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11. the Philippines wrote a new constitution in 1987
Sun Apr 28, 2024, 09:58 PM
Apr 28

exactly 200 years after the signing of the US Constitution. It mirrors the American's, but some very effective changes.

The President is elected to a single six-year term and he or she is elected by popular vote. My one criticism of this provision is that there is no run-off, leaving the country open to a 38% president. But still, the most votes wins.

The supreme court is age limited.

The House is elected by region and the Senate is at large. 24 Senators elected for six-year terms, staggered so that 12 Senators run every 3 years.

Gun regulations are written into the Constitution. Must be over 21, no assault weapons, must pass a safety course and every legal gun is registered, and every owner licensed. It's actually the most lenient gun laws in all of Asia, but it is a little stricter than Massachusetts, which is considered among the strictest gun laws in America. Oh, and by the way, there has never been a mass shooting at a school in the Philippines that I know of.

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