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  •  We need a cultural shift ... (2+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, Simplify

    ... I don't believe we talk about amending the constitution enough.  I do think the 27th Amendment is populist and non-ideological enough to pass again.

    •  OK, that's a good point (0+ / 0-)

      We do need to change this country. If changing the Constitution is what it takes then that's what we shoot for. But the whole ideology of election "fraud" is a problem. We talk about "free and fair" and we mean everyone. They talk about "free and fair" and then mean "white guys (women optional)". How do you reconcile something like that?

      For example, an NBC affiliate in CA found that hundreds of dead Californians voted in the 2008/2010 election cycles. We'd all love to see a better system that eliminates that. But Republicans want to raise the barriers so high that hundreds of thousands of real voters would be turned away. The language in the amendment proposed here doesn't deal with the reality of record keeping still being 19th century and not 21st century based. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe not, but it does cause problems.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 12:17:21 PM PST

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