Updated 04/14/2015 8:32pm est. Author: Jimmy Murphy This is my proposed amendment to the Constitution to hold all public officials and politicians to a higher degree of integrity with severe consequences for their illegal actions.
Public Official(s) Treason Act:
Any action or inaction done by an elected official(s) that is contrary to the Constitution of the United States ( i.e. not enforcing the laws, taking peoples land for private use, making rules or regulations the limit the constitutional rights of the people, making personal gains from being in office, etc.) Shall be declared an Act of Treason against the People The United States of America.
(a.)Notification of Act of Treason: When any public official or public employee is reported either by a news agency, general public, or any other source shall be considered as a notification of possible treason and shall be investigated by independent commission only.
(b.) Authority to Convene Independent Commission:
An independent commission shall be created by the President of the United States for all federal elected officials for Act(s) of Treason under this amendment.
Federal employees and contractors shall be investigated by the United States Attorney General only with no independent commission required.
An independent commission shall be created by the Governor of the respective commonwealth or state in which the Act(s) of Treason were committed for all elected officials for that commonwealth or state under this amendment.
Commonwealth or State employees and contractors shall be investigated by the Commonwealth or State Attorney General only with no independent commission required.
The independent commission shall have complete authority and may imprison any individual(s) shown not to cooperate with the investigation for contempt.
(a.) Imprisonment shall not exceed a period on more than eighteen (18) months at a time.
(b.) This sentence can not be pardon or revoked by any public official to include the President of the United States. Only to sentencing independent commission shall have the authority to revoke the contempt charges and sentence at any time cooperation is received.
(c.) There shall be no limit to the number or times that the independent commission may impose contempt charges upon an individual to obtain cooperation during their investigation.
At the conclusion of the independent commissions investigation only, a Public hearing shall be held to disclose findings of their investigation and whether or not to recommend a trial for treason .
If in the unlikely event that the President of the United States, United States Attorney General, Governors, or Commonwealth or State Attorney General should refuse to appoint a independent commission or investigate the charge of treason,
(a.) President: United States Congress shall be required to start impeachment proceedings until such a time as the President relents and appoints an independent commission or he is removed from office and replaced.
(b.) United States Attorney General: United States Congress shall be required to start impeachment proceedings until such a time as the United States Attorney General relents and investigates or he/she is removed from office and replaced
(c.) Governors: Commonwealth or State General Assembly shall be required to start impeachment proceedings until such a time as the Governor relents and appoints an independent commission or he is removed from office and replaced.
(d.) Commonwealth or State Attorney General: Commonwealth or State General Assembly shall be required to start impeachment proceedings until as the Commonwealth or State Attorney General relents and investigates or he/she is removed from office and replaced.
(c.) Trial: The trial shall be held in a timely manner, within six (6) months unless for good cause.
(d.) Trial Judge: The presiding Judge shall not be from the district in which the act was committed, nor be affiliated with any of the parties involved in the trial. Judges for the District of Colombia (Washington D.C.) shall be excluded from and not permitted to preside over any trial concerning this amendment also, no judge appointed by the current sitting administration, local, state, or federal shall be permitted to preside over any trial concerning this amendment.
(e.) Jury: Trial of individual(s) for treason under this amendment shall be carried out by a jury of twelve (12) citizens plus two (2) alternates .
These citizens shall not be a public official themselves, nor have any personal connection with a public official (i.e. relative, close personal friend, campaign worker, etc.).
The two (2) alternate jurors shall sit through the entire trial, but not decide the guilt or innocence of the defendant(s).
All jurors shall be sequestered through out the entire trial to include the sentencing phase at the government’s expense and fairly compensated for time lost at work (minimum wage), only if they are currently employed.
The jury shall listen to all arguments for and against leniency before adjourning to the sentencing phase of the trail.
(f.) Sentencing: Sentencing of individual(s) found guilty of treason under this amendment shall be decided by the jury of twelve (12) citizens plus two (2) alternates used in the trial. There shall be only two (2) possible sentences when convicted of this act of treason and these sentences shall be strictly adhered to;
(a.) This sentence shall not be delayed over one (1) year in length of time, this is to include the time allowed for one (1) appeal.
(b.) The convicted Traitor shall receive one (1) appeal only, which is not to exceed one (1) year in length of time to conclude.
(c.) Form of execution shall be electrocution, hanging, or firing squad within a public setting.
(d.) This sentence while severe, shall be carried out without fail and shall not be deemed cruel, nor unusual punishment under the law due to the severity of the crime against the people of the United States of America.
(e.) The judge shall not have the authority to over rule, change or circumvent this conviction or sentence at any time.
(f.) This sentence shall not and cannot be pardoned by any public official, to include the President of these United States.
Forfeiture Of Assets:
(a.) This sentence shall only be used when there are extenuating circumstances that precludes death and shall only be determined by the trail jury alone. The defence shall be given an opportunity to present arguments and proof for leniency before the jury adjourns for the sentencing phase of the trail.
(b.) The complete forfeiture ( confiscation ) of all properties, personal items, lands, bank accounts, businesses, etc..
(c.) Forfeiture shall include any other property(s) or items that may be owned, shared, or invested not stated.
(d.) Ejected from office, barred from running for any public office, barred from working for any government agency, office, or contractor within the United States America or territories, or allies thereof, barred from practising any and all United States law, this shall be for the life of the traitor.
(e.) Any attempt to hide, transfer, or avoid confiscation of said personal property(s), shall result in the automatic changing of convicted traitors sentence to sentence option number (1.) Death and shall not be appealable.
(f.) This sentence shall not and cannot be pardoned by any public official, to include the President of these United States
(g.) Individual(s) Subject to This Amendment: Any and all public official(s) to include all law or other enforcement agencies (i.e. ATF, CIA, DEA, DHS, EPA, FBI, FEMA, HHS, and other enforcement agencies not yet created or listed herein) but not limited to the President and Vice President of the United States of America, in other words All Public Officials and Employees are subject to this amendment.
(h.) Prosecutorial Discretion: There shall be no prosecutorial discretion in this matter whatsoever. Any attempt any individuals whatsoever to hinder, interfere, circumvent, or disrupt the investigation, charges, judge, jury process, prosecution, or enforcement of this amendment shall result in being charged with the act of treason itself.
(i.) The individual(s) convicted of treason under this amendment shall be branded a Traitor in all government documentation when referring to the convicted Traitor, throughout the existence of the United States of America.