Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Amendments to the Constitution

I saw grandpa chuckling as he was working feverishly at the computer. Curious, I went over and looked over his shoulder to see what he was writing that could be so funny. When I asked he told me that he was writing amendments to the Constitution of the United States so that it would clearly reflect the ideology of a certain group of people. As I read what he was writing I noticed that the changes made were in color. This was what he had written so far;

The Preamble

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect society, establish fairness, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the welfare of the few at the expense of the many, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves but not to our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Article I
Section I. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in the people as represented in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Each representative of both houses are to vote for any legislation in concordance to the will of the people he represents not in accordance to his own conscience.

Article II
Section I. Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States by acting in obedience to the will of the people as determined by a popularity poll, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States as it is determined to be applicable in the present society."

Section II. The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States with one exception. That exception being, When in the performance of that service his popularity has waned with the people then the people shall be the commander in chief. He may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

Section 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the society, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the will of the people and not the law be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.

Section 4. The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. One exception, the high crime of perjury does not justify removal of office for the President even though it may be used against other civil officers for removal.

This was as much as grandpa had written but I could not help but chuckle at what he might write in regards to the rest of the Constitution. Also, I could not help but wonder if these were real amendments if they would pass.


tweetey30 said...

Great post Griper. I wonder what he would have wrote also. I have to admit I dont remember reading the original amendments so this is funny in a way and a good history lesson..

The Griper said...

what else he wrote is found under this post tweety.

Americaneocon said...

Have a great Fourth of July, Griper!!

Crian said...

Hey Griper, very well written, have a great 4th of July

Gayle said...

I thought I had left a comment here. Oh well... I don't remember what it was now, but yes, it seems the President is allowed to get away with perjury, and from some of the liberal blogs I've been reading, Bubba is still a hero to many on the left. I'll never be able to figure it out.

Happy Independence Day, Griper. I hope you and yours enjoy yourselves immensely and that you also have a wonderful weekend. God bless!

Gayle said...

Oh yes, now I see that I left my comment on the "continued" part of this post. This must be what a "senior moment" feels like. :)


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