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Thread: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Because we are a "Representative Republic" of individual states not a mob democracy. Why should NY, LA, CHI decide what is best for Butte, MT?
    My personal thoughts is that every state should have their number of EC votes reduced by two, to the number of their representatives. This way, the little small-population states don't have more proportional say than the big states. That way voting is still done by states, but you're not intentionally limiting the votes of the big cities.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I would change the first amendment from:
    To:


    Also a constitutional ban on central banks would be lovely.
    Didn't the economy almost completely collapse when Andrew Jackson tried to do something to that effect? Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Didn't the economy almost completely collapse when Andrew Jackson tried to do something to that effect? Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
    What are you talking about? That was the first time in history the national debt was paid off.

    Please explain exactly what you're talking about.
    Who left the fridge open?

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    What are you talking about? That was the first time in history the national debt was paid off.

    Please explain exactly what you're talking about.
    Now I'm going to quote from wiki here.... I'm by no means a scholar on this era, so please don't hold it against me, but...

    The Second Bank of the United States was authorized for a twenty year period during James Madison's tenure in 1816. As President, Jackson worked to rescind the bank's federal charter. In Jackson's veto message (written by George Bancroft), the bank needed to be abolished because:

    * It concentrated the nation's financial strength in a single institution.
    * It exposed the government to control by foreign interests.
    * It served mainly to make the rich richer.
    * It exercised too much control over members of Congress.
    * It favored northeastern states over southern and western states.

    Following Jefferson, Jackson supported an "agricultural republic" and felt the Bank improved the fortunes of an "elite circle" of commercial and industrial entrepreneurs at the expense of farmers and laborers. After a titanic struggle, Jackson succeeded in destroying the Bank by vetoing its 1832 re-charter by Congress and by withdrawing U.S. funds in 1833.

    The bank's money-lending functions were taken over by the legions of local and state banks that sprang up. This fed an expansion of credit and speculation. At first, as Jackson withdrew money from the Bank to invest it in other banks, land sales, canal construction, cotton production, and manufacturing boomed.[27] However, due to the practice of banks issuing paper banknotes that were not backed by gold or silver reserves, there was soon rapid inflation and mounting state debts.[28] Then, in 1836, Jackson issued the Specie Circular, which required buyers of government lands to pay in "specie" (gold or silver coins). The result was a great demand for specie, which many banks did not have enough of to exchange for their notes. These banks collapsed.[27] This was a direct cause of the Panic of 1837, which threw the national economy into a deep depression. It took years for the economy to recover from the damage.

    The U.S. Senate censured Jackson on March 28, 1834, for his action in removing U.S. funds from the Bank of the United States. When the Jacksonians had a majority in the Senate, the censure was expunged.
    Also about the national debt...

    In 1835, Jackson managed to reduce the federal debt to only $33,733.05, the lowest it had been since the first fiscal year of 1791.[20] President Jackson is the only president in United States history to have paid off the national debt. However, this accomplishment was short lived. A severe depression from 1837 to 1844 caused a ten-fold increase in national debt within its first year.[21]
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by aquapub View Post
    If you could change one part of the Constitution without having to go through the normal channels, what would it be? Explain why.

    I said the 14th, because it was ratified illegally, at the tip of a bayonet, and reversed everything the federal government was designed to be.
    I would have a treaty among the states which had authority over any federal constitution, which simply held any federal constitution to:
    • An expiration date (say, 20 years?),
    • Specified jurisdiction, where any constitution only applied to consenting states.
    • The right of the individual state to withdraw from any federal constitution and no longer be bound by it or any treaties the federal government has entered into, at any time, for any or no reason.

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    mad Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    The SIXTEENTH amendment -- The #@%^*! income tax.

    REPEAL it!

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I would have it that a Article V Convention would be called automatically every 50 years since the last and of course for it to be called on ratification.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Nothing, we don't need to go tinkering with qnything.

    I would like to see three new one's added.

    1.Term Limit for Congress and Supreme Court
    2.Line Item Veto for the President
    3.Abolishing the two party system

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    3.Abolishing the two party system
    And if two more parties spring up, renewing the system? How do you abolish the two party system? You can't force people to vote for a third party.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Constitution recognizes rights, it does not grant them.


    Let's say you got rid of the 2nd. That does not mean my right to keep and bear arms can now be infringed.


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    Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

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