Smitty From That Other McCain Put Forth a Challenge…
July 20, 2009
…so I must respond.
I can mostly agree. I do have some suggestions for improvement, though:
1) I think a 10% cap needs to be in place on the national sales tax Proposed Amendment #1 is espousing (by making all other Federal taxes illegal). I mean, if we are trying to cut back the Federales to the size intended by the Founding Fathers, why are we allowing them to take more money than what God asks for? If this gets approved, what would stop them from initially setting the sales tax to some ridiculously high percentage?
2) Proposed Amendment #4 should similarly ban any increases in power granted by treaty/international hoopla in the executive and judicial branches.
3) Something is fishy about Proposed Amendment #7. Senators cannot serve more than 2 terms, but Representatives can serve 6? A rewrite to make that more fair (say, no more than 3 terms each) is in order.
4) Why is the line-item veto only allowed when the budget is not balanced? A Constitutional linebacker president might very well want to kill unconstitutional programs and an evil legislature could respond by getting the budget written in a manner where it meets that squishy definition of “balanced”.
Other than that, it’s all good. I’m not quite sure where I stand on the whole Fair Tax/ Flat Tax spectrum, but otherwise I wholeheartedly agree with the principle behind these proposals.
But, then again, Ron Paul was my second choice (over who we got) in the Texas primary. He would have been my first choice had he not blamed 9/11 on us. So, I could just be a squishy RonPaulian.