Please note: This Sobriety Checkpoint is only for current elected officials or candidates for elected office.
Only your official email can be used to verify you have taken the Sobriety Test.
Sobriety Test for Elected Officials and Candidates:
The following is simple language for a Cold Turkey Amendment, the "Civic Rights" amendment language used to determine which elected officials are too "under the influence" of the corporate donors and power-brokers in the US political and campaign system. Upon officially committing here to sponsor/co-sponsor the amendment language in your elected capacity for ratification by the deadline, you are proving to constituents that you are in control and not in denial, and that you are sober enough on corporate power and money in politics to make this clear, simple and clean commitment to recovery. More importantly, you are acknowledging that no one in a relationship with addicts in power and to power should be forced to choose between the critical changes we need now or the control of our democracy required to get those changes. Elected officials who are controlled by the addiction cannot have both, and there is only so much time before the damage caused by greed cannot be fixed. Take the first step. Commit to the Cold Turkey Amendment language below, and show us you have nothing lose and our future to gain.
I. As an elected official, or a candidate for elected office, I hereby publicly commit, in my official capacity as a representative of my constituents, to sponsor and vote to ratify the language of an amendment to the constitution of the United States of America in order to guarantee beyond a shadow of a doubt that the United States is constitutionally bound to amendment language that:
1. Affirms that corporations are not persons, but are property as regulated artificial entities.
2. Asserts, therefore, that no money, goods or services are protected "free speech".
3. All campaigns in the United States are guaranteed to be only publicly financed.
II. I hereby commit to sponsor this amendment language, or its equivalent in effect, for the purposes of ratification, and vote to ratify the Cold Turkey Amendment as soon as possible, and no later than the "Sobriety Checkpoint" deadline set for the first 100 days of the 115th United States Congress (2017).
III. I hereby acknowledge that a sober elected official easily and readily supports an amendment that affirms that corporations are not persons, money is not speech, and campaigns are only publicly financed. Further, the influence of or addiction to corporate power and money in politics are the only reasons any elected official of sound mind would not easily and readily sponsor and vote to ratify such an amendment as soon as possible.
We will record your commitment below as your solemnly sworn sober testimony that your choices are indeed not controlled by the addiction to corporate power and money in politics, and that you are committed to proving it by sponsoring and voting to ratify amendment language that affirms these guarantees by the deadline.
Simply complete your Candidates and Congressional Sobriety Test by entering and submitting your offiicial information. Your consituents will be directly notified of your success or failure in doing so, and National Intervention will make public the results. If you are not yet sober, National Intervention may also provide the most accurate list possible of top contributors to you campaign(s) while Citizen Sponsors determine how best to intervene. If you fail to support the Cold Turkey/Civic Rights Amendment in time, we will send you information on how you and those close to you can seek help for your problem before your addiction causes any more harm to yourself or others.
Likewise, while you remain at the wheel of our democracy and remain a danger and in danger, the National Support Group, Citizen Sponsors, and your Interventionist constituents may feel they have no choice left but to conduct a meaningful intervention. You will be strongly encouraged to check out of power and into rehab and/or support the National 12-Step Recovery Platform to repay the people for the cost and damage of the addiction we call "Greed."
We wish you well and wellness in ending our relationship to the addiction system together. Thank you for taking the first step.
For Sober Society and Deep Democracy,
Yours in Recovery,
The National Intervention Coordinating Committee
The Citizen Sponsors
SNICC, Student National Intervention Coordinating Committee
The National Support Group
and all the Intervenionists in your home state and district
"The beginning is near..."