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Process Amendments

We have elected to call the proposed changes to the Constitution presented by us “Process Amendments” because they largely affect the process by which decisions are made by Congress, the President, the States and the People.  Although our Process Amendments largely affect Congress and the President, they also affect the People and the States.

Congress.  Thus, with respect to Congress, we have modified the concept of majority rule in order to promote harmony among elected representatives to achieve common solutions to national problems.  We have imposed restrictions that prevent them from preferring themselves over citizens generally.  We have required that they be responsible and make timely decisions in appropriate cases.


President.  With respect to the President, we have given him the line-item veto but disciplined his management of federal agencies and required more transparency. 

States.  We have increased the power of the States, which has been diminished over the years to the status of administrative agencies.  Each of our States has intelligent, educated, and commendable leaders who have as much or more knowledge and insight regarding human affairs as those elected to Congress.  Yet, they have very little incentive to use the skills they have because of the ineffectual powers of the States and the restrictions imposed by Congress. 

Voters.  The People are the voters and have supreme power under the Constitution.  We have imposed a minor burden on voters for the purpose of enhancing citizen responsibility.  They will be required to pay a modest tax costing less than three gallons of gas a year, as a condition to the right to vote in federal elections.  We have proposed that the election of Senators be returned to state legislatures as originally required by the Founding Fathers.  We have asked them to support their state legislatures to accept the changes we have proposed and to seek a Constitutional Convention.

Summary.  In sum, we have placed a small burden on voting citizens, we have enlarged the powers of the States and we have restricted the decision-making rights of Congress and the President to require responsibility, to impose harmony in dealing with each other, to enhance freedom, and to ensure a common reverence for the magical quality of a free People.