Skip to comments.Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution
Posted on 08/19/2011 9:12:24 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
Rick Perry has many ideas about how to change the American government's founding document. From ending lifetime tenure for federal judges to completely scrapping two whole amendments, the Constitution would see a major overhaul if the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate had his druthers.
Perry laid out these proposed innovations to the founding document in his book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington. He has occasionally mentioned them on the campaign trail. Several of his ideas fall within the realm of mainstream conservative thinking today, but, as you will see, there are also a few surprises.
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Enumerate them please.
I must say I agree with all 7 of them.
The look good to me, actually... Of course not George Washington himself could get them all through, still, he’s a thinker...this is good!
Click on the link and read it yourself.
I am sure this is a Bilderberg plot. FR posts can’t be wrong on the intentions of Perry can they?
Is it at the link you posted, or is this one of those go to a place where the link is posted, posts?
Yeah, uh, no...
From the article:
1. Abolish lifetime tenure for federal judges by amending Article III, Section I of the Constitution.
2. Congress should have the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a two-thirds vote.
3. Scrap the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment.
4. End the direct election of senators by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.
5. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year.
6. The federal Constitution should define marriage as between one man and one woman in all 50 states.
7. Abortion should be made illegal throughout the country.
I would like to see a new amendment that clarifies the separation of powers and also makes any violation of separation of powers a capital offense. Especially for out of control, activist “judges” who believe they are some kind of freaky little god.
Remember the adage, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
However I like the part about marriage as well as congress being mandated to balance the budget. Really, all this has been talked to death on here and elsewhere, but talk is cheap. Will he take ACTION and DO IT??
4 is the most-important by far.
3 - 7 are a slam dunk...
1 and 2 make me a little jittery, ...the founders worked pretty hard to strike a three-way check and balance.
The rest are clearly outside the original intended role of the feds IMHO.
Luckily a POTUS has no role in the Amendment process.
Re. 1 and 2, we are currently living under Mr. Jefferson’s predicted “tyranny of the judiciary” and those proposals may be the only way to halt it.
Fed up with Obama and Congress? SO AM I!!
As long as we’re dreaming, how about a single-issue amendment? No legislation that addresses more than one issue. It eliminates the “and for other purposes” which is where the intent usually lies.
I don’t trust Chris Moody’s reporting.
I don’t see Perry as being this hardcore.
You don’t win nationwide without being a bit more moderate.
I think this is a plant piece to make Perry look EXTREME on a national level.
See my post #19