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Old 08-16-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Now this thing comes from a very right handed group but it points out something that I think more people than me need to know about. We do need to watch these people and I don't want to include Obama in the crowd. I hope he isn't among them, but nothing makes me think he isn't.

Anyway I know a bit about the Constitution and sure enough I never thought of this at all. It is very possible.
It could happen while we are fighting about something like healthcare insurance reform.


BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ALLIES ARE TRYING
TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION:
HELP US STOP A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL
CONVENTION!
Dear Friend,

BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ALLIES ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE AMENDMENT PROCESS -- IN FACT, THEY'RE TRYING TO REWRITE THE ENTIRE CONSTITUTION -- AND THEY'RE CLOSE TO SUCCEEDING!

What would you think if an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was introduced by liberal Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, which repealed the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights -- taking away our right to Free Speech? [MOD CUT/copyright violation]

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:56 AM
 
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cool story, bro.
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Conservative extremist fiction is always so interesting in it's complexity and utter lacking in basis of reality.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:20 AM
 
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Well, there has always been ways to amend the Constitution but it's not an easy process. Even Article Five requires that the legislatures of three-fourths of the states ratify the proposed amendments. That's a pretty tall order when you consider that this country is pretty much evenly divided between conservative and liberal. I can't remember any president winning an election recently with much more than 50% of the vote. I also believe that this country leans a little right of center for the most part. I really don't see how you could think that Obama and his fellow democrats would be successful changing the Constitution in any significant way.

The bigger danger is the president doing things that are unconstitutional and the legislature passing unconstitutional laws. These things would be the law of the land under they are challenged in court. The federal courts and the Supreme Court with judges that serve for a tenue of 'good behavior', i.e. for life, and are an independent branch of government would hopefully overturn these unconstitutional laws.

The men who came up with this form of government were about as intelligent as they come. They considered things such as that suggested by the OP. The executive and the legislature simply cannot hijack our constitution as suggested here.

- Reel
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:38 AM
 
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Originally Posted by roysoldboy View Post
Now this thing comes from a very right handed group but it points out something that I think more people than me need to know about. We do need to watch these people and I don't want to include Obama in the crowd. I hope he isn't among them, but nothing makes me think he isn't.

Anyway I know a bit about the Constitution and sure enough I never thought of this at all. It is very possible.
It could happen while we are fighting about something like healthcare insurance reform.


BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ALLIES ARE TRYING
TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION:
HELP US STOP A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL
CONVENTION!
Dear Friend,

BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ALLIES ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE AMENDMENT PROCESS -- IN FACT, THEY'RE TRYING TO REWRITE THE ENTIRE CONSTITUTION -- AND THEY'RE CLOSE TO SUCCEEDING!

What would you think if an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was introduced by liberal Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, which repealed the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights -- taking away our right to Free Speech?

[Mod CUT/copyright]
Scary thought and it could be real with these people who think they can get away with anything!

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Old 08-16-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Scary thought and it could be real with these people who think they can get away with anything!
Aw, come on, BB.

You're just aggravated because Obama now has all that power at his disposal that Bush/Cheney so thoughtfully consolidated for him.

Or are you unhappy that he knows how to actually USE that power?
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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Conservative extremist fiction is always so interesting in it's complexity and utter lacking in basis of reality.
Yeah.

Worst thing that could happen to uber liberals would be a constitutional convention where Wyoming would be equal to California in clout.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Yeah.

Worst thing that could happen to uber liberals would be a constitutional convention where Wyoming would be equal to California in clout.
You did pretty well until you modified the true part of the statement (bold).
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC USA
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Or are you unhappy that he knows how to actually USE that power?
I think your forgot to type in the "AB" before the word "USE" in that sentence.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I think your forgot to type in the "AB" before the word "USE" in that sentence.
Good thought, but I'll sit pat.

He's doing things the same way Bush did, using the power that Bush left him.

Drives a lot of Bush apologists crazy head-banging rabid, too, from what I can tell.
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