How far should we change the Constitution?

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    Currently, many Americans seem eager to make changes to the US Constitution.

    1. The First Amendment:

    Many Americans feel that a Muslim Religious Center should not be allowed to be built so close to Ground Zero. In spite of the fact that it’s correctly “zoned” and would be built on “private property”.
    Newt Gingrich compares this with posting the Nazi symbol next to the Holocaust Museum.

    2. The Fourth Amendment:

    Many Americans feel it’s “justified” changing the wording against “search and seizure” as long as it’s directed at “illegal aliens”. Many opposed see that as “targeting” Hispanics.

    3. The Fourteenth Amendment:

    Many Americans feel if your parents are in this country illegally, then, even if you were born here, you shouldn’t automatically be a citizen. Whether this would be retroactive is open for debate.

    4. A Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage.

    It’s estimated the gay population is between 3 and 5% of the total US population. Even though only a very few of that tiny percentage even want to get married, many Americans feel that allowing those few this “honor” would delegitimize and desanctify the 50% of marriages that don’t end in divorce, rending them meaningless and the future of heterosexual marriage is at stake.

    5. A Constitutional Amendment to balance the budget.

    That is self explanatory. It would mean, “no money for war unless something else is cut”.

    Are there other areas not mentioned that we should consider?
     
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    Lonestar_logic Republic of Texas

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    1, 2)I have heard of no such attempts to amend the first or fourth amendments.

    3)However the 14th amendment does need to be looked at concerning "anchor babies".

    4)Marriage is a states rights issue and should remain so.

    5)Every states constitution has a "balanced budget amendment excluding Vermont. The amendment proposed to the US Constitution excludes money for wartime or national emergencies and should be considered for ratification.
     
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    I would like to see the word people replaced with the words citizen or legal resident

    That would solve a lot of problems.
     
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    This is a bit dated ('08) but:

    59% of voters say Constitution is Just Fine; 39% Say it Doesn?t Restrict Government Enough - Rasmussen Reports
     
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    Good post and I'd add the 2nd in there, many;although it's not a "front burner" issue right now; want to deny that right to Americans, others seems unconcerned with private property rights, others talk about the 10th yet ignore it's often ignored sibling;the 9th.

    This Republic shit canned the Constitution generations ago.
     
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    Your constitution is outdated and is destroying your country. It should be put on hold, a team of legal experts should be assembled for the purpose of bringing it into the 21st Century. If this is not done soon your country will die.
     
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    The 14th amendmant needs to be changed. After all it is a change itself.
     
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    The Constitution has been changed many times. That is what every amendmant represents. A change.
     
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    Didnt you have an amendment at one time that stated the Negro wasnt completely human?
     
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    No
     

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