posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 08:16 PM
Interesting view upon the situation presented here. As someone who chooses to involve himself into politics, I would be considered a conservative,
but not of today's standards nor of even Reagan standards. My upbringing and knowledge of the Conservative movement lies with persons such as Barry
Given that, you have bashed attempts to repeal/amend portions of the Constitution, but that is the process. Most of them will never make it out of
committee and are usually for show for the people back home come reelection time.
Nonetheless, proposing a Constitutional amendment should not be demonized as you have done here. As specifically stated in Article V of the
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of
the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all
Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in
three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;...
I will agree to an extent with your general notion of doublespeak, but it doesn't only derive from the republicans and conservatives. Democrats and
liberals attempt the same notion, but through legislation and hopes that the popular, read majority, will accept such pushes and not challenge the law
against the Constitution.
Examples of such would be how some States and localities push near arms prohibition with total disregard of the 2nd Amendment. Granted up until the
most recent ruling of District of Columbia v. Heller, it was generally accepted that the Bill of Rights applied to the Federal Government and not
directly to State Governments. The logic behind this is order of precedence; US Constitution > State Constitutions.
Rather than propose a disastrous amendment that would limit ownership and the right to bear arms, most politicians, of all sides of the spectrum will
sidestep and make chicanery of their words and the Constitution.