THE TWENTY EIGHTH AMENDMENT

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THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION 1787

TWITTER DUMB & TWITTER DEAD

Article V

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate. http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#Article5


House Republicans, in a 240-179 vote, pushed through a measure disapproving the Federal Communications Commission’s rules. Tech and telecom giants such as Verizon Communications Inc and Microsoft Corp could be affected…

The FCC has never had the authority to regulate the Internet,” said Republican Representative Cliff Stearns.

House Republican Leader Eric Cantor called the House’s vote “an important step to bring down the FCC’s harmful and partisan plan to regulate the Internet.”

Democrats argue that the FCC rules are needed to curb the growing market power of large service providers.

Disapproving the FCC rules “would give big phone and cable companies control over what websites Americans can visit, what applications they can run, and what devices they can use,” said Democratic Representative Henry Waxman.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/08/house-gop-votes-to-overturn-net-neutrality/

PROPOSAL

Whereas, every citizen of the United States of America has something to say pursuant to the dictates of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution; and

Whereas Andy Warhol (possibly on the gay side of things) nevertheless promoted the idea that everyone should have fifteen minutes of acclaim, and

Whereas there are only a finite number of tweets available in the new technological era, and

Whereas there are only a finite number of characters available on a twitter account, and

Whereas, the vast majority of Americans are able to carry only so many characters in their heads at one time, and

Whereas, there may be an infinite number of characters that can be contained in any number of web frequencies at one times, and

Whereas, we Americans should be free as birds to tweet as much as we wish to tweet at all times, and

Whereas, even though every citizen may not be entitled to 15 minutes of fame due to the finiteness of the universe,

BE IT AGREED THAT:

Every American Citizen shall be entitled to one hundred forty characters to be distributed in an egalitarian manner, and

Every American Citizen may have the absolute right to the Tweet of the Day Award lasting five full seconds (within five milliseconds tare) thereby allowing ten million citizens a Tweet of the Day Award each and every year, and

A list of all Tweet of the Day Award Winners shall be published in the Congressional Register available to all free of charge at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/crecord/index.html with no advertisers allowed.

THE TWENTY EIGHTH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

Section 1

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside shall have the right to tweet on twitter. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States to tweet on twitter;

Section 2

Over any period of time not lasting more than 30 years, every citizen of the United States shall have one tweet forever highlighted in the Congressional Record.

Section 3

The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

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3 thoughts on “THE TWENTY EIGHTH AMENDMENT

  1. I have trouble with all the rules in my comparatively tiny sphere of existence. I can’t imagine what it must be like for our lawmakers. Adding still more, all the time as they do, makes it that much harder. I wouldn’t last ten minutes in Washington. Even the smallest decision requires considering a thousand other associated pieces. I think there is good reason for why we think they all belong in a rubber room.

      1. We may be insignificant Dick but I fail to see how that protects us from the crooks and morons.

        In fact it could be argued that the wealthy, who aren’t insignificant, have been increasing their wealth by leaps and bounds to our comparative disadvantage. The numbers bear this out.

        It doesn’t have to be this way but all us insignificants are too unaware of the dynamic at work here and lack an effective means to gather under an umbrella organization with some decent leadership and political clout. We’re left with having to take to the streets in demonstartion.

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