Real Democracy Party (RDP)
Organization and Membership (2015-March 2017)
John Manimas Medeiros is the founder, and Chair from 2015 through March 31, 2017
John Manimas is the write-in candidate for President of the United States for the 2016 election, Nov. 8, 2016. The write-in status is deliberate and to be maintained in order to reduce risks of election ballot fraud by election authorities.
Purpose of this RDP candidacy -- Mission and Principles: The purpose of this candidacy and effort to conduct an effective campaign is to offer the voters an opportunity to vote against the Two-Party System and in favor of peaceful change to real democracy and a multi-party system. The vote could be considered a "protest vote" or notice to the Two-Parties that some voters are so extremely dissatisfied that they want to discard the Two-Party System and change the election system permanently in the direction of real democracy where the officers elected and the public policies implement the will of the people. When the voters lean to the left, those elected and public policy lean to the left; when the voters lean to the right, those elected and public policy lean to the right. The RDP is open to suggestions on how to achieve these goals, but the RDP recommended change is to an election system that uses vote donation, party coalitions and coalition government to achieve the goal of real democracy and a truly multi-party system. The RDP members consider this to be a conservative political movement because the signers of the Constitution and the authors of The Federalist Papers recommended a multi-party election system. In 1787, a Two-Party System would have been considered authoritarian and anti-democratic.
Founding principles and platform: May be revised only with the approval of the Chair until March 31, 2017. May be revised or developed by Robert's Rules of Order thereafter.
1) Organization: development of principles, platform and election strategies shall be categorized as:
A) Major revisions or major plans;
B) Minor revisions or minor plans;
C) Editiorial recommendations;
D) Publicity arrangements and plans;
E) Public presentations;
F) Interviews, appearances, meetings;
G) Authority to communicate for the Party;
H) Officers, elections, organizational policies, responsibilities.
A) Planning Member;
B) Listed Member
C) Anonymous Member or Secret Member
3) Financial practices: donations may not exceed $2,000 from an individual. No donations will be accepted from any business entity. Expenditures will be reported publicly and will be limited to legitimate campaign expenses, primarily for advertising and communications. Any compensation paid to a self-employed consultant will be fully and promptly recorded and reported. The RDP does not plan to have employees.
4) Subversive members or infiltrators:
John Manimas and other planning members may at any time take measures to identify, define and resist or expel any persons who pretend to support the RDP while actually intending to discredit, re-direct, or oppose its positive mission or principles.
Recommended reading for Real Democracy self-education:
Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy
The Farewell Speech of President Eisenhower, 1961
The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
The Constitution of the United States of America
A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn.
Labor's Untold Story, by the United Electrical Workers Union
A Restless People: Americans in Rebellion 1770-1787, by Oscar and Lilian Handlin
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