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1 posted on 08/29/2012 7:42:52 PM PDT by johnkpiper
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Nope. The 1787 version is fine. We just need to live by it..


2 posted on 08/29/2012 7:44:48 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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I have problems with the first amendment -- I think Islam should be outlawed.
I have problems with the second amendment -- I think it needs to be more clear that I can carry concealed anywhere at any time.
I have problems with the 16th amendment -- income tax is wrong.
I have problems with the 17th -- direct election of senators is wrong.

The US Constitution failed to stop us from drifting toward a socialistic servile state. On paper, it reads pretty well, but after 200+ years of practice, we've ended up in a bad place.

I'd like a reset, because I don't like where we are.

3 posted on 08/29/2012 7:49:53 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I'm not voting for Romney. The Grand Old Whig Party doesn't own my vote and failed to earn it.)
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No. Because the same people who run our government now are going to be the ones elected to "fix" the Constitution. We don't need to mess with the Constitution, we need people to quit being so careless with their votes.

You get what you vote for.

4 posted on 08/29/2012 7:52:56 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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NOPE!

Not a snowball's chance....

6 posted on 08/29/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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NO!

Today’s leaders are not the best and brightest. There are no James Monroes, Thomas Jeffersons, Sam Adams, or Benjamin Franklins in our government. I doubt if most of them that are there have read Locke, Rousseau, or Hobbs. Or even the Federalist Papers for that matter. The best minds of the twenty first century are not attracted to Washington.

They need to keep their hands OFF the Constitution.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 8:04:45 PM PDT by lrdg
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Welcome to FR, John. With respect, the part of the Constitution dispensed with in the Pipe-Dream version is the entire purpose of the original document: to lay out the structure and relationships of the various branches of government. A Constitution consisting only of an augmented Bill of Rights is fine as a statement of principle but useless as a model for government.

I'm not entirely certain that such minutiae as plastic surgery and the ingestion of intoxicating substances really belong in such a source document. Rather, I would submit that these are to be governed under a broader principle that would be equally applicable to topics not so specifically delineated - the Constitution is, after all, supposed to be a framework for future legislation.

It may be that I have misinterpreted your intentions here and if so I apologize, but it appears to me that the proper focus of the body of your text ought to be on the Bill of Rights exclusively. Whether I've missed the point or not (and that is quite likely), thanks for an interesting read.

10 posted on 08/29/2012 8:06:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!


11 posted on 08/29/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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Maybe he means a new constitution with a new Qualifications Test for the Presidency (like, “Citizen of Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, or Transylvania?”). Well, that would at least clean things up a bit...

I vote for keeping (and honoring) the old one...


14 posted on 08/29/2012 8:27:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Changing the 'old' language in the Bibles for the lazy and calling that modernizing....2+2=5 if it makes the child less fearsome of math; changing the rules in some sports so there are no winners or losers and on and on. The United States Constitution is one of the most admired documents in the world....Leave It Alone.

15 posted on 08/29/2012 8:41:00 PM PDT by yoe (Vote for your Country, not a political party. or personal issues.)
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