Reforming the Federal Empire

There is a bunch of talk about secession nowadays.  Here’s my thought on the matter:

“…That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”, T. Jefferson

It is not necessary to declare independence from the United States.  It is only necessary to re-affirm the original Declaration and alter or abolish government created by the 1987 Constitution.  This is actually more straightforward than it sounds.  Like the Phoenix, the 1787 Constitution provides for it to rise from its own ashes.   Article V provides the mechanism for creating another Constitutional Convention.  The risk that a Constitutional Convention might exceed its mandate (as happened in 1787) needs to be balanced against…so?  The Federal Republic has become The Federal Empire, conquering everything in its path.  What could a new convention do that would be worse than what exists now?

There is also the fact that the threat of a Constitutional Convention has successfully forced Congress to pass proposed constitutional amendments.  That would work too.

So, starting with that…I’m going to explore government reforms.  And by reform, I mean amendment proposals.  Because the purpose of the Constitution is to reign in the government.


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