Proposing Constitutional Amendments is a lengthy process that lawmakers do not take on lightly. The following two sources detail the process of amending the Constitution.
in 1838, Congressman William Stephen Morgan of Virginia proposed a constitutional amendment which would outlaw duels in the United States. The amendment was considered, but not passed.
Several amendments have been proposed that would require the United States government to balance its budget every year. Some of these propose a zero-based budget, while some just insist that the government should only spend the money allocated.
Several amendments have been proposed that would eliminate the electoral college and would use only the popular vote to determine the winners of elections.
Amendments have been proposed and a Constitutional Convention was attempted to prevent riders from being added to bills in the United States Congress.