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The Amendment Concept

Welcome to blog trailer number #2, the first being my post on 5/23.

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Political Involvement

Who Could Be Against A Fair Share Amendment? After All, Its Fair!

Article 44 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts Constitution affords the legislature broad power to levy a tax on incomes.  While such a tax may be set “at different rates upon income derived from different classes of property,” the Article requires “a uniform rate throughout the commonwealth upon incomes derived from the same class of property.”  More simply, the Massachusetts Constitution requires a flat rate of taxation on specific classes of property, such as personal income.  1,279 more words

Law &amp; Public Policy

Why states can't prevent a runaway convention

By Publius Huldah

September 16, 2017

The danger of an Article V convention (which made James Madison “tremble,” caused Alexander Hamilton “dread… 1,398 more words


Amendments to remove Belize from the EU Blacklist.

Belize has just been placed on a list of non-cooperative laws for tax purposes in the European Union. It was a blow to the administration of Barrow as the PM today observed on the House’s sitting that his government took the right steps to achieve agreed standards of good governance. 61 more words

Free speech and its limits

Since its adoption in 1791, the First Amendment of the US Constitution has granted Americans the right to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government interferences. 469 more words


Whatever happens with Brexit, we need to take control over trade agreements

While the Brexit agony continues, little attention is being paid to the Trade Bill, which will shortly be returning to the Commons.  As readers of this blog will be well aware, this Bill will have immense consequences for future trade policy. 185 more words

International Trade

April 8, 1913 - Seventeenth Amendment Wins Approval of Required Three-Fourths of State Legislatures

Before the passage of this amendment, U.S. senators were selected by state legislatures as directed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution, which holds that “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.” 495 more words