Tomorrow we celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It is the greatest political document ever developed by man. In preparation for my honoring the document tomorrow I have looked at a couple of key amendments that will be needed to reverse the course of nationalism this administration is pushing so hard to achieve:
The Tenth Amendment: This is the key to returning to a true republic, and the only way we will be able to stop this out of control federal government barring an unforeseen catastrophe.
The Seventeenth Amendment: This amendment must be repealed to reinstate the responsibility for deciding federal senators back into the state legislature. I know it is popular to say that a person voting on their senator is direct democracy but it is ineffective as a safeguard of our republic. Senators have failed their duty to protect the tenth amendment because their allegiance has been watered down from the state to the national political party apparatus.
The Sixteenth Amendment: The states must apply a limit on the federal power to tax citizens and corporations. The amendment is clear that it gives the federal government the power to directly tax individuals and corporations, but it needs a constitutional fight on how much of the income is enough. A Governor must challenge this by imposing a limit and take the fight to the Supreme Court. This is necessary to return to a limited government as intended by the founders.
The Twenty Eighth Amendment: We must limit the terms of congressman and senators just as we do the president. Eight years for Congress and six years for the senate. Before you argue about losing good politicians, just look at the federal government’s track record to date. Enough said. (And no there is no Twenty Eighth Amendment, I am proposing it).
Please read the U.S. Constitution, it will take you about an hour, and please come back tomorrow for my tribute to this miraculous document. Thanks.