Constitutional Amendments

Written by Christianity and the Confusion on August 10th, 2005

Author: H. Franklin

 

Besides lying and spinning, one of the favorite pastimes of the right is dreaming up Constitutional Amendments. You can count among them:

Prohibiting Abortion
Prohibiting Same sex marriage
Displaying the Ten Commandments in or on public property
Repealing term limitations on the Presidency.
Burning the flag.

The first three are religiously motivated, and the last two are political, although the religious right is a political arm of the Republican Party

Need I remind you that except for the Bill of Rights, in over two hundred years, (219) our Constitution has only been amended seventeen times, and then the eighteenth amendment (prohibition) was repealed by the twenty-first, effectively canceling them both. Prior to the last amendment in 1992, the next previous one was 1971.

Up until now, Constitutional Amendments have been taken seriously, and not some knee-jerk reaction. That’s why The Constitution requires THREE QUARTERS OF THE STATES to ratify an amendment, and not just a plurality or simple majority.

The ones proposed that I have listed above either are, or could be handled by legislation of the individual states. Indeed, same sex marriage is already prohibited by several states, my state being one of these.

Now that I have your attention, after deliberate and careful consideration, I have an amendment myself to propose to article II, the Presidency.

These are the requirements to run for the office of president as found in Article II.

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

Count them! There are only three requirements! We have more requirements for Sunday School teachers than that. The highest office in the land.

I would propose that persons running for the office of President be required to demonstrate some form of expertise and experience, perhaps that of having held high elective offices before. High elective offices would be limited to Governor of a State, Vice President, Congressman or Senator. The current term limitations would apply, and indeed, be expanded to include all elected offices.

A simple amendment to Article II would do it. And by simple, I mean readable and understandable by everyone. Let it say what it means, period.

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This reply is from the main page.  Comments there are deleted so we wanted to move them to here.

    by Suzanne

    I am not the smartest person in this world, nor am I a politician by any sense of the word, YET I AM A CHRISTIAN BELIEVER IN MY GOD ALMIGHTY CREATOR OF “ALL THINGS” INCLUDING “HUMAN BEINGS”

    I believe that GOD is the KING of kings, LORD of lords, and GOD OF gods.

    I READ HIS WRITTEN WORD depending ON HIM BY HIS SPIRIT TO WITNESS to My spirit(SOUL) what HE wants me to know about HIM, HIS TRUTH, HIS FAITHFULNESS, HIS PROMISES, GOOD AND THOSE WE WOULD NOT NECESSARYLY LIKE TO HAVE KEPT!!!! I EXPECT HIM TO DO just as I have been told HE would do. PROVIDE ALL my ((((NEEDS))) and I EXPECT HIM to be faithful to HIS WORD ABOUT GIVING what we ask for IN JESUS NAME without doubts of RECIEVING what we have REQUESTED. BY FAITH and FAITH is what IT comes down to DOESN'T IT with many things not just OUR FAITH IN HIM.. JUST TO SIT DOWN ON A CHAIR TAKES FAITH THAT IT IS GOING TO HOLD YOU UP AND NOT COLLAPSE WITH YOU ON IT .. OF COURSE A CHAIR WE CAN SEE and JUDGE FROM the LOOKS of it if it is going to be sturdy enough to hold us or not. and that of COURSE is dependant on OUR JUDGING what we SEE AND KNOW ABOUT what STURDY means and looks like . RIGHT???????? again KNOWLEDGE , COMMON SENSE, AND VISION… all these then WE CAN KNOW without a doubt that that chair will either stand the test of OUR WEIGHT or it will not and collapse with the pressure of that weight.. VISABLE, KNOWLEDGE, COMMON SENSE. THEN when all that is accomplished ONE CAN SAY I HAVE FAITH THAT the CHAIR will hold me or not hold me and one makes a decision to either do something or not do something.

    Prohibiting Abortion=The 6th COMMANDMENT OF GOD.
    COMMON SENSE , KNOWLEDGE, and VISION OF A FETUS, at TWO WEEKS gestation. should tell anyone that aborting this is MURDER OF ANOTHER LIVING GROWING MATUREING HUMAN BEING. and we are NOT TO MURDER ONE ANOTHER IN OR OUT OF THE WOMB!!!!!! FOR SCRIPTURE TELLS US “THAT WE ARE KNOWN BEFORE WE WERE IN OUR MOTHERS WOMB!!!!” OF COURSE IF ONE DOES NOT BELIEVE THE WORD THAT IS WRITTEN THAT GOD HAS HAD WRITTEN FOR US TO KNOW AND LEARN ABOUT HIM , US, AND THE UNIVERSE AND HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN AND THIS EARTH WE ARE LIVING AND HAVING LIFE ON .. WELL THEN HEY MURDER MEANS NOTHING ANYWAY BECAUSE IT IS GOD THAT MADE THE RULE TO NOT MURDER.. SO IF WE DO NOT BELIEVE GOD THEN WE DO NOT HAVE TO ABIDE BY ANY LAW THAT THIS GOD GAVE RIGHT???????????

    SO BECAUSE HUMAN BEINGS THINK THAT WE KNOW EVERYTHING WE THEREFORE MUST MAKE UP OUR OWN LAWS TO FOLLOW!!!!! and with SO MANY PEOPLE THAT DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD ALMIGHTY AND what HE HAS SAIOD and done ALREADY FOR US!!!!! well GEESH IS IT ANY WONDER THAT men then have to make a LAW TO TELL PEOPLE what they can and cannot do. BECAUSE AFTER ALL they have never KNOWN THIS before. NOR HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT MURDERING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING IS WRONG OK!!!!!!!!!!! I believe I have made my point about HOW DUMB AND STUPID THIS AMMENDMENT IS.. and why IT IS NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNLESS ALL IN HERE ARE of the MAJORITY OF THE IGNORANT NON-BELIEVERS IN GOD ALMIGHTY AND HIS WORD , and WHAT HE HAS ALREADY DONE SAID ABOUT what IS RIGHT AND WRONG TO DO???????????

    Prohibiting Same sex marriage=5th COMMANDMENT of GOD! IF THIS IS NOT done
    AND A LAW!!!!! THEN THE LAW IS BROKEN!!! GOD ALREADY MADE THE LAW HOW MARRIAGE AND MAKING BABIES MULTIPLYING THIS EARTH IS TO BE DONE!!!! AND MANKIND IS SO DUMB NOT TO KNOW THIS!!!!!!CANNOT HONOR A MOTHER AND FATHER WHEN THERE IS NO MALE AND FEMALE TO HONOR, NO CHILD TO HONOR THEM . BECAUSE A BABY, A CHILD a HUMAN BEING, CANNOT BE BORN OF TWO MALES or TWO FEMALES.

    THIS OF COURSE ALSO SPEAKS TO THE STUPIDTY AND IGNORANCE AGAIN OF THOSE WHOM JUST DO NOT GET IT AT ALL THAT WRONG IS WRONG AND RIGHT IS RIGHT, THERE ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE A NATURAL LAW OF HOW THINGS ARE TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE ALL GO WELL AND HAVE ANOTHER HUMAN BEING BORN INTO THE WORLD THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ORDAINED AND CREATED FOR US TO LIVE AND MULTIPLY!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO MEN CANNOT MAKE A HUMAN BEING, AND NEITHER CAN TWO FEMALES, IT TAKES A FEMALE EGG, AND THE SEED OF A MAN TO MAKE ONE HUIMAN BEING!!! NO OTHER WAY CAN IT BE DONE. IF IT IS THEN THERE IS NO SOUL!!!!! because the soul is GIVEN BY GOD!!!!! OUR CREATOR.. and GOD IS SPIRIT!!!!!!!! OF COURSE MANKIND IS ON THE BRINK of SAYING “HEY WE DON'T NEED GOD!!!!!!!!!!
    WE WILL CLONE THIS ANIMAL . and BEFORE YA KNOW IT we will be able to CLONE OURSELVES > JUST from a SMALL SAMPLE of THE ONE WE ARE CLONING.. WELL UNLESS YOU HAVE SEED FROM A MALE AND AN OVERUM FROM A FEMALE, MANKIND IS NOT DOING IT GODS WAY!!!!!!!!!!! AND I GUAERRENTEE YOU IF IT IS NOT DONE HIS WAY!!!!! AND MAN THINKS HE CAN BE GOD THEN HE BEST THINK AGAIN, BECAUSE IT IS NOT MAN KIND THAT CAN MAKE THE RAIN TO FALL NOR THE SNOW TO COME DOWN IN IT'S SEASONS NOR THE SUN TO SHINE ON THIS EARTH TO MAKE ALL THINGS GROW!!!! AND IF MAN CANNOT DO ALL THIS THEN IT IS ONLY ONE THAT HAS CREATED IT ALL TO BE DONE AND HOW AND WHEN!!!!!!!!!! JUST WHEN WE NEED IT THE MOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and WE CAN DO NO MORE THEN TO ASK GOD TO BRING THE RAIN. THE SUNSHINE THE HEAT THE COLD. MAN CANNOT DO THIS!!!!!! MAN BETTER AWAKEN TO SOME TRUTH HERE AND SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR WE ALL SGHALL PERISH BY OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE OUR OWN IDEAS AND OUR OWN DOUING INSTEAD OF DOING IT GODS WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE FOLKS WITHOUT GOD WE ARE NOTHING WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN NOTHING AND WOULD HAVE NOTHING> BECAUSE GOD IS SOMETHING> YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND HIM!!!!!! YOU MAY NOT KNOW HIM!!!!!!! BUT I SUGGEST YOU START LEARNING AND QUIT BEING SO IGNORANT AS TO SAY IN YOUR HEART THERE IS NO GOD!!!!!!!!!BY TRYING TO BE GOD!!!!

    IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN AND SAID!!!! “A FOOL! says; in his HEART there is no God!”

    THIS IS what men have been saying for years by THEIR ACTIONS and THEIR WAYS and THEIR UNBELIEF!!!! THEIR DENIAL OF HIS WRITTEN WORD, DENIAL OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, DENIAL OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM, DENIAL OF HIS POWER, DENIAL OF HIS PROMISES, DENIAL OF HIS FAITHFULNESS, DENIAL OF HIS WRATH, DENIAL OF HIS JEALOUSY, DENIAL OF HIS LAWS, KILLING HIS MESSENGERS, HIS PROPHETS, HIS CHILDREN ..

    Displaying the Ten Commandments in or on public property=

    THIS IS WHAT IS wrong .. WE DO NOT TEACH OUR CHILDREN, and NOW THEY CANNOT EVEN READ WHAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY GOD ALMIGHTY BECAUSE some MEN who are against GOD AND HIS WAYS AND HIS ORDAINED NATURAL WAYS AND LAWS!!!!!!!!! DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GOD AND WHAT HE HAS SAID AND DONE. WHY?????????????? BECAUSE IT REMINDS THEM OF THEIR SINFUL WAYS FOR ONE!!!!!!!! and for another THEY DO NOT WANT TO FACE THE TRUTH OF what is wrong about themselves !!!!!!!!! HEY WAKE UP SINNERS!!!!!!!!!! WE ALL HAVE BEEN THERE!!!!!!!!!! BUT SOME OF US KNOW WHAT WE ARE!!!!!!! AND WE KNOW WE CANNOT GET BY WITH IT ANY LONGER!!!!!!!!!!! SO!!!!!!! WE REPENTED!!!!!!!!!!! AND RECIEVED OUR FORGIVENESS FROM GOD !!!!!!! AND GOD WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON!!!!! AND RECIEVED HIS BAPTISM OF HIS SPIRIT!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!! DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU ARE GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE>> NO YOU ARE NOT!!!!!!!!!!! WE ALL DIE!!!!!!! ONCE!!!!!!! BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DIE TWICE!!!! AND GOD HAS ALREADY HAD IT WRITTEN THERE IS A SECOND DEATH THAT HE WILL GIVE TO ALL THAT HAVE DENIED HIS WORD, HIS SON, HIS TRUTH, HIS HOLY SPIRIT. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS NEED TO BE POSTED READ AND UNDERSTOOD. BUT EVEN MORE THEN THAT the TWO COMMANDMENTS THAT JESUS CHRIST LEFT US WITH!!!!!! are TO FULFILL THE TEN!!!! all THE LAW!! and THE PROPHETS!!!
    LOVE THY GOD , WITH ALL YOUR HEART MIND AND SOUL,
    LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF,

    WHAT WORD APPEARS IN BOTH COMMANDS..

    LOVE!!!!!!!! IF ONE CANNOT LOVE GOD AND HAVE AND KNOW HIS LOVE HE HAD FOR US!!!! then YOU SURELY CANNOT LOVE ANOTHER. let along YOUR NEIGHBOR OR YOUR ENEMY.

    IF YOU CANNOT LOVE YOURSELF THEN YOU HAVE NO WAY OF LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR!!! WHY??????

    BECAUSE DO YOU WANT TO BE LOVED??????????
    DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY????
    DO YOU WANT TO HAVE JOY???????
    DO YOU WANT THINGS STOLEN FROM YOU?????????
    DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO LIE TO YOU?????????
    DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE YOU UNHAPPY, AND MISERABLE???????????
    DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO GOSSIP ABOUT YOU,

    NO TO ALMOST ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS..

    WELL HAVING LOVE IN YOUR HEART WILL MAKE LIFE MUCH BETTER AND EASIER FOR ANY OF US IF ONLY ALL HAD GODS LOVE IN THEIR HEARTS.

    BEFORE YOU CAN HAVE GODS LOVE IN YOUR HEART YOU HAVE TO KNOW GOD .. WOULDN”T YOU SAY???? NONE CAN KNOW GOD !!!! UNLESS THEY KNOW ABOUT GOD!!!!! and IF NONE READ WHAT GOD HAS HAD WRITTEN TO LEARN ABOUT HIM THEN NONE WILL NEVER KNOW HIM!!!!!

    DO I KNOW GOD??????
    WELL I KNOW HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON!!! THAT HE SAID WE WERE TO CALL JESUS !!!!!!!!! TO KNOW HIM IS TO ALSO KNOW THE FATHER.. and THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I KNOW WHO MY HEAVENLY FATHER IS!!!!!!!

    IT is JUST TO BAD MORE do NOT!!!!!!!!!

    Repealing term limitations on the Presidency.===
    THIS I am not certain I understand. so I will not comment IF IT MEANS A PRESIDENT CAN BE ELECTED AS MANY TIMES AS IS NECESARY AND IS VOTED IN??? NO I DO NOT THINK SO. BUT AM NOT CERTAIN ABOUT THAT. To many reason for and against … NEED more thought

    Burning the flag.===
    NO RESPECT FOR THE RED, WHITE, and BLUE, THEN YOU HAVE NO RESPECT for the FREEDOMS IT REPRESENTS. and the PRICE THAT WAS PAID FOR THAT FREEDOM .. BLOODSHED!!!!!!!!!!!!! again BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED FOR MEN TO BE SET FREE. FROM the ONES that would make them CAPTIVES and SLAVES to their DEMANDS and wants..

    THOSE MEN THAT CAME TO THIS LAND!!! HAVE MADE A LAND and COUNTRY THAT LITERALLY FLOWED WITH MILK AND HONEY!!!!!! WISCONSIN, AND WHEREVER THE LARGEST HONEY MAKING STATE IS.. MILK FOR STRENGTH. and HONEY FOR THE SWEETNESS OF OUR LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE.

    GOD HAS GIVEN US THIS LAND!!!!!!!! IT WAS BUILT AND MADE AND FOUGHT FOR< AND BLOOD SHED TO MAKE IT A LAND THAT WAS FOR THE FREE AND THE BRAVE!!!!!!!!!!!GOD GAVE US MEN THAT WERE ABLE TO PERSEVERE< HAVE WISDOM < AND A LOVE OF GOD AND KNOW HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON CALLED JESUS AND BEING FILLED WITH HIS WISDOM WORD KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE FOR MANKIND AND TO) KNOW WHAT FREEDOM OF RELIGION MEANT!!!!!!!CHRISTIAN MEN BELIEVERS IN GOD ALMIGHTY A CREATOR OF US ALL AND EVERYTHING THAT HAS EVER EXISTED IS NOW AND WILL EVER BE!!!!! AND THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA TODAY ARE LETTING THAT ALL SLIP THROUGH THEIR FINGERS BY FORGETTING THE GOD!!!!!!!!!!! THAT HAS GIVEN THEM THIS OPORTUNITY TO MAKE ALL MEN ON THIS EARTH FREE!!!!!!!!!!!! TO WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!! WELL I CAN TELL YOU THIS MUCH> GOD IS IN CONTYROL AND IF ANYONE BELIEVES THAT MANKIND CAN GO AGAINST GOD AND HIS WAYS!!!!!!! THEY BETTER REALLY THINK HARD AND LONG ABOUT WHAT AMERICA IS DOINJG TO IT”S OWN LAND < PEOPLE< AND GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF BY NOT HAVING HIS LOVE AND WISDOM TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HE HAS ORDAINED AND IS ACCOMPLISHING HERE FOR US ALL. WE BETTER AWAKEN TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ALL ARE VESSELS TO BE USED FOR HIS PURPOISES AND NOT JUST OF OURSELVES ARE WE MADE.. WE WERE AND ARE because of ALMIGHTY GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER CREATOR. THE GREATEST OF THE DESIGNERS.. THAT HE HAS EVER MADE… THERE WOULD BE NO DESIGNERS for anything and NO SCIENTIST. no nothing if GOD WAS “””NOT””” IN THE BEGINNING!!!

    IT IS WRITTEN !!!!
    “IN THE BEGINNING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!

    IF you cannot believe in this then ROLL OVER and STAY DEAD > because that is exactly what you are DEAD!!!!!!!! IN SPIRIT!!!! having NO TRUTH!!! NO LOVE!!! NO NOTHING AT ALL IN YOU TO GIVE YOU LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE GOD WAS THE WORD!!!!! AND WITHOUT HIM NOTHING WOULD EVER HAVE BEEN MADE.. GOD IS HOLY, and GOD IS SPIRIT,

    REASON FOR THE WORD TO BE MANIFESTED > HE CAME TO THE DARKNESS BUT THE DARKNESS DID NOT COMPREHEND HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YET WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD COMES!!!!!! ALL DARKNESS FLEES BECAUSE THE DARK CANNOT STAY WHERE HIS LIGHT SHINES.

    LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!!!
    LET A LITTLE LIGHT and LOVE SHINE IN YOUR HEART!!! TODAY!!!!! AND MAYBE GOD and HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN WILL WALK RIGHT IN AND SET YOU FREE……. TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    PRAISES BE TO THE LORD GOD AND TO HIM BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!!! IN JESUS NAME
    AMEN 8/8/05

  2. Anonymous says:

    George W. Bush could care (((nothing))) about the Constitution. I think he meant it when he said these words, if there is to be an anti-Christ he could be him. fascistshrub.jpg

  3. Anonymous says:

        Sorry Jess, but I have to disagree here. Where if there was to be an anti-Christ he most likely would take the same path that Mr. Bush has, I do not think that the current occupant of the White House is all evil, just terribly wrong. Then again, the anti-Christ would be cunning deceptive. I would say that he would have the charisma of Bill Clinton and the moral nation of George W.

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