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  •  it's possible, but certainly you'll have to expand (2+ / 0-)
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    Musial, jds1978

    on that statement.

    just making the statement is not particularly convincing.

    big badda boom : GRB 090423

    by squarewheel on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 09:38:02 AM PDT

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    •  Another comment below gives the links, (0+ / 0-)

      but one needs correcting. The single issue voters movement article is here. In short, potential amendments now cue up every year the Roberts court makes a new decision offensive to the constitution. I could think of a few I'd like. But nothing is wrong with the first amendment, a lot is wrong with the Roberts court. An amendment is a fool's errand. This is a powers crisis, where the unelected GOP court has taken control of our elected but supine Congress. Congress has powers at Art 1 and Art 3 to deal with this crisis but is gridlocked. An amendment about corporate personhood is entirely beside the point, and any amendment gives the Court a new jurisdictional boundary in the separation of powers. The attempt to revamp the Constitution by amendments is by people who don't trust what the constitution already says to do, use checks and balances against the court, which lawyers are indoctrinated to abhor.

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