Dick Wells

Why Change the Constitution?

We live in the greatest country the world has ever seen. Given that, what is it that makes the united states of America so special? There are many possible answers; however, my answer is, and has always been, it is because our country is founded on some principles alien to most countries: for the first time in the history of modern man, the individual’s Life, Liberty and Property are taken as a sacred trust for government to protect; and that there would be nothing in our laws that would make us fear our government. This is true of no other country.

Why then, do we tolerate things contrary to those precepts? Seemingly little things like laws that threaten penalty, fine or imprisonment for failing to do something government dictates?

If we are to truly enjoy Liberty, do we not need to be self-determining? If government is sovereign among nations, does it need to be sovereign over its people as well?

Remember it was “We the People” who established this country. In this country, the people are the sovereigns. Government is supposed to serve the people, not the other way around. (cites omitted)

One thing the people can do is change government’s charter. While it is true that the people cannot directly change the Constitution for the united States of America, the people can do that by way of their elected representatives. Why change the Constitution, is it broken? It may not be broken, but is not protecting us from harm from our own government. One way to effect the desired result is the following proposed Constitutional Amendment:

Constitutional Amendment
Article 1

No person, group of persons, or government shall initiate force, threat of force, coercion or fraud against any individual’s self, property, or contract.
Article 2

Force is morally-and-legally justified only for protection from those who violate Article 1.

Article 3
No exceptions shall exist for Articles 1 and 2.

This Amendment eliminates threat of penalty including confiscation of property. Fail to perform and government is poised to take your property and/or Liberty. Direct taxes violate government’s mandate to protect property because direct taxes destroy the Right of Property.

The States are well advised to adopt this Amendment for their own Constitutions as well.

 Dick Wells
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