Skip to comments.Pelosi: Democrats will amend Constitution...if they control House [VIDEO]
Posted on 09/29/2012 11:07:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
If Democrats were to take control of the House of Representatives after the November elections, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her party would amend the [U.S.] Constitution on the very first day to overturn the Supreme Courts Citizens United decision.
President Obama said he supports a constitutional amendment to reverse the ruling and keep undisclosed corporate contributions out of elections.
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Here is the procedure for amending the Constitution, and it requires more than one party control of the legislature:
Obviously, da dum biatch doesn’t know what amending the Constitution involves. She’ll never see it in what remains of her lifetime.
Scumbags hate the 1st Amendment.
Who is controlling the donations to Obama coming from Gaza & other outside nations???
Hate this monster with such a passion
Pelosi is the Dem female version of Chuckie Schumer, always looking for a camera.
Oh, she’s also nuts.
...amending it out of existence, not just ignoring it anymore.
In that case, when the Republicans take over in January they should amend the Constitution to put unions under the same campaign finance rules as corporations.
Why bother? Why not just have The Great Golfer issue an executive order?
The amendment would have to have 2/3 support from both the House and the Senate. Then, for it to become an ammendment to the Constitution, 3/4 of the State Legislatures would have to ratify it. Highly unlikely.
Amend it? Takes too long. Don’t pay attention to it at all. Works for Hussein.
Scumbags hate the whole idea of the Constitution.
They will just Deem it to be ammended and the Supremes will concur.
So Nutjob Nancy believes the communist agenda donks can amend the Constitution in one day.
Article V of the Constitution outlines how to amend (modify) the document. It consists of two steps: proposal and ratification.
1. Propose An Amendment
Either Congress or the States can propose an amendment ot the Constitution.
Both Houses of Congress must propose the amendment with a two-thirds vote. This is how all current amendments have been offered.
Two-thirds of the State legislatures must call on Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention.
2. Ratify An Admendment
Regardless of how the amendment is proposed, it must be ratified by the States.
Three-fourths of the State legislatures must approve of the amendment proposed by Congress, or Three-fourths of the states must approve the amendment via ratifying conventions. This method has only been used once, to repeal Prohibition (21st Amendment).
Is there a timeline for ratification? The US Supreme Court has held that ratification must happen within "some reasonable time after the proposal." Since the 18th Amendment, Congress has set a term of seven years for ratification.
But Nutjob Nancy can, with her magic wand and rainbow fairy dust, can make it happen in one day.
She needs a brand new white "dinner jacket" and a snappy new "ankle bracelet."
Seems reasonable to me!
Aren’t unions incorporated?
Isn’t Planned Parenthood a corporation?
WOuld they be banned from political activity too?
Come on Nancy, open Pandora’s box, I dare yeah!
Obviously, she doesn’t understand the dangers of the process or whate people are feeling right now!
Is this satire? Can she be this stupid?
The people don’t care about citizens united, only entrenched rats like her care about it.
Any person who attains the position of Speaker of the House, and then tells the American people that we have to pass bill so you can find out whats in it, should never be taken seriously by anybody about anything.
Stupid and dangerous!
Nancy CONVENIENTLY forgets to mention that it takes 2/3 of BOTH Houses [290 in the House and 67 in the Senate] OR 2/3 of the States [calling for a Constitutional Convention] JUST to propose an an amendment that would be sent to the States for ratification. The number of States required is 34.
She ain’t got the votes.
For ratification, 3/4 of the State Legislatures [or Constitutional Conventions] need to concur. The number for both is 38.
As for time limits - amendments can be open-ended with no expiration date, or time limits for ratification can be written into the amendment’s language. The Constitution does not specify any arbitrary time limit.
Time limits [when used] have been traditionally set a 7 years [Example: The ERA Amendment].
Why these wankers want to kill the very process that allowed them to rise is beyond me. She has no clue about the Constitution or the States that ratified it.
Nonetheless, that witch’s party is toast and she knows it.
Amend the Constitution? Just ignore it as the Jackass Party mascot is wont to do.
Has she never read Article V of the Constitution?
Uhm, 2/3rds and again 2/3rds....
Not gonna happen and .
Ah. But so is Chuckie, it's a tie.
I want to see her made poor, destitute and on the streets begging for her next meal.
It's really a guideline more than a rule. The point being made is that it intentionally takes years to amend the Constitution so nut cases like Pelosi don't put ten percent of the population the Republic in prison camps or force citizens into servitude to the federal government on a whim.
Good thing she’s got those big knockers to pull the wrinkles out of her face.