Skip to comments.We need to amend the constitution — Kamya
Posted on 12/15/2013 9:17:58 AM PST by Twotone
The Uganda Federal Alliance Party President joins others who have been calling for the change of Ugandas constitution, notably the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
She said that the country needs to amend the constitution so we can trim the powers of the President.
Kamya was speaking at a dialogue organized by the FAWODE Young Leader Alumni Association (FYLAA) at Fairway Hotel in Kampala.
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Our Constitution is fine. But the government is ignoring it. So our problem is a little different.
Do what the Kenyan here does, ignore it.
If what’s going on in the country is not fine, then the constitution isn’t fine. I’d be happy with some form of constitutional convention to ‘firm up’ some of the language. For instance, ‘general welfare’ doesn’t mean any old thing, but is still restricted to the Fed’s limited powers. Or, the Supreme Court may only interpret the constitutionality of law based on original intent, not what is popular with foreign govt’s.
Maybe an amendment to give ‘standing’ to citizens to go to court to block egregious legislation like Obamacare.
THIRD WORLD PITHOLES. I actually visited Kenya back in the early 1980's. I loved it. Uganda was in turmoil then and folks thought that in 1980, when that monster Idi Amin was deposed, that things would get better. WRONG AGAIN. The tribal system was/is FAR too ingrained in their culture.
Always will be, I think.
Western folks wrote about the problems of the tribalism that locked in and out those people who were better suited to rule. Of course, THEY were excoriated by the liberals who thought that the tribes were just wunnerful and that the tribes could COME TOGETHER and make a viable country.
That shows you HOW LITTLE the liberals knew what tribalism was/is/will always will be.
The only problem I see would be who would represent conservatives. Would it be the same types we have in Congress now?
A constitutional convention in 2013 would be marxists re-writing it, while RINOs would compromise with them by asking for the marxists to only kill 2/3 of conservatives instead of all of them.
It would be NOTHING like congresscritters.
A Convention of States would be filled with state representatives. Some will be good, a few will be great, and like any group of people, will have duds. The key however is that whatever comes out MUST be approved by 38 states.
You really want to turn a rewrite over to the clowns in power now?
The Constitution isn’t broken. We have people (dems) ignoring it and others (repubs) turning their backs.
What Mark Levin has been talking about is a bit different from what people usually think of a constitutional convention.
Do a search on keyword ‘conconc’. There’s an article, Levin vs. Schlafly, that talks about how we might maintain control.
The bottom line is...they are not abiding by the constitution now, because they are abusing what might be considered vague language in it. I think it’s possible to firm things up, without losing control.
OK. I didn’t realize you were talking about Article 5. That is viable if enough states will get on board.