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Sen. Paul proposes an Amendment to the Constitution

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stumpthumper, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Stumpthumper

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    Sen. Rand Paul has proposed an amendment to the Constitution to help prevent the existence of the ruling class:

    S.J. Res. 25
     
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    Its a good idea but it won't go anywhere. In fact, I predict it will never even see the floor for a vote.
     
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    he's brought it up before and guess what happened?

    you can only count on congress for one thing, voting themselves more money
     
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    At least he is bringing it up. You cannot fault him for trying.
     
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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".
     
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    He should file all of Mark Levin's ideas for amendments as well.
     
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    With some actual media coverage and airtime this may go in the right direction. There are a few in the house that will beat the media over the head with this until they submit and say it on prime time... I hope.
     
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    It would be a welcome addition to the constitution but it's unfortunate that this amendment is needed.
     
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    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?

    [video=youtube_share;4tRQHsXujpo]http://youtu.be/4tRQHsXujpo[/video]
     
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    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.
     
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    They don't obey the Constitution now, why would they obey this new amendment?
     
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    Exactly, plus they use obscure procedural rules to pass laws no one wants ala Obamacare.
     
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    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.

    But no, passing a law does not magically eliminate crime... from regular Joe's or politicians. Merely a tool in the toolbox.
     
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    needs to include all branches and positions in government including law enforcement
     
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    While this is a nice gesture, it has no teeth. Aren't there a few clauses in the US Code already that guarantee equal application of laws? What I'd like to see amended to the Constitution is proscribed punishment for violating an Amendment, i.e. if Senator Numbnuts enacts a law that is later found to be unconstitutional by pre-existing Amendments, Senator Numbnuts has a guaranteed decade in PMITA prison. If Governor Shazbot tries to enact a law in his state that is struck down as unconstitutional, he gets a guaranteed decade in the slammer as well, and so on.
     
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    It reminds me of Congressman Shadegg's "Enumerated Powers Act" which would have required laws to cite to the Constitutional provision that provides that power. He filed it every session he was in office since 104th session ('95 - '97) and it never went anywhere. (He left office in '11)
     
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    I would not want to open the door to the filth we call Congress amending the constitution.
    1A? Abridged.
    2A? Gone.
    3A? Abridged.
    4A? As gone on paper as it already is in practice.
     
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    It's not an as easy as you seem to think and was designed that way. 38 states are required. (43 in Obama Math)

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    It's all spelled out in Article V

     
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    I'm well aware of the process, and my point stands. I do not want these morons to even start the process of making changes to the constitution. They do enough damage simply within the realm of legislation.
     

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