Saturday, July 23, 2011

Time For A Constitutional Convention

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States in order to maintain a more perfect union and enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness must call a Constitutional Convention to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   It becomes clearer by the day that we cannot trust our elected representatives, and in particular the Socialists in office, to protect and preserve our nation.   In fact, President Obama and his Socialists pals in Congress are doing everything possible to bankrupt our nation.   Socialist Senate Majority Leader Senator Dirty Harry Reid, a crook, senile and incompetent, is simply not capable of representing the interests of the American people.   House Minority Leader Socialist Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, that 70 year old, Botox babe, is dumber than wood.   The US House of Representatives enacted Cut, Cap and Balance to get our fiscal house in order and bring a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment to the states for ratification to stop the trillions in deficit spending once and for all.   That sensible legislation was dead on arrival when it reached Harry Reid in the Senate.  And, Socialist President Obama has refused to finally deal with our National Debt in a meaningful way, choosing instead to continue trillions in deficit spending that is bankrupting our country. 

As such, WE THE PEOPLE must finish the job began by our Founding Fathers by amending our Constitution to force our elected representatives of both political parties to act responsibly.   It will not happen any other way.   We need a whole series of Constitutional Amendments to get our house in order.   WE THE PEOPLE must take back some of the power that we delegated to our elected representatives because they have proven over and again that they cannot be trusted with that power.  

First, we must have a Balanced Budget Amendment that requires the Congress to balance the budget of the United States every year.   The only exception to allow for borrowing to fund the federal budget should be if and when their is a formal Declaration of War, or other National Emergency, ratified by two thirds of Congress and when approved by the three fourths of the state legislatures.   The bar to borrow money must be very high; with little wiggle room in the Constitution.   Second, it should require a vote of two thirds of both Houses of Congress and two thirds of the state legislatures to raise taxes.  We must make it much harder for corrupt elected Representatives to confiscate our money to pay off their PEEP's to support their re-election campaigns.  Third, we must limit federal government spending to no more than 17% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).   Currently, under Obama it has grown to 25%, which is stifling economic growth and threatening our freedom.  Fourth, we must have term limits for members of Congress, including three four year terms for the Senate and perhaps four three year terms for Congress to help prevent the corruption that is rampant in Washington.  As it is now, Senate terms at six years are too long and House terms at 2 year years are too short.  In any case, what ever the mix, 12 years is more than sufficient for any one office.  Finally, fifth, we must define American citizenship to make it very clear that to be an American citizen, the mother of a child born in the United States, must already be an American citizen.   The notion that an illegal alien can come across our border and have children in the United States that are automatically American citizens is ridiculous.  And, by the way,  this law would be in accordance with the citizenship laws of nearly all other countries in the world, including Mexico. 

WE THE PEOPLE can't wait any longer for our elected representatives to get it right.  We need these five Constitutional Amendments to take back our country.   We can do it.   We must do it by calling a Constitutional Convention to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We need more checks and balances on our federal elected representatives.   WE THE PEOPLE must take back some of the powers we have delegated to them to prevent the bankruptcy of the United States and get our country back on track.  There is no other way. 

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