Revolution by Amendment

July 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

The Founders of this country saw that we might need to engage in revolution to preserve government by the People. It’s right in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

It’s that simple. Big money is making it almost impossible for regular folks to have meaningful input into the political process. The Declaration of Independence reminds us that revolution is a right, and the Constitution allows orderly revolution by enacting amendments to the Constitution.

It is thus self-evidence that we need to amend the U.S. Constitution to kick the money-changers out of the halls of Congress.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Adam Herman says:

    The amendment process is an appropriate vehicle to handle this, but let’s be clear on what we’re amending. We aren’t amending the Constitution so much as a small part of it. We are amending the 1st amendment. Replacing it even.

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