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Old Yesterday, 05:42 AM
 
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The Constitution has been changed several times throughout this nation's history through the amendment process.

A balanced budget amendment is sorely needed. Tax cuts without spending cuts and spending increases without tax increases are a terrible way to run a budget.

Also, I would change the electoral college's winner-take-all policy, but that's a state matter. I've had an elector change my vote for president several times, no matter if I've voted Republican or Democrat.
Yes, we have changed the Constitution over the years. I can be done through the Amendment Process. I think the President should have the Line Item Veto for budgets like many State Governors do. This would help balance the budget. We need to start living within our means. BOTH Parties are guilty of over spending. There is no incentive for them to spend less, and a large budget gives them more power and potential wealth.
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Old Yesterday, 06:06 AM
 
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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?


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Not only no but, HELL NO!
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Seattle Area - Born and Raised
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HeII to the NO!!!
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Old Yesterday, 01:22 PM
 
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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.
"To this day"? Do you realize that as far as civilizations go, the US is barely into its teenagehood?
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Old Yesterday, 01:25 PM
 
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Why bother when we have a president who violates our Constitution on an almost daily basis and is backed by the majority of the republican party?
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Old Yesterday, 01:27 PM
 
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no.
we should expel all those who want to though.
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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Why bother when we have a president who violates our Constitution on an almost daily basis and is backed by the majority of the republican party?
I'm sorry? exactly how has he done that?
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Old Yesterday, 01:30 PM
 
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Why bother when we have a president who violates our Constitution on an almost daily basis and is backed by the majority of the republican party?
The system of checks and balances is in play...also the court systems.

It seems like Trump is having people search out if things are capable or not. Just like using military funds for some of the wall. There are some un-allocated military funds that can be used for a national emergency...you know the one that the Dems were saying was NOT one because it was a manufactured crisis and now they are saying it is a crisis?
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Old Yesterday, 01:33 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
Nah. Trump would just **** on that one too.
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Old Yesterday, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm sorry? exactly how has he done that?
See post #10 for an excellent explanation.
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