Article V Constitutional Convention
The legislatures of at least two-thirds of the states can call a national convention to modify the constitution. Any amendments would then need to be ratified by either the legislatures of or ratifying conventions held in three-fourths of the states.
http://www.foavc.org/ argues that we are being denied our constitutional right to an Article V Convention to make amendments, despite 628 (or more) applications by the state legislatures of ALL 50 states.
Redress of grievances
The first amendment reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
With respect to the last part about "redress of grievance," Congress is free to respond to or ignore such a petition. The enactment of NCID would solve this problem. How individual complaints are addressed we cannot predict. However, NCID will provide an orderly and fair process to address them.
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Compiled by Joshua Pritikin