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Third Constitution of the United States--Revised April 2016

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Third Constitution of the United States--Revised April 2016

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We the People of the United States of North America establish this Third Constitution to promote human rights, social justice, ecological wisdom, democracy, peace, and happiness for the citizens of our country, and we want to work to extend the same benefits to all citizens of the world.

The first United States government with a constitution was under the Articles of Confederation, implemented in 1781. The second, current constitution was implemented with the presidency of George Washington in 1789, and this Third Constitution will be the basis for the third constitutional government. The first US government without a constitution was the Second Continental Congress, in effect from 1775 to 1781, which fought a war, raised armies and a navy, and made treaties with foreign powers.

An Overview or Summary of the Third Constitution of the United States

This Third Constitution updates and revises the second Constitution, and it preserves the best of the former constitution and government. It differs from the second constitution in the many ways that it empowers average Americans by making our democracy more inclusive and participatory.

Under this Third Constitution of the United States, there will be 435 federal legislators (the same number that was in the House of Representatives under the previous government), based on districts (including Washington D.C.) of equal population. The election of members of the new House of Representatives, under the Third Constitution, will be based on the system of Proportional Representation.

The United States Senate, which existed under the former government, has been eliminated under the Third Constitution, which means the new one-house legislature will have 100 fewer federal legislators. It will thus be a national legislature that is unicameral, not bicameral. All federal legislation, in the one-chambered Congress, must be passed with at least a 51% majority. Under the second constitution, California, whose population was about 70 times the population of Wyoming, unfairly had the same number of senators--two, like every other state. The Third Constitution eliminates the Federal Reserve, and has the Treasury Department oversee the nation's public banking system. The Treasury Department will by audited by the U.S. Congress.

The Third Constitution takes all money out of politics. It reduces Supreme Court terms of office to 4 years; and allows the 7 largest national political parties, not the President, to pick Supreme Court judges. Supreme Court justices will now serve 4-year terms, and will be elected in the same years that Presidents are elected. They can serve for an unlimited number 4-year terms, if they are elected. This Third Constitution also eliminates the previous Electoral College System for electing a president of the United States, choosing instead to elect the presidential candidate who gets at least a 51% majority using the method of Instant Runoff Voting.

This Third Constitution is much shorter and easier to understand, and that is intentional. The Constitution should be easily understood by all Americans, including third graders in school. It is not just for lawyers. It promotes honesty, fairness, and transparency at all levels of government. Average Americans will now feel empowered to engage in political thinking on a daily basis. Civics and citizenship will be supremely valued, as never before. (End of Overview or Summary of Third Constitution)

How Proportional Representation Works

Here is how Proportional Representation can work: Voters in federal legislative districts will study and evaluate the platforms and constitutions of the seven largest national political parties. Each voter will choose one of seven political parties that he or she most identifies with. Let us hypothetically consider that based on the latest national election, the new federal legislature will be 20% Republican, 20% Democratic, 15% Libertarian, 15% Constitution Party, 15% Green Party, 8% Socialist, and 7% Communist. (End of Explanation of Proportional Representation)

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