Dockadams Wrote: It's about time to lobby for another one to restrict presidential powers. The document is outdated. I'd also like to see the second amendment rewritten or repealed too.
Is the Constitution perfect? Absolutely not. However, flippantly ripping it up and starting over won't be as peaches and cream as many people have convinced themselves it would be. The law of unintended consequences would undoubtedly rear her ugly head if we were to simply rip up our Constitution and start anew.
We don't need a Constitutional Amendment to restrict Presidential powers. All we need is a Congress with a backbone. Not just that, but what, exactly, would an Amendment that "restricts Presidential powers" say? What exact powers do you want to restrict? Who do you want to give those powers to? Who will enforce it? I'd also refer you to the fiasco of the 18th Amendment as a case study of what happens when Constitutional Amendments are rushed into ratification without much thought.
All I'm trying to say is that we already have the what we need to reign in an out of control President and it's called the Congress of the United States. We don't need to change the Constitution in order to get Congress to do its job.
Sorry Jared you live in la la land. No congress ever will do anything, because people sit there, who should not be sitting there, like Mc Connell, Graham, Grassley, Jordan, Mulvany, Meadows, Navarro, Hatch, and so on, who are programmed by FOX News. Sorry there is no backbone in congress because the "stupid" States run the show.
I guess you don't understand on how other countries do this. In western Europe none of the prime Ministers can do what Trump does; they can't on their own introduce "tariffs" or order "troops" to the border etc. So start an"study group" on how other countries limit the Presidential "powers". The "stupid" part of this country has way too much power here, because of the "electoral college" thus start changing that as a start , to get more "brains" into the government. Also the lack of "real" education in the "dumb" States would need help, but there is no money for good schools, let alone "free" education and well trained teachers; this government rather spends it on a "wall" or "war toys" or Trump's outings.
Sorry Jared an "huge" cleanup is needed here in all area's. Especially the "corruption" in everything, including elections .
Get rid of "PAC"s and "money" in elections ; properly "vet" any candidate; Add proper "amendments" to the Constitution, like the "second amendment" change that to clarify that we "don't have an "militia" now, but write in, stringent regulations on who can own an gun. etc. All these old outdated laws won't work with "clarifications" of corrupt lawyers. Therefore write those such way that no lawyer can't find "loopholes" in it. This is the "lawyer" country of the world, because our present laws are written such way with huge loopholes or "magic" things of which lawyers make fortunes of it. How come that in Europe it is difficult even to find a lawyer. But yeah, we rather leave it so, because we love lawyers; the more the better. I guess Trump needs at least an dozen.
Again Jared all of this is an self inflicted wound. I guess this country refuses to become "normal" even in 2019. Just let Presidents do what they like, just as in the stone age and even Mueller is not sure if he can stop him, let alone an Congress consisting of some "weird people" who never should have been there in the first place, due to the uneducated part of the country who's thinking is indeed representing the "stone age" like Manchin and the "bitch" from Maine and Graham of S. Carolina. etc.
You will likely say,then people should vote for the right candidate; however that is made impossible due to the "propaganda" from FOX (which is allowed under the Constitution, thus another stupidity by not properly "amending" what "free speech" means) and others like Sinclair and no real good "education" in those particular States, let alone being "analytic" or on how "economics" work in the "world" around this "island"
Thus there is an"lot" to fix in this country, but the "present "system" prevents it from happening. Amen