ARTICLE XVI: Income Tax Laws
Income tax laws should be simplified in ways that do not allow clever people to cheat the government.
ARTICLE XVII: How this Third Constitution Can Be Modified or Amended and How It Can Be Abolished When a Fourth Constitution Is Desired.
The United States government can be modified or changed when the National Legislature passes new laws with a 51% majority. But the United States Government can also be modified or changed by adding amendments to the Third Constitution. But to change the federal government completely and to abolish this Third Constitution, there has to be a Constitutional Convention to rewrite a new constitution.
How to Add Amendments to the Third Constitution
To change the federal government by adding amendments to the Third Constitution, the United States Congress must pass any proposed amendment to the Third Constitution with a 60% majority. Then the American people must approve any new amendment with a 51 percent majority in a national referendum. The previous ratification by 3/4 of the state legislatures is no longer required.
How to Abolish the Third Constitution of the United States
The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. As mentioned in the first paragraph of this Article XVII, a radically new constitution and new government can be formed through a Constitutional Convention. It can be achieved in a fair, orderly, and nonviolent way. The American people have a right to choose whether they want a new constitution, and through their chosen representatives, an entirely new constitution can be made. Therefore, the decision to create a new supreme civil document will be considered by the American people at every presidential election.
Every 4 years when Americans vote for a president, they can vote for or against having a Constitutional Convention. If 51% or more of the voters say yes, then 100 delegates, chosen through proportional representation, will be sent to the Constitutional Convention to create a new constitution. Then if 51% or more of the Convention delegates approve any new document, the new government will be implemented 4 months later. The process will take 23 months.
The 23-Month Timeline for Creating the Fourth Constitution of the United States and Implementing its New Government
If at presidential election time, the American people decide they want a constitutional convention, then they will have almost 5 months, from November through April, to officially register with a national political party. Websites such as www.politics1.com describe all the known national political parties. Then during the month of May, no switches can be made as the official count of all national political parties is determined and reported to the National Elections Committee.
Any national political party that represents at least 1% of the nation's eligible voters will be able to share written articles, their party platforms, and any proposed constitutions. They will also be able to make public speaking presentations and will be allowed to participate in televised town hall meetings, held from June through August.
Then from September through December, the representatives from the top 7 national political parties only, as determined 4 months earlier in May, will be able to share written articles, their party platforms, and any proposed constitutions. They will also be able to make public speaking presentations and will be allowed to participate in televised town hall meetings.
Then during the second week of January, voters will need to switch, if necessary, to one of the top 7 national political parties, if they truly want their vote to count, even if the voters had earlier been officially registered in another party that is not one of the top 7 political parties. Afterwards, they can always convert back to another party if it better reflects their values, beliefs, and conscience. Third party members have done this in the past in order to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries.
Let us pretend for pedagogical purposes that the 100 delegates from the top 7 national political parties will consist of the following percentages or numbers at the Constitutional Convention: Republican Party 20%, Democratic Party 20%, Libertarian Party 15%, Green Party 15%, Constitution Party 15%, Socialist Party 10%, and Communist Party 5%.