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Old Today, 05:15 PM
 
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Might as well, we're throwing this one out clause by clause.

Supreme Court just ruled that the power of the purse is now with the President rather than Congress.

Trump has set himself up as above the law, telling others to ignore Congressional subpoenas, and lie if they do testify.

Trump is violating emolument clause on a daily basis. His administration is made up of liars, crooks, and criminals. Congress is paralyzed. Kellyanne Conway breaks the law on a regular basis and says call me when you get the balls to do something about it.

Russia put their thumb on the scale in our last election and quite likely will do so next time around. Moscow Mitch is blocking any attempts to fix it.

No need to write a new Constitution. Give it another election or two and we can use Russia's.
Trump won get over it and be ready when he wins again,,,,gezzzzzzzzzz
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Old Today, 05:16 PM
 
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the USA can write a NEW Constitution any time.

it opens "Pandora's Box" if it is tried.
there are no legal restrictions about
the limits of the changes.

for example: 28 states passed anti-gay marriage laws.
it only takes 38 to make it Constitutional. yes, the
Supreme Court ruled those laws UN-constitutional...
but...what IF IT WAS Constitutional? Abortion is now
on the "front burner". are you willing to go ALL IN?

yes, sometimes it is worth it.
(Slavery)
sometimes it is not.
(Prohibition)
sometimes it is "good enough" to "let stand".
measure twice and cut once.
i say measure multiple times.

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Old Today, 05:19 PM
 
Location: USA
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The Constitution has been amended several times. For example Prohibition was a Constitutional Amendment as was the Repeal of Prohibition. It is a living document.
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Old Today, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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NO. It is probably one of the best things ever penned by mankind. When you think about other countries that have risen, fallen and the people that suffer round the world to this day under other Governments it is really amazing, the brilliance that our founding fathers showed when it came to the Constitution and setting up our Government.



[b]Yes the Constitution is not perfect as the gun grabbers point out when it comes to that outdated Second Amendment[b] but I would ask of them if the founding fathers could have foreseen semi auto rifles in the hands of civilians today would they have changed it? How about if they could have foreseen the rise of the internet? Would they have changed the First Amendment?



We have a country because of the Second Amendment and it guards all the rest so No the Constitution should not be rewritten to reflect modern times. If it was it would be hundreds of pages long.

There's nothing outdated about 2A for those of us who understand what the purpose of a militia--not a government entity, BTW--was.

The Founding Fathers were brilliant.
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Old Today, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The Constitution is pretty good the way it is...This document is better than the government owning you.. give the government an inch they take a mile.. Nice to have some God given rights.
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Old Today, 05:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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No.
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Old Today, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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No.
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Old Today, 05:45 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Ours is almost a quarter of a millenium old. Other nations have changed constitutions several times when the lawmakers recognized their constitution was inadequate for new times.

Iceland set out to do so, in response to the 2008 financial crisis in which Iceland did behave unwisely in the previous years. The Icelandic voters chose 25 members for the Constitutional Convention. Although it did not result in a new constitution, it did start a discussion about what their values are as a society and what kind of nation they want to be. It also stimulated new policy decisions.

What if the US followed the Icelandic example? What would you leave in or omit or add to any new constitution we happened to draw up under an Article V provision?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cizJxeCMAos

Eliminate the 16th Amendment and actually enforce the rest, word for word.
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Old Today, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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We already have the option of amending the Constitution which effectively is a rewrite. It is not used a lot as it is hard to get 2/3 of the states, or 2/3 of the Congress, aligned on anything. So, no we don't need a 100% rewrite of the Constitution but I think we need to amend it more often. We are not the same nation we were 250 years ago.
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Old Today, 07:00 PM
 
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Ours is almost a quarter of a millenium old. Other nations have changed constitutions several times when the lawmakers recognized their constitution was inadequate for new times.

Iceland set out to do so, in response to the 2008 financial crisis in which Iceland did behave unwisely in the previous years. The Icelandic voters chose 25 members for the Constitutional Convention. Although it did not result in a new constitution, it did start a discussion about what their values are as a society and what kind of nation they want to be. It also stimulated new policy decisions.

What if the US followed the Icelandic example? What would you leave in or omit or add to any new constitution we happened to draw up under an Article V provision?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cizJxeCMAos
no
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