The 28th Amendment is necessary. Our Legislators will not pass this necessary legislation. It infringes on their incumbency. It eliminates "legal bribery," curbs tribalism, demands transparency, depolitcizes the court system, and returnes the power to the voters. It is important to keep in mind that anythiingng done by legislation in any state or in Washington, D.C. can be undone by legislation. An Amendment to the Constitution solves that problem.

NO MORE GERRYMANDERING. An independent body is to draw legislative districts for election to the House of Representatives. The Voters are to select their Representatives, not the REPRESENTATIVES selecting their constituents.

NO MORE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. One citizen, One vote. The President will be elected directly by the popular vote.

NO MORE TYRANNY OF THE MINORITY BY THE SIMPLE MAJORITY. Lifetime appointments command a vote of sixty or more Senators.

NO MORE HIDDEN INFORMATION. Upon securing a spot on the ballot in the general election a candidate for House of Representatives, Senate, and the Presidency of the United States will within ten days release his/hers federal income tax fillings for the previous five years.

NO MORE VOTER SUPPRESSION. A PHOTO ID and /or MATCHING SIGNATURE REQUIRED TO REGISTER and VOTE. This will shut up the "stolen elections" crowd. (See Nevada registration and voting system.)

MOST IMPORTANTLY, NO MORE BUYING ELECTIONS. Extensive Campaign Finance Reform. Lobbyists who show up at our LEGISLATORS' office must have their pockets turned inside out. Read the Campaign Finance Section

Don't give me the bogus argument that the Constitution is chiseled in stone - everybody and their uncles are ready and willing to interpret, misinterpret, or reinterpret the Constitution if their ox is being gored.

Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Monroe, and others modified The Articles of Confederation, argued aggressively over the wording Constitution itself, and added the first ten amendments - The Bill of Rights. Moreover, since 1789, we have amended the Constitution seventeen times. Our Founding Fathers were not seers, but intelligent and dedicated individuals doing the best they could.

Evalute the six proposals above. Read the--- More Than Just Musings. Rethink the six proposals.

Don't keep your counsel to yourself: Contact your Representatives -- or, or e-mail Jim at Share these ideas with your close friends friends, your not-so-close friends, your church groups, your neighbors, everybody. Discuss the pro/con and unintended consequences. THEN DO SOMETHING.

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