CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS….This comes under the heading of “too much time on my hands,” but I feel like sharing this. Do you know how many constitutional amendments have been proposed in just the past year? According to Thomas, there have been 47. The full list is below the fold.

Republican amendments are in normal type, Democratic amendments are in italics, and bipartisan amendments are in bold. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is apparently extremely fond of making statements via submission of constitutional amendments, has his own special section.

  • Repeal the 22nd amendment (would allow presidents to serve more than two terms) (2 versions)

  • Repeal the 16th amendment (would outlaw the income tax)

  • Allow God in the Pledge of Allegiance

  • Flag desecration (3 versions)

  • Line item veto (5 versions)

  • Gay marriage (3 versions)

  • School prayer (2 versions)

  • Eminent domain

  • Allow naturalized citizens to become president (3 versions)

  • Limit use of personal funds in campaigns

  • Balanced budget

  • Allow residents of U.S. territories to vote for president

  • Allocate House seats by number of citizens, not number of residents

  • Maintenance of Social Security

  • Declare English the official language of the United States

  • Equal rights for women

  • Make the filibuster part of the constitution

  • Term limits (2 versions)

  • Right to life

  • Repeal birthright citizenship (2 versions)

  • Continuity of operations in case 25% of Congress is killed (2 versions)

  • Abolish income, estate, and gift taxes

  • Term limits for judges

Special Jesse Jackson Jr. section:

  • Right to a home

  • Progressive taxation

  • Right to a clean environment

  • Right to full employment

  • Right to decent housing

  • Right to healthcare

  • Equal rights for women, reproductive rights

  • Right to public education

  • Abolish the electoral college