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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 FallingPianos View Post
    if I were to start adding amendments, I would put in a bodily sovereignty amendment,
    Can you clarify what you'd like it to say?

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    a cap on deficit spending as a percentage of all spending,
    Good idea. I'd actually go one step further, and limit spending to 98% of revenue. That way we can start paying off the debt too.

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    get rid of the electoral college and switch to run-off voting,
    Agreed.

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    and prohibit large for-profit businesses from lobbying or donating to campaigns for congress or president.
    I disagree. This would violate the tenets of freedom of speech. I realize that it would supercede the 1st amendment, but it wouldn't supercede the basic principles behind it.

    Besides, I don't think there's much evidence that money actually influences elections very much, once a candidate passes the threshold of name recognition.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Can you clarify what you'd like it to say?
    I'm not sure what the most eloquent and concise way of saying it would be, but I'd like it to cover things such womens rights during pregnancy and childbirth, circumcision (or other cosmetic surgery) of minors, organ donation, etc.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    I'm not sure what the most eloquent and concise way of saying it would be, but I'd like it to cover things such womens rights during pregnancy and childbirth, circumcision (or other cosmetic surgery) of minors, organ donation, etc.
    I agree for the most part, but I don't think I could support a constitutional amendment for that sort of thing. It would by necessity be too broad. For example, I don't think it should be legal for pregnant women to use cocaine.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I agree for the most part, but I don't think I could support a constitutional amendment for that sort of thing. It would by necessity be too broad. For example, I don't think it should be legal for pregnant women to use cocaine.
    do you think it should be legal for a nonpregnant woman to use cocaine? if so, why not a pregnant woman?

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    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.
    I like your ideas here. I like clerifying that the second amendment applyes to modern weapons and I would further that idea by having clerify that it includes so-called "assult weapons" and it protects privat ownership of fire arms.

    I like you idea of creating a bodily soverighty amendment, though Pro Choice would never allow such an abortion ban to come true.

    Sometimes deficit spending is neccisary, even inexess, so I don't believe that an amendment is warented there.

    Voting for the president should be left strictly up to the elected representatives, and not citizens at all, IMO. We have no right to vote for president, and really presidential elections are more American Idol than anything else, but without the ratings.

    I suport limits on donations, but not out right prohibiting donations. IMO that's a free speach issue, up untill the point where the coruption saturates uncontrolably.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    do you think it should be legal for a nonpregnant woman to use cocaine?
    Sure. That's fine as far as I'm concerned.

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    if so, why not a pregnant woman?
    Because there is a strong possibility that it will impair her child after it is born.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I like your ideas here. I like clerifying that the second amendment applyes to modern weapons and I would further that idea by having clerify that it includes so-called "assult weapons" and it protects privat ownership of fire arms.
    actually, I was thinking more in terms of WMDs then firearms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I like you idea of creating a bodily soverighty amendment, though Pro Choice would never allow such an abortion ban to come true.
    what would happen, is that any abortion method where the death of the fetus doesn't somehow make the procedure easier for the woman, would become illegal. any other method would be a legal form of self defense.

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    Sometimes deficit spending is neccisary, even inexess, so I don't believe that an amendment is warented there.
    I agree that its sometimes necessary, which is why I wouldn't support a balanced budget amendment. I do think that some sort of limitation is absolutely necessary though to avoid situations like the one we are currently in.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I'd add Jefferson's amendments, prohibiting the government from borrowing money and public stock corporations from owning one another.

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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    I would expand the definition of treason by changing "and" to an "or",

    Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.

    Also, like Aquapub said I'd change the 14th amendment not so much get rid of it as change the interpretation of it by not allowing for total incorporation in matters other than slavery and segregation.
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    Re: What Part of the Constitution Would you change?

    17th then 16th then 14th amendments.
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