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Annotated Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America


By Anthony J. Sanders


Since the Constitution was ratified in 1787 it has been amended 27 times. Some amendments, particularly the 14th and 20th amendments have repealed redundant clauses in the Constitution but the repeal of 18th Amendment Prohibition (1919) in the 21st Amendment (1933) uses repetitive language. [Brackets should be on the text of both 18th and 21st amendments]. Articles 66-70 of the 20th edition of the Constitution of Hospitals & Asylums Non-Government Economy (CHANGE) advise:


Art. 66 Annotation


Annotation is different from the current system of constitutional amendments authorized in the United States. The psychological interaction between the first and second amendments to the Bill of Rights (1789) must be corrected and old debts from the Confederacy forgiven. The Second Amendment right to bear arms is unusual and the militia is cruel treatment for people who sue the government for a redress of grievances. The quartering of troops in people's homes is not a constitutional law in any of the fifty states or hundreds of nations. Sections 2-5 of the 14th Amendment (1868) must be repealed to provide people born and naturalized in the United States the equal protection Section 1. Prohibition in the 18th Amendment (1919) was repealed by the 21st Amendment (1933) but set bad precedence, enforcement must be abolished under the Slavery Convention (1926). [Brackets] should be on the [text] of both 18th and 21st amendments.



Art. 67 Supremacy Clause


Article VI of the U.S. Constitution should be written supreme law first, [debts last, unnumbered and in brackets].


1. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.


2. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.


[All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the adoption of the Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.']


Art. 68 Balanced Budget Second Amendment


Amendment II


Section 1 Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year.


Section 2 Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year.


Section 3 The Congress shall implement a balanced budget by appropriate legislation.


[A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.]


B. Several balanced budget amendments have been proposed however no one proposed Amendment has been agreed to. The text of the version presented to the Senate and to the House of Representatives was approved by the Senate (by a vote of 69 to 31) on 4 August 1982 but supported by an inadequate majority of the House of Representatives (with a vote of 236 to 187) on 1 October 1982. A second version was introduced into the House of Representatives with 160 sponsors on 7 January 1997. On 17 February 2005, a similar measure to that of 7 January 1997 was introduced with 24 sponsors. On 13 July 2005 another was introduced with 123 sponsors.


Art. 69 No Arbitrary Arrest, Detention or Exile Third Amendment


Amendment III


No arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.


[No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any, house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.]


Art. 70 Equal Protection Section


Amendment XIV


All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. [Sections 2-5 Repealed]


Sanders, Tony J. Annotated Amendments to the United States Constitution. Hospitals & Asylums HA-14-7-16. 22 pgs.