I have two ideas for amendments to The Constitution. In fact, they are so basic that I don’t know why they were left out of the original writing. I believe in requiring all bills to be read aloud before any vote on it. Maybe an exception can be made if 3/4 of the members vote to bypass the reading. It has two advantages. First, all the bills would be read and the bills would be much smaller.
Second, we should require a person to be able to read and comprehend at a sixth grade level before they would be eligible to vote in any election. It just might make a difference in the outcome of the vote, but it sure would improve our schools.
I would like to require a high school diploma, but coming up with objective national standards for diplomas would be difficult. Besides, there might be a tendency to fudge on the grades some.