Proposed Amendments

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ProposedAmendments

ProposedAmendments

Sincethe implementation of the United States constitution in on March 4,1789,there are over eleven thousand proposed amendments. However, some ofthese amendments are still in the status of proposed amendments andare at the congress stage (Harr et al, 2012). One of the proposedamendments is the EveryVote Counts Amendment that has been proposed two times in thelegislature. The bill was introduced in 2005 and later in 2009seeking to abolish the election of the United States presidentthrough the Electoral College system.

Theargument for this proposed bill is that it will create an equalopportunity for every person to count in the election of thepresident. The equality is because the bill introduces plurality ofthe votes where the winner will be determined by the national popularvote (U.S Congress, 2007). The argument against this bill is that thebill will prevent a possibility of a minority person winning thepresidency. This is because the bill proposes the popular vote as theonly parameter for a president to acquire winning vote.

TheHatch Amendment is another proposed amendment, which refers to the2003 EqualOpportunity to Govern Amendment. The amendment seeks to allow thenaturalized citizens for twenty years to run for the presidency,which is not provided for (Neale,2010). The argument for the proposed bill is that it will give goodleadership a chance despite the limitation of a citizen of adifferent country of origin. However, this bill is criticized ofbeing motivated to give famous personalities a chance to vie for thepresidency. It is also criticized of not considering the loyalty ofsuch naturalized citizens to the ideals of the United States in termsof important national matters.

References

Harr,J. S., Hess, M. H., &amp Orthmann, C. H. (2012). Constitutionallaw and the criminal justice system (5thed.).Belmont,CA: Wadsworth

Neale,T.H. (2010). ElectoralCollege Reform: 111th Congress Proposals and Other CurrentDevelopments.Collingdale, PA: DIANE Publishing

U.SCongress, 2007. CongressionalRecord,V. 149, PT. 13, July 8, 2003 to July 16, 2003.New York: Government Printing Office