is a fatal flaw in the United States Constitution. It is the flaw of
democracy by majority rule and it becomes increasingly problematical
as democratic populations in numbers. This proposal fits the U.S.
Constitution position but its principle is a universal solution
applicable to every democratic government. At the time of founding the
United States of America and the writing of the U.S. Constitution
there were less than seven million people in all the original States.
In 1776 democracy by majority rule did not have the severe
disenfranchisement problem for minorities within the country as it
does now simply because there weren't that many minority populations
other than ones already disenfranchised like women and slaves. But
today, with the U.S. population at about 270 million, many minority
populations are effectively disenfranchised and without voice in the
government of their country. A 5% minority population equals 13.5
million people, more people than the populations of many nations of
the world and far too many people with no say in the governing of
their lives. And this is the situation of most minority populations
within the U.S.
Year after year majority
populations elect the governing representatives for the whole country
and minorities have to abide by whatever decisions are arrived at by
the majority's government representatives. What hope can there be for
black people, for Latinos, for Native Americans, for gays, for all the
minority groups when they only get token representation from a handful
of lucky minority leaders elected to office who then still have to
rely on their personal powers of persuasion to convince the ruling
majority's representatives to agree to minority needs from government.
This is why many minority groups, especially ones that cannot fit into
the European-American majority's cultural heritage and economic
expectations, have made such little progress in rising out of economic
poverty and it's attendant crime statistics. All the rules are written
by and for the majority population. Minorities that don't agree with
majority decision- makers just do not count. And this situation gets
worse every year as minority populations increase, filling our country
with millions of effectively disenfranchised people. Only a Minority
Rights Amendment can change this situation and save America from
increasing crime and violence from minority populations frustrated for
decades, even centuries, with no other way out of the political and
economic bind democracy by majority rule puts them in.
Amendment 28 to the U.S. Constitution
"Congress shall pass no law that
violates the political, economic, cultural and religious rights of
minority populations within the United States of America as long as
these rights do not interfere with the rights enjoyed by all United
No State shall pass laws
that violate the political, economic, cultural, and religious rights
of minority populations as long as these rights do not interfere with
the rights enjoyed by all citizens residing within the State.
A 'minority population'
is defined as any group of U.S. citizens that has achieved legal
recognition and identity as an ethnic or religious or cultural group
within the majority population of the United States."
This Amendment may be
the most important one ever to amendment the U.S. Constitution. It
will work to destroy cultural prejudice within our country that has
kept millions of citizens in poverty and put hundreds of thousands in
prison for crimes that have no victims other than the poor minority
member who's "crime" is often nothing more than having a darker skin
color from the majority populations' or using a different intoxicant
such as marijuana instead of the majority's legal intoxicants like
America stands for
Freedom from tyranny and oppression. Without this freedom for all U.S.
citizens there is no real freedom for any U.S. citizen.