There is an article in the New York Times including offerings from multiple different contributors which the NYT refers to as “bold ideas to revitalize and renew the American experiment”. They include:
- All workers shall have the right to form and join labor unions.
- Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude
, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted,shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
- The word ‘person’ shall apply to all human life — born or unborn.
- International law shall be part of American law.
- The right of the people to have privacy and be secure against searches and seizures of their persons, houses, papers and effects, including their data and metadata.
- The Supreme Court shall be expanded and its powers limited.
- No state or city shall restrict people’s movement.
To my eye those proposals vary from those that can never be passed as an amendment, those that are unnecessary, those that are ill-considered, to those that are extremely ill-considered. I suspect that which category you would assign them to varies depending on your ideological preferences. Spoiler alert: I think the last is extremely ill-considered. I get his point. It’s just excessively broad and will horrible run-on effects. I also think that only one of them is particularly bold and that one has absolutely no chance of passage.
I have a number of changes I would like to make but I think that this one is the most important:
Every law shall embrace but one subject and matter properly connected therewith, and the subject shall be briefly expressed in the title.