Supporting the Defenders of the Second Amendment
A Simple Solution to Restore Our Government
Allow any American that wishes to serve in Congress to take a test on their knowledge of the Constitution and the 28 principles of sound government that are discussed in the book, the 5,000 Year Leap. Then take the names of the top 10 candidates in each Congressional District and conduct a lottery to select the Congressional Representatives.
Repeal the 17th Amendment and allow the state legislatures to appoint their own Senators for a one term of six years. All legislation will originate in the House of Representative and it will be up to the Senate to determine whether or not the legislation is Constitutional.
Allow the President to nominate Supreme Court Justices and have them confirmed by two-thirds of the governors of the fifty states.
The Justices of the Supreme Court will be evaluated every four years and will be reappointed with the confirmation of two-thirds of the members of both the House and the Senate.
The members of the House of Representatives will serve for one term of two years. Members of the House and the Senate will receive compensation equal the average salary paid to the average American worker. The will receive no pension other than the benefits paid out of the Social Securtity system.
Political Parties will cease to exist and the fraud and corruption associated with elections will be a thing of the past. Congressmen and Senators that are found guilty of violating their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution will be drawn and quartered.
Please let me know your opinion.
sounds like a good plan, take the big money out of being a politician, and there might be a lot more politicians and statesmen there for the right reasons, not a career
I would totally support that plan and I agree with Edward that we might get people who want to help the country rather than a politician trying to advance their own idea and desires.
Not only should they have term limits, they need to abide by all laws as we do. They should never exempt themselves from any law nor should they have a different set of laws for them. They should all take a constitution course like the one offered by Hillsdale College.
Wow, simple and exemplary “I love it”!
I agree 100%. It's a sad day in America when the people we elected don't even understand the Oath of Office for which they serve. Unfortunately it starts at the Predidential Level on down. We now have a Judiciary sytem that instead of upholding the Constitution, they have decided to start intrpreteing the law to suite them, Our Legislative system that makes laws that are in direct violation to the Constitution and an Executive Branch that now uses the office as a King would use the office and by passes our Congress and Constitution by writing Executive Order after Executive order. Something is terribly wrong with the way things are going. 30 years ago the President would have already been impeached for the offenses being committed at the Executive Branch today. This is why we need our Constitutional Sheriff's and Constables to uphold thier Oaths of Office because they are now our last line of defense against a system gone arye.
Your Dog Needs a License,
But Your Congressmen Doesn't.
An individual needs to be certificed to be a doctor, lawyer or an accountant. To sell insurance or securites an individual needs to pass a series of tests that qualify them to serve in their chosen field.
Isn't ironic that the all an individual running for Congress needs to do is find someone willing to finance his or her campaign? Those elected to serve are required to repay the debt whenever they are called upon to do so.
Elections have become a circus and in many of the candidates elected are clowns that make promises before the election that they have no intention to keep after they are elected..
I believe that before anyone can become eligible to run for Congress, they must first take and pass a course on the Constitution and the principles of sound government.
I believe that anyone that desires to run for Congression be required to take a pass a battery of tests on each Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. The individuals scoring in the top three would automatically become the candidates.
There would be no political parties involved.
Each of the candidates would be allocated an equal amount of money to spend on their election. No donations from other sources or personal funds could be used.