Proposed Constitutional Amendments

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    1A. Eliminate the Electoral College and elect the President by the popular vote.

    1B. If the Electoral College is retained, each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Representatives (only) to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. Each state’s electoral votes then shall be awarded proportionally, according to the popular vote totals.

    2. Gerrymandering is prohibited. Congressional districts shall be drawn along county (or parish) lines whenever possible. When they are not, an explanation must be given to the public.

    3. Term limits for elected Federal officers:

    3A. No person shall be elected to the House of Representatives more than six times, and no person who has been a Representative, or acted as a Representative, for more than one year of a term to which some other person was elected Representative shall be elected to the office more than five times.

    3B. No person shall be elected to the Senate more than twice, and no person who has been a Senator, or acted as a Senator, for more than three years of a term to which some other person was elected Senator shall be elected to the office more than once.

    3C. Supreme Court Justices shall hold their office for a term of eighteen years, after which they must resign. The President shall appoint one Justice within six months after the beginning of each Presidential term, and another Justice within six months after the beginning of the third year of each Presidential term.

    4. When the Senate’s “Advice and Consent” is required, that body shall have six months in which to act. If the Senate fails to act within six months, their “Advice and Consent” is no longer required.
     
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    The Electoral College should NOT be touched or changed in ANY way. It has worked fine since our wise forefathers wrote it. It prevents just a few states or large cities from dictating who the president should be for our entire country. The Dems were fine with it until their beloved Hildabeast lost in 2016.
     
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    I'd revise the 14th amendment to exclude the "anchor baby" cottage industry, which is a national security concern.
     
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    You remember we already have 27 Amendments. If you want new ones, they need to start at 28.
     
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    LOL in order to even get an amendment on the ballot takes the cooperation of what 2/3'rds of each house. Someone explain why members of Congress would ever vote to cut their own throats?
     
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    We could do that by simply adding one word.

    "Legally"

    "All persons LEGALLY born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
     
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    Yes, I'm aware that the Constitution has been amended before. I simply numbered my suggestions starting with "1" for my first proposal, not the Amendment number they might eventually have. The Amendment process is long and complicated; I couldn't begin to predict what Amendment number any of my suggestions might ultimately have. But kudos for coming up with an utterly picayune criticism. Do you have anything cogent to say about any of my proposals?
     
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    Absolutely not.

    The only way forward in America that leftists have populated with 3rd worlders is either end or restrict democracy or secede. No one is going to tell the Americans how to live in our country, majority or not.

    By any token, unrestricted democracy was a stupid move for the American republic - that's how we got into this mess.

    Ending anchor babies - obviously.
     
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    Public funding for campaigns.

    Debates shall be held and moderated by some other organization than the two parties that have captured and controlled the STATE.
     
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    Those are terrible ideas... solutions looking for a problem to solve.
     

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