Here is my wish list of a Constitutional Amendment that should be passed. I know the people in Washington won’t pass it so it is up to us in the States to do so with the power given to us in the U.S. Constitution: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articlev.html
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof
The 28TH Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
To be passed by Constitutional Conventions in the several states… (Article V of the U.S. Constitution)
No member elected to the House of Representatives or the Senate shall serve more than two terms in their office. When a vacancy occurs within the Senate the governor of the state shall issue writs of election for the election of that office. No member of the House of Representative or Senate maybe appointed to ANY other position within the government while currently serving as a member of Congress.
Congress shall not pass any budget that is not balanced. ALL expenditure of the U.S. government must be accounted for in said budgets, including discretionary and nondiscretionary spending. No taxes shall be increased upon the electors unless it passes by a margin of 2/3 in both houses of Congress. No expenditure of the government shall be authorized unless it goes directly to support itself or the governments of the several states; no non-governmental group or agency may receive money from the government.
Congress may not vote themselves pay raises with direct approval of the electors of the several states in the next election. The pay of all representatives, senators, the president, judges and all government officials, shall not exceed more than three times the poverty line in the country as a whole. No benefits or privileges shall be given to Congress or any other elected or appointed officials unless approved by the electors of the several states, which shall include but not limited too health care benefits, retirement or pensions, and franking. All elected and appointed officials must also pay into social security.
No law shall be passed by Congress until it is released for all citizens to read and debate for at ten days prior to being voted upon by any house in Congress or signed by the President. All bills passed by Congress must include citations showing the expressed power to which this law is passed.