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It is time.

“ Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.” – Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America

It is time.

I hope it can be done peacefully. 

Yes, I am serious.  I would say, deadly serious.  But I really do not want to see any lives lost.

Imprisonment?  Yes, I can give you a long list of those who need to be imprisioned.  Many of them hold elected or appointed office in the strong central government that our Founding Fathers never intended us to have.

It is time.

The values that our Founding Fathers held were not perfect.  Restricting citizenship, therefore voting rights, from women and enslaved minority groups was certainly wrong.  But overall, the Constitution of the United States has been a very good blue print.

I am proposing that we hold a Constitutional Convention.  We do not allow ANYONE who has held elected political office to participate.  They have been the problem, even if they have simply been the elected Director of Canine Services in a community of 1000 citizens.  We need concerned lay people to be the ones who push this forward.

And offer up a cleaned up version of the current Constitution, with a few changes.

Set the rules for Congress in a clear and concrete way that cannot be bastardized by the future occupants of that body.  Include specific and clear anti-earmark provisions in the Consitution.

Clear up the rights in the Bill of Rights so that they cannot be bastardized by future courts.  Activist judges WILL always exist, so the new Constitution must be designed to minimize their ability to act.

First Amendement needs to remain, but I would separate the five rights in to five distinct part and put in in a Bill of Rights that is part of the core document.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting or prescribing the free exercise their of, nor shall Congress make a law respecting the rights of those who chose to practice no religion.

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the media, either in print or electronic form.

Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to peacably assemble.

Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to petition the Governmeent for a redress of grievences.

Again, this is NOT to be an Amendment, this it to be part of the body of the new Constitution.

Same goes with the current Second Amendment.  It would be part of the body of the new Constitution and it would be clarified.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, as noted in the Revolution of 2010, the right of the peopple to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.  In fact, it is encouraged that all adult citizens own and are proficient in the operation of their personal weapons.

And I could go on, and on.

Thomas Jefferson was in favor of a Constitutional Convention on a regular basis.  I believe that the Constitution is the single most important document to all secular American citizens.  I keep a copy in my desk at work and in my night stand at home.  I have read it dozens of times.  And I respect it.

And it is with that respect that it actually hurts that I propose scrapping it.

But Congress, the Executive and Judicial Branches already have.

We the People need to act.  We the People need to show that we have had enough.

There have been enough abuses and usurpations, from both sides of the political aisle.  We the People are the ONLY ones who can fix it. 

We the People need to act.

The Constitution begins with We The People, not We the government.  Remember that.  And that should NEVER, EVER, CHANGE.

My HOPE is that we can make the other CHANGES.

It is time.

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