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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:49 PM

 

WI wants to change Constitution....good bye America

Thom Hartmann has been warning about this for months.....yeah, here we go folks, of course our shit Scott Walker is gonna start it....

http://www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org/wisconsin-lawmakers-set-to-consider-radical-proposal-to-amend-u-s-constitution

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:53 PM

1. Relax. Not gonna happen.

 

They need 33 states to even get together, and then even if they agree on something to change, it takes 38 states to ratify. That means you need 38 states where the legislatures usually have to pass with super-majority margins. Not gonna happen. Better to concentrate on getting the National Popular Vote compact passed so we can never lose the presidency again, as the popular vote margin can only grow on our part.

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Response to Fluke a Snooker (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:58 PM

2. The article explains that this 38 state approval can also be changed.

And we were also told to relax, that Trump could never win the election.

Money talks, and the 1% have most of the money.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:09 PM

5. Trump was going to lose the election--decisively--until the FBI rigged it for him with 11 days to go

eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:43 PM

11. Which in itself would need a 38 state approval

 

Keep our shit together in the midterms, and get back democratic governors/majorities in the blue states, and we will actually be fine.

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:49 PM

12. One hopes.

But cheaters will cheat. So our enthusiasm and participation must overcome the cheating.

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Response to Fluke a Snooker (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:02 PM

4. It's a good thing it would never happen.

I can't imagine the outcome of a CC with the group of radical melon heads currently in DC. They are a far cry from our founding fathers in every category imaginable.

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Response to LOL Lib (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:13 PM

7. It very well CAN happen.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:07 PM

14. Yes I agree that it COULD happen, but I don't think there is any imminent danger given the current

situation. Besides, no need for a CC when a party controls congress and the WH (Supreme Court soon). The R's can and probably will inflict damage with this current administration without the hassle of calling a CC.

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Response to Fluke a Snooker (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:15 PM

8. Focusing on the popular vote only wins the White House.

Dem leadership has focused too much on the national level & not enough on the state level. That's why the country is a sea of red. The GOP 'won' by hook & crook & they will do it again. Rules mean nothing to them. Ruling does. The dems will play by the rules & reach across the aisle & America will get fucked. Again.

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Response to Fluke a Snooker (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:19 PM

13. You're probably right but ...

There are 25 states that at totally Republican controlled and with today's insane politics I don't put anything out of possibility.
We live in depressingly interesting times.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:58 PM

3. This is insidious and should get a lot more attention. It sounds as if

state legislatures are focusing on locally popular issues...in Wisconsin's case it's a balanced budget, but elsewhere it might be restricting abortion is something else. If enough states vote to convene a Constitutional convention, we are done for. The chaos that would ensue would make our current crisis look like a sensible and measured agenda.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:12 PM

6. That's the point at which I get myself and family out of the country.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:16 PM

9. Texas is doing this too

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:27 PM

10. Terrible, terrible, terrible idea!

Because you know who would change the constitution? It's the corporate criminals and the clergy, this is their wet dream.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:17 PM

15. Any amendments proposed in a Convention would still need 3/4 of the states to ratify, no?

...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;

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