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  •  Maybe a Constitutional Convention is needed..... (0+ / 0-)

    For the limited purpose of redefinition,
    Or maybe enough of, "we the people" can insist on a commission of scholars and patriots to examine and report to the entire country what has actually taken place and how to solve it.
    I firmly believe, if the people of this nation had a clear picture of what has happened and what's at stake, there will be some big and immediate changes including peoples casual attitude about freedom and what it really means....

    btw, great diary.

    •  Yeah! A 220 year overhaul is badly needed. (0+ / 0-)

      If our political system is producing results like the disastrous and utterly corrupt 8 year co-presidency of Cheney/Bush, then it's time for us to conclude that our political system is dysfunctional.

      The Party of Endless Occupation / The Party of Desperate Escalation / The Republicans Misled the Nation

      by Lefty Coaster on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 07:35:40 PM PDT

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    •  Let's keep the WhiteOut (0+ / 0-)

      away from what's left of the Constitution, at least for a while.

      I don't see  two party dominance of a ridiculously expensive campaign structure specified anywhere in the text.

      Does the Constitution say anything about a primary season? TV Ads? Fundraising?

      It does have that tired crap about the Electoral College, which made sense at the time. Still, I can't see opening up the Bill of Rights to editing, just to get rid of the EC.

      Easier to require electoral votes to be assigned fractionally according to popular vote.

      Stranger than fiction? At this point,the truth is stranger than japanese cartoons...

      by Remembering Jello on Tue Apr 10, 2007 at 07:49:23 PM PDT

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      •  my concerns are about unitary powers (0+ / 0-)

        and clarifications of the separation of power. Not that it needs great changes, but tweeks as you mentioned re the EC.( which I agree w/ you on. )
        But more importantly, the public awareness of it all. America has been dumbed down to a very dangerous level, and the only cure at the basic level is to have this become a public discussion.

      •  A tweek is needed. (0+ / 0-)

        I can't remember Jeffersons exact quote, but, it goes something like: "trying to fit a man into a boys clothing"

        As you correctly state, the founders could not have forseen the growth or technological changes that have taken place. We need to address those issues.

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