The Liberty Amendment is alive.Submitted by crietmann on Sat, 12/08/2012 - 22:37
I began a thought exercise here a few weeks ago - if I were to amend the Constitution what would I do? Based on that feedback I've revised my original proposals, included some wonderful suggestions and decided to take this beyond being just an intellectual challenge.
I want to amend the US Constitution and I'm building an organization to do it.
I'm not naive enough to believe this would be easy, and the odds are stacked against me. But with the election season over I believe all of us need a movement to get behind, and this is mine - I hope you will join me - I need all the help I can get.
There are no details beyond a high level set of principles I wish to include - this is not a solitary amendment like ERA but a comprehensive amendment I believe is 1) easy for people to understand, 2) will receive the support of the several States and 3) affect meaningful change on our country.
I include 5 proposed changes:
1. Repeal of the 16th Amendment - the power for the federal government to directly tax the People.
2. Repeal of the 17th Amendment - the change of how we elect our senators from a popularity contest frequently swayed by out of state special interests and restore power to the separate states.
3. Allow nullification of federal law by the States. While we recognize this right as implied, we spell it out.
4. Banning central banks, fractional reserve banking and restoring us to a gold standard.
5. A requirement for a balanced Federal budget.
My plan is this:
Spread the word via social media.
Recruit the best and brightest to work on the individual components, much like how the Constitution was created. This means contacting Tom Woods, Lew Rockwell, Ron Paul, the Cato Institute, etc.
Create an organization of liberty-minded people in all 50 states to begin the movement for the States to call for a Constitutional Convention. This is grassroots, and as the Ron Paul revolution has shown, an idea can be a powerful thing in bringing people together and working within the rules.