A State Referendum is the consummate way to process the Initiatives Amendment because it compellingly unites:
- the State’s U.S. Constitutional Authority to call for a Constitutional Convention of the States by the 2nd Method,
- with the absolute Right and Duty of the People to alter their Government.
A State-Initiated Referendum is available in all States.
The Draft anticipates and avoids potential problems in the amendment procedures that Congress has neglected to specify. It uses the US Constitution’s 2nd Method of amending, which does not require Congressional consent.
There are many reasons why this will benefit this State. However, its formal justification is based on the Congressional denial—in law or in principle—of the People’s constitutional rights under the Preamble and Article I Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.
This is currently a draft document subject to changes suggested by the People, for adoption by State Legislatures,
This preface, article titles and numbers, and explanations are not part of the Initiative.
A State Referendum (or Act) for an application by the [State Name] Legislature to the United States Congress for an Article V Limited 2nd Method Convention to propose an U.S. Constitutional Amendment authorizing U.S. Citizens’ Initiatives.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE [State Name] LEGISLATURE:
Explanation of State Referendum
Each state has a standard format to start a Referendum (or Act) formally; e.g., it will generally include a unique number, the House, session, date, sponsoring legislators, etc.
AN ACT Relating to a [?] State Referendum for an application by the [?] State Legislature to the United States Congress. The application shall call for a Convention to propose an U.S. Constitutional Amendment authorizing U.S. Citizens’ Initiatives.
- BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF [?]:
Explanation of State Referendum Act
Each state has a standard format to start a bill formally. Eventually, it will generally include the bill number, the House, session, date, sponsoring legislators, etc.
The state application process has three steps:
1. This bill initiates the referendum
2. The referendum of the people: i. verifies the people’s wishes and ii. combines the moral authority and right of the People to alter their government with the constitutional duty and power of the State to do it
3. A bill based on the referendum will apply to Congress for an Article V Convention of the States