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  •  Same goes for a New Constitutional Convention (2+ / 0-)
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    Can you imagine the nutjobs who would come out of the woodwork for THAT. Even the Founders paused when asked if they should have a New Constitutional Convention to address personal rights. They said, um, no. Let's just add the Bill of Rights as the first 10 Amendments.

    No, we are stuck, for good and ill,  with this Constitution. Anyone who doesn't like it should write up an Amendment. Easy enough to do.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:09:10 PM PST

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    •  Um no we aren't stuck with anything; things arent (1+ / 0-)
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      oldpotsmuggler

      Working for the majority of people, only the evil rich just like they planned in 1789. We the people=evil rich pale males.

      •  That's a pretty CT outlook. Maybe you need (9+ / 0-)

        a moment to reflect on the fact that we've amended the Constitution in some excellent ways, including voting rights for enough women to keep the Todd Akins of the world out of office and enough POC to keep Obama in office.

        I'm really curious when people focus on how awful the world is today.  I'm on a very limited income and I have a TV, a car, a cozy little house, food, money for gas, a piano I can play anytime of the day or night, a really nice bed, a fabulous shower with hot and cold running water, heat in the winter and AC in the summer, a library full of books, a rather old Kindle, a really old iPod with 2000 of my favorite songs, lots of silence because my landlords own 10 acres, lots of wildlife to amuse my parrots, clear enough air so the stars at night can bring me to near tears and the full moon is so bright I can walk in the woods by it's light.  I'm pretty sure I have a better life than 90% of the people in the world, and you probably do too.  I'm also pretty sure I'm happier than the denizens of Wall Street are, and I really don't envy them the money and power they sell their souls to possess.  

        If everything's hopeless, why bother to worry about climate change or income inequality?  If it's that awful to live in this country, why fight for progressive candidates?  If all we do is complain about how awful it is, we deserve the awful.  If we want better, we're grownups with skills, we can make things better.

        I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

        by I love OCD on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 06:47:03 PM PST

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