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  •  I keep saying this. We need new Const'l Convention (4+ / 0-)
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    There are absolutely 9 (perhaps more) crucial changes we need to make -- a half dozen to restore democratic governance and 3 to create space for appropriate, sound policy and needed regulation;

    1) Get rid of electoral college;

    2) Guarantee right to vote;

    3) Have voting districts drafted by independent commissions;

    4) Make clear that corporations are not persons and do not have the right to buy the government of their choice;

    5) Give the Congress the power to enact reasonable campaign finance laws, including contribution limits;

    6) Limit Supreme Court justices to 18 year terms;

    7) Make clear that the right to possess a firearm is not absolute -- protected only from unreasonable regulation.

    8) Equal Rights Amendment covering all PEOPLE (including races, genders, religion or creed, and orientation);

    9) Enshrine a right to a healthy environment.

    Given that's it's virtually impossible to get an individula amendment through the process, we

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:57:05 PM PST

    •  To finish that thought..... (0+ / 0-)

      Given that's it's virtually impossible to get an individual amendment through the process, we need to get a new Convention to reconsider the whole shebang. The Tea Party nuts would get behind that, and so would the left. The question is what the outcome would be.

      Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

      by FischFry on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 08:11:06 PM PST

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      •  Maybe it wouldn't (1+ / 0-)
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        be so bad.

        After all, the Tea Party is strongly populist.  They object as strongly as lefties do to overwhelming power [like corporate power, Wall Street, etc.]

        The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

        by dfarrah on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:45:21 AM PST

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