"If I am not me, den who da hell am I?" - Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from the movie Total Recall
Not since 1992 have we made an Amendment to the United States Constitution. I propose that it is time to Amend it again. Let me explain first by clearing something up for those who read my blog and/or my posts. I am neither a supporter of The Republican Party or The Democrat Party. I am a supporter of the U.S. Constitution, the intent of the Nation Founded by our Founding Fathers and I am staunchly against a One World Government, The United Nations and Socialism. While I am a Conservative Capitalist, I am not opposed to Liberals and their beliefs. Let me give you some examples:
Abortion - I believe that Abortion is morally wrong. I believe that it is murder; but I believe that a woman should have the right to choose. She must answer to her Maker. Not to me. Not to you. If a woman who chooses to terminate a pregnancy can live with the choice, then so be it.
Gay Marriage - I think marriage is a union between a man and a woman. While I think it would be easier for homosexuals to find another term other than marriage for their union and then fight for legislation that extends all the rights to them that are afforded to married men and women, that's not happening. So fine let them get married; I just don't agree with it. Again, as with most differences between Conservatives and Liberals I believe the choices are moral choices, not political choices.
See somethings are personal choices and some things go against the grain of the nation that We The People call America. Conservatives and Liberals have many differences and there is one simple way to mend the differences between us. Let's look at a few.
The Right to Bare Arms:
Conservatives Believe: You have a right to defend yourself against criminals. More guns mean less crime.
Liberals Believe: Guns kill people. Guns kill children.
Both sides are correct. You do have the right to defend yourself and guns do kill people. But Amendment II of The United States Constitution says the following:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Answer to the problem: Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals. You have a choice. Create legislation and if by common consent we all agree to vote your legislation into law, you have succeeded. If we don't have common consent and you can't live with it the Good Lord has created many other lands for you to reside on.
I could go down the list but my point is simple. If it is a Law; if it is part of the foundation that made this country great; if it is agreed by common consent, Then Love It or Leave It.
But let's look at one more quick example and move on to the point of this article. Take for instance Proposition 8 in California. The Common Consent was to Vote Yes on 8. You may not agree with it, but it was the Common Consent. If you are Gay and you want to be married you have two choices. Move to a State or another country that allows Gay Marriage or create legislation that would allow the definition of marriage to be altered on a national level and see if you can get the Common Consent of the nation. If you get the Common Consent of the people then it is no longer a moral issue, it is a law and we all will abide. Otherwise refer to Amendment X of the Constitution: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
It's not difficult: Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.
So let's get to the point of this whole article. I believe we need a new Amendment to the Constitution. I propose Amendment XXVIII: Any member of The United States Congress in order to preserve our nation from the degeneration of our Government and The Constitution of The United States of America, by majority written petition by the citizens of the accused Congress Members state or district, shall be subject to recall proceedings for failure to represent the justifiable Common Consent of We The People of The United States of America.
Currently 18 States permit citizens to recall State Officials. Seven states require that certain provisions be met before a drawing up a petition for the removal of a public official. Thus only 36% of our Senators can be Recalled and 14% must meet certain provisions in order to be Recalled.
Now, We The People of The United States of America elect our Senators and Representatives to be our voices on Capitol Hill and carry out the will of our Common Consent. Yet when the majority of Americans cried out to our Congress to not sign the Stimulus Bill into law they did it anyhow, based solely on their belief that they knew what was best for you and your family. Furthermore Gross Negligence was committed by any member of Congress who voted for the Stimulus Package without first examining every word in it. Thus we have the AIG bonus scandal. What Scandal will be next?
So here is what I am asking you to do. I humbly request you to respond in one of two ways; either here in this forum or on my blog at where a poll will be posted: DO YOU BELIEVE AMERICA NEEDS TO ADD THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT XXVIII TO THE CONSTITUTION? Also, do you think you can write it better; and if so how would you write it? I also humbly ask that you get as many of your friend involved as well. The only way we will get noticed is in numbers.
Please keep this in mind, and I mean this with all sincerity, I am in no way trying to promote my blog or T-Shirts, or anything else for that matter. It is not a source of primary income for me. If you like what you see, then great; that's capitalism. I am not a political pundit, nor am I seeking fame for my opinions. I am trying to give people as many avenues as possible to express their opinions and trying to make my voice heard in as many public arenas as I possibly can. I love my Country and I love her people. It's time to Re-Take Our Nation. Not for the Right. Not for the Left. Not for the Republicans. Not for the Democrats. FOR AMERICANS!
Thank You for taking the time to read this and for voting! GOD BLESS AMERICA!