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So what? Plenty of good ideas started as ridiculously unlikely shots. It is good to see the establishment forced to admit it depends on having the ruling class ignore the laws that apply to their "subjects".Its a good idea but it won't go anywhere. In fact, I predict it will never even see the floor for a vote.
They won't be forced to admit anything. Reid will make sure of that. Did you not see the video of Reid shutting down the Demint amendment to audit the Fed?So what? Plenty of good ideas started as ridiculously unlikely shots. It is good to see the establishment forced to admit it depends on having the ruling class ignore the laws that apply to their "subjects".
All amendments would still have to go through the ratification process; they can not just say "here is a new constitution so suck it". And like I said I would like to see Paul file these.Levin wants a Constitutional Convention, There is no way in hell to support that. Once a Constitutonal Convention is convened the whole Constitution is up for review and rewrite.
Politicians are afraid of one thing - losing an election. As long as a new amendment would make it easier to point out to the public who the politicians to vote for and against are, it has lots of value.They don't obey the Constitution now, why would they obey this new amendment?
It's not an as easy as you seem to think and was designed that way. 38 states are required. (43 in Obama Math)I would not want to open the door to the filth we call Congress amending the constitution.
4A? As gone on paper as it already is in practice.
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.