posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 08:19 PM
Our constitution has needed replacing for quite some time. With all the talk of revolution I figured we need something to rally behind. so I have
renovated our old constitution and "fixed" the problems inherent in it. This is just a first draft, but it a start. We need to have some new rules
to rally behind and so we can show just what we want to replace our government with. I have written the highlights before the new constitution to
underline a few of the changes. Please feel free to edit this and pass it around.
The body known as The House of Representatives shall be comprised of one representative from every county or similar political subdivision from every
state in the union elected by the citizens of that county. Representatives shall be limited to 3 two year terms.
The body known as the Senate is dissolved.
The body known as the Supreme Court shall be comprised of 11 judges selected by the president and ratified by 2/3s vote of the representatives. They
shall have power to judge whether laws passed by the House and states are in compliance with this document.
There shall be a president elected by a majority vote of citizens for one 6 year term. No president shall serve more than one term or 6 years in
Congress shall not exempt themselves from any law or rule imposed on citizens.
A citizen is defined as a person born in the united States to parents born in the united states. Or to a person who has been naturalized or given
citizenship by law.
All laws must originate with the house. After being ratified a bill shall be submitted to the several states for a vote. No bill shall become law
unless ratified by a majority of states and then signed by the president.
The congress and it’s agents have no authority unless specifically authorized by this constitution. No law shall be in effect if it’s language
conflicts with this constitution.
The congress may have power to lay and collect taxes in a fair way. Taxes may not be used to regulate behavior or advance social policy.
Article I - The Legislative Branch Note
Section 1 - The Legislature
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of House of Representatives.
Section 2 - The House
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every third Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State
shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States,
and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
There shall be one member for every county or like political subdivision e;ected by the constituents of that county.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. No member may serve more than
2 terms in office.
Section 3 - The Senate
The Senate of the United States shall be dissolved.
No bill shall become law unless ratified by the legislatures of a majority the states.
Section 4 - Elections, Meetings
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress
may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations,
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall (be on the first Monday in December.
Section 5 - Membership, Rules, Journals, Adjournment
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do
Business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and
under such Penalties as the House may provide.
The House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require
Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than
that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Section 6 - Compensation
(The Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.)
(The preceding words in parentheses were modified by the 27th Amendment.) They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be
privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any
Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
No Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, or after having served, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the
United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office
under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto
All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the States may propose or concur with Amendments as on other
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the States, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the
United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who
shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree
to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by
two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of
the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the
President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed
it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of
Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or bein