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  •  We have seen how ALEC had manipulated (2+ / 0-)
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    chimpy, FeltzNook

    state legislatures.  How much more would they be able to manipulate an Article V convention?

    Remember, the original Constitutional Convention was called for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Articles of Confederation.  They came up with a replecement instead.  And they did not have corporate backers lobbying them.

    Ultimately, the only thing that matters with respect to preserving choice is who will be nominating the next Supreme Court Justices.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 08:37:43 AM PDT

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    •  There are many dangers ... (3+ / 0-)

      ... including corporate manipulation of any convention.  My bigger fear is that ALEC will be successful in getting States the opportunity to propose amendments directly. Given the current strongly conservative makeup of many of the State legislatures, it would be possible for them to propose amendments and get them ratified within a fairly short period of time (which would contradict the founders' intent of constructing a lengthy and laborious process for amending the Constitution).

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