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A Modest Constitutional Proposal

October 12th, 2013 by Rev. Jno. Swift

The Clean Sweep Amendment:     

1. Upon ratification of this Amendment, the next election at which a President is to be elected, and every election occurring at an interval of 48 years thereafter, shall be a clean sweep election.

2. The terms of office of the President, Vice-President, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and of all Senators, Representatives, and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, shall end in the year following a clean sweep election, notwithstanding any other provision in this Constitution.

3. No candidate may stand for election as President, Vice-President, Senator, or Representative in a clean sweep election who has previously been elected to any of these offices.

4. Upon executing their oaths of office, the Senators elected in a clean sweep election shall be divided by lot into three divisions, as equal in size as their total number shall permit. The term of office of the first division shall expire in two years, the second division in four years, and the third division in six years. Thereafter, and until the next clean sweep election takes place, the term of office of a Senator shall be six years.

5. Upon executing the oath of office, the President elected in a clean sweep election shall have power, for a period of sixty days, to dismiss any officer or employee of the United States whatsoever, at his pleasure, notwithstanding any other law or provision of this Constitution. However, such dismissal shall not be construed to abrogate any obligation of pension under existing law.


Regrettably, such an amendment will never be submitted to the States by Congress. Still, there’s always the possibility of a Constitutional Convention.


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