The proposed Constitutional Amendment to prohit gay/lesbian marriage failed miserably in the US Senate this week. Proponents of this Amendment promise to bring it up again next year in the new session. Like it is a life and death issue...
Here are few possibilities for Constitutional Amendments that I personally think make a lot more sense today and would go a long way toward benefiting the country more than this one (which I don't agree with at all).
1. An Amendment to offically impose term limits for Congressmen and Senators. Congress seemed to think that this was a good idea for the Presidency after FDR was elected by the people 4 times in a row. Now I think what is good for the goose is also good for the gander. It would go a long way toward killing special interests in this country.
2. An Amendment making English the official language of the country. I live in a state where this is becoming a real problem. Everywhere around me are those from other countries who expect me to learn their language to communicate with them. They expect my wife to learn their language to teach their children. If we were only talking about one other language I might be ok with it as I think it would be good for all Americans to speak some other lanaguage fluently. However, in my wife's classes this last year she had students born in some 23 different countries who spoke more than 23 different languages. She cannot learn that many different languages over the summer. Therefore the solution is to settle on one language of the land and expect all who live here to learn it.
3. An Amendment requiring a balanced budget. I know there is a lot of arguement about this and it is considered a bad idea by as many economists as those who consider it a good idea. What I do know is that the government is setting a terrible example for the American people with its "spend what we want and not what we have" mentality. If we need emergency loopholes for this one then fine, let's define them but lets get this spending under control.
Those are just for starters. I offer them as possible options for those who just have to alter the document by which this country has been governed for over 2 centuries.
Questions? Comments? Rash Political Statements?