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  • NO - you cannot amend anything which changes any provision in the Bill of Rights

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Legally, yes... Morally? No.
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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Yes, of course any of the bill of rights could be amended through the amendment process.

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yes, of course any of the bill of rights could be amended through the amendment process.
    I'm guessing this is more dealing with things like, can you ammend to take away rights...
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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Legally permissible but politically impossible. Not that it matters, since our legislature has no respect for our Constitution and our judiciary has no courage to enforce it.

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    And now we see the discussions start about repealing the 2nd amendment, despite gun control folks trying to convince us that they aren't really interested in taking away the right to own a gun.

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Honestly, I don't know. However, it seems to me the Bill of Rights are used as the foundation of many of our statutes, and Supreme Court decisions. If any of the Bill of Rights were amended, it would likely pull the rug from under those decisions.


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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yesterday, I heard an argument that I was not aware of. Basically the individual claimed that one could not legally amend the United States Constitution so that it changed or repealed any of the current Amendments in the first ten - the Bill of Rights.

    Here is Article V of the Constitution which has all the language from that document about the amendment process

    The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.


    The specific part of the Constitution in question was the Second Amendment.

    It is my contention that there is nothing in the Constitution which would prohibit any amendment changing the Second - or any other Amendment for that matter. Legally, it could be done.

    It is my position that politically, it would be impossible to do so at this time and there simply is not any political will to do this.

    Putting aside the already mentioned practical political considerations making it impossible to actually get such an amendment passed, is it legally possible to amend the Constitution changing or outright repealing anything contained within it including the Second or any other existing Amendment?




    It can be done.

    But it will not be done in the near future.

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    The entire Constitution can be amended. Every letter, every sentence.

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    And now we see the discussions start about repealing the 2nd amendment, despite gun control folks trying to convince us that they aren't really interested in taking away the right to own a gun.
    If I find you someone who think Muslims should be kicked out of the country, does that mean conservatives want to repeal the 1st amendment?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Can you legally Amend the Bill of Rights?

    Amended? No. Ignored? All the time.

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