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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?

    I would make a new amendment providing the president of the U.S. the line item veto........
    I am sure that Rodham will appreciate your support in that.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    I am sure that Rodham will appreciate your support in that.
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    Seriously it would hold any president feet to the fire to rule out fat........
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I voted for other. I don't really have any major problems with any of the amendments as they stand...but there's a few things in the original document that need some updating.

    For one, I'd modify the terms of Supreme Court justices. As it stands now, their term is "for good behavior," which generally means their entire life. I would change that to a single term, not to exceed 15 years. That would preserve their insulation from petty partisan squabbles of the day, but it would ensure that we don't have nine old farts sitting on the Supreme Court for decades.

    Also, I'd change the way that we conduct elections for President and Congress. The electoral college is ridiculous; if nothing else, just scrap that and go with a simple national popular vote (although there are better systems than that too). Secondly, I would change the qualifications for office. Any US citizen who is 18 years old should be eligible to run for President or Congress. Let the voters decide if his/her age, residency, or place of birth is an issue.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I'd make the position of Senator a 10 year, 1 term only and a House member gets a maximum of 2 terms, each of which is 6 years long.

    OTT, I might change the length of terms (maybe 8 and 4, maybe keep the Senate at 10 and make the House 4, etc. etc.) but wouldn't modify the term limits I'd set.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I would also repeal the 17th Amendment and return selection of the Senators to the state legislatures.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    If it was left up to me I would change only two words in Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.

    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any XpersonX citizen of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any XpersonX citizen within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    It is the replacing the word "citizen" with the word person that gives room for argument about the illegal alien situation in revamping the border control/immitration laws, and as long as Section 1 remains as it is, unamended, the arguments have a good degree of validity...whether anyone including myself likes it or not.

    I guess that rather makes me more a jingoist, in favor of U S Citizens rather than as I'm accused of being, a racist disfavoring illegal alien criminals no matter their ethnic background or skin color.
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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.
    If I could change any part of the constitution without going through the normal channals, then regardless of what little part I changed, I would have changed the whole thing by rendering it's authority impotent by virtue of the fact that I didn't have to follow the rules of the constitution to efect that change.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by aquapub View Post
    Of course you would. Liberals are pretty much always the ones willing to throw the 1st Amendment under the bus the moment it gets in their way.
    Unless it involves burning the flag. Or New York art exhibits that the troglodyte mayor deems anti-religious. Or websites that you consider harmful to children. Or images of boobs on television.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I wouldn't change a thing.

    I like my Constitution just the way it is.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I wouldn't change any of the amendments listed... except possibly the second, to clarify how it applies to modern weapons.

    if I were to start adding amendments, I would put in a bodily sovereignty amendment, a cap on deficit spending as a percentage of all spending, get rid of the electoral college and switch to run-off voting, and prohibit large for-profit businesses from lobbying or donating to campaigns for congress or president.

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