Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison in 1789, the year our (constitution took effect). "The earth belongs always to the living generation and not to the dead .… Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years."
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.Somehow that paragraph has become, "Protect rich people's money and their ability to make more at all costs...Democracy be damned!"
According to researchers who analyzed all 729 constitutions adopted between 1946 and 2006, the U.S. Constitution is rarely used as a model. What's more, "the American example is being rejected to an even greater extent by America's allies than by the global community at large,"So here we go. What would you write into the new constitution? I'll start.
1. Representation must be based on people not power or money. All Congressmen and Senators shall represent the same number of people. (Alaska and Tennessee shouldn't have the same number of Senators as California)
2. While a citizen's right to believe in supernatural things shall be granted, it shall have no standing whatsoever in governance. There shall be no special tax considerations for organizations based on the supernatural. The SHALL be tax considerations for organizations that are based on science being used for the greater good.
3. Laws shall only be enacted if they promote a better living condition and healthier environment.
4. No law shall force a citizen to have or not have any medical proceedure unless that proceedure promotes the common good. (Citizens will have vacinations that stop the spread of disease)
And so on. I have about 50 more but it's your turn. Post 'em!
The US needs a Constitution.