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Saw this on Fox and friends today, looked interesting, what say you?
We should never hastily amend the Constitution, but it is also a living document that we can amend if we absolutely need to.
The Founders were brilliant men of vision, but even they could not see the future and they knew that so they allowed it to be amended as needed,...a living Constitution.
IIT IS NOT A LIVING CONSTITUTION!!
It IS impossible to "hastily" amend the constitution,
Ratification by the states makes it really difficult. Besides I would not want the current national majority vote on anything so important we saw what they did with the presidency.
TThe progressive have been calling it a LIVING CONSTITUTION in order to undermine our founding principles.
Okay,.it's a dead document,...that's better.
As I said, amend only when absolutely necessary. That liberals call it a living document is not the problem, that they don't observe and obey the Constitution...is.
John-- Our constitution cannot be both things—both a rock solid foundation (I would not call it dead either) and at the same time something that swings with the tide. You are confusing the issue. The Constitution can be modified with due process of a ConCon, but that can open up a can of worms--if Congress gets pressured by special interest liberal groups to add this promise and that promise. However it has been modified many times.
John-- Our constitution cannot be both things—both a rock solid foundation (I would not call it dead either) and at the same time something that swings with the tide. You are confusing the issue. The Constitution can be modified with due process of a ConCon, but that can open up a can of worms--if Congress gets pressured by special interest liberal groups to add this promise and that promise. However it has been modified many times. It is following the process that makes it rule of law and confirms the covenant that is our Constitution. Find a nearly Institute on the Constitution IOTC and take it. I have taken that twice and the David Barton Constitution class twice. We all need to know the terms that become part of the tactics of the left—and living Constitution is one of them. Democracy is another. When do you ever hear anyone correctly say "republican process"? NEVER! And we do not have a democracy, we were established as a republic.
I will read more of what the Founders said about this and will respond later.
John if you read the Federalist Papers and transcripts from the numerous debates our founders had during the years before ratification you will find that they did their utmost to deal with many of today current issues.
Principles then are exactly the same as principles now. A principle cannot be changed.
A few issues to clear up here seem necessary: We do not need a ConCon to change the U.S. Constitution, the Legislature can do it with a 2/3rds affirmative vote in BOTH houses, the States can do it if 33 [minimum to get over 2/3rds] states voting in affirmative. A ConCon as was done in 1787 was only done to 'revamp' the WHOLE document.
The U.S. Constitution is NOT a living document, it is LAW and the meaning of the words in the law DO NOT change with time, they mean what they meant at the time and still do.
If you read just the 'federalist papers' you will only get the opinions of those that wanted BIG GOVERNMENT, aka James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay which all wanted power FROM the government to the people.
While the 'anti-federalist papers' gave the opinion of those that wanted LIMITED government and were written by a multitude of Americans:
Samuel or George Bryan
Richard Henry Lee
John F. Mercer
Just to name those that DIDN'T use Aliases.
We need not be tricked, the return of our republic will come only from diligence in study, research and speaking out to others in voice, print and video. The time is now to save our republic before as Benjamin Franklin expressed it is only through diligence that freedom shall be kept.
May God bless the republic
Leave the Constitution alone! It has sustained our nation for well over 200 years and it is because it is not being followed that our country is in the mess its in today. There are far to few leaders in Congress today that I personally would trust to make changes to the Constitution were a Convention to be held. We need to insist that the Constitution be followed and make certain to elect only those who will support it.
Thanks Chesty - The amendment to change the voting age was done w/o a concon.
Please explain wat a "CONCON" is? I have never heard that word before....
Who or what holdes these concon's?
Anyone can send out information about a ConCon, but at least 2/3rds of the states need to agree to a ConCon and send delegates to the chosen location. Then they hold the convention and send out the results to be looked over and approved or amended then they are sent back to the ConCon delegates or delegated panel.
Anyone can send out information about a ConCon, but at least 2/3rds of the states need to agree to a ConCon and send delegates to the chosen location. Then they hold the convention and send out the results to be looked over and approved or amended then they are sent back to the ConCon delegates or delegated panel. The information is put together with some or all the changes [the original returned Constitution amendments where more then 15 but narrowed down to 10 (Bill of Rights)] and then sent out to all the State Governors to be voted on. If 2/3rds vote in the affirmative the Constitution [new] passes.
Hope this helps...
May God bless the republic and those that stand for her
Thanks it does help
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