The Liberty Amendment

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The Liberty Amendment is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would severely restrict the power of the Federal Government to its Constitutional domain, and would protect the sovereignty of the states by outlawing any foreign influence on state laws and constitutions. The Liberty Amendment was first introduced into Congress in 1952, and has been approved by nine states since 1952, although none have approved it since 1982.

Text of the Liberty Amendment

Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.

Section 2. The constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States shall not be subject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment.

Section 3. The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purpose of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of the ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold.

Section 4. Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/or gifts.

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