VACCINATION: "There shall be a philosophical exemption to all vaccination requirements, and no student shall be denied admission to a public school for lack of vaccination unless justified by a certified epidemic of a disease at that location." Explanation: About one-third of states already allow families to decline vaccination for any reason, a right enjoyed for other medical treatments.
RECALLING JUDGES: "Upon collection of petition signatures totaling at least 4 percent of the population of the district in which a judge presides, a recall election will be held to remove him from office." Explanation: There will be less judicial supremacy if judges can be recalled; three Iowa Supreme Court Justices were fired in a retention vote on Nov. 2.
GOOD FRIDAY: "The afternoon of Good Friday shall be an official state holiday." Explanation: Good Friday is a state holiday in 11 states -- why not the other 39?
BOY SCOUTS: "Any organization that conducts more than $1 million in annual business with this state, and which has an employee charitable giving program, shall certify annually that none of the organizations participating in its program discriminates against the Boy Scouts." Explanation: States should not do business with companies that discriminate against the Boy Scouts.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES: "All rights accorded to criminal defendants shall likewise be recognized for any family targeted for investigation by a child protective agency." Explanation: Why do criminal defendants have more rights than parents?
ABORTION: "Any physician performing or inducing an abortion who does not have clinical privileges at a hospital that offers obstetrical or gynecological care located within 30 miles of the location at which the abortion is performed or induced shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." Explanation: Many abortions improperly leave victims searching for another doctor for follow-up care. This law has worked well in Missouri.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: "When parents representing more than 50 percent of the students at a public school sign a petition demanding new administration of their school, the administration shall be fired and replaced by new administration or conversion to a charter school." Explanation: This concept passed the California Senate in December 2009 but stalled in the heavily Democratic California Assembly.
Bad proposals, such as resolutions to call a national constitutional convention under Article V or to replace the Electoral College with a so-called National Popular Vote must be rejected. Those schemes would undermine our U.S. Constitution at the expense of the American people.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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