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  •  And where do the representatives to (1+ / 0-)
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    this constitutional convention come from? The system of elections is the problem, there's no way to have a Constitutional Convention without somehow electing representives, so that's not really a solution. If we could elect an honest Constitutional Convention, we could just as easily elect an honest Congress.

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:24:05 AM PDT

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    •  I'm not so sure having an election for..... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....Conventionists would be the ideal solution.  You will need a broad swath of people:  Lawyers, scholars, experts in political science and bureaucrats.  With an election, you will basically have a lot of lawyers and a few political celebrities

      Each state would have to work out the best way to pick it's representatives....give them a year to decide.

      I would put everything on the table at the convention....up to and including the peaceable break up of the US

      This space for rent -- Cheap!

      by jds1978 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:33:58 AM PDT

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