Let's make up a 29th Amendment! MOAR UPDATES (FINAL TEXT)S

This has been floating around Facebook. Of course, there IS no 28th Amendment. And there doesn't really need to be one, because the 14th amendment pretty much covers there. But then I thought, why do the dumb people always have all the fun!

Let's make up a 29th Amendment, and float it around Facebook (with a caveat that we know it isn't real). I say something like:

Members of Congress shall not hold the purse strings of the government hostage in order halt the enforcement of a law, which was passed by both Houses of Congress, signed by the President, and upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States as Constitutional. Especially when that President was re-elected, and the law was his signature legislation. You lost. Get over it.

What do you guys think?

UPDATES:

The ever-so-awesome and currently furloughed JessPhilopater is currently working on a photoshop for us. I sent her a page from a lawbook in the office. Right now this is what we have.

Amendment (from Pyrax):

Congress shall respect the Democratic process, and Senators and Representatives shall not use their power or status to subvert the legal passage of amendments or laws.

Historical Notes:

Proposal and Ratification

The twenty-ninth amendment was enacted in response to 10 Republican House of Representative Members’ decision hold hostage the purse-strings of an operational government because they were unhappy with the results of the most recent Presidential election. Those 10 so-called “Representatives” conditioned the funding of our Federal government on the de-funding of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a law which was the result of significant bi-partisan negotiation, passed both Houses of Congress, was signed by the President, and was upheld by a largely conservative Supreme Court of the United States. Oh yeah, and that President was re-elected in 2012.

But those 10 so-called “Representatives” did not care about all that; they just wanted their way. So they gave the Federal Employees a “paid vacation” (See Comments by Texas Rep. Farenthold), ignoring the people who could not afford to ride out a shutdown without significant economic hardship.

Other Comments

You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job. You lost. Get over it.

Give us comments. And stay tuned... we'll need lots of help posting this to make it go viral hehe.

NEW UPDATE:


Current version, from Jess:

ARTICLE XXVIIII

Congress shall respect the Democratic process, and Senators and Representatives shall not use their power or status to subvert the legal passage of amendments or laws.

HISTORICAL NOTES

Proposal and Ratification

The twenty-ninth amendment was enacted in response to a group of Republican House of Representatives Members’ decision to hold hostage the purse-strings of an operational government because they were unhappy with the results of the most recent Presidential election. Those so-called ‘Representatives’ conditioned the funding of our Federal government on the de-funding of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a law which was the result of significant bi-partisan negotiation, passed both Houses of Congress, was signed by the President, and was upheld by a largely conservative Supreme Court of the United States. Said President went on to win re-election in 2012, affirming the faith and trust of the American people.

But those so-called ‘Representatives’ did not receive that very clear message; they were merely determined to have their own way, regardless of the cost. So they gave a significant portion of Federal Employees a “paid vacation” (see Comments by Texas Rep. Farenthold), ignoring the people who could not afford to ride out a shutdown without significant economic hardship.

Other Comments

You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job. You lost. Cry us a river, build a bridge, and get over it.

Guys this is gonna be awesome. I'm stoked. She is formatting.