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Democracy and Majority Rule

BigOlBear Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:01 AM
Have you heard of this proposal that is going around for a 28th Amendment? Goes like this ... "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ." I believe it takes 38 states to convene a Constitutional Convention. How do we get this started?
Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:11 PM
I'd add an Amendment that requires all rules that have the force of Law, to have been passed as Laws are. Put another way, only Congress can pass laws; bureaucracies can not, nor can the President.

Also, adjust Article 7 (?) to reflect that no treaty may overrule the Constitution. As-is, such a treaty can overrule the 1st Amendment's guarantees of freedom of religion and speech, the 2nd Amendment's guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms, etc.
Seawolf Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:26 AM
I don't think we want a constitutional convention..there are too many people in this nation that would gut the constitution starting with the 2nd amendment..just look at what these commies are trying to do with the UN small arms treaty. The framers had it right the first time..note to barry, it is NOT 'flawed', only a communist would think that.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:49 AM
Seawolf, I disagree. The bar is set very, very high for constitutional amendments. The chances of abolishing the 2nd Amendment are exactly ZERO.

In an Article 5 Convention, small, pro-gun states far outnumber big, anti-gun states. And the beauty of the convention model of amendment is that such small states have exactly as much clout as the big states. So, if some nitwit convention in a big, anti-gun state (not to point fingers, but let's just say--Illinois) proposes such an amendment, it would have to get states like Wyoming to go along with it. Absolutely will not happen.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:07 AM
You get it started at the state level by contacting your local state legislature representative. Get your friends to do the same.

State representatives want to make a name for themselves, and they are not as thoroughly poisoned by power-lust as your congressional representatives. Get a thousand people to send letters and emails to their state representatives, and they will listen.

I think this is very do-able. In fact, I'll be working on this in my own state this long Thanksgiving weekend. We need a "Restoration Convention" now.

Your suggestion is a very good one. We need about 10 or 15 more. I say go for it.
Marc_H Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:04 AM
better for all Red states to leave the Union and start anew
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?

How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...