Monday, December 14, 2009

Comment on The Belmont Club
"The Monkey Trap"


Personally I think that trying to ban Public Employee Unions will prove ineffective. The problem is that politicians buy votes and the public employees buy politicians. The only way to break the cycle is to stop civil servants from voting for anyone who votes on an appropriation that determines their income. Here is my proposed Constitutional Amendment;

1. All persons shall make an annual declaration of all income from all sources

2. No franchise for a person to serve as an Elector in an election for the US House of Representatives for Federal civil servants or military officers, except those in temporary training or called during hostilities, or for any person who received the bulk of their income from foreign sources or from the Federal treasury, either directly or by contract payment

3. The 17th Article of Amendment to the US Constitution is hereby repealed

4. The 14th Article of Amendment is Amended as follows, the Census shall identify all persons as to citizenship and the apportionment of Congress shall be strictly in accordance with the numbers of citizens present or serving with the armed forces and eligible to vote

5. No person who would not under these terms be eligible to serve as an Elector for Congress but who is not a resident of a State shall be eligible to serve as an Elector in any election in a territory of the United States organized by and subject to the exclusive authority of Congress or in the District that constitutes the seat of government, however such persons may serve as Electors for administrative boards within such a territory or district in a subsidiary district within which they reside that has a population of 50,000 or fewer

6. No person who is derives the majority of their income from sums allocated from the public treasury of a State or at the behest or allocation of the legislature of a State shall be eligible to serve as an Elector for any office in that State or in any component thereof, however they may be granted the right to serve as Electors for administrative boards in a subdistrict in which they reside that has a population of 50,000 or fewer

7. In all cases the determination of ineligibility under the above provisions shall be made for any person the majority of whose income came from a disqualifying source in either the year of said election or the preceding year

8. No person shall be eligible to hold any elective office that they are not eligible to serve as an Elector for

9 . Congress shall have the power to enforce this and every article by appropriate legislation.

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