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If you could add one amendment to the Constitution, what would it be?

For me it would be the prohibition of fractional reserve banking.



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I agree with most if not all below and to add another one

No military troops shall be stationed outside the united States except only in the time of declared war by congress.

Bill of Rights enforcement

Any and all laws that violate or weaken the Bill of Rights will be rendered null and void. The creators and executors of such laws will be automatically removed from office, and incarcerated for a period of (x) years.

Secession

"The right to secede from the union shall belong to the individual states and to all persons"

I would put it between the first and the second amendments, where it belongs logically. When dealing with bad governments, you first speak up and change it. Failing that, you declare your independence from it. If they refuse to recognize that right, you get out the guns.

I would prefer that the amendment was there from the beginning. Perhaps Lincoln would have been impeached for even considering breaching the Constitution. We might have avoided a bloody civil war by taking the issue of the states leaving to court where I imagine that scotus would have ruled in favor of the CSA under that amendment.

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Something to strenghten the

Something to strenghten the fourth amendment. Not sure how I would word it, but it would probably include an explicit right to privacy, and clarify when warrants are and are not necessary.

clarify 14th Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone "born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" according to a court ruling. But are the children born to aliens belong to their parents who are subjects of other nations.

Ignoring the second clause about being "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" has even led to a tourist birth industry as Chinese and South American's fly in to give birth here not to mention all the illegal aliens getting free OB care here and having anchor babies. This is one case of something the founders never envisioned; not only the changes in transportation but that court ruling and our porous borders and politicians who encourage breaking immigration laws.

I estimate that a US citizenship is worth about $200,000 because of free K-12 educations, free medical care, higher pay here, and other social benefits. We shouldn't be handing out citizenship tokens to everyone who can crawl over a fence or fly here first class and pay for a tourist birthing package.

You have a point. Until the WTO stops altering trade/industry

economies in other countries are altered making the people's traditional lifestyles disappear or otherwise non functional.

In order the revise the 14th, the confusion of constitutions must be ended by our use of Article V. Through Article V not only can GATT and NAFTA be rescinded, but the old republic under the 1787 constitution can be reinstated.

I've learned how to make Article B safe by using a concept called "Preparatory Amendment". This thread deal with it with an awareness of the cognitive infiltration which the infiltrated gov conducts all over the web, on the ground and in various forms of media.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

No one shall be elected to a

No one shall be elected to a public office without a written and publicly counted vote. Electoral college abolished and no delegate non sense.

Does this mean a convention to propose

amendments is something you favor?

If so, please examine the concept of "Preparatory Amendment", which makes Article V safe. I have a thread which begins to deal with the issue here.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

No law may be pass on the people with out 2/3 of all the people

from the last censes voting for the law.

Very simple law. those not voting would be a no vote. and the law could not be in a negative adverment.

In otherwords they can not make a no vote a yes vote for a law.

This should be in all states too. for laws against the state people.

and make retoactive So 65 million laws would become void.

re in act the 13th amendment to the Constitution for the united States of America.
which prohibits lawyers and ect from being elected. any one with a title of nobility from holding any office. enforce that one.

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I pray that God may see that Ron Paul will not be hurt or wounded, that he may become our next full two term President of the united States of America!
Tim

Must Have Served

Anyone taking control of our military needs to have served.

**I also have a problem with any dual citizen serving in office. Lets take Jewish people for example. They are dual citizens of Israel and America. I have no problem with a Jewish person holding office..but ONLY if they give up their citizenship to Israel**

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

An amendment to repeal most everything

after the 10th Amendment.

cut back spending

To 1980 levels lol

donvino

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"Don't believe anything you hear or read."

All rights reserved and no rights waived.

I wouldn't add anything.

They don't listen to what is in already in place so why would they listen to an additional one?

You are ignoring the reality

You aren't going to fix the problem of the Government ignoring the Constitution by adding more things for it to ignore.

Newsflash: They have the whole ignoring the Constitution thing down. They make up an asinine rationale. The Supremes say "Sounds legit." and they roll on.

If a piece of paper worked we wouldn't need to be having this conversation.

Another paragraph or two, or another hundred pages or two will not change this fact.

Correct, which is why I know we need revision unabridging rights

You are ignoring the reality
Submitted by Faithkills on Fri, 11/22/2013

You aren't going to fix the problem of the Government ignoring the Constitution by adding more things for it to ignore.

If a piece of paper worked we wouldn't need to be having this conversation.

Correct, which is why I'm trying to make an agreement between Americans which supersedes all paper because it is natural law. It is our instinct. That is what I'm trying to do here.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

You've been their, you've seen it. It is real, it is valid constitutional primacy.

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

Ok well maybe we are on the

Ok well maybe we are on the same page, or close ones. I think understanding is important, but what needs to be understood is that Constitutions don't create rights.

A Constitution is good if it offers some unabridged protections for those rights. A Constitution is bad if it does not.

Here's why I kept challenging you. It sounds to me like you are saying we need rights because they allow us to have a better government. That is a twisted concept, and that is what I was challenging. But perhaps that is not what you meant.

We don't 'need' rights. We have them. We don't 'need' them for any particular 'reason'. Just the opposite, we have rights and this is why society is most peaceful, prosperous, and enlightened when we do not have restrictions on the exercise of our rights.

We don't have rights so that we can have a better government. Instead it is a better government that recognizes the rights we have.

One way to analogize rights is, imagine a caged wild animal who is sickly, angry, and dangerous, and maybe even dies in a cage despite having all of it's material needs met. You can't explain to the animal that it should be happy. Even if you could talk to it, it couldn't change it's nature.

That's what rights are. They are a subset of moral justifications for actions that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or transferred. Given this, restrictions on these rights causes society to become sickly, angry, poor, and dangerous. It causes society to decay. Society is in a cage. Statists try to 'explain' to us why we should be happy in the cage. But it doesn't change our nature. We are not happy in the cage, in the matrix. We want to be free even if we only dimly understand our slavery. This is also why collectivists are always dreaming of a 'new man'. They understand humans will never be happy in a cage. Since they a priori insist on the cage, the only solution is to change us.

We all do also have desires to prey on our fellow man, and this does cause problems. 'Original Sin'. The difference between these desires and rights is that it is logically impossible for all of us to act on these without conflict. Society must restrict these things. Government on the other hand encourages them.

When no distinction is made between restricting rights and restricting predation, restricting evil, then society will tend not to make any such distinction either.

Good is generally less profitable to the individual than evil. If you see a government which makes no distinction between punishing good and punishing evil, or promoting good and promoting evil, why not be evil? And since evil tends to be intrinsically more profitable, at least in the short term, government actually encourages evil more than good.

Government is thus by it's nature a net force for evil. Always. This is what governments are. The Ring cannot be used for good in the long run. It will always cause more and more evil. A Constitution that protects our rights is the second best solution to this problem, as it slows down the evil. But evil will always defeat Constitutions eventually. It took about a century for ours to be defeated.

I would revise the first Amendment

and make it so free speech is unabridged. I am very certain that you could then gain MASSIVE support for your amendment at a general Article V convention AFTER preparatory amendment has had its effect and Americans are prepared to be "the rightful masters of the congress and the courts". (Lincoln 1859)

I have written a draft of the revision:

REV. Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; Congress shall see that nothing abridges the freedom of speech and the primary methods or systems of it shall be first accessible for the unity of the people with its possible greater meaning through understanding one another in; forgiveness, tolerance, acceptance, respect, trust, friendship and love protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Congress shall see that nothing abridges freedom of the press in its service to the unity of the people; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances or defense of this constitution.

EXISTING:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I have been conducting a test/exposure/report upon the capacity of Americans at dailypaul to know the purposes of our prime constitutional right. This is completely out of the box and at the root of constitutional intent in every way. Participate please.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

Nothing need be added...

But a repeal of the 17th would be nice.

T.O.N.A

If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain, any title of nobility or honour, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titles_of_Nobility_Amendment

Label Jars, Not People!

I would support that amendment, but Article V is needed

and Americans have been made afraid of Article V, because they do not know the purpose of their prime rights, And Article V is their first constitutional right.

Participate in discussion on this and understand how "Preparatory Amendment" is lawful, logical, legal and the only way, which is OUT OF THE BOX, by which we can restore constitutional government and effect all the worthy Amendments I see in this thread.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

No one can be put in a cage or be fined

if there is not an injured party, or if no one's property has been damaged, stolen, and/or they have not committed fraud in some way.

But I like some of the other suggestions here. However, I do not believe in being forced into accepting that someone must rule over me. I never agreed to the terms of the constitution. At this point I would be elated if the federal government would limit its control to the things it originally agreed to in the constitution, but...I've never been given any opportunity to choose to not be ruled over at all.

The people that make the laws and steal my money by the use of coersion...are people exactly like me. Who the hell gave them permission to tell me what I can and can't do? I do not consent!

Eventually, after our society heals from the massive fraud

perpetrated on it by the infiltrators and usurpers of constitutional government, such a system could be built. However, Article V of the constitution is needed in order to re create justice. The fuindaments are discussed here.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

Beginning with the biological, natural law purpose of our rights, the ones we've been defrauded of.

It will require the very best mental health care to justify it. Currently municipalities collude with district courts who make secret revisions of local court rules in order to better conceal treason and support secrecy.

http://algoxy.com/law/index.html

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

Article 1 section 8, adding a clause that those that violate

this clear meaning and restrictions be charged with treason, not much unlike the coinage act, that still lists the punishment as hanging by the neck until dead.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

Okay, but what if courts are concealing treason?

It seems such a fact, over shadows the issues of Article 1 section 8, as true and as onerous as they are.

We have district court judges acting to conceal treason in violation of USC TIT. 18,prt.1, chptr 115 §2382

http://algoxy.com/psych/9-11title_18.disclosure.html
http://algoxy.com/psych/9-11title_18.civreassign.html
http://algoxy.com/psych/9-11title_18.civreasign1.html

and state judges don't care if courts deprive citizens of rights needed to fund free speech disclosing treason while also depriving the nation of knowledge needed to understand the secrecy that treason is conducted behind.

http://algoxy.com/poly/disclosure.coverlet.html

Section 3: Treason

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Maybe you would agree, that Article V with preparatory amendment addressing these issues;

1)End the abridging of free speech
2)Secure the vote
3)Campaign finance reform

is probably the only thing that will restore constitutional government.

Because of the abridging of free speech, Americans do not even know the basic, general purposes of their rights. They certainly cannot unify in the current party divisions so an excursion into principle is very needed.
In order to provide a simple, universally understood and accepted basis, I've broken it down into very simple human terms that children can understand, at least relating to free speech.

http://www.dailypaul.com/305808/if-we-do-not-know-the-purpos...

Please participate if your understanding of our situation is adequate to compel you.

Can we stop doing all the things we are doing that we do not want to do while still doing what we need to do?

To nullify the Constitution

And return to the Articles of Confederation

"Before we can ever ask how things might go wrong; we must first explain how they could ever go right"

F.A.Hayek

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Big +1

:)

It would outline punishments for lawmakers and government

It would outline punishments for lawmakers and government officials that violate the other amendments.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

Dissolution of all government departments and taxes reset to 0

Every 20 years or so.

That includes a full document dump for public scrutiny.

Why bother?

It is only a "piece of paper". If they ignore the present Constitution and its Bill of Rights what is the point of adding another Amendment they will ignore?

America doesn't really have an effective Constitution. It's dead. Dealing with that reality seems to me to be the first order of business.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)