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The political right makes claim on the Constitution. "After all," they argue, "those powers not expressly granted to the Federal government are reserved for the States." I'll acknowledge that ...
by andrewrex
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 05:44 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Have you heard about convening a new Constitutional Convention? It pops up every now and again. It had a serious go in the 1980s (short 2 states) and it's been bouncing around into the news now and ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
There's a rec list diary about the VT Senate's vote to call for a Constitutional Convention to propose an amendment to end the specious claim that money is speech. What is Vermont thinking? Do ...
by radical simplicity
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 05:41 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
We are currently watching what might be described as the implosion of the GOP at a national level as the Tea Party factions tears the GOP apart. One thing any group needs is cohesion and ...
by MNDem999
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 08:33 AM PST with 5 Recommends
The John Birch Society is mildly up in arms over some "gathering of the states", or somesuch, that other far righties are holding even as this is being written. They call themselves "The Mount ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 01:06 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I am providing proof how the United States of America has been hijacked by the Federal Reserve System and its corporate owners. The United States is no longer a Republic. Instead, its citizens ...
by Karen Hudes
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 05:57 PM PST with 0 Recommends
At The Atlantic , Alex Seitz-Wald writes [The U.S. Needs a Constitution—Here's How to Write Ithttp://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/11/the-us-needs-a-constitution-heres-how-to-write-it/
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 170 comments on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 08:30 PM PST with 56 Recommends
Soon we will probably see the peak in public shock and alarm • towards the NSA’s and its contractors’ secrecy, unaccountability and actual and potential abuses, and • towards the timidity ...
by emorej a Hong Kong
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 09:15 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
What’s more powerful, the right to complain about government, or the right to reform it? Clearly, one right is more powerful, and indeed it’s that one which makes an American citizen who and ...
by 1965Dreamer
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I had read an article on USA today and then saw something similar on another site. I then read where Ga and two other state senates were calling for a Federal Constitutional Convention. I knew ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 97 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:38 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I know, another crazy move out of Indiana. However, the ALEC Handbook teaching states how to do just that is an indication that the idea has been percolating. So many states are in the grips of ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 08:43 AM PST with 6 Recommends
See, I may or may not be the only one that pictures the NRA as being sophisticated and nefarious enough to have an espionage operation directed at Daily Kos, but who is stupid enough to doubt that ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:42 PM PST with 2 Recommends
[Update: I'll write more about this when some work deadlines are over, but a quick note for now is in order. For weeks, the poll below reflected that about 70% of DailyKos members support repeal or ...
by Sharon Wraight
Comment Count 129 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:07 AM PST with 33 Recommends
Today (or at least this week) all public schools in America are supposed to do a lesson on the United States Constitution as a result of a law proposed by the late Senator Robert Byrd of W. Virginia,
by teacherken
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 06:14 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I have not looked at Kos in several months. But I see that little has changed and that it is electoral politics all day every day. I just read an article about how the SCOTUS wil be destroying the ...
by TruthMerchant
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 09:39 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
"I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012." - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Part 1 of 2. On May Day, a relaunch of sorts of the Occupy movement ...
by Armando
Comment Count 169 comments on Sun May 06, 2012 at 08:30 AM PDT with 81 Recommends
You know what would be really hilarious? If instead of working to subvert the electoral activities of the Republican party, progressives were able to subvert the public conversation to what it would ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 270 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 05:32 AM PST with 104 Recommends
Recently I attended an annual event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Monroe County called the Legislative Breakfast, where one of the guests was my ...
by ProgressivePatriotPA
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 12:42 PM PST with 20 Recommends
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson Why do we submit to the law? We can't run very fast. We have no sharp ...
by TPau
Comment Count 60 comments on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 03:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
I sit on the floor of the Duck House with thirty others, brainstorming for the January action. Neither men nor women dominate the group. We are young, and surprisingly old. Counter-culture and ...
by TPau
Comment Count 43 comments on Sun Dec 04, 2011 at 03:00 PM PST with 53 Recommends