TAKE CONTROL, CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA

WHY

Superstition is highly damaging to one's critical thinking ability--wild imaginations interfere with good logic and facts. Removing evolution from our public schools' curricula will certainly break this shackle that hinders our young people in their efforts to improve their intellectual abilities.


AND, As President Lincoln said in his Gettysburg address, "government is of the people, BY the People, for the people. . ." We citizens of North Carolina can become directly involved in removing this intellectual handicap this state's children are being fed..    

HOW?

Contact your state Senator and state Representative and convince each one that
this superstitious nonsense of evolution must be removed from our public schools. Insist that  he or she vote to have my proposed constitution amendment put up for a vote by the people in the next state-wide election.   (see  Proposed Amendment page)


NORTH CAROLINIANS

******One of the North Carolina Constitution's two methods of amending requires 60% of the Senate and 60% of the house to approve putting the amendment to the people for a vote--
THAT IS JUST 30 OR MORE OF THE 50 STATE SENATORS AND JUST 72 OR MORE OF THE 120 STATE REPRESENTATIVES--and then a MAJORITY VOTE OF THE PEOPLE TO APPROVE IT AND MAKE IT A FACT


  See sections 2 and 4 to your left

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******The second method is for 2/3 of the General Assembly to approve a convention; ask the voters to approve a convention; to then call for a convention to decide what the amendment should be; and then submit the amendment to the voters--This method, I believe, has never been used.    See sections 1 and 3 below


 Article XIII says in part: 

CONVENTIONS; CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND REVISION

Note: Please scroll down to section 2


Section 1.  Convention of the People.

No Convention of the People of this State shall ever be called unless by the concurrence of two-thirds of all the members of each house of the General Assembly, and unless the proposition "Convention or No Convention" is first submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the time and in the manner prescribed by the General Assembly.  If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor of a Convention, it shall assemble on the day prescribed by the General Assembly.  The General Assembly shall, in the act submitting the convention proposition, propose limitations upon the authority of the Convention; and if a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor of a Convention, those limitations shall become binding upon the Convention.  Delegates to the Convention shall be elected by the qualified voters at the time and in the manner prescribed in the act of submission.  The Convention shall consist of a number of delegates equal to the membership of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly that submits the convention proposition and the delegates shall be apportioned as is the House of Representatives.  A Convention shall adopt no ordinance not necessary to the purpose for which the Convention has been called.

 

Sec. 2.  Power to revise or amend Constitution reserved to people.

The people of this State reserve the power to amend this Constitution and to adopt a new or revised Constitution.  This power may be exercised by either of the methods set out hereinafter in this Article, but in no other way.

 NOTE: PLease scroll down to section 4

Sec. 3.  Revision or amendment by Convention of the People.A Convention of the People of this State may be called pursuant to Section 1 of this Article to propose a new or revised Constitution or to propose amendments to this Constitution.  Every new or revised Constitution and every constitutional amendment adopted by a Convention shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the time and in the manner prescribed by the Convention.  If a majority of the votes cast thereon are in favor of ratification of the new or revised Constitution or the constitutional amendment or amendments, it or they shall become effective January first next after ratification by the qualified voters unless a different effective date is prescribed by the Convention.CONVENTIONS; CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND REVISION

sec. 4.  Revision or amendment by legislative initiation.

A proposal of a new or revised Constitution or an amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be initiated by the General Assembly, but only if three-fifths of all the members of each house shall adopt an act submitting the proposal to the qualified voters of the Statefor their ratification or rejection.  The proposal shall be submitted at the time and in the manner prescribed by the General AssemblyIf a majority of the votes cast thereon are in favor of the proposed new or revised Constitution or constitutional amendment or amendments, it or they shall become effective January first nextafter ratification by the voters unless a different effective date is prescribed in the act submitting the proposal or proposals to the qualified voters.


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Sec. 2.  Power to revise or amend Constitution reserved to people.

The people of this State reserve the power to amend this Constitution and to adopt a new or revised Constitution.  This power may be exercised by either of the methods set out hereinafter in this Article, but in no other way.

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sec. 4.  Revision or amendment by legislative initiation.


A proposal of a new or revised Constitution or an amendment or 
amendments to this Constitution may be initiated by the General Assembly, but only if three-fifths of all the members of each house shall adopt an act submitting the proposal to the qualified voters of the State for their ratification or rejection.  The proposal shall be submitted at the time and in the manner prescribed by the General Assembly.  If a majority of the votes cast thereon are in favor of the proposed new or revised Constitution or constitutional amendment or amendments, it or they shall become effective January first next after ratification by the voters unless a different effective date is prescribed in the act submitting the proposal or proposals to the qualified voters.


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