Diary

It's Time for the States to Push Back

It’s time to add some amendments to the Constitution:

JUDICIAL

1. All federal courts shall be abolished including the Supreme Court and no further ones created
2. The District of Columbia shall be part of Maryland
3. Every judge in a state shall lose office ten days after the start of a legislative session unless reappointed by the state legislature
4. a state judge may be removed immediately by a 60% or more vote of each legislative branch of the state
5. any state judicial action may be voided by a 60% or more vote of each legislative branch of the state
6. a. No judge or judicial body or judicial action may in any way usurp the spending power of an elected government
b. no judge serving any state shall cause the expenditure of money from a state or political subdivision except by detailed petition of the state legislature which includes a maximum total of money to be spent and any judicial action shall be limited to the current fiscal year
7. all consent decrees or like involving a government or public entity created under law shall be forever void and none may be entered into
8. fines and court costs assessed in total at any time shall not exceed the average income of a punished person for two months over the past five years (based on tax returns filed) or 300 times the state’s hourly minimum wage, whichever is more
9. the appointment of counsel paid by government funds for financially poor persons now required by Amendment VI shall be limited to capital cases and cases with charges with the total potential of imprisonment for more than a year

TAX

The federal government may not levy any wealth tax.

The power of the federal government to levy taxes on incomes shall be restricted to no more than the current rates.

No tip, wage or salary or income from work shall be taxed by state at a rate exceeding 12%.

FREEDOM

No person shall be made to enter into a contract or other agreement or impacted by legal action for refusing to do so.

No person shall be made to bow down before a golden calf or condone any activity they consider immoral in any manner whatsoever.

FEDERAL PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

A state may restrict its participation in a federal program or drop out of it without cost or demand for repayment.

EXPENDITURE

A state may cap by statute the amount of money of its own and of its political subdivisions spent on any person per year and for any type of service or product, including drugs.

The amount that a state must spend on counsel for a financially poor person charged with a crime with the potential for capital punishment shall not be capped below half the annual salary of any judge hearing the case.

WELFARE

A government shall have the right at any time to limit welfare benefits of any kind paid to an individual to the amount of taxes clearly paid by the individual to the government, according to a computer system, or to a larger amount set by statutory law by the government itself.

A welfare benefit shall always be considered a voluntary donation by a government and never a right or entitlement.

MARRIAGE

Marriage may only exist between a person with an XX chromosome and a person with an XY chromosome.
Article V:

“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 Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”

or as most likely possible:

The Congress…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…as…the…Mode of Ratification…may be proposed by the Congress….”

We can get a convention in session and we can allow an indefinite amount of time for 38 states to ratify convention proposed amendments.