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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:46 PM
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1. Might be an exercise in futility??
We need someone who knows more than I do about constitutional matters to weigh in here, but -- without clear Democratic/Progressive majorities in (2/3? 3/4?) of state legislatures, might be the wrong time to propose constitutional amendments.

In the interim I think we'll have to get our majorities back at the state level, and do everything we can to block any stupid constitutional amendments proposed by the right wing should any come along.

The national nightmare scenario would be a second constitutional convention, run by the right. If such a thing came to pass it would destroy America as we know it. I haven't ever heard discussion of this, but you just *know* this is being discussed in Federalist Society chapters, at Patrick Henry Law School, and other places. Hopefully the talk is only theoretical...
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