Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Proposed Constitutional Amendment


Some treaties are so bad, that it would be almost impossible to get out of them. So how do you get out of them (if they are ratified in the future)?
With an amendment that makes it possible to get out of any treaty no matter what, that's how.
Anyway, on to what I would like to see in an amendment to the constitution (I even made it readable, I hope).

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendment


Treaties and Laws

The United States may not enter into any treaty which violate any of the below principles in any way, shape, or form. If a treaty is ratified, and later discovered to violate this amendment in any way, shape, or form, that treaty shall immediately be considered null and void, and any decisions or laws created by the effects of that treaty shall also be considered null and void.

  1. Put the citizens of the United States at a disadvantage when meeting with a citizen of another Foreign Power
  2. Allow another Foreign Power to pass judgement upon Citizens of the United States when the crime did not occur in that specific Foreign Power
    1. If the crime occurred in a Foreign Power besides the United States, then that specific Foreign Power, and that Foreign Power only, may apply for extradition.
      1. If the Law(s) that the Citizen broke are contradicted in the Constitution of the United States, then the Citizen may not be extradited
      2. The Citizen must also be tried first for that Crime in the United States, and if Convicted he/she may then be extradited to that Foreign Power for that Foreign Power to try the Citizen via their own Laws.
        1. Any attempt to pressure any Court convened for this purpose will automatically make the Citizen innocent, regardless of whether or not they did, in fact, commit the Crime they have been accused of.
    2. A Citizen of the United States may not be extradited due to Political Considerations
  3. Create a situation whereby the United States is considered a lesser Foreign Power
    1. Examples of situations whereby the United States would be considered a lesser Foreign Power:
      1. The United States gives Tribute to another Foreign Power
      2. Another Foreign Power controls who is elected into Office
        1. All campaign contributions from other Countries shall be considered illegal, with the penalty being:
          1. Removal from politics forever for contributions of less than $1,000
            1. Includes local politics, state politics, national politics, and lobbying of any form
          2. Exportation to that Foreign Power with loss of citizenship in the United States for contributions more than or equal to $1,000 and less than $50,000
          3. Death in any form for contributions of more than or equal to $50,000
          4. In addition to:
            1. Destruction of the Foreign Powers ability to wage war and the destruction of the entire government
        2. Controlling media of any form which carries Political Campaign advertisements
          1. Includes:
            1. Internet
            2. Print
            3. Radio
            4. Television
            5. Any other form of media not yet invented
        3. Lawful/Unlawful weapons are determined by an outside Foreign Power
  4. When the United States is involved in another military organization, there shall be numbers of officers from the United States military equal or greater than that of the Foreign Power which has the most officers, and those officers shall be distributed throughout the ranks of the military organization, with at least one (1) officer from the United States at the top of the command chain.
  5. Any treaty which prevents the United States from pursuing any form of technology or preventing any of its citizens from pursuing that technology.
  6. Any treaty or law which uses falsified information to be passed by the United States Congress shall also be considered null and void and any obligations incurred by that treaty shall also be null and void.
  7. The United States government may only use contracts with businesses that operate completely within the United States.


All new treaties must be ratified again every fifty (50) years, and any treaty which attempts to bypass this shall be considered null and void.

All new laws must be passed and signed into law again every fifty (50) years, and any law which attempts to bypass this shall be considered null and void unless it voids a previously passed law.

All provisions of this amendment are not retroactive until and unless a method for travelling through time is discovered, in which case this amendment is immediately retroactive due to the assumption that a Foreign Power may have travelled through time to the period before this amendment was ratified in order to give themselves a more advantageous position over the United States.

Edit:
I'll be doing a commentary on each part of what I want to see and why I want to see it on 14 July, 2012.
I also added a short overview.