First of all, to ratify the Constitution of the United States as stated in Article V of the U.S. Constitution either; two-thirds of the House and Senate must approve of the proposal and send it to the states for a vote that three-fourths of the states must affirm the proposed Amendment. (click here to find out more) Or a Constitutional Convention must be called by two-thirds of the legislatures of the States. That Convention can propose as many amendments as it deems necessary. Those amendments must be approved by three-fourths of the states.

Obviously, ratification is not an easy feat to accomplish but if it’s for the citizens and by the citizens it should be just a matter of paperwork and some travel. And who doesn’t like to travel? Besides, that’s how democracy works, right?

Secondly, to include human rights in the U.S. Constitution would be a monumental step in the struggle for human rights and for the identity of human rights as it is often convoluted with civil rights. Although human rights do not need to be included in the U.S. Constitution for validation, it should go without question that today’s man, woman, and child cannot accept anything amidst such abundance and technology. In short, unless we put our demands in writing we will continue to settle for less. An institutional problem will not be fixed until you change the institution.

Thirdly, and probably most important, to obtain the ultimate goal of raising the standard of living. The focus of our efforts is to raise our individual and collective standards of living. An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. And a lack of human rights and democracy is a threat to the standard of living everywhere.

Join the Human Rights Union today and help make a way to justice.

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