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Monday, 4 January 2021

What needs to be Done?

 This is an updated draft list of things that need to be done at the federal level to restore the Republic to the founding fathers original design, shrink the federal bureaucracy and return freedom to the citizens of the United States of America.

It is arranged by topic, but in no particular order. I invite you to make whatever serious contribution you care to make. I will update the list periodically with my edits of your contributions.

Constitution:

       ·        Repeal the 17th Amendment -- Allows senators to be directly elected. (JeansBrother)

·        Add a Balanced Budget Amendment (Marianne Hart)

·      Repeal the 16th Amendment and replace it with a "Fair Tax" amendment (RageforOrder)

       ·      Proposed 28th Amendment -- "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens
                  of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or
                  Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or
                  Representativesthat does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."
                 (JeansBrother)

·      (See Judiciary)  (JeansBrother)

Congress:

     ·       Require members of Congress to congress electronically from the states and districts                  from which they are elected. To be done over dedicated, encrypted,high-bandwidth                      communications. All transmissions are to be recorded and archived to preserve the public
                record. (JeansBrother)
     ·
      Require one issue per bill put before congress. Do not allow amendments to unrelated  
               laws or executive rules. Prohibit the phrase “and other things” in

   the explanation of the purpose of the Bill. (JeansBrother)

     ·      Require Congress to add a paragraph, in common English, explaining the intent of
               proposed legislation. (JeansBrother)
     ·
      Require each member of Congress to certify individually that they have read and
               understood any bill put before them for a vote prior to casting their vote. (JeansBrother)
               And require each member of Congress to certify individually they have considered the
               constitutionality of theprovisions of the bill. (boltcarrier556)
     ·
      Require each member of Congress to state and explain all objections to any Bill or
               provision of a Bill placed before them for a vote. (JeansBrother)
     ·
      Require Congress to prohibit lobbying by organizations, to include foreign interest
               organizations, while allowing individuals to lobby on behalf ofthemselves only.
               (JeansBrother)
     ·
      Prohibit the Executive from committing any element of the Armed Forces to operations in
               a foreign land without the formal consent of the Senate oralternatively the Senate Foreign
               Relations committee. (JeansBrother)
     ·
      When giving a Department or other organ of the Executive branch rule-making powers with
               the effect of law, require the Congress to approve each rule that may result in penalty to an
               individual citizen. Each voting member will explainall objections to each rule.
              (JeansBrother)
     ·
      Prohibit unfunded mandates on the States. (JeansBrother)
     ·
      Disallow “earmarks”. (boltcarrier556)

The Founding Fathers intended service in Congress to be an honor, not a career. They envisioned citizen-legislators temporarily performing a duty of public-service and then returning to their prior endeavors.  They did not intend the establishment of a “ruling class.”
    ·
·     Term Limits: A maximum of 12 years in Congress. 1) Two Senate terms; 2) Six House
              terms; 3) One Senate and three House terms. (Albert Lane)
    ·
      A Senator or Representative will collect a salary while in office and receives no pay and no
             pension when out of office. (Albert Lane)
    ·
     A Senator or Representative will collect a salary while in office. (Albert Lane)
    ·
      A Senator or Representative may participate in a retirement plan available to the general
             public. (Albert Lane)
    ·
     A Senator or Representative will pay Social Security and Medicare taxes. (Albert Lane)
    ·
     A Senator or Representative may participate in any health care plan available to the general
             public. (Albert Lane)
    ·
     A Senator or Representative will collect a salary adjusted annually by the Consumer Price
             Index or 3%, whichever is less. (Albert Lane)
    ·
      A Senator or Representative will place all financial assets in a blind trust for the duration of
             his/her service. (JeansBrother)
    ·
      Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not
             apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law
             that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the
             citizens of the United States." (JeansBrother)

Judiciary:

   ·       The Congress should enact a law that requires the Supreme Court and all Federal courts to
            base all decisions on the Constitution as it exists without reference to precedence set

by rulings in prior cases.  Should this law be declared unconstitutional, it should be

proposed as an amendment to the Constitution and ratified by the States.

(JeansBrother)

Executive
   ·
       (I am still thinking about this.)  Administrations change – lasting rules would have to be
             imposed from outside. (JeansBrother)
   ·
       JFK's Executive Order permitting public employees to unionize must be revoked.
            (Patriot077)

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What to do RIGHT NOW? There are some questions I can ask of current candidates for office:

1) What does "support and defend the Constitution" mean to you?; and

2) What does "equal under the law" mean to you?

3) What gives the various attorneys general the authority to select which laws to enforce?


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