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Amend The Constitution?

December 13, 2012

Saw this on Fox and friends today, looked interesting, what say you?

http://www.campaignconstitution.com/

1 year 4 months ago

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.

1 year 4 months ago

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.

1 year 4 months ago

TThe progressive have been calling it a LIVING CONSTITUTION in order to undermine our founding principles.

1 year 4 months ago

Okay,.it's a dead document,...that's better.

1 year 4 months ago

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.

1 year 4 months ago

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.

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1 year 4 months ago

I will read more of what the Founders said about this and will respond later.

1 year 4 months ago

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.

1 year 4 months ago

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.

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1 year 4 months ago (Edited)

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.

1 year 4 months ago

Thanks Chesty - The amendment to change the voting age was done w/o a concon.

1 year 4 months ago

Please explain wat a "CONCON" is? I have never heard that word before....

Thanks

1 year 4 months ago

CONstitutional CONvention

1 year 4 months ago

Thank you

Who or what holdes these concon's?

1 year 4 months ago

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.

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1 year 4 months ago

Thanks it does help

1 year 4 months ago
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