New Constitutional Amendment #30
It has become obvious that many politicians have become paralyzed after getting elected. It appears in many cases they are no longer interested in doing what is in the best interest of their constituents and the citizens of the United States, but are only concerned with getting reelected and making sure their campaign donors are kept happy. They have kept enough voters buffaloed that they have been able to stay in office despite their incompetence.
Many states already have the referendum as a tool for the citizens of that state to use when their elected officials are unable or unwilling to heed the desires of the electorate. California has probably been the most notable example of this.
Therefore it is time to return the power to the people! The mere fact that an issue is placed on a national ballot could provide the impetus for federal legislators to act. If the electorate finds that they are not acting in the best interest of the citizens, they are then able to address the issue themselves.
The following is a proposed draft of a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The number is presupposing that my previous proposed amendments have been passed.
Section 1. The citizens of the United States may place a question on the ballot, to be voted on at the time of a national election. If passed by a majority consisting of 60% of the voters participating in the national election, the question shall become federal law.
Section 2. To be placed on a national ballot it must have the signatures of at least 1 percent of the eligible voters in each state that had participated in the previous national election. These signatures must be verfied and sent to the secretary of state of each state, or other state official in charge of elections, who then sends it to a National Election Committee for placement on the National ballot.
Section 3. It may be amended or repealed as any other federal law.