35.4 Board of Governors


There shall exist a Board of Governors (State governors) to assist States in the exercise of their powers under the Constitution.

Proposed Language:

There is hereby established a Board of Governors whose members shall be the governors of the several States, which shall act according to rules adopted by the governors of the several States. The Board of Governors shall have power by a two-thirds vote of its members to make recommendations to Congress or to their State legislatures and to administer all activities assigned to the States or State legislatures herein as they deem in the best interests of the United States. The Board of Governors shall be immune from all taxes.


Our effort to enhance the power of the States requires a method of exercising that power. We have chosen to do this by establishing a Board of Governors which shall be authorized to meet as it sees fit according to rules it promulgates and to make decisions of national importance. Under the proposed amendment, governors cannot exercise their constitutional powers without the approval of their legislatures. The mere existence of this Board will act as a restraint on Congress and the President because of the Board’s potential to critique congressional and national policy and educate citizens.

Of the forty-four proposed amendments initially suggested by us, six of them involve States, including the power to initiate amendments to the Constitution [Amendment 33.1], the power to increase congressional staff [Amendment 34.4], those additional powers conferred by clarification of the Tenth Amendment [Amendment 35.1], the power to limit the terms of congressional members [Amendment 35.2], the power to repeal federal laws [Amendment 35.3], and the power to elect U. S. Senators as first envisioned by the Founding Fathers [Amendment 36.5].