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  •  would be more likely to crack up the country (0+ / 0-)

    Blue vs. Red states seem to break down roughly 1/3rd to 2/3rds.  The red states call a constitutional convention and between a divided moderate right and a unified far right the convention produces a teabagging fundangelical constitution.  Regardless of how 3/4ths of 50 states vote, you've got yourself a full-blown constitutional crisis; someone's going to end up not just disappointed but living under a government and a system of laws that they view as fundamentally illegitimate.

    The country has lasted this long because rich people are generally on the same side regardless of any other differences between them.

    Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

    by Visceral on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 01:40:33 PM PST

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    •  No crisis, because such an amendment (1+ / 0-)
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      wouldn't be ratified.

      Those who don't believe the government is legitimate would be the same ones who don't believe so today, convention or no convention.

      Guess we should just give up on ever trying to make things better, then!

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 03:54:59 PM PST

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