has a specific plan to get us there.

  • By Tom on April 15, 2017

    "...tremendously thought provoking" - Kirkus Indie Reviews

  • By Mark Moffitt on September 28, 2016

    Not quite halfway through this book yet I have learned so much already. It's obvious that things will only get worse in this country politically unless fundamental change takes place, and the party influences can be dismantled. I highly recommend this book.

  • By CKP on June 23, 2016

    Yes!


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