The Constitution should be rewritten every 5 years

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    Your Beautiful New Constitution = A Handbook for Mob Rule and Totalitarians Horrors.

    No thank you. I'm not interested in that.
     
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    Delightfully absurd proposition that well promotes the underlying sense. Point well taken. At least, officially revisiting what the words currently mean might help the linguistically challenged understand living language.
     
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    They are, in the aspect that none of them cares much for their constitution.

    The whole point of a constitution is to prevent government from just doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants, without some solid defined limits.

    If you are going to have the constitution re-written every 5 years... you might as well not have one at all.

    Then you can just have a 'self-legalizing' dictatorship. Oh, we are not allowed to do that? Ok, let's re-write the constitution next year. Hey we can do that now! What a great system.
     
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    if we continue to stand up for our rights, none of us alive today will ever have to pick up a weapon against government!
     
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    Realizing that this thread is intended for humor, BUT, can anyone imagine how many THOUSAND PAGES such a document would have today?
     
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    No kidding.
     
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    Ever heard of the quote: "If it's not broke, don't fix it"?

    The Constitution that we have has been doing fine for our nation for all these years, so there is absolutely no reason to pen a "new one" just to accommodate those who may think it's outdated.
     
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    An extremely idiotic idea. Our Constitution is the greatest government document in existence. That document is why millions came to this continent. Those that came here, fled oppression, persecution, starvation and personal tragedies with one main thing in mind...….freedom; the freedom to have "individual" freedom and seek out their dreams without government ruling their dreams. Ancestors of those here today, fled religious persecution from the Catholic Church and Islamic Theocracy, they fled Communist oppression and persecution, the Irish fled starvation and British oppression, Africans and South and Central Americans fled oppressive Socialist nations and Military Juntas, Jews, Gypsies and handicap people fled Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. All came here to be individuals free of tyranny. And, our Constitution granted them those freedoms that they sought.
    That said, it does not negate our negative past. We have had slavery and genocide, both black stains on our history, yet it would be difficult to point to any region on this planet that has not had the same thing. Blacks point to our history and say how evil it was....and it was.....yet in Central and South America, they had several times more black slavery in their history, but they don't acknowledge their past. Muslim nations had by far, the most black slavery, castrating the males so they couldn't reproduce. All races, including whites, were slaves at some point in history. It has always been man's inhumanity towards man that has been mankind's history.
    Here in this nation though, the Constitution remains today to be a beacon for those seeking freedom and to pursue their own dreams.
     
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    all you'd have is arguing about the new constitutions. Nothing would get done, everyone would be afraid to produce anything due to its probably being seized by somebody, taxed severely (same thing). our nation would collapse.
     
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    5 years recipe for anarchy and chaos. 20 years? back then it may have seemed reasonable, but we must remember that they had a unity of purpose, which was making the grand experiment succeed. This is why they compromised so much.

    It mas seem counter intuitive, but today we need a longer time than 20 years. We are so unlike the founding generation in almost every way imaginable
     

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