Amend The Constitution

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Have we seen enough of governors filling vacancies in U.S. Senate seats since the November election? The allegedly corrupt governor of Illinois picking Roland Burris - who's now facing ethics investigations of ...
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All Corrupt

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They are all corrupt. Everyone of them. Both parties and almost every politician is so egotistically wrapped up in their own selves that they truly are unable to accept, understand or interact with the 'real world" as our country falls apart around them.

Civil strife and war on our borders as Mexico loses it's ability to be a legitimate state. Our own thugs and hooligans in our ghettos running drugs, killing each other and breeding children with no hope, future or means of support. An economy for which our grandchildren's children will still be repaying - if we continue to exist - long into the future.

And these idiots are worried about their ability to pick their successor so they can continue to milk the utters of the special interest fat cows that spawned their very careers?

It;s obsene! Even as our "stimulus package" is rife with pork, these idiots continue to present the "caring, concerned and patriotic facade?

The worst part truly is however, that we - as a nation - have become so desensitized and apathetic that all our these scum realize that no one is willing to do anything about it at all. Even when it is presented, directly, to the public within our own media as it is here within this article.........

Is anyone else as sick as I over the whole downfall of our democracy and society?
C Robert Satti Sr

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Feb 19, 2009
 
All Corrupt wrote:
They are all corrupt. Everyone of them. Both parties and almost every politician is so egotistically wrapped up in their own selves that they truly are unable to accept, understand or interact with the 'real world" as our country falls apart around them.
Civil strife and war on our borders as Mexico loses it's ability to be a legitimate state. Our own thugs and hooligans in our ghettos running drugs, killing each other and breeding children with no hope, future or means of support. An economy for which our grandchildren's children will still be repaying - if we continue to exist - long into the future.
And these idiots are worried about their ability to pick their successor so they can continue to milk the utters of the special interest fat cows that spawned their very careers?
It;s obsene! Even as our "stimulus package" is rife with pork, these idiots continue to present the "caring, concerned and patriotic facade?
The worst part truly is however, that we - as a nation - have become so desensitized and apathetic that all our these scum realize that no one is willing to do anything about it at all. Even when it is presented, directly, to the public within our own media as it is here within this article.........
Is anyone else as sick as I over the whole downfall of our democracy and society?
You asked: Is anyone else as sick as I over the whole downfall of our democracy and society?

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The United States is not a democracy.

It is a republic.
downeaster

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the constitution doesn't need to be amended. it needs to be adhered to and government needs to be put back in it's place.

govt has expanded into areas never covered by the constitution, states rights have been eroded and we now have a president that hasn't proved he is a naturalyy born american, taking us down some path to socisalism

we need to go back to our heritage to get out of this mess

if the goody goodies are so worried about the slugs in our society let the striesands, kennedy's dudds, obaumma;s and oprahs take the money from their pockets to help these people and let me take care of me and mine by myself-thank you
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downeaster wrote:
the constitution doesn't need to be amended. it needs to be adhered to and government needs to be put back in it's place.
govt has expanded into areas never covered by the constitution, states rights have been eroded and we now have a president that hasn't proved he is a naturalyy born american, taking us down some path to socisalism
we need to go back to our heritage to get out of this mess
if the goody goodies are so worried about the slugs in our society let the striesands, kennedy's dudds, obaumma;s and oprahs take the money from their pockets to help these people and let me take care of me and mine by myself-thank you
You are so right on so many accounts in your post. Special elections should be a state's rights issue.

Thank you for your commentary on BHO. All Americans should be demanding that he prove his eligibility to be President.

Specific to the stimulus plan, it would be interesting as to what the outcome would have been if Roland Burris did not vote. My gut tells me that the Democrats knew that Burris committed perjury in January but still were willing to accept his 'Yes' vote on the stimulus plan.

It is an awful thing to say, however, corruption appears in all levels of government and unless Americans demand that they take back their government, we are all destined to be living in a Marxist state.

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It is up to us the American Voters to screen these people when we cast our vote. Under the constitution NO person can hold 2 public or civil offices at the same time. That means every attorney should be voted against regardless of Party. A person must be an inhabitant of the state from which they are elected. If a person like Al Gore and Hillary Clinton have not resided in a state for longer than 7 years then they cannot represent that state. Why vote for them?

Once a person signs a contract with the people of his or her state to represent them for either 6 or 2 years and that person decides to run for a different office like President Barry Soetoro, Senator John McCain. Gov. Sarah Palan, Senator Hilary Clinton and Senator Joe Biden did then they have violated their contract with the people they claim to be representing. These individuals DO NOT deserve our vote PERIOD.

It is up to us the VOTERS to police our political leaders. As long as we fail to do our duty as American Voters and we continue to vote for these scumbags then we will never see any solid changes in our government.
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Research and study our American History.
There one will find all of the solutions to the problems we are facing today.
Right On

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There has to be a change to the constitution for the governor of a state to do the right thing. It is obvious why it is done the way it is. It is politics 101. Goes like this," Hey if we have a special election there is a good chance that we could loose the seat and we cannot have hat." I believe that each state can have their own special election if they want. There is no need to touch the constitution. Can anyone imagine these corrupt politcians getting a shot at the bill of rights.
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C Robert Satti Sr wrote:
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You asked: Is anyone else as sick as I over the whole downfall of our democracy and society?
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The United States is not a democracy.
It is a republic.
Gee, you've really hit on the important part of his posting, now haven't you?
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Shoreliner wrote:
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Thank you for your commentary on BHO. All Americans should be demanding that he prove his eligibility to be President.
......we are all destined to be living in a Marxist state.
When are you right-wing neo-con nutjobs going to give up on this one? He was born in the United states. Period.
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I fear in a short time the "progressives" will have the Constitution trashed in favor of their socialist agenda. I truly hope our President posseses the wisdon to not venture in their direction and do what he was elected to do ..... preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States of America
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Right On wrote:
There is no need to touch the constitution. Can anyone imagine these corrupt politcians getting a shot at the bill of rights.
The Bill of Rights might as well not even exist. It is not enforced, nor is it enforceable in its current form because there is no mechanism or agency specifically designed to insure its enforcement. State and federal governments violate the Bill of Rights and due-process protections daily, without acknowledgment or accountability. You are legally permitted to "petition the sovereign for redress of grievances." But there is a catch: Catch-22. They don't have to listen to you, or even read your petition. More often than not, They do nothing. "Case dismissed!"

The courts utilize legalistic gibberish and double-talk to justify their routine abdications of Constitutional protections for the people. Federal appellate courts no longer even have to "publish" their opinions. The consequence of this is that unpublished opinions have no "precedential" value, which practice allows the court to contradict itself in future opinions, with impunity.

Bureaucratic morons, judicial thugs and party hacks have hijacked the U.S. Constitution and existing amendments thereto. They lied to us. We have been scrod.
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2010 is around the corner, and no one is happy about what is happening.

The government is spending us into oblivion, to no avail, because the democrats keep trying THEIR "failed policies of the past" as Obama called tax cuts.

Problem is, tax cuts work. He just doesn't want to acknowledge it.

Because it takes the power out of the government hands to direct money and lets YOU decide.

Democrats will never favor you making your own decisions.

2010 is coming. And if Obama keeps screwing our economy up, no matter what a likeable guy he is, like Carter, he will be a one term president.

Democrats always seems to screw things up really badly when they are in control.

THAT'S why very rarely do they gain and hold the WH. Clinton was an anomoly.
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The people of Connecticut had a chance to provide an avenue by voting to hold a Constitutional Convention in November of 2008. Well, they let this opportunity slip by. Listening to the skewed commercials by the unions and the radical homosexual groups who were opposed to a ballot initiative.

It just wasn't about same sex marriage or requiring legislators to have a balanced budget each year.

Oh well, maybe in 2028.

It's kind of comical that the Courant is now jumping on this band wagon, but was against it in November.

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workingstiff wrote:
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When are you right-wing neo-con nutjobs going to give up on this one? He was born in the United states. Period.
Maybe he was and maybe he wasn't. That don't matter anyway.

The fact that he was adopted when he was 4 years old by Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia says he IS NOT a natural born American Citizen. In fact he most likely IS NOT even an American citizen at all.

When ya'll are able to provide proof positive that Barry filed for his citizenship when he turned 18 and are able to provide court documents showing where an American court legally changed Barry's name to Barrack Hussein Obama then you can talk. Until them will I guess you'll just have to put up with us questioning his citizenship.

DJH

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Did it occur to anyone writing this article that this situation ... a barrage of Senate departures all around the same time ... simply does not happen all that often? Why are we amending the Constitution to add a "feel-good" measure that honestly will not be invoked all that frequently?

The only people who are incensed over the recent appointments are vehement political partisans. It's the worst kind of a bad idea to change things so as to make vehement political partisans happy.(If anything we should be passing measures intended to make them UN-happy, instead.)
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"Ordinarily we oppose amendments to the Constitution, such as those proposing a ban against flag-burning or denying the right to abortion. The amendment process shouldn't be used to enshrine social policy — what may be passing fancy — in the nation's foundation document."

Since when is life or its protection "passing fancy?"
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Feb 19, 2009
 
special elections in 90 days, pro tem appointments (to keep the state's vote) til then by govs, within 48 hours of vacancy...
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Feb 19, 2009
 
Our politicians on both sides are so inept and corrupt, I would not trust them with this process. If we did this and it was successful, it would embolden the politicians to try other types of amendments. I would rather deal with the occasional controversy like this than let today's politicians tinker with the Constitution.
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Feb 19, 2009
 
Can we also make Senator's resign and have to run again when they switch parties. I'd be for that.
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Sheepdog wrote:
The people of Connecticut had a chance to provide an avenue by voting to hold a Constitutional Convention in November of 2008. Well, they let this opportunity slip by. Listening to the skewed commercials by the unions and the radical homosexual groups who were opposed to a ballot initiative.
It just wasn't about same sex marriage or requiring legislators to have a balanced budget each year.
Oh well, maybe in 2028.
It's kind of comical that the Courant is now jumping on this band wagon, but was against it in November.
I suggest you re-read the article. The Courant is talking about the United States constitution, not the State of CT constitution.

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