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Writing the Constitution

Tophatdoc
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1/9/2014 6:44:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Does anyone think the people of modern America are capable of writing a new US Constitution? I don't desire it at all; just a thought. I'm curious does anyone think Americans can hold a Constitutional Convention and write the amendments successfully.
If so what amendments would be created? Or should be created?
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1/9/2014 11:23:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Technically speaking, if a new Constitution would be drawn, why is there need for amendments?
Shouldn't it be right when they do it?
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FREEDO
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1/10/2014 1:17:36 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
That video is unbearably corny.

But anyway, I think Americans would do a better job writing a constitution now than we did back then. There wouldn't be slavery for one, but we've already gone over that. It's not like we're going to scrap the whole thing and start fresh anyway.
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1/10/2014 4:06:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/9/2014 11:23:34 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
Technically speaking, if a new Constitution would be drawn, why is there need for amendments?
Shouldn't it be right when they do it?
It should be right when they sign a constitution in the final form. However there have been several countries who created a constitution but had to amend it within a year or two. The United States has a short constitution and it easy to read compared to many other countries who have over a hundred points.
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