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  •  A millions thanks for posting this. (11+ / 0-)

    It cheers my heart to see more people say that our Constitution is outdated and needs to be completely overhauled. I think it should be tossed out and we should start over. Not only is the U.S. Constitution outdated, but so is our form of democracy (I prefer a parliamentary system). Here's another document below worth reading:

    The Declining Influence of the U.S. Constitution.
    http://papers.ssrn.com/...

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg is right that the Constitution can no longer be amended by political means. The amendment process itself (2/3 passage in Congress, 3/4 passage of the states) is virtually impossible, particularly since America is literally two nations (the Northern, formerly Union, states, and the neo-Conferderate South) at loggerheads. And the small states are benefitting from their disproportionate political power. I'm not even sure they will even agree to a Constitutional convention.

    I'm coming to the conclusion that the Constitution's amendment process has to be tossed out as well. I'd like to know by what mechanism other democracies change their constitutions.

    "Behind every great fortune is a great crime." - Honore de Balzac

    by mooremusings on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:14:15 PM PST

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