Monday, March 15, 2010

My "Slaughter" Amendment

I offer this as our next amendment to the Constitution:

Except as provided for elsewhere in this Constitution, neither house of Congress shall conduct any business except by a simple majority of those present and voting. The term "business" shall include, but not be limited to, any question, motion, resolution, ruling or vote.


Crucis said...

I would prefer at least a quorum be present for any voting. "Those present" could mean just a handful of the majority party meeting unannounced (or some of the announcements getting "lost" in transit."

I think a non-delegation clause would be more appropriate fix.

Turk Turon said...

Good point!

Timmeehh said...

You should add :

"The Speaker shall read aloud any Bill that is before the house, before a vote is taken."

Turk Turon said...