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ITEM 1.TO ENSURE  THE INFORMED CONSENT OF, GOVERNANCE VISIBILITY OF, AND RETENTION OF CHOICES BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ON ALL IMPORTANT LEGISLATION, THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITE  ACTIONS BY BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS SHALL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPROVAL OF ANY LEGISLATION BINDING ON THE CITIZENRY OR ANY SPECIFIC SUBGROUP OF CITIZENS:

1)  Congress shall make no law regarding  any legislation bearing on the subjects of ITEM (2) next - -  without completing the following investigation and reporting results to the Citizenry  at least 100 days prior to the 1st approval vote in either chamber of the legislature:   i.  Accomplishing and publishing for all citizen access, a full COST-BENEFIT analysis comprising a 50 page report broken out to the top 10 subjects comprising the total cost and, separately, the associated benefits, gauged in a monetary unit to be readily compared to the cost.   ii.  Providing for at least one  4-hour televised proceeding  by each chamber of Congress  delineating: a.  the cost-benefit impact to the Citizen (from either direct gov’t action or as a result of actions mandated on the private sector economy).  b.  the Constitutional provison under which the  legislation is being imposed on the citizenry.   iii.  The televised proceedings of ITEM ii. shall:  allocate equal time for presentation by the appropriate legislative committee Chairperson and Ranking Member,  and an equal number each of their invited committee members or outside  experts;  allocate  20% of the report time for Citizen questions submiited by suitable “live” digital media.  In cases where more than a single Congressional Committee shall have crucial responsibilities, then the top 2 Committees shall each have separate 4 hour televised proceedings. 2)  Any change to the legislation during the 100 day period prior to the approval vote, shall result in re-starting the 100 day clock.

 ITEM 2.The ITEM 1 requirement shall apply to any legislation encompassing one or more of the following  legislative subjects: (i) GOD, THE CREATOR, ANY ESTABLISHED RELIGION WITH A FOLLOWING OF MORE THAN 10,000 CITIZENS,  AND THE AMERICAN FLAG; (ii) REVENUES, SPENDING, THE NATIONAL DEBT OR FOREIGN AID TO ANOTHER NATION OR GROUP OF NATIONS; (iii) HEALTHCARE;  (iv) DUTIES OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT OR THE RIGHTS  OF THE INDIVIDUAL STATES; (v) THE CITIZENS RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS  AND PROPERTY;  (vi) ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT; (vii) PUBLIC EDUCATION UP THROUGH THE 1ST BACHELOR OR EQUIVALENT UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE; (viii) ANY FEDERAL MONIES INTENDED FOR DISBURSEMENT DIRECTLY TO ANY INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN WHEN NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THE SAME MONIES FOR EVERY CITIZEN; (ix) THE PROCESS OF GRANTING OF CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS AND/OR GRANTING OF ANY REMUNERATION OR BENEFITS TO ANY PERSON ON WHOM HAS NOT BEEN CONVEYED FULL RIGHTS OF CITIZENSHIP; (x) INVADING THE PRIVATE INFORMATION OR DETENTION  OR INCARCERATION OF ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN; (xi) TREATIES BETWEEN AMERICA AND ANY OTHER NATION OR ORGANIZATION OF NATIONS;  (xii) ANY GOV’T FUNDED REMUNERATION, BENEFIT OR LAW WHICH TREATS ANY GOV’T EMPLOYEE DIFFERENTLY  FROM COMPARABLE BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO THE FULL AMERICAN CITIZENRY IN THE PRIVATE ECONOMY.   

ITEM 3.  Within 4 years of passage of this amendment,  all prior-existing American laws,  falling under the provisions of this amendment, shall be  rewritten and henceforth  enforced for compliance with the above requirements.      

Signed,

Mark Sussman

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