As our federal government has lost all Constitutional bounds, and the movement to convene an Article V convention of the States grows, The Crawfish hereby presents a series of Constitutional Amendment proposals. This will be a 5-part series, 3 proposed Amendments per day, with your comments on those specific proposals, and the 5th part being an open discussion over the whole series and your own proposals.
Today, I present proposals 4-6
4) The Department of Defense replaces the Department of War as a Cabinet level Executive Branch Department. The Department of Defense will have authority over the Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Coast Guard (in times and theaters of conflict), and any future military service formed as necessitated by advancements in science and technology.
a) As advancements in technology have changed how war is fought since the origins of our Nation, the Constitutional restrictions on a permanent standing military are hereby removed. A professional core will always now be a necessity for an effective military force.
5) No ordinances, rules, or regulations that carry the force of law may be put in place by an Executive Branch entity without being voted upon by Congress and signed into law by the President. At the time of this Amendment’s ratification, only those that affect public safety, such as many of those from the Department of Transportation, OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control, and those that Congress deems within that realm shall remain in place until they can be fully debated and codified by Congress. All others are null and void immediately.
6) Members of Congress shall be limited to a total of 18 years of service combined in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Those who have exceeded that time period at the time of this Amendment’s ratification shall finish out their current elected terms and then be barred from future Congressional service.
That’s 2 of the 5 parts of this series. Again, I ask that the comments today are about these 3 proposals only. The time to add your own comes Friday, so you still have time to work and rework your ideas.