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Old Today, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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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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Old Today, 04:07 PM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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No.
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Old Today, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Russia
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No.
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Old Today, 04:10 PM
 
Location: mancos
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No
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Old Today, 04:11 PM
 
Location: El paso,tx
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No, we just need to follow the one we have.
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Old Today, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It modern lawyers wrote it, the work would span at least a dozen volumes. No thanks.
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Old Today, 04:17 PM
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Yes it should be rewritten in clear plain language without wiggle room for interpretation.
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Old Today, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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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.



Yes the Constitution is not perfect as the gun grabbers point out when it comes to that outdated Second Amendment 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.
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Old Today, 04:25 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Jesus Christ. Can't get rid of the Electoral College, can't institute national popular vote for President, can't get more Senators for bigger states, can't get rid of each state having at least one member of Congress so now the plan is to rewrite and update the Constitution because Iceland did.
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Old Today, 04:30 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.
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