A New Constitution?

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  1. Smash_Hits
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    I think it's time we write a new constitution for the USA. Our old one is outdated, and doesn't really apply to our times now. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Isn't it a living constitution?
     
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    Why bother? The politicians do whatever they want anyways.
     
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    The one we have is just fine. An incredible document written by men the caliber of which don't exist any longer. What we have is perfect, don't mess with it.
     
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    It's already been rewritten. Where have you been?
     
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    I agree that we ought to have a new Constitution. I suggest that it be written by those willing to take up arms and overthrow the existing, corrupt government.
     
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    It needs perfecting; not abolition.
     
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    It would be far better if we followed the one we have now.
     
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    Actually itÂ’s more applicable today than it ever was.

    And as the courts continue to remove the dross and debris of ignorance and intolerance from the Constitutional edifice, we realize a more comprehensive understanding of the genius of the Founding Document:

    The best is yet to come.
     
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    I'm not for any of that; I am for a clear definition of when our troops can be put into harm's way, expanding election day to election week (or weeks) so that any troubles at the polls are able to be addressed while the elections are still going, the size of the federal budget relative to GDP, making campaign advertising for federal office free of charge to those running to get money out of politics (somewhat)... Big ideals.

    I, personally, also would like to see rules written into the document that would do certain things like ensuring a minimum of 6 Presidential debates between all candidates who receive a certain modicum of support--not just democrats and republicans. Two each on Foreign Policy, Domestic Policy, and Domestic Spending. Each series of two debates will have the first one be a standard debate where large circulation media asks questions of the candidates; the second is where each one will ask a question of the others on stage.
     

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