"The day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility because wealth
will be concentrated in the hands of a few. When that day comes, we must rely
upon the wisdom of the best elements in the country to readjust the laws of the
President James Madison
considered the primary architect of the Constitution
"Very interesting. Shows a real knowledge of the Constitution."
Dennis Kucinich, 6/23/09
"The conventional wisdom has eluded Hohensee completely." Rep. Alan Grayson
I've been 'running for President' since Kerry got the Democratic nomination. A choice between two Yale satanic cult frat (Skull & Bones) brothers is not democracy, and I haven't seen any improvement in things since. The Obushma regime flat-out ignores the populace. I'm about real change. Getting out of the genocide business. Stopping the government-approved looting. Restoring a great nation for an insanely great future.
The real point, though, is not me becoming President, but that it is time for the American people to trust each other, rather than their hopelessly rotten government, which only absolute fools trust any more, and call a Constitutional convention to overhaul the joint. This page, then, is just an example. The page you're looking at has an extensive revision of the US Constitution below the "We The People". There's other stuff under the buttons like a presidential platform, bills I'm promoting, and so on. The new Constitution, an omnibus Amendment technically, is an example of the lattitude a sovereign people has when reconsidering their fundamental social contract, an example of a re-write of the Constitution to remove move archaic matter, and an example of a specific, but extensive, proposal.Clauses in this proposal derived verbatim or nearly so from the existing US Constitution and Amendments are in this cursive font, and my proposed changes are in this font and background color, and in most cases hyperlinked to explanatory matter, in which case your browser probably underlines them. Some stuff that isn't hyperlinked itself may lack the underlines. Very little has been omitted from the original. This page, the top page of this webpage, following this paragraph, rendered as text, should be taken as the exact effective current proposal. Edited October 18, 2013.
of the United States, in order to continue to perfect this union, improve justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, and to refresh our sovereignty as the authors of this government and lessors of all powers hereunder, do revise and re-establish this Constitution of the United States of America in its entirety, superceding all prior articles and amendments, via omnibus Amendment, as follows:
Masculine pronouns in the language of this act imply no gender preference for anything.
A. This Sovereign ACT of the American People does constitute the Unites States of America, and is the fundamental social contract among all of them, and all laws and treaties made under the authority hereof, shall be the supreme law of the land, and shall prevail against any conflicting laws or acts that may arise in the several States in every court in these United States.
B. The sovereignty of the entire Citizenry of the United States acting within and via this Constitution or Amendments hereto is unbounded. This Act of Constitution by the Citizenry may include provisions which are prohibited to officers or government organs acting beneath this Constitution.
C. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are Citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
D. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States, or any State: No person, citizen, visitor to, or officer of these United States shall be in any way exempt from enforcement of the law, except as very particularly specified below for Congress and the Advocary College, and excepting that complaints against certain foreign officials shall be the origination jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
E. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
F. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
G. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
H. The right of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
I. No retro-active law or bill of attainder shall be passed by the United States, or by any State.
J. The Congress shall make no law supporting religion, nor any particular religion, nor requiring any religious test or for any office or license under the United States, nor interfering with the materially harmless exercise of any religion, nor abridging the right of free speech, nor of the press, nor abridging the right of the people to peaceably assemble, nor to petition any part of the government for a redress of grievances.
K. The United States shall not require any means test, such as a college degree, for any office or license granted by the United States.
L. 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.
M. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
N. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the Armed Forces or National Guards, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
O. Private property shall not be taken for public use, without just compensation, and private property taken for uses with a private benefit component, such as residential, retail, or sports facility use, of more than one tenth of the area or volume of the property, shall be compensated at not less than twice the duly assessed value of the property at the time it is taken.
P. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Q. The United States shall not restrict Citizens of the age of 18 years or more from trading, possessing, or growing the seed of any species of green seeded plant, (that is not a type arising from extremely unnatural genesis such as genetic engineering,) or from possessing the raw produce of growing such seed, in any quantity. R. No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
S. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of Impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
T. No product sold for human ingestion in the United States, including products intended to be ingested by inhalation of smoke, topical application, et cetera, may be sold without listing the ingredients, in rough order of the quantity of the ingredients, on the packaging.
U. The United States government has no sovereign immunity from legal process by any US citizen.
V. No jurisdiction under this Constitution may seize any precious metals of the weight unit value of silver or greater, from citizens, or coerce the the sale of such materials at any price not freely agreed to by the particular seller, nor restrict private entities from accepting precious coins and other specie in trade, or any commodity as compensation in a contract, at valuations agreed to by all the parties to any particular transaction. Jurisdictions under this Constitution may refrain from accepting specie for payments due, or not, but if accepting specie, at rates freely agreed to for each transaction.
W. Foreign persons entering the United States with no allowed admittance to the United States have no rights implied from rights inate to citizens of the United States, but are entitled to basic human rights, which the Congress may by statute extend, and which shall include freedom from torture, freedom from involuntary servitude, protection from crime, and rights of employment due to a lawful citizen employee even if illegally employed, for the time employed.
X. The right of Citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Y. The right of Citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
Z. The right to vote shall not be abridged on the basis of sex.
AA. The United States and each State shall honor the discretion of the woman in question as to when her unborn child does or does not become a human life before the law, for at least the first twenty weeks after conception.
AB. The right to leave the country shall not be infringed without cause.
A. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this union a lawful government that is systematically and in actual effect representative of the will of its people, and shall protect them from invasion, and upon application of the legislature thereof, or in extreme urgency, upon application of the executive thereof, from domestic disturbance.
B. Upon notification to the President by the executive authority of a State, and all its Senators, that said State intends to secede from this union, the President shall remove all removable assets of the United States from said State, and shall facilitate the emigration of those persons wishing to do so. If, from one to two years after notification of intention to secede, the same State's executive authority and all its Senators confirm that intention to the President and the general public, that State shall immediately cease to be a member of these United States. Persons who were Citizens of the United States in the former State shall retain their Citizenship if they shall emigrate to the remaining United States within five years of the secession.
C. The right of the Citizens of free States, which excludes territories and the District of Columbia, to keep and bear arms of lethality comparable to a mid-twenteith-century .50 caliber machine gun or less, shall be a matter of regulation by each of the several free States, and shall not be infringed by the United States. The Court decision in Heller v. D.C. is overturned.
D. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State.
E. No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one State over those of another: nor shall vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay duties in another.
F. No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; authorize privateers; coin money; pass any bill of attainder, retro-active law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility or otherwise place any person or officer above the rule of law.
G. No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress.
H. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
I. Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. The Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.
J. The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States.
K. A Person charged in any State with treason or felony, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime.
L. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned, as well as of the Congress.
M. States engaging in insurrection may have their representation in the House of Representatives reduced in proportion to participation in the insurrection, and may have debts incurred in engaging in insurrection voided. Otherwise, the debts of the United States shall not be questioned.
N. No State shall accept any legal tender other than federal legal tender, or specie metals valuated by weight.
1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
2. The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing Senators.
3. Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, except at large members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties as each house may provide.
4. Each house may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.
5. Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either house on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.
6. Neither house, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two houses shall be sitting.
7. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either house, they shall not be questioned in any other place.
8. 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.
9. When vacancies happen in the Senate or House representation from any State, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies. At Large vacancies may be filled by unilateral appointment by the President.
B. The House of Representatives
1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States.
2. No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty five years, and been seven years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
3. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States in proportion to voter turnout in prior elections for President, but each State shall have at least one Representative. The total number of Representatives may be balanced by statute between Congressional precedent, and gain or loss of States. The United States shall continue to conduct a per-decade census for general purposes.
4. The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other officers.
5. There shall be one nationwide office of Representative At Large, serving a term of two years, and having one vote, elected from the same constituency as the President, on the same election cycle as other Representatives.
C. The Senate
1. The Senate of the United States shall be mainly composed of three Senators from each State, chosen by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
2. No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
3. There shall be three nationwide offices of Senator At Large, each elected by analagous means to, and across the same constituency as, the President, and each serving a term of six years, in three term classes as for other Senators, and they shall each have one vote.
4. The Senate shall elect their presiding officer.
1. The Congress shall have power:
a. (3.D.1.a.) To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
b. To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
c. To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the native-American sovereignties;
d. To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;
e. To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;
f. To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;
g. To establish necessary public infrastructure;
h. To promote the progress of science and the useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, but no patents shall issue on living things, nor on instruction sequences for computing devices.
i. To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;
j. To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against international law;
k. To declare war, authorize privateers, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;
l. To raise and support the Armed Forces, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;
m. To make rules for the government and regulation of the Armed Forces;
n. To provide for calling forth the National Guard to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;
o. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the National Guards, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the National Guards according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
p. To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over the District of Columbia, which shall remain the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings;
q. 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.
r. To levy graduated or flat-rate taxes on incomes of individuals and organizations.
s. to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
t. (3.D.1.t.) To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
1. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time, but Congress shall make no specification of how money is to be spent by branches of the government besides the legislative of greater detail than the gross budgets of not more than 300 agencies, defined by the Congress for appropriations purposes as appropriations entities. The gross budget of no federal agency shall be kept secret from the general public whether said agency is an appropriations entity in its own right or not. All non-secret appropriations entities shall report their expenditures in detail to the Congress and the general public annually. However, the President or other non-legislative officer of the United States shall not change the distribution of more than 20% of the funds of any appropriations entity in any year without an Act of Congress.
Exceptional to the above, a fund shall be set aside of not more than the hundredth part of revenue, for optional Appropriation by Individual Member. Such funds shall be split evenly between the House of Representatives and Senate, and further divided evenly among the Members of each respective body, including At-Large Members. Such Appropriations by Individual Member shall be submitted into the record as distinct Acts of Congress, deemed passed, and immune from veto.
The Congress shall designate a single proportion of all appropriations, not less than the 10,000th part, to go by implicit attached appropriation to the Government Accountability Office or other agency external to the agency in question to audit the expenditure in question, the performance of its object, the payment of contractors and agents, and the propriety of aquisitions. The agency conducting such audits shall have the requisite powers, and the audits of all non-secret agencies shall be made public. The GAO may use half of all such funds on a contingency basis determined by things discovered of a suspicious or curious nature.
Congress shall make no commodity-specific import tariffs, but may instead create import duties based solely on weight, which may be categorized by mode of arrival, such as rail, truck, air transport, or pipeline, and/or by country of origin.
2. The Supreme Court ruling of 1942 in Wickard v. Filburn is hereby explicitly overturned, to the extent and such that the regulation of commerce by the United States may not interfere with private behaviors that effect commerce only by avoiding the marketplace.
F. Procedure for Acts
1. Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that house in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration three fifths of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by three fifths of that house, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.
2. Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.
3. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.
A. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and shall be elected by direct popular vote of the Citizens of all the several States and the District of Columbia.
B. The President may unilaterally appoint or dismiss one Vice President at a time, who shall serve within the term of office of the President appointing him. The Vice President may exercise any executive power conveyed to him by the President, if any, and shall have no empowered role outside the executive branch of government.
C. No person except a natural born Citizen of the United States shall be eligible to the office of President or Vice President; neither shall any person be eligible to those offices who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States. Children, siblings and half-siblings of prior Presidents (who served for 30 or more days) are disqualified from the office of President and Vice President. Grandchildren and other more distant relations are not disqualified, nor are relatives of prior Vice Presidents.
D. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term of which some other person was elected President, shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
E. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
F. Whenever the President transmits to the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
G. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
H. Thereafter, when the President transmits to the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
I. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of March.
J. The Congress may by law provide for the case arising on Inauguration Day wherein neither a President elect nor a President elect's choice of Vice President shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President shall have qualified.
K. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.
L. Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following binding, actionable oath or affirmation:--...."I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.". The precedent attributed to George Washington of suffixing "so help me God." is optional, and should be omitted by the person administering the oath.
M. The President shall be commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, and of the National Guards of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States, and he shall commission all the officers of the Armed Forces of the United States. The President shall not deploy National Guards on foreign soil.
N. He may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of Impeachment, and excluding offenses by civil or military officers, employees or agents of the executive branch of the United States government, which see Topic 6.K.4 below.
O. He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments. Judicial nominations shall require the consent of half the Senate for appointment, but executive branch nominations shall be interim appointments until overturned by two thirds of the Senate, or until one year has elapsed from the nomination, at which time the appointment shall be fully official.
P. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.
Q. He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive foreign ambassadors and other public ministers; and he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall be most rigorous in enforcing the law upon those at the highest levels of government.
R. The death of a sitting or elected President or Vice President shall be investigated by the chief U.S. Marshall for the District of Columbia federal court district, or other Chief Marshall designated by the Chief Marshall for D.C., and any such investigation shall be audited by the United States Capitol Police, and all shareable evidence from any such investigation shall be shared between those two agencies and the Federal Protective Service. The aforementioned chief U.S. Marshall may compel the cooperation of any federal law enforcement agency possessing expertise the U.S. Marshalls lack.
A. The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the Supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour.
B. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, civil or criminal, arising
under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or
which shall be made, under their authority; and...
1. --to all cases affecting foreign ambassadors, ministers, and consuls;
2. --to all cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;
3. --to controversies to which the United States will be a party;
4. --to controversies between two or more States;
5. --between Citizens of different States,
6. --between Citizens of the same State claiming lands under grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.
C. The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any lawsuit commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.
D. In all cases affecting foreign ambassadors, and other foreign public ministers and consuls, and those in which a State shall be party, and in indictments directed to the Court by the Advocary College, the Supreme Court shall have origination jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
A. Certain powers of advocacy, indictment, education, and other beneficial functions shall be vested in an Advocary College. The Advocary College shall contain approximately thirty-five Advocaries, to be appointed by the several means described here. Each Advocary shall have one vote.
B. The top 5 runners-up in any election for President, Senator At Large, or Representative At Large, shall have an inate nomination to the Advocary College, for a term of office in the College equal to the term of office for the office he was a runner-up for.
C. Recipients of the Nobel Prize who are Citizens of the United States at the time they receive that honor have an inate lifetime nomination to the Advocary College, for a single term of up to five years. They may notify the College of their acceptance of their nomination from two to four months before any two-year cyclical drawing of random Advocary memberships.
D. All other Advocaries are to be chosen by random drawing, to be overseen by the Court of Elections, from applicants who may apply by mail or electronic correspondance, at any time within the six months prior to a particular drawing. Advocaries shall be Citizens of the United States of eighteen years of age or more. The term of office for an Advocary chosen by drawing shall be the same as a Representative, two years. Random memberships shall be drawn to make a total of thirty-five Advocaries, but there shall be at least fifteen random Advocaries drawn for and appointed.
E. The Advocary College shall have space obtained and a facility built in the general vicinity of North Capitol Street in the District of Columbia, which facility's main building shall have a main outer structure based on a segment of a humbubbahedron, which is a positively, regularly, cumulated dodecahedron with 60 (if whole) regular triangle faces, also called a 60 face star deltahedron, which shall be funded external to the College's regular budget.
F. The Advocary College shall be funded at not less than one fifth of one percent of the gross revenue of the United States, plus the proportional funding level that existed for other agencies placed under the management of the Advocary College.
G. The Advocary College shall make its own rules of procedure, and may by a public three fourths vote expel an Advocary.
H. The College shall meet at least one day in at least forty-two weeks of the year, as the College may specify. A majority shall be a quorum to do business.
I. Advocaries shall not be questioned anywhere outside the College for any statement or speech made at the College or in the journal thereof.
J. The College shall enjoy the protection, and process service, of the Federal Protective Service, and the College's main facility shall be under the primary law enforcement jurisdiction thereof, and the College shall appoint the chief officer thereof.
1. The Advocary College shall receive complaints of misconduct in the other three branches of government, and may on a two thirds vote issue criminal indictments of any civil officer of the United States, but shall not indict more than five such officers in a calendar year, except that the College may at any time indict the President, if he is not currently under indictment. Advocary College indictments may be refered to any court of the United States for judgement. Such an indictment may require arrest and/or removal from office of any officer of the United States, pending trial, at the discretion of the court in question. Persons so indicted shall enter the custody of the court the indictment is refered to, which court may deputize other federal protection agencies to care for the defendant, if deemed appropriate. Vote tallies on indictments shall be public as to total, and may be private as to individual votes.
2. The College shall have standing before the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of any act by the Congress within one year of a particular act.
3. The College shall act as the funding and directing body of a national mail and electronic correspondance school of the United States of America out of its core one percent funding, which school shall remain independant of executive branch educational controls.
4. The Advocary College shall have power to pardon offenses by officers, agents and employees of the executive branch of government, including the Armed Forces, on a two thirds vote for any such pardon.
5. The Congress may by statute attach an agency or remove it from the control of the Advocary College, except that the Government Accountability Office, The Federal Protective Service, and the Government Printing Office shall be permanently attached, and funded as specified above.
6. Borders of Congressional districts shall be set by the College or an agency such as the GAO answering to the Advocary College.
A. All officers of the United States shall be compensated for their service by
lawful appropriations from the Treasury of the United States.
C. The President and Vice President's compensations shall not decrease or increase during their terms in office, nor shall they receive any emolument from any of the several States.
D. Congress may not increase its own compensation without each legislator voting for such a change standing for election again before such change takes effect for the particular legislator.
E. Senators and Representatives may, in addition to their compensation out of the Treasury of the United States, receive honoraria by lawful appropriation from the treasuries of the respective States they represent. At large members of Congress may not receive anything from the several States.
F. The Advocary College members shall receive personal compensation equal to members of the House of Representatives, per each member, from the Treasury, but may not accept State or other honoraria. Personal compensation to a particular Advocary shall be pro-rated per attendance, with a single appearance at the College per week constituting attendance for the week. Attendance shall be inate for the ten weeks the College may be in recess.
G. Judges, Advocaries, Presidents, Vice Presidents, and legislators of the United States do reliquish all right of financial privacy as pertains to personal income accrued during their term of office, and for five years thereafter.
H. No person holding any office of profit or trust under the United States, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
A. Elections for President, and for At Large members of Congress, shall be conducted by popular tally over all the several States and the District of Columbia, and tallied on a 'one voter, one candidate, one vote' basis, where each voter may or may not vote their approval for as many as eight candidates for each such office.
B. Plurality shall be the margin of election for President, Senators At Large and the Representative At Large.
C. All elections for nationwide office shall be judged by the judiciary, without waiting for a complaint, as questions to be decided on the evidence, and this judgement shall be certification of election.
D. The Supreme Court shall establish a regimen for convening a Court of Elections as necessary, drawn from existing judges and facilities, or shall instruct the Congress to establish a standing court for the purpose.
E. The Court of Elections shall have broad power to produce the best possible reflection of the will of the electorate in a particular contest, in timely fashion, to include disenfranchising entire States or parts of States producing inadmissable hearsay vote tallies such as solely electronic tallies, the power to extend terms of office for offices under particularly difficult question, calling recounts and runoffs, excluding minor candidates from runoffs, and so on. Finite-time disenfranchisement of entire States or other jurisdictions in elections of nationwide offices may be used as a punitive and deterrent measure for jurisdictions proven to harbor election fraud by State-wide officers.
F. The Court of Elections shall audit random drawings for those memberships in the Advocary College to be appointed with an element of randomness and shall guarantee the randomness thereof.
G. There is no right to privacy on any information technology used to facilitate the tallying of national elections. The only acceptable computer software to use for any such purpose shall therefor be open-source, so that software vendors do not lose their proprietary rights.
H. Candidate names and offices hand-written by the voter on a blank or appropriately captioned sheet of paper shall be accepted ballots in any election for nationwide office.
I. Placement of candidate names and information on ballots for nationwide office, or vote-time representations of such ballots, shall be based on petition signatures obtained by the candidate in question for the office in question in the State in question. Votes in internal elections of registered political organizations may count as petition signatures, but no organization shall have any reserved ballot slot or positioning. Factional election tallies submitted in lieu of petition signature lists shall be submitted to scrutiny comparable to public petitions. Ballots (or representations thereof) for nationwide office shall show at least the top eight petition signature recipients for a particular office being elected (unless fewer than eight candidates recieved one thousand or more signatures in the State in question), and shall be listed in order of signatures obtained, topmost receiving the most signatures.
A. The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Impeachment shall be in addition to normal law enforcement upon all officers of the United States, and shall not be construed as invalidating normal due process of law against any officer of the United States.
B. The House of Representatives shall have the sole power of Impeachment.
C. The Senate shall have the sole power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.
D. Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but all officers of the United States shall nevertheless be liable and subject to arrest, removal from office, indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law, with or without impeachment, and before or after possible impeachment.
A. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
B. The Advocary College may, on a three fourths vote, propose Constitutional Amendments to the States, who may or may not ratify such Amendment by their legislatures, by a three fourths margin of the States, but ratification of Amendments proposed by the College shall be completed by the requisite number of States within five years, or such proposals and pending partial ratification State votes shall become void.
All Constitutional officers of the United States, which is Representatives, Senators, Advocaries, Supreme Court Justices, the Vice President, and President, shall execute an oath to protect and defend this Constitution similar to the one specified for the President. This is an actionable oath.
Imperatives in this Constitution not designated to a specific officer, such as checking the personal qualifications of the President, shall be the responsibility of all Constitutional officers per their respective oaths.
A.2 The office of the President shall be temporarily augmented with the full legislative and review powers of the Congress, and said powers removed from Congress, until January 3rd 2017. Members of Congress holding office when this Amendment passes or during its action shall not be physically admitted to the United States Capitol Building itself, but may access peripheral offices to arrange staff-led tours and so on, so that the People may continue to inspect their Capitol. The President may revert powers given to him by this clause to the Congress, or reclaim reverted historically Congressional powers, during the action of this temporary Amendment.
A.3 The office created by the preceding, President-Legislator, is a democratic entity, being an actualization of Our will, under powers enumerated by Us, the People, in this Constitution, said office being subject to and unable to unilaterally change this Constitution, or the time constraint on the term and existence of the office, and being subject to Us changing the present Act of the sovereign People by subsequent Amendment.
A.4 The President-legislator shall have no judicial power, and no government entity shall have Impeachment power for the duration of this Act. The President-Legislator shall appoint interim Justices of the Supreme Court, who may be dismissed upon return of the Senate to full power after the term of the President-Legislator by a three fifths majority vote of the Senate. Treaties enacted unilaterally by the President-Legislator shall be subject to the same interim regime as appointment of Justices.
B. All federal judges and Supreme Court Justices now in office by virtue of nominations made by The 43rd President are removed from office, without negative implication, and with a one year severance compensation. Unless stated otherwise herein, they may re-apply for those judgeships.
C. Persons who voted for PL-107-243 as Members of either house of Congress are hereby banned and disqualified from any Constitutional office of the United States and any office in the statutory chain of succession to the Presidency. Other persons holding or elected to Congressional office during the term of the President-Legislator defined above may draw the usual compensation and perform constituent advocacy.
D. All biological descendants of Prescott Bush, father of President George Herbert Walker Bush and grandfather of 43rd President George Walker Bush, are disqualified from any Congressional office or in the statutory chain of succession to the Presidency, or the Presidency, or seats on the Supreme Court, until the year 2200.
E. The first three Senator At Large terms shall be initialized one at a time over the three two-year election cycles following adoption of this omnibus Amendment. The third Senatorial office of each State shall be initiated with a term of two, four or six years, occupying the Senatorial term each particular State did not have before this Amendment, and they shall all be initiated in the first Congressional election after this Amendment is ratified.
F. The five Supreme Court Justices deciding in favor of Citizens United in Citizens United v. FEC are hereby removed from the Supreme Court for life, and that ruling is hereby overturned. Corporations and similar legal fictions do not have inate rights of any kind.