The Four Constitutional Amendments
1) The line item veto for the President, with provisions that any over ride would require a separate bill and vote for each line vetoed. No lumping vetoes together and then voting ˈdeemed having been passedˈ tactics. The core objective is to get rid of vote buying.
2) Term limitations for congressmen and senators. Five total terms for congressmen giving a maximum of ten years and two terms for senators giving a total time of twelve years. With a presidential limit of eight years, this would give a good overlapping of terms. The goal is to get rid of the professional politicians and let men of proven success and abilities come serve their nation with their demonstrated skills. Prevent professional politicians who come and hold office for twenty, thirty, forty . . . even fifty years, and are only skilled at creating and maintaining images, and using the mass media to get elected instead of having any real problem solving abilities.
3) An amendment that would forbid anyone to participate in any election, in coin or in kind, for which they cannot qualify to vote in. Forbid outsiders participating in other people’s elections by bringing money and workers into an election when it’s not their election. The amendment would apply to any election of any public official . . . local, state or federal. This means that if the dog catcher in Dogpatch Arkansas is elected, then an activist actor in Hollywood can’t send a hundred dollar donation to a candidate nor can some activist from D.C. come in as a volunteer worker. If you can’t qualify to vote in an election, then you can’t participate in that election in any way, shape or manner . . . including anyone underage to vote. Includes provisions allowing federal, state or local statutes and the ability to prosecute violations.
4) The congress and senate to have the power to fire any federal employee by a simple majority vote. The vast federal bureaucracy has become the ˈEunuchs of the Forbidden Cityˈ, no longer answering to or fearing the Congress, and therefore no longer controlled by the Congress. If either the house or senate can terminate the employment of any federal employee which wasn’t confirmed by the senate, by a simple bill of termination requiring only a simple majority and no presidential signature, then the bureaucracy will cease to be a power unto itself. Such a bill of termination could include specifications of re-employment with the federal government or denial of retirement or other benefits.