From the article:
1. Abolish lifetime tenure for federal judges by amending Article III, Section I of the Constitution.
2. Congress should have the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a two-thirds vote.
3. Scrap the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment.
4. End the direct election of senators by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.
5. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year.
6. The federal Constitution should define marriage as between one man and one woman in all 50 states.
7. Abortion should be made illegal throughout the country.
4 is the most-important by far.
3 - 7 are a slam dunk...
1 and 2 make me a little jittery, ...the founders worked pretty hard to strike a three-way check and balance.
He left one of the most importants one of all: Actually enforce the Constitution and deport all illegal aliens as the government is requited to do. He does that first and I will listen to the other ones he has proposed but not before. That will show me he is serius about our Constitution.
Numbers 5, probably yes, allowing for a very few exceptions;
Number 2, Being very careful how it is written (beware unintended consequences);
Number 6 and 7, No, these should (and are) the province of the states. IMHO, neither should ever be discussed on a federal level, and that means overturning Roe v. Wade!
With these ideas, I have no problem supporting him. But I would also like a bit of clarification on his stand on immigration, etc. Think he;d make a fine VP for Sarah!
I like 5,6,and 7 but the reason we have lifetime judgeships is so that they don’t have to worry about being thrown out for an unpopular decision.
I agree that something needs to be done to force judges to truly consider the constitution and not make up their own interpretations.
Maybe the legal definition of marriage ought to be looked at so NY, MA, NJ, IL can become cesspools while the rest of the country is normal.
What does he want to replace the income tax with?
I do think we’ve got to start thinking about restricting voting, repealing the 17th Amendment would be a good place to start. Clearly universal suffrage has not brought us to a good place.
Maybe only people who have EARNED income should vote.
That would exclude both welfare recipients and trust fund babies.
Thanks for the extract.
Thanks, AnalogReigns, for posting the seven items that USN Vet refused to post.
I’m only unsure about #3 and #4, but agree fully with all of the others.
If Senators aren’t elected, then how would they be able to take office?
If no income tax, then how would the local, State and Federal governments be funded?
(full disclosure... I’m in Texas and we have no income tax, but the property taxes here are very high to compensate for that lack of funds to the government)
Does Perry honestly expect two thirds of the Senate to vote for an amendment that would cause many of them from both parties to lose their seats?