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Changes to the Constitution

How does one decide whether the Constitution should be changed?  Each of us has received e-mails or read published accounts over the years of suggested changes.  I have considered all of those I have received over the past thirty years and included most of them in our proposals.


Our proposed changes are not necessarily iron clad.  Our goal is to have changes that most people support.  Our intent is to protect our republic and discourage tyranny.  Once we select our organization leaders for the various states, we will find out soon enough whether some of these changes should go by the wayside or not.  Our intent is that the proposed changes, if adopted, generate leaders who will do something about the currently existing disagreeable conditions in our country.


Many people are concerned that a constitutional convention would open the Constitution to all sorts of unacceptable changes.  As a guard against this, we have asked the States to adopt a resolution that limits the desired constitutional convention to the issues in the resolution and that invalidates any effort to exceed the boundaries established by the resolution.  See the Constitutional Convention Resolution.


In addition to the changes we have proposed, there are many other areas of American life influenced by the federal government that many people would prefer to see changed.  However, amending the Constitution is not a panacea to restore the character of our nation.  Some other changes have been mentioned from time to time and deserve consideration but are not included here such as:


  • The problem of high government salaries compared to salaries of private workers.
  • The interminably long presidential campaigns.
  • The lack of a draft of young people for military or public service.
  • A deferential attitude toward certain Muslim practices in the United States.
  • Federal government opposition to the exercise of state power to enforce federal law to protect state citizens.
  • The conditions necessary to allow aliens to remain in the United States and become lawful citizens including items such as filing federal tax returns, whether required or not (which tests their sense of responsibility and allows the government to keep track of them and their families), identification cards, no criminal backgrounds, no health issues, a deadline for speaking English, a test on the Constitution, and citizen sponsors.
  • The issues of marriage and right to life.
  • The extent to which English should be the formal and exclusive language of the nation.
  • Whether the government should be able to condemn property for a private purpose.
  • Except in special cases clearly involving interstate commerce, whether EPA authority should be limited to making recommendations without having enforcement authority.
  • Whether a quasi-parliamentary system should be adopted, which would allow Congress to force a vote of confidence in and potentially remove the President.


We believe the changes we have proposed will result in the election of leaders who will responsibly deal with the above issues and other concerns the People have without making changes to the Constitution.