Your Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Constitution:
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On Wednesday February 6, 2013, Eddie of Florida offered this amendment:
A complete revision of Article I, section 8. It seems silly to create a small group of men in order to stifle the ability of one man calling the shots. Silly, because now you have a concentrated and organized group of people with monarchistic tendencies. Oh sweeet irony...
On Thursday January 3, 2013, Alec Sanderson of Boulder, Colorado offered this amendment:
The each of the individual states shall have the the exclusive powers decide all laws and policies pertaining to marriage. The federal government is to have absolutely no say in such matters.
On Sunday September 2, 2012, Mairaa of email@example.com offered this amendment:
A bill is introduced to eihetr the House or the Senate, it can come from eihetr a member of one of those houses or the President or just about anywhere. The Bill is debated and then voted on, if it passes it goes to the other house where this process is repeated. There are usually changes in the bill at this time so it must go back to the original house to debate the merits of these changes and re-voted on. If it passes it will go to the president's desk where eihetr he can sign it, veto it, or just let it die there on his desk. If he signs it it become law, if he vetos it the Congress can try to over-ride this veto with 2/3 voting for it once more, if that fails the bill dies. If it sits on the president's desk it's pretty much dead there too.References :
On Monday August 27, 2012, James Mosley of Waterford, Connecticut offered this amendment:
Repeal the 23rd Amendment and make the seat of the Federal Government a state with the appropriate representation.
On Sunday July 31, 2011, Carl Johnson of Arlington, Texas offered this amendment:
Abolish the Congress, Executive Branch including the President and Cabinet as well as all other Federal functions and all state goverments. Reform the Nation into a Confedracy of Counties with each having a two part Constitution all counties would have to agree on the content of the first part. The first part would be to establish an elected group of 50 County Representatives to govern all needed functions formerly done by the Federal government. These representatives would be chosen by the counties from their elected county commissoners on a rotating basis. Any candidate for County commissioner would have to take a standerdized psychological test for competance and moral rectitude. The terms of service would be established by the Counties. The election of County Commissioners would be the only elctions and these requirements should be the same for all Counties. Some agreed upon laws should be included in this part. Suggested are- No subsidies are permitted at any level of government. No drugs or other materials shall be banned or made illegal. All existing Federal laws are void after approval of this amendment! Some efforts must be applied to stop corruption and to keep it from existing in all Counties or above. The second part of the Constitution shall be left to each County to write and approve. The functions formerly governed by the Federal government now to be governed by the 50 reresentives may be these- Defense, Justice. The balance of the cabinet/departments may well be abolished!
On Monday June 6, 2011, Allen Stambaugh of Pasco, WA offered this amendment:
The United States, each state, and each subdivision thereof shall have the right to lay and collect a uniform tax on land value, provided that the aggregate increase in the rate of the tax shall not be greater than eight tenths of one percent in any given year.
On Thursday May 12, 2011, John Doe of California offered this amendment:
The government cannot spend more than it takes in.
On Saturday April 23, 2011, Adam Monroe of Chicago offered this amendment:
All public revenue shall come from land value ownership and any other privilege anyone or any group may be receiving, such as the right to do business with less personal liability than would any adult citizen have.
On Sunday April 10, 2011, Dr. Phillip A. Reeves of 75035 offered this amendment:
Set a one level income Tax on all income to all people or organizations everywhere who live or do business in USA or territories @ 10%-no deductions. Payable monthly.Religious and non profit included. We all need government equally.
On Thursday March 24, 2011, Steven Haynes of Louisville, Ky offered this amendment:
The Federal Government is prohibited from using tax revenue to bailout or subsidize any company, industry, or product.
On Thursday March 24, 2011, Tony of Chicago offered this amendment:
"The armed forces of the United States are hereby prohibited from utilizing the services of private, commercial businesses in their military operations."
On Tuesday March 1, 2011, Paul Carey of Harrisburg PA offered this amendment:
I propse an amendment to change Article 2 sec 1 Qualifications OF the Presidency in the constitution should included with the current wording: The President should complete a minimum of 4 years of college education from a recognized and licensed institution of higher education and a obtain a passing grade in at least two courses in general economics.
On Tuesday January 11, 2011, Jose of Queens offered this amendment:
People must be educated and know how to be a productive and creative in order to do a difference, and make changes in political and not just theory, and farms must be taken care well.
On Wednesday December 29, 2010, Jonathan P. Chance of USA offered this amendment:
For starters, please feel free to read The 2010 Constitution of the United States of America: Treasurynet.US
On Wednesday September 29, 2010, Olivia Mirren of Juneau, Alaska offered this amendment:
Abolish the Electoral College. The President shall be popularly elected by eligible voters.
On Monday September 27, 2010, Luke Peluzzo of The Glen, New Hampshire offered this amendment:
Proposed change to the Presidential Oath of Office: "I (Insert complete (full name here) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will fully and faithfully execute the office of President of the United States. I swear (or affirm) to defend the United States of America from all of her enemies; to avoid selfishness and corruption in my office when tempted; to preserve the dignity of this office; to take full responsibility for my failures; to comply with every law; and will to the best of my ability, preserve, obey, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the rights of the American people."
On Monday September 27, 2010, Jose Ortega of Coronado, California offered this amendment:
The income tax rate at the federal or state level must never rise above 30.00% (30 Percent) of any one person's income; this applies to the middle-income, the high-income, and the super-rich. Also, the middle-class, high-income, and the super-rich are to have the exact same income tax rate on both the the federal and state levels(one flat/equal tax for these groups). There is to be absolutly no federal or state income taxation on any one person who is classified as either lower-income or those below the poverty line.
On Monday September 6, 2010, Morry Korman of Palm Springs. CA 92264 offered this amendment:
An amendment strictly governing how much any political candidate can spend on their reelection campaign. Tied to this amendment should be a ban on unlimited contributions, whether from companies or individuals, to a candidates reelection. This in effect should automatically overturn the Supreme Court's recent ruling on corporations removing the limit they may contribute to campaigns.
On Monday September 6, 2010, Morry Korman of Palm Springs. CA 92264 offered this amendment:
An amendment strictly governing how much any political candidate can spend on their reelection campaign. Tied to this amendment should be a ban on unlimited contributions, whether from companies or individuals, to a candidates reelection. This in effect should automaticall overturn the Supreme Courts recent ruling on corporation removing the limit they may contribute to campaigns.
On Wednesday August 25, 2010, Maria Morales of Phoenix, Arizona offered this amendment:
The states should be allowed to assist the federal government in the capture, detainment, and the processing of those working, traveling, and residing in the United States illegally, whether the federal government wants their help or not. If the federal government fails to secure the borders and the nation from those who are traveling, working, or residing the United States illegally, then the states, (like in the "Declaration of Independence") may take action and within their own state jurisdiction may take what they consider to be neccessary actions to secure themselves. This applies to both border states and non-border states, as well as Washington D.C., and any overseas territories and commonwealths the United States possesses.
On Saturday August 14, 2010, A Georgist of United States offered this amendment:
Land (i.e. Nature) is the only thing to be be taxed, and fairly heavily, but whatever cannot be spent on Constitutionally supported functions of Government must be paid out in a Citizen's Dividend. This will be accomplished by setting up a Sky Trust, an Ocean Trust, and having the various members of our national Union be both a State, as a political entity, and a Commonwealth.
On Saturday August 14, 2010, Jameson of Glenn, Chair, Liberty Party of Lincoln State of State of Lincoln offered this amendment:
17th Repealed. Three Senators per State, one every two years, elected by both houses of the state legislature (require bicameralism). Candidates must be aged 60+ years, at least 30 years a resident of the U.S., and 9 years a Citizen of the State they are to serve for.
On Monday May 17, 2010, Anna Lyon of North Carolina offered this amendment:
Eliminate the General Welfare Clause
On Wednesday April 21, 2010, Josiah Torvik of Minnesota offered this amendment:
Give agricultural workers protection rights.
On Saturday March 20, 2010, John Richard De Luca III of Peculiar, Missouri offered this amendment:
There shall be no tax on the properties of deceased persons, by either the states or the federal government.
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