Proposed 28th Amendment: The Government of the United States shall make no law that infringes upon the right of human citizens of this country to privacy. If information about a citizen is exchanged, that citizen should be informed and have the right to consent or veto, such exchange. If monies are exchanged for information regarding a citizen, that citizen is entitled to all proceeds exchanged without informed consent.
I think it’s time we add something like to the Constitution. Short, sweet, and done is the right way. The Constitution isn’t about the Government granting rights to citizens, it’s about forbidding the Government from taking them away.
Currently we have something called the “Patriot Act”. One of the (many, many, many, many, many) things that it does is allow our Government to purchase private information regarding the habits, activities, relationships, etc. about a citizen. Pretty much everything. All attached to one number. The Government *buys* that information, about you, with your money.
This, to me, is all sorts of wrong. It needs to be cut off at the knees. We need to update the Constitution.
Here’s how we do it….[note: this is a part of the Constitution itself. It was made to be updated to reflect a changing reality, that’s how cool it is.]
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, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress.
1. Contact your Federal Congressmen. Both your House representative and your Senator. You need both of them. Tell them the exact text above. Tell ’em you want it, now!
2. Contact your State Congressmen. Both your State House representative and your State Senator (you probably have both) tell them to call a “Constitutional Convention” (use those words) to vote on the 28th Amendment.
* Hey, I’ll be honest, never done this before. But we need to do it, stat. I think it can be done. If we keep it simple, focused (laser-like), and understand that, yes, this will disrupt quite a few industries and sketchy laws, and yes, THAT’S THE DANG POINT!