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  •  The process you're describing though (6+ / 0-)

    is not what most people in the US think of as the process of a constitutional convention. Allowing the involvement of international high courts would be anathema to many Americans.

    Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:37:39 PM PST

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    •  Certainly, though, they can read the document (1+ / 0-)
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      and make a judgement.  At the end of this process there must be a vote to enact the new constitution for it to be legitimate, right? If the discussion begins with a perfectly reasonable, fair document that was open to public debate and everyone could understand, I think people would be on board.  If the ensuing debate created a frankenstein, twenty-five hundred page shit-show,  people (myself included) would probably reject it.  There are some people who believe Jesus was involved in the writing of the existing constitution.  I'm sure they'll never be convinced,  so it might turn into a heavy lift.  

      "Goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you"

      by TheFern on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 08:13:20 PM PST

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