MaudlinMutantMollusk: Secede you f*ckers/please//ASAP
skinnycatullus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Secede you f*ckers/please//ASAPI may have to RTFA again, but it didn't seem too unreasonable. Except, of course, that most people treat the Constitution as if it were a set of rules written by Jesus himself and even a discussion of reworking or replacing it is tantamount to heresy.Also, subby is a moron, since the article clearly states that making amendments too easy would also be a mistake.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: I think the derpstorm the past week has begun to get to me
Somacandra: Professor Levinson has a point. Many perfectly sane nations regularly update their Constitutions. Canada's Constitutional history is radically different from the USA's. Not to mention Iceland. But a lot of perfectly sane Americans fear that the current one is the last bastion against the Tide of Derp.
But Wait There's More: Sanford
ecmoRandomNumbers: Did that article actually make any kind of point? Because I gave up about 6 or 7 paragraphs in, and found myself wishing I'd left myself a trail of breadcrumbs to find my way out.
Catlenfell: Rigid rules everybody has to play by, No coups or Leaders changing the laws every week to suit their wants
diaphoresis: The Founders meant for the First Amendment neither to impose a strict separation of church and state nor to prohibit Federal support for religious institutions, but only to prevent government from favoring one Christian denomination at the expense of others.This seems more reasonable than the zealot talking point for either side of the debate.
skinnycatullus: Also, subby is a moron, since the article clearly states that making amendments too easy would also be a mistake.
MachineHead: diaphoresis: The Founders meant for the First Amendment neither to impose a strict separation of church and state nor to prohibit Federal support for religious institutions, but only to prevent government from favoring one Christian denomination at the expense of others.This seems more reasonable than the zealot talking point for either side of the debate.Hrm, I wonder how one can prevent the government from favoring one religion over another? If there were only some way, some.... preventative measure we could employ to keep government away from religion.
Gregosaurus: Yes, our Federal government is slow, indecisive & usually in constant opposition to itself.Because that's exactly what it was designed to be.It was written as a compromise, largely by people who feared a strong central government. So, it's operating more or less as it's supposed to..
LoneWolf343: Simply put, the amendment process is the way it is because the Framers knew one undeniable axiom: People are stupid.
cretinbob: It's supposed to be hard so hiat eating pig fark circle jerk fark cum dumpster douche nozzle licking pseudocons can't fark with it.
Giant Clown Shoe: Our constitution was hammered out with the constant writing and rewriting of the French constitution in mind.
wildcardjack: I was thinking about starting a Constitutional Convention PAC, based on the idea that if you could get two-thirds of the state legislatures to agree to one then you could override congress.Completely impossible but I'd have a well paying job for life./More fleshed out idea in my Sisyphus files
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