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The meaning of the Constitution. Also, proposed Constitutional Amendments.

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Separation of Commerce and State Amendment

The powers over commerce and money granted by the Constitution are very limited. The Congress can: Borrow money. Coin gold and silver money. Tax imports and exports. Tax income. (The 16th amendment.) Regulate interstate commerce, which obviously means the Congress can make laws to settle disputes and inconsistencies between the states. Of course, the government […]

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The Armed Citizenry Amendment

The intent of an armed citizenry and of the right of the people to keep and bear arms is not sufficiently clear and protected in the Second Amendment, and thus a deeply entrenched culture has evolved where the government feels it has the right to disarm us, spy on us, indefinitely detain us, and even […]

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The Transparency Amendment

Government is not the solution. Government is the problem. More specifically, government is, and always will be, the tool of those who cause the problems. Better legislation does not work. Eternal vigilance does not work. Better candidates does not work. Transparency works. In the eternal war of makers vs. takers, transparency is the only way […]

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The Honest Labor Amendment

The Honest Labor Amendment would disqualify candidates like Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama because only those candidates who had performed sufficient honest labor would qualify. Let’s first define what we are calling honest labor. Honest labor complies with honest laws, competes with other honest labor, and is voluntarily exchanged with another individual who […]

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Fix the Economy by Regulating the Militia

Progressive economists agree. Enough government spending (of any kind) would fix the economy. For example, building pyramids would fix the economy. War would fix the economy. Fighting an alien invasion would fix the economy, and building the Death Star would fix the economy. Therefore, the government could fix the economy by performing one of its […]

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The Honest Voter Amendment

The Constitution distinguishes between the states and the District of Columbia, and it authorized only the states to vote for the President, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Therefore, the residents of the District of Columbia were not allowed to vote for the President or the Congress. In 1961, the 23rd Amendment to the […]

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The Congressional Karma Amendment

Congress has repeatedly demonstrated that it has enormous ability to affect the economy, but our Representatives are pretty well insulated from the economic effects of their decisions. I think we can all agree that Congress needs to feel the effects of their decisions – even than we do. Let’s also consider that if the […]

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