Conversations on more than 50 actions to expand freedom in the United States
Assesses proposals being offered to amend the Constitution.
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2012
The Constitution should be changed only when there is a critical need for systemic change in the way government operates. The 27 amendments that have been ratified, even the 17 since the Bill of Rights, have greatly advanced the cause of justice in the U.S.
Two or three well chosen amendments could drastically change the way Washington operates. These changes are not likely to come from our elected political officials (President or Congress) or from the judiciary (Supreme Court). They must come from citizens like us.
At this website we assess the amendments that are being proposed. Several of them, if ratified, would facilitate resolution of many of the other issues discussed at this site.
Join this “Amend the Constitution” group to be part of this discussion.
Below are amendments that are being discussed
The first four are recommended by this author.
1. Term limits for Congress (Join this group also)
2. Remove special interest money from campaigns (Join this group also)
3. Clarify the powers reserved to the states or to the people (Join this group also)
4. Repeal Amendment Two-thirds of state legislatures could repeal any law of Congress. (Join this group also)
5. Apply the same laws to members of Congress as to citizens (Under the Discussions tab)
6. Limit federal spending to 20% of GDP (Under the Discussions tab)
7. Balanced budget amendment
8. Allow Americans to use gold as currency (See "The Gold Standard" under the Discussions tab)
Another group, “Amendment Process” discusses how amendments can be accomplished. Join that group also.
In view of the fact that the federal government is increasingly over-stepping its authority and encroaching on the States powers, an effective remedy could be to repeal the provisions of…Continue
Started by Richard Brackett. Last reply by Richard Brackett Feb 19, 2012.
As of April 4, 2011, a Balanced budget Amendment, "...which has the backing of the entire Senate GOP conference, would cap spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product and permit the…Continue
Started by Daniel Dyer. Last reply by Daniel Dyer Jul 8, 2011.
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgTo the Editor:Re: “Blagojevich and Legal Bribery” (OP-ED, August 18)I agree with Scott Turow that “the Constitutional amendment this nation most urgently requires is one…Continue
Started by Daniel Dyer. Last reply by David Heikkinen Aug 18, 2010.