Monday, November 28, 2011

More amendment ideas!

These may need a bit of work.
A Constitutional Amendment to strengthen the Ninth Amendment:
  1.  The Ninth Amendment of the United States Constitution is amended to read:
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People;

The People as individuals have now and shall always have every right, enumerated or not, and may act upon any of these rights so long as that act does not impinge on the rights, life, liberty, or property of other individuals."

A Constitutional Amendment to clarify the Supremacy Clause:
  1. Article VI, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution is amended to read:
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States authorized by the enumerated powers of Article I, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land;
The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state, city or municipality to the contrary notwithstanding.

A Constitutional Amendment to amend Article I, Section 6:
  1. Article I, Section 6 of the United States Constitution is amended to read:
"No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
No Senator or Representative shall, except in the case of Treason, Felony or Breach of the Peace, be Detained or Arrested during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, nor in going to and returning from the same; nor for any Speech or Debate in either House.
Any Senator or Representative may be Questioned in pursuance of the Law provided such questioning does not prevent their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office."
A Constitutional Amendment to expand the definition of Treason:
  1.  Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution is amended to read:
"Treason against the United States consists of a Citizen of the United States
    1. levying War against them, or 
    2. adhering to their Enemies, providing their Enemies with financial, military, or tactical aid, or
    3. advocating for violence against them or their Citizens, or
    4. violating the United States Constitution under the color of authority;
No Citizen shall be convicted of Treason 
  1. unless on the Presentation of Evidence and or Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court, or
  2. on the charge of verbal or written advocacy for the non-violent support of an Enemy of the United States or her citizens, or
  3. on the charge of providing medical aid to an Enemy of the United States;
No immunity is granted to any Agent or Officer of the United States, nor to any Representative or Senator of the Congress, nor to any Federal Judge or Officer of the Court, nor to any Executive of the United States, whether elected or appointed;
The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted." 

A Constitutional Amendment to Codify Jury Nullification:
  1. "The Right of Citizen Jurors to Evaluate and Nullify Unconstitutional Laws during Trials:
In all criminal prosecutions, tried by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, the citizens of the Jury have the right and authority to nullify, for the purpose of the finding a verdict, any law that the jury concludes is either immoral or wrongly applied to the defendant."

A Constitutional Amendment to Strengthen Habeas Corpus:
  1. Article I, Section 9, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution is amended to read:
"The Right of the People to the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended."

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