“When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Amendment 28Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of theUnited States.
Article VThe Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments,
which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
The Heritage Foundation would be a good starting point. The idea of amending our constitution would have to become a grassroots movement. The above amendment would need to be scrutinized by lawers who are experts in constitutional law.
Another question needs to asked: If we are going to have something of this magnitude happen in our country, is the above issue the most important issue that should be considered? For some time now, those in favor of the fair tax have wanted to amend our constitution to do away with the IRS and make a much more equitable and safe tax the law of the land. The Fair Tax book was written by Neal Boortz and John Linder. I am personally in favor of the fair tax idea, but realize that it is going to take national grassroots support. Currently, the so-called “health care reform” ruckus has kept Americans from focusing on correcting our broken tax system.
With any amendment we must ask, “What sort of political fallout would occur due to this action?” Still, something must be done if we are going to continue to be a governed by the people rather than by a body of legislators who do not live under the same laws that they create.