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Do we need a new constitution?

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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 04:57 PM
Here are some adjustments that I want to make to the U.S. Constitution.

1. I don't like the electoral college because it doesn't entirely represent the people.

2. Kill presidential pardon and appointment powers.

3. Unavoidable punishment for kickbacks, pork barrel, bribery, and crime involvement if proven.

4. Really "federalize" the Federal Reserves. (You know it can't be removed)

5. Make "excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." more detailed please.

6. Use more direct and "modern" modern english so the dim witted can understand.


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posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:06 PM
No. Absolutely not. There is no way that we need to re-write the constitution, ITS FINE THE WAY IT IS.

What Americans need to remember is that our Constitution still exists. The federal government wiped their ass with it a long time ago. To them it's just a piece of paper. Writing a new one would only give the Feds more power to dictate. Instead of slowly stripping us of our Constitutional Rights they would take them in one fell swoop.

If more American citizens practiced being patriots the way that our founding Fathers did we wouldn't be here in this situation. Those men did not mix words, the constitution of the United States was written for the People by the People, and they did a damn good job of it the first time around. It was written so that in times like this we would remember that it's our job to make changes, not the government's.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:13 PM
I agree with W3RLIED2, the people just need to read the documents the language is english for crying out lod, and makes perfect sence.

It wasnt written like a shakesspear story or anything, it is very clear and concise.

People just need to get more involved, pay attention to local and state politics not just federal. It all comes down to people meeting on common ground. Local state and federal groups must be on the level with each other.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:18 PM
The problem with the Constituation, is that most people have never read it, and don't comprehend their rights.

The problem lies in the fact that we are allowing the government to interpret the constitution to fit their needs, not ours. We need to remind them that the constitution is the people's right and is protection AGAINST the goverment.

They should not be the ones deciding what the constitution means, it should be we who decide, not courts and lawyers funded by the PTB.

As far as re-writing it goes, what would be the point, without enforcing it we have aloud ourselves to do lately, we would end up in the same boat. Furthermore the government could slip in some language that would allow for more rights and freedoms to be removed and the stroke of a pen.

IMO, keep what we have, simply enforce it.


posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by W3RLIED2
Probley need to look at the 13th and 14th Amendments...

There are 2 versions of from 1819 & one from 1865...

On December 18, 1865, the "new" 13th Amendment loudly prohibiting and abolishing slavery (and quietly surrendering states rights to the federal government) was proclaimed adopted by Secretary of State Seward, replacing and effectively erasing the original Thirteenth Amendment that had prohibited acceptance of "titles of nobility" and "honors" and "emoluments", and dishonest politicians have been bought and bribed and have treasonously accepted graft from external sources ever since, with no thought of penalty.

The 14th, which also has links to the Federal Reserve was never ratified...

The Fourteenth Amendment for all intents and purposes does not exist. On March 28, 1861 Congress adjourned sine die and never has reconvened de jure.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:31 PM
Watch Ron Paul at CPAC yesteraday.......He is God sent.

That's what amendments are for.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:44 PM

we need new people in D.C that will follow the constitution

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:44 PM
What difference does it make? If they aren't going to follow the one we have now, what good is another one? There is nothing wrong with the current constitution, it just needs to be followed as intended.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 05:50 PM
Absolutely not. The government is supposed to be our servant, not the other way around. What we need to do, is revert back to actually upholding, and following it.

Instead, government has become more powerful, and more controlling of every aspect of our lives, to the point we're no longer able to take back our rights even if we wanted to.

Anyone who's ever read it will notice that it starts with "We the People", not "We the Government". Every day those unalienable Rights are being stripped, little by little, which were never meant to be open to interpretation, yet the powerful money men twist things around to their liking as Americans lie down and just take it.

Where we once had the right to redress, any such attempt at reversion would simply get portrayed as unpatriotic anarchy by a bought and paid for MSM.

If the Constitution ever does get "changed", you can be damn sure that nothing the OP suggested would be any part of it, and those changes certainly would not represent you...the people.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 06:41 PM
This government has done a good job maintaining a country of this size. This country is more ordered than countries like China and India because Rule by Law is enforced more effectively. Trust me, you have no idea how much better U.S. is at this.

We're in a democracy and the government is SUPPOSED to be "us". But who is "us"? The rich? The middle class? Whites? Christians or Jews? The transfer of power in this nation has shifted so much that the current constitution is not really practical because it's rather archaic and weakened by a loose interpretation.

We either need to change it or get another one. That's how I feel. We need a set of rules that even the most powerful will follow.

posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 06:53 PM

Originally posted by Pinktip
Watch Ron Paul at CPAC yesteraday.......He is God sent.

That's what amendments are for.
Ron Paul is not god sent, thank God. He is, Divinely Inspired
Big difference .

All we need to do is to honor and follow the Constitution!!

We Americans need to unite! Other countries will take our lead.


posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 05:23 AM

Originally posted by die_another_day
We need a set of rules that even the most powerful will follow.

It's up to the people to do this. If something doesn't follow 1 set of rules, it's not going to follow another set of rules either. Adding more laws doesn't make criminals stop being criminals.

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