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Constitutional Convention Warning E-mail!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Kor, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. Kor

    Kor Member

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    This just hit my in-box, figured I'd pass it on:

     
  2. SHusky57

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    Um, so since we are in the "Global War on Terror" and will be indefinitely.... is this amendment pretty much null?

    And how does this affect RKBA since a) momentum from Heller and b) NRA memberships going up like crazy, popular support for 2nd amendment at an all time high?
     
  3. ReadyontheRight

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    Because a limited number of people would suddenly have the right to change the Bill of Rights. Eliminate the Second Amendment. The Constitution is the definition of our country's limits on "popular support".

    Kind of like how our tax dollars are being spent on "bail outs". Do you know the details? No. But you will live with them...
     
  4. SHusky57

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    But we can change the bill of rights. The Bill of Rights are amendments to the Constitution. Legally, there is a process whereby the Constitution can be amended. It seems like the focus of this convention would be on fiscal/monetary policy, not rkba. I think right now, we have 27 amendments (Bill of Rights = 10, plus 17 others). 12 of the 17 additional amendments were passed in the 21st century.

    And as for the "bailouts"? They are basically lines of credit to failing companies that have poor and/or insolvent business models - yet are deemed too important to the American economy (the arguments are strong on both sides) to fail. But that's a seperate topic for a different forum.
     
  5. monkyboy1975

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    No need to worry, for now. The bill failed.:)
     
  6. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

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    Need to go back and do some research. The Bill of Rights has never been considered to be a granting of rights to individuals by any thing either the government or the group of individuals termed the 'people.' The Bill of Rights is an enumeration of rights held by all due to the fact they are human beings.

    It being a list of enumerated rights and not granted rights, how could they be changed?

    Read the 9th Amendment. Can those unenumerated rights be changed?

    Also, the needed states to ratify the Constitution were only obtained by the addition of the Bill of Rights as it stands.

    Actually, fooling around with the Bill of Rights contains cans of worms you don't want to try to fish with.

    So, if you change the Bill of Rights, does it invalidate the affirmative vote of the states that required the addition thus rendering the Constitution's ratification invalid?
     
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