Government Reform Amendment

Government Reform Amendment

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Chris Smithmyer started this petition to Donald trump and

We are seeing a systematic breakdown of our Republic through states passing popular vote laws.  The root of this problem is the bicameral system has been destroyed by the 17th amendment.  This amendment would repair the process in the United States Senate and return campaign finance to the people.

 

Amendment XXXX: Restoration of the Republic

 


Section 1: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, appointed by the governor of that state and confirmed by the state senate, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

 


The Governor may only appoint one senator from any given political party, which must be a recognized political party by that state's board of elections. As such, any appointee must have been a member of his or her political party for a period of no less than 12 years prior to the appointment.

 


This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

 


Section 2: No person shall hold any office in the Executive, Legislative or Judicial Branch of the United States Government for a period of more than 12 years. Representatives and the President of the United States shall be limited to a period of 8 years. Judges and Justices must tender their resignation at the end of their 12th year, at which point they may be appointed to higher office, should the constitution permit. No member of any branch may move to a lower office after reaching the term limit in a given office.

 


Section 3: Campaign Reform Clause

 


In any campaign for any office in the United States, appointed or elected, no donations may come from any source other than individual American citizens. Donations by corporations, special interest groups, community groups, political groups or foreign actors are prohibited. Corporations, special interest groups, community groups, and political groups may still produce advertisements for a candidate, candidates or political parties, but may not directly contribute any political candidate. Advertisements in this regard shall be limited to $250,000,000 per year. Foreign actors (Governments, companies, funds or individuals) may not contribute nor advertise in American Elections. Companies that knowingly or recklessly use the advertisements and/or candidates that knowingly or recklessly accept money from foreign sources can immediately be impeached upon prima facie evidence.

 


For the apportionment of electoral votes and the apportionment of Representatives, only voting age citizens of the United States, who are not felons or on welfare, are counted. No State shall have more than 25 electoral votes in a given cycle and if the population of voting age people, who are not felons or on welfare, should exceed the total population which would allow for the apportionment of 25 the state shall be split, by referendum in that state, in the next election into no more than 5 independent states. All monies donated to a campaign must come from an individual who lives within the district to which that campaign in running for or a person whose primary place of work is within the district.

 


Section 4: Enactment

This Amendment will go into effect at the end of the calendar year in which it received the requisite number of ratification. No person serving in the government affected by this bill, with the exception of judges and justices, will have to relinquish his or her seat until the end of their current term.

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