Occupy assaults ‘outdated’ U.S. Constitution
The Occupy movement has set its sights on the U.S. Constitution, calling the nation’s founding document “drastically” outdated while seeking a rewrite that includes provisions for a new national currency, a requirement that troops refuse certain military orders and the abolishment of the Federal Reserve.
Occupy has also boasted that recent congressional legislation mirror’s the anti-Wall Street movement’s own literature on a constitutional amendment to limit financing in public elections.
This follows a recent Occupy push for a massive public works program under the banner of “Occupy the Jobs” in which the government would be required to provide jobs at union wages for more than 30 million unemployed and underemployed workers.
The concept bears a striking resemblance to proposals by Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s regulatory czar, who has sought a new Bill of Rights in which the government is constitutionally required to offer each citizen a “useful” job.