There areÂ 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are theÂ Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The otherÂ seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it.
From time to time, citizens call for a new Constitutional Amendment â one that might, for instance, outlaw desecrating the flag, or might declare equal rights on the basis of gender, establish term limits for lawmakers, require a balanced budget or incorporate prayer in public schools.
We want to know whatâs so important to your life in Houston thatÂ youÂ would add it to the Constitution. If you could personally ratify a 28thÂ Amendment, what would it say?