Amendment 28 to the United States Constitution

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All that is needed is to restate Amendment 1 to the United States Constitution with more clarity:

Current First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Suggested wording:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the right of free speech of the people or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Immediate Problem solved.

How does this fix it???

The phrase “the people” could only be enforced in regard to individual human beings within the jurisdiction of the US Constitution.  The “open ended” translation of “free speech” was and is the problem.  This has nothing to do with the legal definition of “person-hood”.  The proposed alteration removes any possible interpretation by the black robed wizards that would limit the Congress in their efforts to control electioneering.  Please note that GROUPS that were and are intended to be protected are specifically identified as the church and the press.  Other groups are thereby omitted.  In the current language “free speech” is being interpreted as open ended and in the new language it cannot be so interpreted.

I am acutely aware of the current assessment of the congress as a bunch of coyotes guarding the hen house.   But let us first fix the Supremes.  And then proceed with further amendments to “fix the congress”.

The original “Bill of Rights” was actually a list of 12 proposed amendments.  Ours should be a lot shorter than that, but we needn’t compress everything in to one big enchilada that can be attacked from all ideological camps and thus defeated.

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