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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    The process we have in place to amend the US Constitution is more than adequate. Referendums would be a stupid way to go.

    Can't the amendment be offered in a Constitutional Convention? That would be the people directly, no?


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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Can't the amendment be offered in a Constitutional Convention? That would be the people directly, no?


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    A constitutional convention would require the approval of the legislatures of 2/3 of the states. It's never been done before, so many questions arise as to how it would work.

    If a proposed amendment made it through that process, Congress still has the power to determine which method of ratification it wants - either by state legislature or state convention. Only one amendment was approved by state convention - the 21st (repealed prohibition).

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I have no problem with free speech. However, I do have a problem with corruption of government by our corporations.
    No, you have no problem with that, your problem is that the goonions controlling the Democrat Party that pulls your strings has a problem with competition from a source that spends less than one tenth the amount the goonions spend.

    Why have you never complained about the goonions and their corrupt control of government officials? Gee, if you had any history of that, your angst would be more sympathetic. Not believable, of course, but at least we could feel sorry for someone freaking out over people actually using the First Amendment. As it stands, you're just another hypocrite marionette.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I've seen changed by referendum.
    By 50%+1 votes, too.

    Should be a two-thirds vote to change a state constitution.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, you have no problem with that, your problem is that the goonions controlling the Democrat Party that pulls your strings has a problem with competition from a source that spends less than one tenth the amount the goonions spend.

    Why have you never complained about the goonions and their corrupt control of government officials? Gee, if you had any history of that, your angst would be more sympathetic. Not believable, of course, but at least we could feel sorry for someone freaking out over people actually using the First Amendment. As it stands, you're just another hypocrite marionette.
    Actually, I'm a Republican. Figure that one out.

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I'm a Republican. Figure that one out.
    There are socialist Republicans opposed to the Republic all over the damn place. Many of them are in Congress. Ever hear of John McCain or Olympia Snowe?

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    Re: States Seeking to Ban Mandatory Health Insurance

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    A constitutional convention would require the approval of the legislatures of 2/3 of the states. It's never been done before, so many questions arise as to how it would work.

    If a proposed amendment made it through that process, Congress still has the power to determine which method of ratification it wants - either by state legislature or state convention. Only one amendment was approved by state convention - the 21st (repealed prohibition).

    Still flies in the face of your earlier comment about the people not having a voice. If it came down to it the people have the loudest voice. Ask MA.


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