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To: GeronL
You're crazy, dude.

There's a reason why the U.S. Constitution has only been amended 27 times. It's more complicated than just setting up voting machines and rigging a vote.

The last (27th) Amendment was ratified in 1992. It was originally drafted in 1789. That's right -- it took 203 years for enough states to ratify it to make it formally adopted. Before that, the 26th Amendment was ratified in 1971 -- 21 years earlier. Amendments are often drafted decades before they're ratified and formally incorporated into the Constitution.

You don't just go out and propose an amendment and have people vote on it next week. Once a proposed amendment is drafted it has to get ratified by something like 75% of the state legislatures in the U.S. That's 38 states, by my count. Barack Obama won 26 states. Please list the 12 states that Romney won in 2012 that will decide to approve such an idiotic amendment to the Constitution by 2016.

P.S. The last time the Democrats even won as many as 38 states in a presidential election was 1964.

27 posted on 11/09/2012 7:42:06 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

It won’t matter how people vote, the outcome will be determined by the White Hut. Votes will be ignored by the machines and many fake votes engineered.

It will be much worse than this time. The GOP won’t complain or fight.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 7:45:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alberta's Child

oh and I also think the liberaltarians will endorse repealing the amendment. They have always been the natural enemies of traditional conservatives


36 posted on 11/09/2012 7:50:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alberta's Child; GeronL

Precisely what Alberta’s Child said.


65 posted on 11/09/2012 9:53:46 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Alberta's Child

The one that gets me is Prohibition (I’m too lazy to look up the numbers of the amendments, sorry). I know the battle for Prohibition went on for decades, if not longer, finally they got the Amendment passed. Then, only a very few years later they got it overturned! Also the vote for 18 year olds seemed to get passed pretty quickly and the post civil war amendments too, but that was special circumstances.

NYC did get their term limits law changed to 3 terms (sooooo stuuuuupid), but I very much doubt Obama could get the constitution amended in 4 years to allow him more time in office. I’d like to see him try though.


74 posted on 11/09/2012 11:47:17 PM PST by jocon307
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