Is it time to start discussing a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution holding Congress more accountable to the people?
Given the ridiculous, irresponsible, and damaging aspects associated with the recent failure by Congress to pass a budget for the government and taking the country to the edge of defaulting on its financial obligations, perhaps it is time for "We the People" to advocate for a new amendment to the Constitution.
The proposed amendment would calls for a new election within 90 days if Congress doesn't pass a budget by October 1 of each year – or if it allows the country to default on its debt. Perhaps it should state that no members serving in the Congress be allowed to run for reelection during the new election.
The idea has merit and deserves serious discussion – not by Congress, but by the people. A concerted effort could be made to raise the issue on all major social media sites and lets see what the people think.
It certainly would get members of Congress thinking – about saving their hides and doing their job. Passing a budget is one of the key responsibilities of Congress. Let me repeat that – it's the responsibility of Congress, not the Executive or Judicial branch of government. It's the job of the Legislative branch of the U.S. government.
What do you think? Share your constructive thoughts and ideas.