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Old 04-08-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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For what would you open the Constitution?

We've seen so many loosely proposed amendments to the Constitution lately -- eliminating two terms for President, allowing naturalized citizens to become President (done for Arnold, I guess), banning gay marriage.

What do you believe in strongly enough that you would amend the Constitution of the United States and what is your reasoning for taking this ultimate step?
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great question. let me think. will get back to you.
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great question. let me think. will get back to you.
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The problem isn't so much that we need to amend it as much as we need to consider it for what it is, the supreme law of the land.

- Freedom of speech/religion, not FROM speech and religion.
- Right to bear arms
- Right to a speedy trial
- Etc, etc, etc...
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- Freedom of speech/religion, not FROM speech and religion.

disagree with you here. we get freedom of religion, and freedom from religion -- even Bush has said this.
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electoral college.
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electoral college.
Even though I voted for Bush and Bush won the first election as a result of the electoral college, I must agree.
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electoral college.
Me too.
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Even though I voted for Bush and Bush won the first election as a result of the electoral college, I must agree.
unfortunately () for some of us you got the second election by 3 mill.
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- Freedom of speech/religion, not FROM speech and religion.
Looking at the "anti-gay marriage amendment," we need freedom from religion as well.

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Um.....
The 2000 "election" wasn't won by the Electoral college.

It won because nobody in the media, the dingbats, bothered to note that for many months prior to the event, Jebby Boy and staff had, at Big Brutha's request, drawn up a list of hundreds of thousands of perfectly oridinary citizens in Maimi-Dade County (urban, black.Latino, and mostly Democratic) and converted them into registered felons, who could not vote. Even many poll workers suddenly found out they were convicted felons on Election Day., and it was to late to do a damn thing about it. This eliminated potential votes that cost the Dems the largest county in the State, so no matter what rhe Upreme court decided, they'd still have won, b/c they'd havew won M/D.

I understand something siliar happened this time around, but with questionable ballots. Which nobody from the US scrutiunzed, though a visiting Brit had exposed potential flaws in the system a few months back. There was a hell of a big stink, but it rapidly disappeared.
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Because of the VRWC of course.
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electoral college.
Ooh, I'll second that one.

That is a good question. Hmmm...*Ponders this*.

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*ding ding ding ding ding!*

i think we have a winner!
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Okay, we've got a consensus here. I can agree the current electoral college sucks. Next question then.

Since part of the reasoning behind the electoral college is to protect the interests of the smaller, less populated states, would you eliminate the electoral college entirely or would you modify it?
Say, for example, instead of the typical winner takes all, the electoral votes are assessed based on the percentage of the vote in the state and this is a uniform rule.

(I have to think this out mathematically. Would that end up the same as a simple majority vote or not? I'm an English major) If not, it seems to me that would still better reflect the will of the people than the current system while still giving some respect to the smaller states.
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