People may or may not already know them. Interesting to throw out there. 1. The Constitution did not originally require that a popular vote be held for Senate. The State Legislatures could decide to pick Senators for the Senate in whatever way they wanted. 2. The Constitution does not require a popular vote for President. The State Legislatures get to decide how their electors are chosen. 3. Congress can regulate the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. People have, from time to time, suggested the Congress strip the Supreme Court of authority to hear certain cases. 4. Many strange amendments to the Constitution have been proposed, and failed. Here are some of them: 1876: an attempt to abolish the United States Senate 1876: the forbidding of religious leaders from occupying a governmental office or receiving federal funding 1878: an Executive Council of Three should replace the office of President 1893: renaming this nation the United States of the Earth 1893: abolishing the United States Army and Navy 1894: acknowledging that the Constitution recognizes God and Jesus Christ as the supreme authorities in human affairs. 1912: making marriage between races illegal 1914: finding divorce to be illegal 1916: all acts of war should be put to a national vote. Anyone voting yes had to register as a volunteer for service in the United States Army 1933: an attempt to limit the personal wealth to $1 million 1936: an attempt to allow the American people to vote on whether or not the United States should go to war 1938: the forbidding of drunkenness in the United States and all of its territories 1947: the income tax maximum for an individual should not exceed 25% 1948: the right of citizens to segregate themselves from others 1971: American citizens should have the alienable right to an environment free of pollution. Interesting, no?