4. All of Congress would be out on their ass. Before a new Congress was instilled, a vote would have to be held by the American people to add some
new amendments to the Constitution.
a. The first would be that no government worker (non-military) would ever be afforded any salary greater than an E-5 in the US military, and that any
additional income they receive above that be taxed at the highest rate. No elected official shall be permitted to campaign on private funds, or
b. Special favors of any sort would land the grantor and receiver a month of hard time for the first offense. We’re in this mess because of
lobbyists, we need to be damn sure we never allow it to happen again.
c. An addendum to the 3rd Amendment, which stated that military forces shall not be quartered beyond the borders of the United States. The idea that
we have bases all through Europe is just ridiculous. It’s a huge waste of our resources.
d. Article 1 Section 8.11 would be amended to include the provision that any hostile act engaged in by US military forces be a felony until such time
that a Declaration of War is official. These Declarations of War must now state precisely where combat operations will occur, and shall not be
altered or amended. The point of this is that we have bombing runs occurring now in Pakistan by our drones and it’s quite frankly, illegal. Obama
e. Another stipulation be put into law that states that Congress shall make no law that is not first viewable by the People for a period of one month
prior to being forwarded to the Executive Office for signature. A subitem in this would include that no Bill shall ever be permitted to have earmarks
added at any time, and to attempt to do so is a felony.
f. Congress shall introduce no legislation or act that increases the debt of the United States, nor shall the United States ever go into debt. If
surpluses exist, the Federal Government is required by law to disburse the funds back to the States proportionately to their population.
I could offer more Constitutional amendments, but those are the ones that pop into mind right away.
I would also end the ability of corporations to own media sources. I would also prohibit one news agency from owning subsidiary news agencies. The
idea that a hand full of corporations own and control all the main stream media is absurd and shall not continue. ATS is fantastic in that news can
be provided to the people without the corporate thumb pressing down on us.
Now to the guts of all of this. The States must take back control for themselves and delegate the Federal Government to to minor role it was
intended. The States must follow their own Constitutions and with all of the laws written by Federal Agencies suddenly annulled, that’s precisely
what would have to happen.
I’m not saying it would be a smooth transition. It wouldn’t be easy, but take a ooh at the road we’re on right now. We’re no longer
represented by Congress. They are bought by corporations in the form of campaign contributions. We are no longer represented. The President can
campaign solely on Change and yet, he carries on policies he campaigned against. The Supreme Court doesn’t do enough to ensure that the other two
branches are acting within the bounds of the Constitution. We have a failed Executive, a failed Legislative, and a completely wimpy Judicial. Look
where we are now. There is literally no fix possible given the depths of corporate involvement and special interest lobbying.
In specific I’d like to reply to the gay marriage issue. Here’s how I’d deal with it. The US Declaration of Independence specifically states
that that all men are created equal, meaning mankind. If the word marriage is one related to religion then it is something specifically prohibited
from government involvement due to the separation of church and state provided in the 1st Amendment. Therefore the government has no control over it
if marriage is to be considered a religious idea. I would suggest to those wishing to be married that are gay, they ought to simply be married by a
religion that supports their life choices as there would no longer be government intervention.
This topic is something I’ve given a lot of thought about. I encourage everyone to debate sincerely. If things genuinely go south, it’ll be We
The People who have to stand up for our States Rights under our State Constitutions, and our National rights. Get a copy of your State Constitution
and start reading. They are written in a way as to be self sufficient without any Federal involvement at all. That's the way the States should
operate. The Federal Government ought to be a bare-bones operation. The States are where it's at, and the Founding Fathers knew that was the only
way it'd really work.
Two guesses as to were I’d tell the Department of Homeland Security to go.