This is in the Texas Constitution Bill of Rights . I think it would make a good ammendment to the US Constitution.
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM
OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free
governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The
faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican
form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times
the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner
as they may think expedient.