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ulTRAX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-04 11:29 AM
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DEMOCRACY 101: how hard should it be to reform the Constitution?
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I suspect that most believe that the Constitution should be NOT easy to amend. Yet if it's too difficult, there is the obvious danger that at best government can become unresponsive to each generation.... and at worst: reform-proof.

So what is a REASONABLE hurdle to jump to amend the US Constitution?

Should the formula remain based upon states... which means it's subject to changing demographics which is giving a dwindling minority increasing power to thwart all amendments?

Should the hurdle be states that represent a given percentage of the US population?

Should amendments be put to a popular vote during Congressional or Presidential election years... then need super-majority to pass?

What if it took two such election cycles to insure an amendment had broad popular support and was not subject to the passions of the moment?

Your thoughts?
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