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The Liberty Amendment is alive.

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.

Please, please - vote this post up and visit www.thelibertyamendment.org, @TheLibertyAmend on Twitter and like http://www.facebook.com/TheLibertyAmendment and share, share, share.

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Where The Money Went by Willis E. Stone...

Author Of The Liberty Amendment 1971

My wife knew I would want to read this book when it came into our store, and she was right! I just finished it, and I can now proudly say that Wyoming knew what ailed the country a long time ago.... "1959 - In February, Wyoming became the first State to pass a Resolution for the Liberty Amendment. The predominantly Democratic House approved it and the Republican Senate concurred without a single dissent."

Chapter 45 sums up nearly the entirety of the book: "The forty three bureaucratic empires described on the preceding pages cover a wide variety of attacks upon the Constitution and the people who assume they were protected by it." Guess what number forty three, the keystone, was? Yep, THE scheme.

And in chapter 44, a mere half-dozen paragraphs before the words I just quoted, is a quote that shows how it always politics as usual: "When the national debt ceiling is increased (about twice a year) the bonds are printed, and most are deposited with the "system" as a credit against which FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES are issued as money. Thus billions of tax dollars are paid the "banks" as interest each year for holding bonds to offset the inflationary issues of printing-press money."

I'm going to remind the local party members about the Liberty Amendment when we get together after the New Year to recommend the top three candidates for County Treasurer for the County Commissioners to review.

It sure would be nice to once again fire up the drive for the Liberty Amendment, the time sure is right!

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crietmann's picture

Nice :)

I'd done a bit of reading on it and hadn't seen any recent activity, and wasn't sure if the effort was still alive, hence my ideas around a new one. I'm pushing for a Constitutional Convention; and if successful the original Liberty Amendment could also be voted on or ratified, or both incorporated into a single Amendment - the key being bypassing the House and Senate and let the States decide. Thank you for the comment!

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Cyril's picture

What about Section 4 of the 14th ?

By the way :

have you considered limiting what is in Section 4 of the 14th ?

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crietmann's picture

Excellent point.

I would agree - my intention is to have working groups flesh out the details but that certainly should be addressed. Thank you!

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Cyril's picture

BUMP

BUMP

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Cyril's picture

Applauding

This is a formidably honorable effort you're starting.

And this promises to be also a formidable battle that is ahead of you (us) to have this Liberty Amendment passed.

I hope you are aware it's likely that many bills already passed into laws will be in direct contradiction with it ? But this should by no means discourage such a brave effort.

So, I wholeheartedly applaud, and I will share this Liberty Amendment page far and wide.

Thank you.

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