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We need a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution. What amendments do you support?

What constitutional amendments would you like to put up for the Convention of States to consider?

  • Election Reform, only US citizens, ID required, signature matching, mail-in by excuse only, etc.

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • Balanced Budget required, w/o using SS funds, unless in time of declared war,

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • To ensure that apportionment of Representatives be set by counting only citizens

    Votes: 14 66.7%
  • To make the filibuster in the Senate a part of the Constitution

    Votes: 8 38.1%
  • To allow the President a "line item veto"

    Votes: 14 66.7%
  • To guarantee the right to use the word "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and the national motto

    Votes: 7 33.3%
  • To set mandatory retirement ages for House/Senate/Supreme Court Justices.

    Votes: 11 52.4%
  • Social Security must be made whole, i.e. "fixed" and only those who contributed can get benefits

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • New one, see my post

    Votes: 6 28.6%

  • Total voters
    21

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The 2014 scandal involving conditions in VA facilities was hardly hyperbole. The only VA facility I've ever used was in fair condition, although through recent construction and upgrades it is now greatly improved.
7 years ago? Why not go back to the 50s?
 
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One question was not yet resolved.
Can a legally approved Amendment be ruled unconstitutional by the USSC?
I don't see where the USSC can reject the Convention of States amendments, neither does the House, Senate, nor President.
Any new COS Amendment is by definition "constitutional", correct?
 

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The U.S. Constitution can be amended two ways, either by 2/3 votes in the House and Senate, or by a Convention of States where 3/4 of the States must ratify new amendments for the new amendment to pass. So if in 2022 or 2024 the GOP can get 38 state legislatures they can amend the US Constitution. Not an impossible task.
The US president has no say in either of the amendment processes.

The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by constitutional convention. The Congress proposes an amendment in the form of a joint resolution. Since the President does not have a constitutional role in the amendment process, the joint resolution does not go to the White House for signature or approval. The original document is forwarded directly to NARA's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for processing and publication. The OFR adds legislative history notes to the joint resolution and publishes it in slip law format. The OFR also assembles an information package for the States which includes formal "red-line" copies of the joint resolution, copies of the joint resolution in slip law format, and the statutory procedure for ratification under 1 U.S.C. 106b.

A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). When the OFR verifies that it has received the required number of authenticated ratification documents, it drafts a formal proclamation for the Archivist to certify that the amendment is valid and has become part of the Constitution. This certification is published in the Federal Register and U.S. Statutes at Large and serves as official notice to the Congress and to the Nation that the amendment process has been completed.

So what new amendments would you support? I'll start the ball rolling with a few in a poll.

The Pledge of Allegiance is part of the Flag Code which is advisory only. You can say it any way you want.
 

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Just thought of another one. TERM LIMITS. We need more turnover in the House and Senate.
I think the constitution should allow for recall of members of Congress by a simple majority vote of his constituents. We can get rid of Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
 
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I think the constitution should allow for recall of members of Congress by a simple majority vote of his constituents. We can get rid of Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
Like Nancy said, "this democrat glass of water could beat ANY Republican in her (AOC's) district. Those morons sent Amazon's HQ2 from NYC to VA, that's how stupid they are, same with Bernie, Ilhan, Nancy, and Chuckie.
 

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Get rid of the privately owned Federal Reserve who prints the Fiat Currency. If keeping a Fiat Currency, then give it back to the people. Let the government control the whole process. Change the name of the Federal Reserve Note into a United States Note or so. But that would mean we are a sovereign and free nation. We reduce the middle man. Jesus spoke about money changers. Those who forgot the teachings at that time. We can forgive a percentage of debt with that and make the interest more palatable for loans in a responsible way. Of course the new people involved will have to be honorable. And laws passed to keep them that way. We won't of course. For there are many corrupted and involved with the globalist movement.
 

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The constitution that is currently in effect is held in abeyance daily. Why would anyone be deluded enough to think new changes will be treated differently?
 

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What we have work, we have seen it work.

The real problem is not enough politicians pay attention to the constitution and when they do they are fucking with it or ignoring it, or give it unintended meaning.

The country works, we just need to leave it alone and let it work like it's supposed to.
 
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The constitution that is currently in effect is held in abeyance daily. Why would anyone be deluded enough to think new changes will be treated differently?
Give a few examples of what is held in abeyance.
The courts generally decide what must be followed or not.
For example, sanctuary states and sanctuary cities apparently can violate immigration laws.
 

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