(Original Signature of Member)
H. J. RES. _______________
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the accountability of Magistrates and Officers and the Public’s Right to Know.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, through Senator/Congressman ____________________ introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ________________
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to affirm All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.
Resolved by the CITIZENS of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and presented to the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within twelve  months after the date of its submission for ratification:
“SECTION 1. We the people who ordain and establish the rights protected by the Constitution of the United States to be the rights of natural persons.
“SECTION 2. All ballot counting must be done using publicly-witnessed precinct-based Hand-Counted Paper Ballots (HCPB) that are hand-marked.
“SECTION 3. No state shall be eligible to receive federal funding in any amount or form absent the State implementing SECTION 2., of this Amendment.
“SECTION 4. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, freedom of association and all such other rights of the people, which rights are inalienable.”.