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Do I believe there is any chance, at this point in history, of something getting through a super-majority of both houses of Congress, and then agreed to by 38 state legislatures? I have but a razor-thin glimmer of hope.

However, it's worth putting some good ideas out there! Post your ideas for what we should enshrine in our Supreme Law in the comments.

As for mine, they are after the fold.

I have two ideas for what I think the 28th Amendment could be. One is rather straight forward, and one resembles the Kobayashi Maru scenario from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

AMENDMENT XVIII (2013)

The source of funds for all political campaigns, at the federal, state, or local level, whereby the stated goal is the election of one or more candidates for public office, or the proposed adoption of direct ballot measures; shall only be from individual citizens, duly registered political parties, or public institutions. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

I am going this way because I believe that the unregulated flow of money to political campaigns is the seed from which most of our corrupt political fruit is grown. Take out the Heritage Foundations of the world and more gets done in Washington, guaranteed.
AMENDMENT XVIII (2013)

Article V of the Constitution is hereby amended as such:

The Congress, whenever a majority of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of a majority of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fifths of the several States or by Conventions in three fifths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

Because the Constitution should be easier to amend. I've always felt that this is one of the major flaws in the original text. Amendment is the best check the legislative branch has against the Supreme Court. If we put it in the Constitution, then it's constitutional!

What are your ideas and priorities? Comment away!

Originally posted to Arbo on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:52 AM PST.

Also republished by Income Inequality Kos.

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