http://crisericson.com Cris Ericson has a great idea: she wants to STOP THE U.S. CONGRESS FROM TAKING TAX DOLLARS FROM THE POOR and everyone else TO GIVE TO THE RICH. Stop giving SUBSIDIES to corporations! We are deeply in debt, we have reached our debt ceiling, and the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer, and we can fix this if we simply stop giving subsidies to corporations, and stop giving billions for Pentagon and National Institute of Health research without getting a guarantee of a share of the profits returned to the taxpayers when they create new products, weapons and vaccines, etc. and sell them worldwide to our allies and trading partners. Right now we pay for all of the R&D, research, design and development of defense weapons and pharmaceutical products, and we get no share of the profits the corporations make worldwide selling these products. THAT IS WRONG! WE HAVE A RIGHT TO A SHARE OF THE PROFITS. There is simply no valid reason for the national debt crisis.
Cris knows when you receive a paycheck that taxes are taken out of it. Your tax dollars go to the I.R.S. and then the U.S. Congress votes to give your tax dollars away. When our tax dollars are given away as “subsidies” to corporations who use our money to make products which they sell internationally for huge profits, then we the taxpayers, deserve a share of the profits. What is going on now is that we, the taxpayers, are forced by votes of the U.S. Congress to give away our hard earned money for free as “subsidies” to corporations with no share of their profits for us, and that makes us their slaves. It’s time to end this modern day slavery because the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. VOTE for CRIS ERICSON for UNITED STATES SENATOR 2024.
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POLITICAL ISSUES TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON!
MICROPLASTICS: Microplastics used in products from hand lotion to dish soap to the frosting on your cake can end up in your body. Plastics are “petrochemicals,” or products made from fossil fuels like oil, coal, and gas. Corporations make plastic using dirty fossil fuels. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7068600/
WHY CAN’T WE FIX IT OURSELVES? Technology products are increasingly designed so that we can not fix them ourselves. Some products and farm equipment have “digital keys” that can lock you out. Americans used to pride themselves on being able to repair things and continually use them, rather than just buying something new every time something stops working correctly. This attitude of buying new things, leaves low income folks and hard working folks struggling to pay bills, financially behind. Some Congress people are talking about “right to repair” laws, and the use of Pell Grants for apprenticeship programs so we have more repair people. We need to stop filling up landfills with broken technology and start repairing items.
Science Olympiad STEM program should not keep out low income kids!
Does Science Olympiad cost money? Since 1985, Science Olympiad has required that all teams (up to 15 members) competing in any Science Olympiad tournament (Invitational, Regional, State or National) must be a member of Science Olympiad and pay the national fee (currently $60). Any fee at all is too much for a child from a family struggling to pay rent and home heating fuel and to put food on the table. That $60. is grocery money to feed a child for one week and that’s too much to ask a low income child to go hungry.
VERMONTERS CAN TAKE ACTION AGAINST UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATE LAWS!
If you feel a state law is unconstitutional, you may file a petition
to the Supreme Court of the United States to try to overturn it.
(Vermont’s laws reducing your 2A 2nd Amendment rights,
Abortion, Taxes, Right to heat your home, Right to drive the car
you want to drive, Right to not send your kid to a school that
physically restrains them & makes them urinate on themselves,
Right for Grandparents to have prescription painkillers without
the State surveilling them under the Vermont Prescription Drug
Monitoring Law, etc).
STOP COMPLAINING AND TAKE ACTION!
How do you challenge the constitutionality of a state law?
New Rule 5.1 requires a party that files a pleading, written motion, or
other paper drawing in question the constitutionality of a federal or state
statute to file a notice of constitutional question and serve it on the
United States Attorney General or state attorney general.
Can the Supreme Court remove a state law?
The Court will decide if a law or action violates the Constitution.
This is known as judicial review. With review, the Court can invalidate
both federal and state laws that conflict with interpretation of the Constitution.
Can the Supreme Court overturn unconstitutional laws?
In this decision, the Chief Justice asserted that the Supreme Court’s
responsibility to overturn unconstitutional legislation was a necessary
consequence of its sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. That oath
could not be fulfilled any other way.
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure › TITLE II. COMMENCING AN ACTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS,
PLEADINGS, MOTIONS, AND ORDERS › Rule 5.1. Constitutional Challenge to a Statute
Rule 5.1. Constitutional Challenge to a Statute
(a) Notice by a Party. A party that files a pleading, written motion, or other paper drawing into
question the constitutionality of a federal or state statute must promptly:
(1) file a notice of constitutional question stating the question and identifying the paper that raises it, if:
(A) a federal statute is questioned and the parties do not include the United States, one of its agencies,
or one of its officers or employees in an official capacity; or
(B) a state statute is questioned and the parties do not include the state, one of its agencies, or one
of its officers or employees in an official capacity; and
(2) serve the notice and paper on the Attorney General of the United States if a federal statute is questioned—or
on the state attorney general if a state statute is questioned—either by
certified or registered mail or by sending it to an electronic address designated by the attorney general for this purpose.
(b) Certification by the Court. The court must, under 28 U.S.C. §2403, certify to the appropriate attorney general
that a statute has been questioned.
(c) Intervention; Final Decision on the Merits. Unless the court sets a later time, the attorney general may intervene
within 60 days after the notice is filed or after the court certifies the challenge, whichever is earlier. Before the time
to intervene expires, the court may reject the constitutional challenge, but may not enter a final judgment holding
the statute unconstitutional.
(d) No Forfeiture. A party’s failure to file and serve the notice, or the court’s failure to certify, does not forfeit a constitutional
claim or defense that is otherwise timely asserted.
PART IV. OTHER JURISDICTION
Rule 17. Procedure in an Original Action
- This Rule applies only to an action invoking the Court’s
original jurisdiction under Article III of the Constitution of
the United States. See also 28 U. S. C. § 1251 and U. S.
Const., Amdt. 11.
Article III, Section 2, Clause 2:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls,
and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have
The constitutional grant of original jurisdiction over such cases means
that they may be filed directly in the Supreme Court rather than reaching
the Court on appeal from another court.