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To: Kaslin

The constitution, applied as written, would not only piss off liberals, but would piss off a majority of the so called conservatives. Sacred cows would be gored.

The only way back is to enforce original intent. The first step would be to repeal the 17th amendment.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 4:15:36 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: joe fonebone

Ok, agreed, then the first step in accomplishing that must be to get conservative majorities in 3/4 of the state legislatures, correct?


9 posted on 04/02/2012 4:33:07 AM PDT by ngat
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To: joe fonebone
But the arguments, developed by Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett and others . . .

His "Restoring the Lost Constitution" is superb and should be on every Freeper's bookshelf.

http://randybarnett.com/

For the Founder's meaning of Necessary and Proper

14 posted on 04/02/2012 4:39:14 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: joe fonebone

Actually, I’d be willing to have a lot of my sacred cows gored, just jam the Federales back within their Constitutional limits...


33 posted on 04/02/2012 7:32:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: joe fonebone
By definition, Amendments to the Constitution are constitutional. They are intentionally difficult to ratify and rarely make it through the process. They are not the problem, even if you disagree with them.

The problem is the judicial activism that, in so many cases, imagined up invisible text in the Constitution. When the document failed to provide the rights the government sought for itself, and it was impossible or arduous to try to change the document by the manner prescribed, they just pretended to see the text where it was missing.

43 posted on 04/04/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: joe fonebone
The constitution, applied as written, would not only piss off liberals, but would piss off a majority of the so called conservatives. Sacred cows would be gored.

+1

The only way back is to enforce original intent. The first step would be to repeal the 17th amendment.

+1

44 posted on 04/04/2012 1:23:01 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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