Proposed Amendments

The Problem

Have you ever wondered how those on Capitol Hill can take something so clear and simple, like “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” and turn it into mountains of papers, legal briefs, legislation, and rulings, most of which completely miss the boat?  I mean, really!  What’s so difficult about “shall not be infringed?”  The founders   Why it took over 230 years for the Supreme

The Solution

I hereby propose the following Amendments to the United States Constitution, for a variety of reasons, most notably that Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court can’t seem understand some of the earlier ones.

Proposed

Equal Rights and Privileges Under The Law Act

“Congress shall make no law applying to the American people that does not also apply equally to Congress, the President, members of the Supreme Court, and all other members of all local, State, and Federal governments; nor shall Congress exempt themselves from any law applying to the American people.”

Justification:  For starters, the Obamacare fiasco.  If it’s good enough for us, it’s good enough for them.  If they feel otherwise, they shouldn’t have passed, particularly without reading it, Pelosi.

Far more importantly, however, is a little-known section in the Constitution which states:  “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” – Article I, Section 9.

Our Founding Fathers despised the idea that some men are better than others.  They absolutely detested King George’s haughty arrogance, the fact that he was using the colonies as slave labor to fund his many wars and conquests, the expansion of his kingdom at the expense of the colonists.  They felt so strongly about this that they they spelled it out in clear terms at the beginning of our Declaration of Independence:  “We hold these truths to be self-evidence, that all men are created equal…”

When Congress, the President, members of the Supreme Court, or other government entities start believing they’re above The People, they’re wrong, at least in this country.  We’re not a monarchy.  We’re not an oligarchy.  We’re a Republic, a free and equal people founded upon the principles of open government, so that no such oligarchy or monarchy should ever gain a foothold.

Proposed

Line-Item Veto or One Measure per Bill

Pros

Cons

Alas, this is a work in progres…  Please reference this post for the basics.

Updated: September 24, 2013 — 11:40 am