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2022-07-11 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. - The Declaration of Independence

It has been decades since willful blindness and deliberate neglect to the principles of this nation have taken root both at the State and Federal level, often becoming subservient to the interests of foreigners and foreign nations.  Our manufacturing has been offshored to nations with weak environmental laws and near-slave labor conditions, with zero of those destinations honoring even the most-basic of human rights ensconced in our Constitution.  Our energy sources have been corrupted and fealty to foreign heads of state ensconced in Statute exempting same from anti-trust laws, without which OPEC could not sell a single barrel of oil into the US without the owners of said firms, many of them foreign royalty, being subject to US prosecution and the funds from said ventures recaptured through fines and forfeiture.  We have entered into conflict and war at the behest of other nations with a clear and clean question as to whether those making said decisions are in fact doing so as United States citizens with an undivided interest here, or with divided loyalty to both the US and some foreign power.

Decades of corruption of this sort have gone unanswered, and conflicts have come and gone, both economic and militarily, some of which are in process today.  This issue of divided loyalty raises the question of whether the United States indeed is a sovereign nation at all or whether it has been and continues to be corrupted by foreign influence, both within and beyond the government.

The founders expressed concern for this possibility, and in fact put in a supra-requirement for the Presidency as regards citizenship and undivided loyalty, yet over the last hundred years not one candidate from either party has presented, or have had vetted, their bona-fide undivided loyalty to this nation prior to becoming a candidate or, in the case of success, ascending to office.

In addition despite statutory prohibition on unbridled entry into the United States for purpose of residence neither major political party has lifted a finger to stanch what can only be reasonably called an invasion over the last three decades at our Southern border.  No nation can stand that does not defend itself against invasion, and no representative republic can stand over time if it allows foreign interests, whether via invasion and then subsequent lineage, or direct influence, to subvert The Rule of Law.

Therefore, in order to correct these matters and bring them in concordance with The Constitution of the United States, this Amendment is hereby proposed.



  • The 14th Amendment is modified to read:
    "All persons born of two citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States, or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person citizen or lawful resident within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

  • The first and second clauses of the 17th Amendment are modified to read as follows:
    "The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years chosen through means selected by the Legislature of each State and signed into law by the State's Governor or enacted via override of his or her veto and shall serve a term of six years, with each Senator subject to recall by simple majority vote of both Houses of said Legislature during said term; 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.  This clause shall take effect with respect to both the election and recall of Senators one calendar year after the date of ratification.

    When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election in concordance with the election of Senators in that State as prescribed by State Law to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election the process set forth in the enabling State legislation can take place as the legislature may direct.

  • New Text as Amendment {28 or subsequent as appropriate at the time of ratification} shall read as follows:
    "No person shall run for, be nominated for, or serve as a US Representative, Senator, President, Vice-President, Cabinet Member or be employed in a position of direct policy-making authority within any federal agency or instrumentality if they hold or have held citizenship or the right of lawful permanent residency in any nation other than that of the United States during the previous seven years.  No person shall be eligible to ascend to the Presidency or Vice-Presidency, irrespective of whether by election or succession, unless at the time of their birth both their biological mother and father were United States citizens and neither held either foreign citizenship or a right of permanent residency.

    For the purposes of this Amendment a federal position is considered to be that of direct policy-making authority if the person in question has direct input, authorship or capacity to approve, reject, negotiate or implement any statutory or federal regulatory authority of substantial burden on any person or entity within the boundaries of the United States and its possessions.

    A one year grace period to renounce all foreign citizenship shall apply to all current office holders and federal employees as of the effective date of this Amendment.

    The US House of Representatives is set to be apportioned at 1 Representative per 100,000 US Citizens, with the US Census directed to include and enumerate only citizens for the purpose of apportionment.  The increase in House membership shall take place after the first 2 year period has passed post ratification of this Amendment.  No voting in the US House shall be permitted by other than personal presence upon the floor of the chamber.  Changes in apportionment shall take place in the year following the decennial Census, with the new apportionment to be effective for the following 2 year election cycle.

    No Bill that impacts or raises revenue, which by the Constitution must originate in the US House, may be altered as to its materiality or primary purpose in The Senate as a means of circumvention or abrogation of the original Constitutional requirement on revenue bills.

    No Bill or Amendment may be voted upon in either the House or Senate prior to one business day elapsing after publication in finished, to-be-voted upon form for each one hundred letter-sized pages of text, with a minimum delay of one business day, counted as Monday through Friday excepting Federal Holidays, as printed in legislation-conforming format determined by the Government Printing Office, and each clause of all bills, whether in original form or by amendment, shall bear sponsorship of at least one Representative and one Senator."
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When in the course of human events it becomes evident that enslavement has not left the land, indeed, it has simply traveled underground via the mechanisms of finance leaving threadbare the claim that men are free when in fact no such thing is true;

We reassert that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed with certain inalienable rights by their creator and that among them are the right life, liberty and pursuit (but not a guarantee of attainment) of happiness;

We reassert that in order to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed;

We reassert that whenever government becomes destructive to these ends it is both the right and duty of men and women to withdraw their consent from said government, enforcing a reorganization of same to address the abuses served upon the people;

We assert that liberty cannot exist in the absence of the right to obtain and accumulate wealth, including property, money and other assets, free of theft-by-devaluation through intentional government malfeasance;

We assert that no government nor any person has the right to impose a debt upon those not yet of the age of majority and in possession of the franchise or those not yet born, and no person against whom said debt is attempted to be laid has an obligation to pay or service said debt;

We assert that no act of government enacted by fraud is valid, and that any act imposing a cost upon the citizens or businesses of the nation without said funds being collected by contemporary taxes is inherently fraudulent and thus void ab-initio;

We further assert that allowing private institutions to practice effective counterfeiting of the currency is both the cause of myriad financial panics, market crashes and other disruptions throughout history and that it constitutes theft from the populace;

Therefore, we demand enactment of the following Amendment to the Constitution:

Section A:

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Constitution or Section 4 of the 14th Amendment, no entity, organ, authority or sub-unit of government in the United States or its possessions may issue or maintain debt except;

1. In anticipation of tax revenue to be collected within a 12 month period via tax anticipation notes, with each such issue binding the specific sequester of tax revenues so-anticipated;

2. During a time of declared war, the declaration of which contains a specific statement declaring and defining an existential threat to the continued existence of or liberty in the United States, and only to fund the specific and identifiable costs of said conflict with a maturity of no more than 10 (ten) years beyond the termination of hostilities;

Section B:

In order to facilitate the transition of the existing stock of debt by the United States government along with that of the States and localities in the United States, in conformance with this amendment existing maturities of debt may be rolled for a period of no more than 10 (ten) years, but no less than 10% (ten percent) of said debt outstanding on the date of ratification of this amendment may be so-extended in any given year.  This authority expires 10 (ten) years from the date of ratification and may not be extended except by further Amendment of the Constitution.

Section C:

All banks and other financial institutions shall operate under One Dollar of Capital with any breach thereof being defined as counterfeiting, punishable under 18 USC Section 472 as of February 10th, 2015 or any subsequent statute with liability for same being personal against all officers, directors and board members of any such organization if a corporation, and against the owners if a partnership or proprietorship.

Section D:

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Constitution or Section 4 of the 14th Amendment any borrowing not paid or refinanced under the authorities of this Amendment, or otherwise not in conformance thereof, is declared null and void.

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