Second Bill of Rights

What our politicians have done is not irreversible.
But it is a cancer that must be cut out. And to do that a Second Bill of Rights is needed that even more severely limits the reach of the Federal Government. In these times, of a reawakening of the Spirit of Liberty, it is still possible to dismantle what has been wrought. If we were able to dismantle George III’s Absolute Monarchy once, we can dismantle the convoluted mess we are in today. Will it be difficult? Yes. Will there be disagreement on how it can be done? Yes. But it can be done. “Yes, we can!” is not the slogan of the left. In fact, Free America invented the phrase — for Leftist’s the more proper phrase is: “No you can’t.” Who of us Liberty Minded will just sit back and say “Oh well, that’s the way it is.” ? That is not what a Free and Independent people ought to do.

The federal, state and local governments of the United States
having gone so far afield from what is defined in the Constitution,
with the connivance of Congress and both political parties and the judiciary branch of government, I feel a Second Bill of Rights is necessary to bring the country back from the abyss into which it is falling. Here are 13 amendments to the Constitution that very well may do this. I’m open to changing the wording here, but only to make it even more iron clad, not to water it down in any way. It’s time we put even more severe limits on the government, in modern language, to add to and augment the current wording, which apparently is somewhat too vague to rein the politicians in.

A Second Bill of Rights

Amendment 1
Section 1: The president shall have no authority to make, declare, issue or
promulgate in any way an executive order or other directive, however styled
or called, resulting in a change of law or enactment of new law or disregarding
existing law, such power being reserved to the Congress;
Section 2: The president shall be restricted to administrative duties as
defined in the articles of this constitution

Amendment 2
Section 1: No real property shall be subject to eminent domain by any level of
government for any purpose other than road, school, post office or military installation
Section 2: No real property shall be subject to eminent domain by any level of
government so as to effect the transfer of that property from one citizen or group
of citizens to another citizen or group of citizens.
Section 3: No real property shall be subject to eminent domain
by any level of government whose sole or partial purpose is to increase
tax revenues for any level of government

Amendment 3
Section 1: Every law passed by Congress and signed by the President
shall have as its preamble a statement as to the purpose, goals or intent of the law.
Section 2: Every law passed by Congress and signed by the president shall
be reviewed at a period of no more than every seven years to determine
if it met the purpose so stated, worked as intended, and is still necessary
and then either repealed, modified or reenacted.
Section 3. All legislation proposed by any member of Congress, or being brought
up for a vote for passage, shall have only one subject matter. No legislation is lawfully
to be considered that has more than one subject. Each cabinet level agency shall have
its own authorizing budget appropriation that shall cover all aspects of that agency.

Amendment 4
Section 1: No project, property, public work or any other thing whatsoever constructed,
set aside or created by the federal government shall be named for any living
elected official, whether serving in office, removed from office, or unelected from office,
or retired from office, at the time of such construction or creation; and no person
shall have anything named after him or her until at least 10 years after their death.
Section 2. All projects, property, public work or any other thing whatsoever
constructed at the time of passage of this amendment that is named for
any living elected official shall have its name changed by a vote of
the people in the district or state in which it is situated.

Amendment 5
Section 1. No Representative can serve more than six full or partial terms in office.
No Senator shall serve more than two terms in office. Upon serving their terms
all elected officials shall relinquish all rights and privileges, pay and benefits of said office.
Section 2: No Congressman or President shall receive any pension,
retirement or other continuing emolument after leaving office
by any means, but shall return to private life as private citizen.
Section 3: All papers and communications, whether corporeal or electronic,
of any kind whatsoever created and generated by any official of the United States,
whether in Congress, the president, vice-president or appointed, employed by, or an
otherwise serving official, in the conduct and performance of his or her duties, shall be the
property of the people and under the custody of the United States Library of Congress.

Amendment 6
No person running for the office of Representative, Senate, Vice-president
or President shall be serving in any other elected office from the time of declaration
of intent to run for other office. Any currently serving elected official shall resign their
current office if he or she declares an intent to run for any other office.

Amendment 7
No relative, by blood or marriage to the third degree, of any elected official shall be
eligible, by either election or appointment, for serving out the term of office of any
elected official who either dies in office, is removed from office, or resigns from office.
No blood relative or their spouses of any elected official who moves to another elected
position or is no longer in office shall be able to run for or be elected to the office vacated.

Amendment 8
Section 1: No commercial enterprise or portion thereof, as constituted by any means or
methods, shall be owned, controlled by, lent money to, or be created or caused to
be created by the government at any level, the purpose of government being
to set up the rules of business only, not to engage in competitive enterprise.
Section 2: All government individual and corporate, group or entity entitlement
programs currently in effect shall be phased out as soon as possible,
in such a manner as to not disrupt the income or benefits of current recipients.
No new recipients for any entitlement program shall be enrolled in such programs.
A plan to phase out the entitlement programs shall be ready for a vote by Congress
and a signature by the president within five years of the passing of this amendment.

Amendment 9
Section 1: Congress shall pass no law, and the president shall sign no law,
that imposes mandates, conditions, actions or requirements of any kind upon any
lower level of government without providing the funding for such programs,
laws, mandates, conditions, actions, or requirements.
Section 2: Congress shall pass no law, and the president shall sign no law,
that imposes mandates, conditions, actions or requirements of any kind
upon any private person, citizen, group of citizens or corporation that shall
have the effect of compelling government purposes through private means,
or to circumvent any provision of this constitution.
Section 3: Congress shall pass no law, and the president shall sign no law,
that taxes the citizens in general to pay for any projects of any certain
or specific other citizen or group of citizens or corporation that is not
part of a cabinet agency’s authority and budget purview.

Amendment 10
Congress shall pass no law, the president shall sign no law, and the courts shall
enforce no law that compels any citizen or group of citizens to forfeit any property
or money or financial instrument, or portion thereof, to the government, above
and beyond any clearly and expressly stated and enumerated fines or penalties
set forth in any law for any infractions of said law. All such offenders tried
and convicted under a given law shall be subject to the same fine or other penalty.

Amendment 11
The right to Privacy in citizens’ person, home, business or conveyance,
and in all communications of whatever kind existing or in the future, having previously
being subjective under this Constitution, shall now be declared to be absolute.
No government body at any level of the Republic shall have the right or authority
to invade or interfere in or pass laws against the peaceable conduct and activities
of a citizen or citizens that harm no other citizen or citizens other than by expressly
and explicitly stated statute that shows what actual harm would occur by such activities
and duly enacted with the force of law under this Constitution, and with such
warrants as given by a competent court and set forth in such laws.

Amendment 12
Section 1: Congress and the President shall not exempt themselves or any
federal employee, or any particular citizen, from any law they pass, and all such
exemptions currently in place or in force shall be repealed and stricken
from the law when this amendment becomes effective.
Section 2: Except in cases of declared armed invasion of the statutory boundaries
of the nation no law of the United States shall be construed to benefit the
government over a citizen or group of citizens when such law could be questionable
as to which side shall benefit by ambiguity; the private citizen shall always have
precedence over the government in all such cases.
Section 3. No legislation can come to a vote by either or both houses of Congress
without a 30 day public comment period where the text of the law shall be
prominently available to all citizens by the most efficient current technological means.

Amendment 13
Immediately upon passage of this Second Bill of Rights the Congress shall
convene to consider, amend, repeal, alter, and otherwise explicitly bring into
compliance with these amendments the full body of the laws of the United States.
The Congress shall, within a period of two years, send all such measures to the
President for his signature which shall not be refused or subject to the veto power.
During such two year period any existing provision of a law not so explicitly amended,
repealed, or altered shall have no legal authority or effect and shall be unenforceable.
Any provision of law not in compliance with this Second Bill of Rights shall be null
and void and unenforceable, and otherwise severed or stricken from the law


  1. Oldironsides

    Frankly, I like the original Bill of Rights, just the way they are, and would never want to replace them with your new Second Bill of Rights. I think you should rename your proposal so that its good intentions do not supersede what our Founding Fathers bestowed on all Americans. I also suggest you reword one of your amendments to simply read: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States “.

  2. Great stuff. Not to replace the original Bill of Rights, but to shore up the areas where abuse has been taking place.

  3. I would like to warn everyone who agrees with this about the dangers of a new Constitutional Convention. The delegates would be appointed by the state legislatures which are mostly Democrats and you would have no control over what they would do. And there is a very real threat that you could see a completely new Constitution that had NO Bill of Rights.

    Read what I wrote about this on my blog a few years ago:

    • I wasn’t really calling for a new Constitutional Convention, so much as I was calling for new amendments. I do agree, we don’t need a new Convention, we just need some more restrictive amendments on what the government can do.

  4. Steve babine

    What difference does it make? Just like gun laws,drug laws,speeding, must I go on? Enforce the laws that are already in place. Making new laws will just give the criminals more laws to willingly break, and that brings me back to the point I was trying to make in the first place, “they” disobey the constitution we have now so what is another going to do? Yup, give them another to disobey.

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