As soon as the fog clears from the impending inauguration, there should be an immediate call for a Constitutional Convention of the States. Such is permitted under Article 5 of the Constitution and will result in amending the Constitution upon ratification by the States. I suggest said Convention should consider and pass the following three Amendments:
1. No bill shall become law which embraces more than one subject, that subject to be expressed in the title.
2. Expenditures for any fiscal year shall not exceed the federal revenues and reserves, including any debt obligation, for that year. No debt obligation, except as shall be repaid within the fiscal year of issuance, shall be authorized for current operation of any federal program, nor shall the proceeds of any debt obligation be expended for a purpose other than that for which it was authorized.
3. No person shall be elected to the House of Representatives for more than three two years terms. No person shall be elected to the United States Senate for more than one six year term.
The first two are based on the Tennessee Constitution, Article II, Sec. 17 and Sec. 24 that have served our state well for near 200 yrs. They will prohibit a Legislative Act from being lit up like a Christmas tree with totally unrelated pet pork programs and require a balanced budget each year. As to the third, the 22nd Amendment limited the President to two elections. With the power of incumbency having evolved into a near lifetime appointment, term limits are necessary. As the 22nd Amendment was ratified to keep too much power from being acquired by the Executive, so must the power of the Legislative be limited.