The Call for Unity- steps to Revolution in outcomes

and I am asking you to join me, in commiting to do the self work to ensure a better future for us all.
My name is Darrell Prince- I’m an American citizen, with a background in science, marketing and operations at the corporate level, and much of my life involved in causes for the betterment of humanity. I am reaching out to people, because I believe your country needs you, humanity needs you, and the future needs us, to find a better path, a way to work together better, and so I am asking you to be a part of us helping each other, to do the self work necessary to bring about a bright bright future.
We need a better system of governing, of connecting, of deciding what to do, and actually achieving it. We need a better republic, a more engaged democracy- one that lives in the people is the biggest government, and the smallest at the same time. We are in a time of upheaval, change, and like any change, it will work out better if we prepare even if it doesn’t go exactly our way. The old models are bursting
Our society is too complex, too powerful to not be governed by reason, compassion for the many, and conservation of our resources, from air, water, food, land. We need a more educated, fact based civil discourse on the issues, based on core principles. We need to have context- some perspective on situations, how they have been handled in the past. We need more people engaged in the process, much more often than every 4 years. We need to figure out how to focus our energies, our discussios, so we have time to learn, to process to discuss, to decide, to debate, and to act while still being able to carry on our day to day, and know with certainty, that things are moving in the right direction. We won’t always agree or get our way but we can make sure we are heard, and make sure we are all moving in the right direction.3
We need a better national conversation- to have a democratic republic, or a robust and healthy society, we must speak the same language, have common understandings of the principles behind the laws of the society.
We need more focus in the national conversations 7000 groups agencies government officials speaking on 700 issues through a 1000 different information sources, biased news and fake news, from twitter to tv to facebook and email, about Syria vaccines elections Russians Chinese climate change police crime Social Security. TOO MUCH NOISE.
We need to talk about one thing at a time, do some research come back, talk some more, ad infinitum. We need to start from the same set of facts, and have easy access to well thought out theories from many perspectives
We also need better interaction, and to be able to hold our politicians accountable, for what they do and what they don’t

The Call for Unity is asking concerned citizens to, at a minimum
Participate:
1. Commit to making your voice heard/micro education via weekly position voting/communication with your group, city, state, and national officials 15 minutes per week
2. Commit to listening, to learning what the other view points are out there
3. Commit to treating others with respect
4. Commit to getting it right- as if it were your own decision- until the next meeting

Engaged Citizen:
5. Commit time to learning- 1 hour .5 hours/week
6. In person meetings general, 1.5 hours/month
7. Issue group meetings of your choice, 1.5 hours/month
Active members:
8. Paricipate in the development and choosing of content, and interacting with other groups at the city state and national levels
The Call for Unity is asking activists in movements
1. To find ways to work together, to come to agreements, content and solutions that can be shared with strength and certainty, both locally and nationally- that means coalitions, and a movement of movements
2. To que the public discussions across movements, to allow space for discussion of other issues, so your issue will get it’s due attention when it is time
3. To engage your constituents more, ask them questions, and ask them for more than just money
4. To construct, whenever possible, your language,demands, etc, in language around the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, because it narrows the debate, and provides a common language

Specifically,
1. Donate. I am asking you to donate to the cause if you think this is as good as something or someone else you have donated to. I’ve spent a lot of time, effort and money on this, and I need support to be able to take this further. Link here
2. Volunteer- I am definitely asking for help in developing the tools, and the policies the interface between issue groups, help in developing specs, and template content, setting up fundraisers, events as well as connections, contacts. Link here
3. Vote on core principles, see how this is going to work, learn a little, and give me measurable feed back. Link here.

Context of my outreach

Hello- I am reaching out you, and people who are concerned about the best possible direction of society, and I am asking you to join me, in commiting to do the self work to ensure a better future for us all.
My name is Darrell Prince- I’m an American citizen, with a background in science, marketing and operations at the corporate level, and much of my life involved in causes for the betterment of humanity. I am reaching out to people, because I believe your country needs you, humanity needs you, and the future needs us, to find a better path, a way to work together better, and so I am asking you to be a part of us helping each other, to do the self work necessary to bring about a bright bright future.
We need a better system of governing, of connecting, of deciding what to do, and actually achieving it. We need a better republic, a more engaged democracy- one that lives in the people is the biggest government, and the smallest at the same time. We are in a time of upheaval, change, and like any change, it will work out better if we prepare even if it doesn’t go exactly our way. The old models are bursting
Our society is too complex, too powerful to not be governed by reason, compassion for the many, and conservation of our resources, from air, water, food, land. We need a more educated, fact based civil discourse on the issues, based on core principles. We need to have context- some perspective on situations, how they have been handled in the past. We need more people engaged in the process, much more often than every 4 years. We need to figure out how to focus our energies, our discussios, so we have time to learn, to process to discuss, to decide, to debate, and to act while still being able to carry on our day to day, and know with certainty, that things are moving in the right direction. We won’t always agree or get our way but we can make sure we are heard, and make sure we are all moving in the right direction.3
We need a better national conversation- to have a democratic republic, or a robust and healthy society, we must speak the same language, have common understandings of the principles behind the laws of the society.
We need more focus in the national conversations 7000 groups agencies government officials speaking on 700 issues through a 1000 different information sources, biased news and fake news, from twitter to tv to facebook and email, about Syria vaccines elections Russians Chinese climate change police crime Social Security. TOO MUCH NOISE.

Letter to a judge re the big questions of justice in the United States

I am writing you directly, after several (rejected) attempts to push through wide scope pro se cases. I am seeking your permission to proceed through to appeal as timely, despite having missed the deadline. I will attempt to address some very legitimate concerns, especially in the light of standard operating procedures.

You cannot be un aware of the acquittal and protests yesterday in Baltimore, the most recent case of healthy people dead after an encounter of with law enforcement. The trend noted in the case- the true legal questions, of which there are several, are critical at this juncture, and if they are unanswered, will lead to further civil unrest. Are infractions being treated evenly for people working with the law, or are they a protected class, expressly forbidden by the Constitution? Are there due process violations occurring? What are the federal government’s responsibilities in ensuring Constitutional baseline for the states and the municipalities? To what extent is the current morass a bug in the system? And most importantly, how do we restore justice, and faith in the legal system, as one that works fairly for all?

 

Questions you raised-

Standus locii-   I was beaten by police, in an incident that you have confirmed occurred,constitutes credible standing to seek a solution for addressing this problem more than a “general interest in the functioning of government”.

Addressing the federal government instead of the state- This is a core, Constitutional issue, involving the federal government’s role and responsibility in administering justice.  While state courts can handle Constitutional cases, this would seem to be the definition of a Federal question case.

I do believe municipal liability, and extending that concept to the federal gov/ vs the states relationship is quite apt. If a multinational beverage company with fully owned subsidiaries had dozens of settled cases for the same category of complaint, expressly forbidden by the parent companies’ by laws, a patterns and practices complaint against the parent company, rather than the fully owned subsidiary would be possible, particularly if the subsidiaries had a greater number of settlements than entire beverage companies of comparable or even larger size.  Further, I would think the failure of the parent company to even track the number of such settlements, would be worthy of notice, and somewhat damning in it’s own right.

But the statistics- and here I use police killings as a representative statistic that is non-controversial as to the outcomes, if not the reasons, have the US as 1200+ police killings per year, 50x that the next highest country, Canada, at 25.

That there is a blue wall of silence, is not something I would presume to prove to an esteemed leader of the legal system, anymore than I would suggest brands of black robes to you. That the rest of the legal system seems to have a predictable bias in these matters that involve sending co-workers to jail, is also unlikely to be revealing to you, but the statistics are eye-popping. Grand jury indictment rate is 90% for citizens, in of itself potentially problematic in that it seems to a time consuming and expensive process of limited utility, until you get to the indictment rate of law enforcement officers, which is <1%, which would seem to be the creation of a legally protected class, by de facto law, expressly forbidden by the Constitution.

There is a question here, of how, if not through wide scope cases, would these disturbing trends in the American legal system be addressed? Is it necessary to address each narrow slice of a legal question, or can some greater principles be decided as a whole? When do issues occurring in multiple states, that are addressed in the Constitution itself become national priority, and what bodies should be addressing them? Are these matters to be left to the discretion of the office holder? Which is of a higher priority, the court’s self decided processes, dates and deadlines or the well documented and widely accepted violations by the government of it’s own principles, of which it was at least in large part, founded to prevent?

The question of my usage of the Declaration of Independence, was specifically to address some of these questions, and seems consistent with the following.

In Cotting v. Godard, 183 U.S. 79 (1901), the Court stated:

The first official action of this nation declared the foundation of government in these words: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. “While such declaration of principles may not have the force of organic law, or be made the basis of judicial decision as to the limits of right and duty, and while in all cases reference must be had to the organic law of the nation for such limits, yet the latter is but the body and the letter of which the former is the thought and the spirit, and it is always safe to read the letter of the Constitution in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. No duty rests more imperatively upon the courts than the enforcement of those constitutional provisions intended to secure that equality of rights which is the foundation of free government.”

So the passage that forms the spirit of the answer to the questions posed,  addressing as it does, life and liberty, as well as at the very least due process of the 5th and 14th amendments, cruel and unsusal punishment of the 8th, as well as equal protection under the 14th, is below.

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

I hope that this provides some context to the very reasonable objections you raised in your prior closings of my case, and will allow you to recommend my case as timely based on the larger context of the issues at hand, as well as providing your thoughts on the best way to address the larger systemic issues in play.

I thank you for your time, and careful consideration,

Sincerely,

 

 

Darrell Prince

An elemental dream of Unity

Dear People of Earth,

I had a dream, a simple, but far reaching dream. That our Air and our Water were being polluted by Fire and Earth, and scientists who study Air Water, Fire and Earth, said it was dangerous not to change, not to upgrade to make better. So we did, we focused in, and we transformed communities, people working side by side to make the places we live and work and play better at using resources wisely, better places to be that represented us served us and educated us. The best part was, when we did one, it happened everywhere, not the same, but different, but starting with the same idea of quality. We never had a problem with money, because we all agreed there was enough, but we had to center ourselves, and decide what was best for us, and how we could best use our resources of Energy and Time, Land, People and Goods. We found ways to express information without opinions, and came to our own decisions before discussions, which were preludes to actions, usually building.

We Educated ourselves, as part of taking care of People.

Terrorism, and response for action in the wake of the 7142016 french attacks.

I had meant to write more generally about the malaise decay and general state of confusion, illusion that is our process of non decision making in the wealthier nations of humans- not really sure at this point whether “kind” or “humanity” is applicable to this. We have to get past this- to where Unity with respect for differences, comes to be what humanity, is.

But the attack last night in France- so many dead, so randomly- people living their lives,  or enjoying a vacation brought me from realization- understanding what needed to be done- to a decision- commitment to applying resources– for the continued safety, security and well being of the people of the planet Earth, we must form a coalition of nations to put troops on the ground to defeat ISIL in Syria and Iraq, and a committed Marshall plan, to rebuild the countries, with the citizens of those countries. The funds in escrow for cessation of hostilities, before the action. This must be done with the United Nations, and whatever needs to be done to make sure that that body is better equipped to handle these situations, needs to happen.

To fail to do so is to ensure random acts of violence, with malcontents and desperate people, who may or may not have real issues egged on group of evil barbarians that call themselves ISIL and claim Islam as their raison d’aitre- reason for being. I say this because like so many people, claiming to be a part of something,  but take only what they like, and what justifies what they want to do anyway.  This is hardly selectively a Muslim problem; the opener to this chaos, and the willfully deceitful actions taken that were responsible for the largest death toll of the 21st century- more than a half a million people,  with more than 20 million people having this kind of thing happen, every day for a decade, was ostensibly Christian.

The current tactics have no hope of realistically bringing peace. Bombs break and shatter, powerful bombs, produce a vacuum, but no bombs produce order. Creation, strengthening is always harder than destruction It has been known as long as there have been aerial bombings* that they are good primarily for softening your enemy, but to take control, to reduce chaos in an area, requires enough human power to keep things calm, and to demonstrate that in the event people act to use physical force to harm or destroy, that a greater force will subdue them, AND that there are other ways to produce and procure a better life for yourself. Idle hands are the devils playthings- so we must get people there to build their homes, their infrastructure, make sure that they have jobs, building, that feed their families, so we replace an era and legacy of hate and destruction with an act of love and building.

I was horrified to no end by the decision to start a war for literally, no real reason, other than thin lies, oft repeated, and the mismanagement that ensued, it was an issue that politicized me. But this is not that, or can be not that. There are sponsored attacks all over the world emanating from this place, with laughter and cheers for all of the awful things that happen to humanity. And hundreds of thousands of people are leaving that place, because it has descended into Hell.  There are only so many ways to do things, and many times it isn’t what it is that you do it is how you do it. I am super un thrilled at the idea of spending additional time in the Middle East, a region of the world the United States has spent a disproportionate amount of time- going back now at least 80 years, treasure and political capital to create messes that enrich a very few here with an opportunity cost- money that could be spent on education, infrastructure or curing diseases here at home. But leaving a place in disarray, with an active conscious evil killing Muslims, Christians, local and foreign alike, and actively encouraging this in other places is not an option.  We must act

The other real, fear, is that this becomes an excuse to instill authoritarianism in otherwise free nations, and Nazism- I speak of the racially motivated authoritarian nationalism.  We also must ensure we identify this as a fight against extremism, against ISIL, lest we create even more enemies, and raise the tension and oppression to fever pitches that will ensure further attacks. It is really a tough place to be in, and we have to walk that tight rope, lest we lose our freedom, AND our security.  We have to be more tolerant of people with different ways, people who belong to different groups- after all – most groupings we belong to, be they Jew, Republican, Democrat, Taiwanese, or Giants fan, are ones we are born into- not a choice we make at all, and less tolerant of ignorant people who factless, baseless, and without a knowledge of what has gone before. We must understand that actual oppression is going to increase the tension that leads to attacks because of real or perceived oppression.

When I was younger, I was getting ready to go out, have some drinks, so I went to the ATM,  looking forward to the night. There was a man already there, so I stopped, maybe four feet behind him. Out of nowhere, he whips around and says “DO YOU MIND? Can you get away from me?” . Whoa, “ Dude, I’m standing at a distance that gives you personal space, and I’m not looking for your pin number, useless cuz I don’t have your card.” I’m doing something that’s private, and that’s all you need to know”. I didn’t pursue it further, and didn’t say what I was thinking- if I wanted to take any of that from him, that being nasty would have only made me feel better about doing it, and he only served to make me think about how to do something I wasn’t planning on doing, with a useless bit of security.

We have to act, but we have to act like we know, and act with humanity, compassion and understanding for people in general,  realistic about the need to carry a big stick when talking softly, understanding of lessons of the past but a lack of tolerance for those who use any religion, affiliation to promote violence.

The preparations should begin on a scale of a couple of months- we need to plan, but we will have to adapt to changing conditions.

 

 

*the same principle likely applies to siege, cannons etc, so really throughout the history of warfare

This will increase the power of the vote

http://thecallforunity.org
Snapshot
Mission: Help humanity move toward a rational discourse and better decision making for itself, by facilitating educated conversation, and developing the tools to organize communities.
Contact
Phone: (347)286-8248 Email: dprince@thecallforunity.org Web: www.thecallforunity.org Twitter: @thecallforunity
Summary
The Call for Unity wants to increase education and participation in the community for major issues, and enable a larger group communication around the issues.
The Problem
Getting what we want from our government is hard, and keeping abreast of all which is going on is hard to do. We need to be able to change our society for the better more quickly, and to have a democratic republic, we need an informed populace, and our officials need to know what we want from them, far more often.
The Solution
In order to address the continuing problem, the Unity Community Communication Application asks questions of the people, and delivers their will to their public officials door, as an entire community, and enables communities to have short conversations and research on issues, and enables the in person conversations that take action to the next level.
Key Features
The Community Communication Application takes short surveys at the mobile phone once per week, designed to be able to be finished in under 5 minutes, and thoroughly participated in, commented on and researched in less than 90 minutes, with limited questions contributed by city, state and local officials based on address, and also from groups you belong to.
• Delivers highly targeted polling information, for officials and for citizens
• Keeps people informed in small,short doses, what is going on in their neighborhoods
• Gives people a way to participate in democracy weekly, and exert influence over their officials
• Gives groups a way to increase their audience size, giving them incentive to work together
• Gives politicians a way to communicate directly with their constituencies
In the future, we will improve our information display, creating more searchable information and analytics, as well as a public discussion board. We will include special election cues as well.We will display aggregated data to answer questions like: How many people in Harlem support participatory budgeting?”
Target Audience
We see three key constituencies for Unity app. First, the citizens.. For most people working for change cannot be a full-time pursuit. Unity aims to provide a means for these folks to stay informed and ways to add their voices to the movement for change. Second, we will be a resource for professional organizers as well, by gathering data to inform their efforts, providing tools for them to share information and even build support among the more casual participants, and giving them a path to negotiate for a larger audience on key initiatives. Finally, government itself will be able to better communicate with their constituencies.

Click here to educate and power the vote

The beginnings of system for tabulating votes and building local power…

Unity Application

Strategic design for the human organism.

You’re going to see how a few minutes a week can make for a better democratic republic, and cut down on email bloat, while making your voice and that of people like and unlike you counted. You’re also going to help us attract attention and get this thing moving forward, just by filling it out and giving feedback.5 minutes is a maximum it will take you.
Step in to the future of civic engagement

 

Tim Cook Apple and the 4th Amendment

Tim Cook and American Security

 

I’d like to think that Tim Cook is looking to find a way to be more responsible as a corporate voice, doing what is right. However, I think he gets this one wrong. What we don’t want, is a government watching every step we take, paying attention to us pre-crime. But when a crime occurs, specifically murder, I fully expect the government to copy, not take, all of the data available in the short term, to ascertain what happened. The objections were to surveillance without reasonable cause, and of indeterminate length, without notification. Once a serious crime has been committed, and while not legally decided, there is more than reasonable suspicion, any and all records that would help to establish what happened I would assume the government would have access to, with a specific warrant.

The other issue is whether or not the government can compel Apple to create a workflow for access under a warrant, and I think the answer is yes, under eminent domain. Employees work , and labor is a well-established part of a company, and the government, can, under certain circumstances appropriate private assets for public use, with a transfer of fair value, which to me in this situation would be consulting fees amounting to something in the neighborhood of twice the salary of the people involved in the work, assuming a company pays it’s people at least half of what they are worth to the company.

Going forward, a bill requiring certain specifications regarding privacy, as well as mandatory, case by case information retrieval processes, can be part of doing business going forward, and seems to be very consistent with the text of the 4th amendment, with special attention being given to eventual notice of investigation being a part of due processes.

 

On a side note, it being Black History Month:

African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans have, on average about 1/12 the asset values of European Americans in the United States. $10,000-$14,000 dollars of net worth on average, compared to $150,000. Which is not to say that there is not still quite a few folks who figured out the game, but statistically that is huge, and it certainly has a lot to do with American policy, despite poverty alleviation programs have not been cost-effective, and need to be rethought.  With regard to the Native Americans, this land is your land this land is our land but really, really their land, at least too and they got displaced… African Americans got displaced to get here, and  got a raw deal since, yeah, worse than that of immigrants, and when they get it wrong, they don’t even try to set it right, you gotta fight the same people that are supposed to pay you. It’s crazy because the right don’t even see… Eric Garner got assaulted over minor tax evasion. Less than 50 cents.

That’s not a precedent you want to allow with any level of government.

As in, less than 10 minutes of taxes evaded on craigslist, air bnb. Like getting taken down over a craigslist phone sale you didn’t report, but not quite as much actual money being transacted.

Those cases can, and should be picked up by the federal government under due process, I expect for that to happen.