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Pelosi: Democrats will amend Constitution...if they control House [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | 9/20/12 | Nicholas Ballasy

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 Court’s “Citizens United” decision.

President Obama said he supports a constitutional amendment to reverse the ruling and keep undisclosed corporate contributions out of elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012
Nasty Pelozi, the fascist liberal, apparently is unaware of the rules of the Constitution. No surprise there.

Here is the procedure for amending the Constitution, and it requires more than one party control of the legislature:

http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A5.html

1 posted on 09/29/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obviously, da dum biatch doesn’t know what amending the Constitution involves. She’ll never see it in what remains of her lifetime.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Vote early and vote often.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Scumbags hate the 1st Amendment.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 11:10:26 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who is controlling the donations to Obama coming from Gaza & other outside nations???


4 posted on 09/29/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hate this monster with such a passion


5 posted on 09/29/2012 11:11:20 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pelosi is the Dem female version of Chuckie Schumer, always looking for a camera.

Oh, she’s also nuts.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 11:12:23 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

And ugly.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

...amending it out of existence, not just ignoring it anymore.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 11:15:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why bother? Why not just have The Great Golfer issue an executive order?


10 posted on 09/29/2012 11:17:16 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 11:20:33 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Amend it? Takes too long. Don’t pay attention to it at all. Works for Hussein.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 11:20:56 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Gene Eric

Scumbags hate the whole idea of the Constitution.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 11:22:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: PJBankard

They will just Deem it to be ammended and the Supremes will concur.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 11:27:05 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: SoFloFreeper
"amend the constitution to overturn Citizens United,

So Nutjob Nancy believes the communist agenda donks can amend the Constitution in one day.

One. Day.

Lets see...

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."


15 posted on 09/29/2012 11:28:11 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI
The 27th amendment was proposed in 1789 and ratified in 1992.

Seems reasonable to me!

16 posted on 09/29/2012 11:44:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TLI
Since the 18th Amendment, Congress has set a term of seven years for ratification.

Can you provide documentation on that?

As of currently there are 4 amendments to the Constitution, waiting to be ratified by the States. Three of the four were proposed before the 18th Amendment, with one being after. Although the likely hood of these being ratified is non-existance, they could still ratified by the states. As well if no deadline is explicitly written into the amendment for when to ratify it by, it can be ratified whenever the states choose to ratify it.
17 posted on 09/29/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Aren’t unions incorporated?

Isn’t Planned Parenthood a corporation?

WOuld they be banned from political activity too?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 11:51:13 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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!


19 posted on 09/29/2012 11:53:44 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is this satire? Can she be this stupid?
The people don’t care about citizens united, only entrenched rats like her care about it.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 12:19:45 PM PDT by Bullish (The stink from this amateur regime smells all the way to Kenya.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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 what’s in it,” should never be taken seriously by anybody about anything.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT by Maceman (The Qu'ran is Qu'rap)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stupid and dangerous!


22 posted on 09/29/2012 12:55:17 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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].


23 posted on 09/29/2012 12:55:48 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


24 posted on 09/29/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Amend the Constitution? Just ignore it as the Jackass Party mascot is wont to do.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 1:06:10 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: SoFloFreeper

Has she never read Article V of the Constitution?


26 posted on 09/29/2012 1:15:20 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Uhm, 2/3rds and again 2/3rds....

Not gonna happen and .


27 posted on 09/29/2012 2:07:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: jazusamo
*** Pelosi is the Dem female version of Chuckie Schumer, always looking for a camera. ~~~~ Oh, she’s also nuts. ***

Ah. But so is Chuckie, it's a tie.
;-)

28 posted on 09/29/2012 3:07:19 PM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Viennacon

I want to see her made poor, destitute and on the streets begging for her next meal.


29 posted on 09/29/2012 3:09:33 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: PJBankard
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/a/amendments.htm

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.





ummm...

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30 posted on 09/29/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ken in texas

Good thing she’s got those big knockers to pull the wrinkles out of her face.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 3:43:32 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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