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Revision as of 07:24, 27 December 2011 by James Salsman
This is an attempt at a fully content-neutral copyedit in the style of the other amendments:
- Section 1. To secure the independence of the legislatures and administrations, the Congress shall:
- (a) publicly fund federal elections with at least the equivalent of the total amount spent in the election cycle when this article is ratified;
- (b) limit any non-anonymized contributions to candidates for federal office to the equivalent of $100; and
- (c) have the power to limit, but not ban, independent political expenditures within 90 days of an election, including but not limited to spending in support of, or in opposition to, a candidate for federal office.
- Section 2. The First Amendment shall not be construed to limit legislation enacted pursuant to this article, except to assure neutrality of content and viewpoints. Neither shall the First Amendment be construed to limit the equivalent power of state or local legislation enacted to regulate state or local elections. Nor shall the First Amendment be construed to vest any unalienable constitutional rights in any non-natural person.
- Section 3. The Congress shall establish an agency for federal elections to enforce the provisions of this article, whose principal officers shall be non-partisan commissioners who have served as federal judges at least ten years. The agency shall have standing to enforce this article in the federal courts, including in actions against Congress.
- Section 4. The Congress may enforce the provisions of this article by legislation.
I've italicized the parts with potential semantics or clarity problems. James Salsman 06:15, 27 December 2011 (EST)