Author Archives: D.J.

A short break from Articles

Article 3 (legislative branch) is next, and it’s rather….dry, mostly. Unfortunately, some of the dry stuff is what’s causing some of the abuses, so I’m having to read it and amendments to see what Congress’ current powers are. Try reading … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno & Penn State

I assume that people have read about the recent events at Penn State: the alleged sexual abuse in the football program (not by Paterno, the head coach there for decades), the cover-up, the cover-up crashing down, Paterno’s decision to retire … Continue reading

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Article 2: Citizenship and Voting

Some major changes here in citizenship, and giving the Federal government direct jurisdiction over Federal elections. This may or may not be a good idea…let me know what you think? —————————————————– Article 2: Citizenship and Voting Section 2.1: Citizenship Nothing … Continue reading

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End Corporate Personhood?

That’s one of the common cries of the Occupy movements, generally in order to limit political speech by corporations. There is, however, a catch that I do not think they are aware of. You can only tax persons.

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Article I: Executive Summary

Billy gave a couple of good ideas here: https://wormme.com/2011/11/02/form-of-the-new-consitution/#comment-9744 I am not so proud that I will not accept good ideas from anyone else. And besides, what I already had tagged for the contents of Article I already forms an Executive … Continue reading

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Form of the new Consitution

I envision Constitution 2.0 to be composed of Articles.  If an Article must be split into parts, each part is a Section.  If a Section must be split into parts, each part is a Paragraph.  For instance, 1.3.5 would be … Continue reading

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Proper functions of government

Returning to the Constitution 2.0 theme, and I realized that while citizenship is an important concept, an even more important one is the philosophy of government: what powers should it have and why? So, looking at the current Constitution, I … Continue reading

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