posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 11:49 PM
Well the constitution is mostly good.. its perfection lies in its amendablity.
I would first off recomend addressing the problem of representation.
Currently we have no voice of our own what so ever at a federal level. We rely on our representatives to speak for us yet how many of us know them.
PERSONALLY honestly know them? DO they understand your life and your struggles? Do they even know the current price of gasoline?
I would keep the Senate as it is. 2 representatives to represent the whole of us at a state level.
I would dissolve the house of representatives and in its place institute the house of the people where we the people would take on the HOR duties and
represent ourselves ...speak for ourselves.
Never again would there be taxation without representation because we would represent ourselves.
Now if you think the people would vote themselves into a third world welfare state then you have no faith in the senate (which at this point is very
understandable) but the Senate is a great check on the house. If you think the people would not read bills passed then understand that your current
congressman and senators today do not read HALF of what they sign....They just go which ever way the lobbyists pay them too.
If you wonder how it could work just remember the internet is everywhere even at your local libraries. And if new hack proof hardline need to be built
I personally would give every penny I could for it if the reward was the ability to speak for myself when Senate presents a bill to raise Taxes for
education without addressing the fundamental problems of the educational system... Throwing money at a problem does not solve it, it only lines the
pockets of those who sponsored the bill.
After that minor glitch with the legislative branch was addressed, I would correct the executive branch. Dissolve the electoral college and institute
popular vote. I would also remove the term limits because it infringes upon YOUR LIBERTY!!! If you have a president you like, that the majority of
america likes, who wants to remain president himself WHY ARE WE NOT ALLOWED TO KEEP HIM /HER IF THE MAJORITY WANTS HIM TO REMAIN IN OFFICE!?!?!
I would also anull executive orders.
Moving on to the last branch the SCOTUS. I would end life time appointments. In its place I would install the longest terms of 15 year term for
supreme court justices with no term limits. And I would have them elected by popular vote not appointed.
Skeptics might insist that they would be subject to our popular politics of the day.. . But I have more faith in you. When you are voting for someone
for a 15 year term do you really want to judge him and elect him over todays politics? Or would you value his long term consistency? And when you
consider the average term of a SCOTUS judge it averages to around 15 years anyways...
With these constitutional amendments I think tyranny would be crushed forever, unable to rear its ugly head ever again in our system.
It would be "a more true to the idea" representative democracy. A republic that allows the minority a voice. YOU THE INDIVIDUAL would have a say
with all the other individuals.
Are there kinks? I am sure. But could the kinks be ironed out to forge a more perfect union? UNDOUBTEDLY!