Skip to comments.If We Could Start Our Own Country Called "Free Republic", What Would Our Constitution Say? (Vanity)
Posted on 12/05/2013 11:08:57 AM PST by OneVike
Let us pretend for a moment, or longer if the idea takes off, that we found some uncharted land or won our freedom from America, and began our own country.
Let us also pretend we had a convention of Freepers who were charged with deciding what our new constitution would say, and what rights our new Government would be limited to.
After seeing the destruction of the United States, and knowing how it came about, I wonder if we could write a new constitution that would stand the test of time?
I'll start by offering these suggestions for consideration as amendments.
Any other suggestions?
write “We really mean what we wrote.” after each one.
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Ok, I agree with 3, yet don’t want it enshrined in law. Why should you go so far into someone’s personal life? The point is not to control other people, but to have a just and non intrusive Constitution.
ok, on the whole, this is good. Just be careful about avoiding imposing the leftist agenda on people, just to go and impose your agenda on people.
How about who votes and voter ID and illegal immigrants?
Forbidden words: DITHF, Ash Alert, and Eschoir
For every law passed, an old law must be repealed.
It would be almost exactly the same but with the founders CLEAR INTENTIONS specifically stated
For example, no need for the “militia” wording in the second ammendment, just “right to bear arms shal not be infringed”
And they clearly meant for people to come for one tern and then go back to their farms, so say so...
Firing squad for anyone who twists the constitution or fails to obey it once in office
Mandatory prison for government fruad (BY the government -or- against the government)
more clearly limit the the size and scope- clearly state thjat the ‘general welfare’ clause does NOT mean any goody two shoes program they want- specifically outlawing federal charity.
It needs a free speech item and another that makes it illegal to enforce political correctness.
I like the voter id idea.
As for marriage. Every society that has allowed people of the same sex to form unions has eventually disintegrated from the inside.
Mainly because the mindset of those who would do so, is to also bring the whole of society down to their level of amorality.
I like that idea.
You have cribbed into my territory (unclaimed). I will be launching a Thought Experiment Series soon. I have a lot of ideas.
The US Constitution is fine - as written. We don’t have slavery, so every amendment from 13 onwards is unnecessary (I would keep the 22nd though)
I would add one Amendment to clarify what the Framers wrote - a total BAN on Central Banks or National Banks of the United States. This is absolutely critical.
The Federal Reserve is the foundation of present “Progressive” plans for government. It is impossible to impose social-engineering schemes from Social Security to Obamacare if the Government must compete with private citizens for money and must pay real interest rates on their debt. It can only exist through money-printing and inflation.
It`s legal under the Constitution coz Vermont was a country [republic] first as were Texas and California republics. West Virginia seceded from Virginia in 1861 and Supreme Court ok`d it. Maine was part of Massachusetts til they split. Eastern NY State was part of Vermont [a republic] til they got it right.
12. This constitution is not living or breathing. These amendments are not open to re-interpretations for different eras.
Yes, I should have definitely added a free speech amendment.
Dude. Don’t hold back. Say what you really mean.
The Federal government shall not create, impose or collect any tax that is not approved by 75% of the states.
All Federal programs must be approved by 75% of the states at least every 10 years.
How about a Constitutional ban on the governments ability to borrow money?
Failure to maintain a balanced budget equals jail time for all congress critters.
but also add a sunset clause so that all laws and government regulations would have a 4 year expiration date.
also add that the only thing the federal gov allowed to do is military, border control courts and international issues.
the only thing state and local govs and fed gov should be enforcing is laws that prevent the initiation of force.
that means no stealing, no murder, no assault , no trespassing.
you have property rights, right to be left alone by gov and others, right to privacy, and freedom. only when you violate one of those laws you initiate force against an individual or entity only then will gov have the right to arrest you but then you'll have due process of courts.
that means no government at any level should ever be doing schools, roads, libraries ,museums , healthcare , charities, . no the only function of government is to keep the peace by preventing the initiation of force and to act as a referee in settling any disputes in a court of law(lawsuits ).
now you have government funding 30 years of global warming fake research. and they use that fake research to ban lightbulbs and other tyranical things, obamacare, the gov schools. gov should leave us and the free market alone
It would look like our current U.S. Constitution.
Which was written for a God fearing people, and no other.
That is our current problem.
Too many either don’t believe or have shaped God in THEIR image.
That was my amendment #10.
No elected official shall ever seek to change or weaken any original amendment to the constitution as agreed upon by those individuals charged with constructing the constitution.
it would say “See Constitution”
We already have the blueprint, we’re just not following it.
No weapon law shall be passed.
Indeed - state it specifically.
The restrictions placed on government in this Constitution are not interpretable to mean other than what they say.
The only process by which to change the foundational restrictions in this Constitution are through the defined amendment processes.
Absolutely Essential: Terms limits, including judges.
Essential: ALL laws sunset (no more than 25 years). They may be passed again, but otherwise they expire.
#10. No elected official shall ever seek to change or weaken any original amendment to the constitution as agreed upon by those individuals charged with constructing the constitution.
I’ve always been fond of Heinlein’s idea of having two legislative bodies: one to pass laws on a two thirds majority, one to repeal them on a one third minority vote.
No state shall impose a tax exceeding 10% of a person’s income.
The whole world would come in to take a piece of the country. We would have a billion illegal aliens come here. The UN would pass laws taking over the country.
I like it.
Lol. Wow are those some blasts from the past.
Too many libs would move from their locust filled area to bring the “freebie” mentality to it...
Proposed modification to #9
Citizenship and the right to vote in federal elections, shall be obtained after the successful completion of four years of military, law enforcement, firefighting, paramedic or federal government service.
#5. The shall forever remain sovereign and free of influence from all political jurisdiction outside the boundaries of the nation.
#9. Every able bodied male citizen shall serve a minimum of 4 years of military service.
“Failure to maintain a balanced budget equals jail time for all congress critters.”
Spending limit is based upon revenue from the previous year - needs limited provision for wars.
It doesn’t really matter what’s on a blessed piece of paper, if the jerks who swore to uphold it (e.g, BO and “Justice” Roberts) WON’T!
It would look exactly like the one our founders constructed except in our country it would be respected and strictly adhered to.
12. No Pooftahs!
Ive always been fond of Heinleins idea of having two legislative bodies: one to pass laws on a two thirds majority, one to repeal them on a one third minority vote.
Wow, I missed that, but it is a great idea!!!
Numbers 6 & 7 seem at odds with each other.
each sentence should be followed by Period.
right you run over my marigolds with your effing M1 Abrams and it is WAR
I like the military service requirement, but not sure of the others.
After 4 years of military service in our new country, no one will lean any farther to the left than Attila the Hun...LOL
Congress shall meet for no more than 2 months each year. Committees can meet online for a few weeks before the session. One month devoted to formulating a budget and one for proposing and repealing laws.
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