Elements of a Microtution* - Key
think, and think clearly, about the content that surrounds the framework of
their Microtution. The action items, or “body of action,” included in a
Microtution must meet the following guidelines...Full Text
The power to execute all
contracted action must be available through the powers of the office sought;
and through the individual powers the private citizen brings to the office
sought through the election process.
The combinations of these two powers are the boundaries from which all
Microtution “action items” can be generated.
If the “body
of action” includes in the Microtution adheres to the above guidelines, the
candidate will not be putting his or her political career at risk. If
candidates are wise in their selection of action items, they will never face
the sanction of stepping aside in the next election cycle for failure to
On the other
hand, the action items included in a microtution may or may not help one get
elected to office. As with any election to public office, the candidate must
know which issues will move voters to provide a plurality on Election Day.
applies to each and every elected office, more than 511,000 according to the
U.S. Census Bureau, at all levels of American government. This can impact our
entire political system and deliver positive change.
The fundamental elements of a
microtution are similar to the basic elements of a valid contract between two
or more parties. Ideally, the language is direct, clear and leaves no room for
ambiguity. This can be accomplished: Read the U.S. Constitution. These are the
required elements of a microtution:
of the parties – candidate’s name and office sought.
outlining the Constitutional right of the parties to execute the social
contract referred to as a Microtution.
Body of the
Microtution – a list of action items the candidate will accomplish if elected
to office. The only limitations on action items are that they must be able to
be accomplished through the powers of the elective office sought and through
the power of the individual citizen seeking election brings to the office.
against any and all alterations to the microtution. The only exception to this
prohibition is a section enabling the addition of action item(s) to the body of
the Microtution no later than 30 days prior to the election.
nonperformance – failure to perform all action items listed in the Microtution
will result in the candidate not seeking re-election to the same or other
elected office in the next election cycle. This must be included or the
document is not a Microtution.*
resolution; Arbitration – if the candidate is elected to office and a dispute
arises over the candidate’s fulfillment of all obligations as stated in the
action items listed in the body of the Microtution, the dispute is to be
resolved through arbitration. Notice of any such dispute must be given no later
than 120 days prior to the deadline for filing candidacy papers for re-election
to the elective office covered by the Microtution.*
provision outlining guidelines for notice of dispute.
signature of candidate and witness or witnesses.
exceptions to the above are items 5 and 6 for incumbent governors or
For item 5,
Sanctions: Term-limited politicians at all levels, including state governors
may utilize a “will not seek election to any other “higher” elective office in
the next election cycle” clause. Although weaker from a sanction perspective
when compared to an opponent’s clause of not seeking re-election for governor or
other elective office, term limited candidates do have this option because they
often seek election to higher state or federal office.
incumbent President considering executing a Microtution, the sanction “I will not
seek election to this or any other elective office in the next election cycle”
is no sanction at all. There are alternative sanctions an incumbent President
can utilize to counterbalance the “I will not seek re-election” clause in the
Microtution of his or her challenger. The most effective sanction for an
incumbent President executing a Microtution would be a sanction that grants his
presidential retirement income for life to a charity of his choice. This will
let Americans know that a candidate is serious about fulfilling the action
items in their Microtution.
For item 6,
rather than seeking dispute resolution through arbitration, state governors or
presidents may want to utilize state courts. It may be that state governors
have the option of either arbitration or state courts. Presidents, on the other
hand, along with any constituent bringing an action for breach, must look to a
state court first, and then it may be that a state court looks to the federal
courts for dispute resolution. We experienced this state court to federal
court, back to state court in the 2000 presidential election. Any change of dispute resolution from
arbitration to a state or federal court system requires inclusion of guidelines
for a claimant filing a dispute for nonperformance of the action items
contained in the Microtution.