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  •  2/3rds of the state legislatures must ask for one (4+ / 0-)
    But how do you force a constitutional convention to happen and will the politicians pay any attention to the outcome?
    They have to, or the courts will remove them.

    The first step is to stop pretending that the Founders were all knowing geniuses.  After all, in the original version slavery was essentially codified into the the Constitution.  Less than a century later, the US was almost destroyed by a war b/c of their actions.

    Poll any knowledgeable political scientist and they will tell you that the US Constitution is not a model for emerging democracies.

    This space for rent -- Cheap!

    by jds1978 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:27:08 AM PDT

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    •  As Jackson said... (0+ / 0-)

      "Mr. Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it!"

      The Supreme Court has no standing army, nothing more than a few bailiffs.  It was unable to bend a president to follow its decisions; you think it's going to do any better against Congress?

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