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Having initially hesitated in attending the Convention, once decided, George Washington pushed the delegates to adopt a limited resolution that only probes "the defects of the [Articles of Confederation] to the bottom, and provide radical cures." The founders built a great constitutional machine at the time when George Washington lead them in the right direction, but plenty of Americans have plenty of exceptionally American thoughts in this case on "old engines that leak after 200+" despite so much "primary education memory refresher" indoctrination. It is time for an Article V tune up, so we have means to act when public servants catry to use our money and property against us on our behalf!
The CoS petition that limits federal power without supplemental policy to preserve those limits is only a good start. The current petition will likely not ratify because it uses a perfectly good opportunity to make long-needed reforms for a political agenda. In fact, the lazy design with no enforcement authority leaves open the power to further shrink redressability for holding government accountable. Most importantly, we need a sunsetting "constitutional testing period" built in to any Art. V convention, if not every one ever held ever, so we can maximize our potential for the best results before we finalize anything. The founders gave the States full faith and credit in Article IV for a reason, but they also carefully reserved evidentiary powers in the same section for whenever our natural rights, sovereignty power, and republican entitlements to accountability do not go far enough because the nature of proof does not change when you cross government boundaries.
At minimum in the most technical sense, we need to seal and rebuild parts of the engine with legal entitlements to seek relief for violent, harmful, and corrupt injustices (instead of using the meaningless "felony, misdemeanor, infraction" legal gibberish we use now). We desperately need a new transmission to shift to accountable courts where the rule of law preempts judicial power, and we need to replace the fuel intake trial and appellate divisions so the courts are capable of hearing the cases they would be getting right now if law applied to government like it applies to the rest of us. We need a new set of pumps along with the high-mpg carburetor-EFI tech we have all been waiting for to relieve the burdens on offices of entire jurisdictions, so there is time to investigate government crimes alongside the highest priorities currently being looked at in private society, and so we don't end up in the same place as we are in now. We need an upgraded cooling system in the form of stronger limits on power in general. We desperately need new lighting all over so we can see through when professionals tell us "whoops, sorry, but the [shadow of] law says the government's hands are tied and we have to fuck you over." We'll return the legislative power "sound system" back to the States. MOST URGENTLY, we need completely new wiring so the taxpayer's liability and budget reflects the consent of the governed and is not spent on so much waste, used against us.
The rest of the world models itself after our worn vessel so much for a reason! We should not waste what is still good, but we are living through why we cannot depend on what is unreliable, and I think our first edition, classic model is WAAY worth keeping.
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