Skip to comments.I call for a Constitutional Convention (vanity)
Posted on 06/29/2012 10:32:59 AM PDT by buffaloguy
I think it is time for the states to call for a Constitutional Convention. The Congress, the Executive and now the Supreme Court has overstepped their bounds.
For my first amendment:
Each Justice of the Supreme Court shall serve two terms only of two years duration. They shall stand for election by vote of the Electoral College.
Comments: As we see in this SCOTUS decision, the SCOTUS can do so much damage in such a short period that their terms should be reviewed every two years.
Neither the Congress, nor the Executive nor the Courts in aggregate shall expend nor cause to be expended more than 15.6% of Gross Domestic Product in any one year, except in time of war. "Time of War" in this context shall be defined as those armed conflicts in which a Declaration of War has been passed by both Houses of Congress.
Comments: 15.6% has been judged to be an optimal tax rate: Minimum effect on business and maximum contribution to government coffers. This also requires Social Security to be taken from any government control and privatized so that the individual may manage their own accounts. Current returns on SS amounts to 1.4%. Bad, really bad.
What amendments would you like to see passed?
What a marvelous document that original Constitution is. It relies, of course, on those Justice Story described as "its only KEEPERS" ("Commentaries on the Constitution. . . .").
2nded! We must restore a Constitution of Civil Government!
Convention for we have nothing to lose.
We have a Constitution? Get outta town! Seriously? C’mon, you’re kidding me, right? Whodda thunk it! LOL
No need to amend it, it only gets ignored. Why, think of it. If we want a Constitution, we can have it but we must be taxed to pay for it.
Frankly, we do not live in a time where enough statesmen can be found who will refuse to write in self-interest and produce a document as well thought out as the one the Founders gave us.
SCOTUS first kicked Arizona, and then the rest of working-class America, squarely in the balls.
Are you insane!!! Once a Constitutional convention is under way there is no way to control anything in it & with the mouth breathing ,donkey dick sucking embarassments that are the GOP~e representing us do you actually think you & your children would have any liberty left at all in any way shape or form?
If we have a Constitutional Convention, we will not like the results. The liberals will prevail with their own version.
Term limits for Senate and House.
Yeah, then Ruth Bader Ginsberg can have her dream of a Consittution more like South Africa, and Obama can get rid of those pesky “negative rights” that limit what government can do “for” you.
The current Constitution was written well, is clear as day, and if followed (minus the 16th and 17th amendments) would remain a near perfect framework.
The problem isn't that we lack a well written contract, the problem is that we lack an intellectually honest rule of law to enforce it.
We have nothing to loose with a constitutional convention? We have everything to loose as those that want to destroy this country will add all of their favorite items! I say not a good idea at this time.
Don't expect that to occur until we correct our moral decline though. Until then, the wraths only get worse.
That’s like fixing a clock with a double jack.
We could pass amendments without a convention.
If you do the first one, you need to revisit all the programs where that is occuring and decide individually whether you want to keep them at the federal level. Without a comprehensive plan to either grandfather existing matching funds, gradually wean them off, or sunset them, that amendment will fail to pass.
other than our current one being completely ignored..
whats wrong with it?
We don’t need a Constitutional Convention. We need to enforce The Constitution we already have - either through rule of law, or some other means.
All laws passed by Congress shall apply to Congressmen and Congresswomen and their organizations.
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