It appears that the laws we have aren't enough to keep our ever-lovin' government from doing very stupid things. A lot of very stupid things. Suggestions have been made that perhaps it is time for a Constitutional Amendment Convention. As it happens, I have a few suggestions for improvements. (Lawyers, please mentally insert all the necessary boilerplate that makes it a working Constitutional Amendment. I'm a physicist, okay? I just know Ohm's law and stuff like that.)
1) Congress may make no law wherein they exempt themselves from any rules, regulations, fines, or punishments set forth.
(I am really sick and tired of them telling us they are "special" and don't need to follow the rules they create for us. Yes, this means no more fancy healthcare if they take MINE away. I don't want the red pill!)
2) Congress must have an actual, recorded vote on a bill to pass it. The bill must have the same name, ID number, AND CONTENT when passed in both House and Senate to be considered approved by Congress. Text concerning taxation or revenue allocation must retain its original, approved House form.
(No more shell bills, or massive hack-n-slash reconciliations, or the degraded custom of "deeming")
3) Any increase in Congressional salary or funding, individual or for Congress as a whole, must be approved of by either the President and the Supreme Court, or by 60% approval in the next Federal election.
(Their choice, and I think all the yelping about separation of powers would get very quiet
if the only other option was to let the hoi polloi
have a say in the matter. Me, I think people entrusted with the till who help themselves to the contents are called embezzlers.)
Any other suggestions?