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  •  The legitimate problem with a convention is... (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, wilderness voice, gerrilea

    That everything would be up for grabs. All of the limitations on Government, and all of our rights. You can't have a convention that just focuses on one weak spot. It must re-decided literally everything.

    We were not ahead of our time, we led the way to our time.

    by i understand on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:46:00 PM PST

    •  "It must re-decided literally everything" (0+ / 0-)

      If by that you mean that we would be free to write on a clean slate (while no one, including me, actually wants to go that far), you are absolutely right.

      But think about this, at a minimum, "Citizens United" just got it's ass kicked in the last election, so good riddance.

      And, because of that result, I don't personally think that the 1% could buy nearly as much of the new Constitution as they obviously own of the old one.

      At the worst, we buy ourselves some breathing room.

      And in the best case, we win it all here and now.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:07:02 PM PST

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