On a related note, I wasn't aware of the history behind the 27th amendment.
Over 200 years from submission to ratification, daaaaaaamn.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Definitely the 5th, although the 4th is a close second. The war on drugs and war on terror operate almost entirely without due process. Asset forfeiture without trials literally happens every day of the week.
As long as there is somewhat decent pay for representatives, so that someone in lower incomes could practically run for the position, I'd say we should put as much scrutiny, especially when dealing with financial affairs, on our political representatives as possible.But, in short, if you decide to become a politician, you give up all rights to any other source of income until 5 years after you leave office.
**** I dunno.
Edit: It's kinda like going to prison, or something, except it's voluntary.
4th, 9th, and 10th pop out. Those are not even so much "poorly enforced" as much as they are systematically destroyed.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville