Article V

The best argument for rewriting the US constitution is Article V itself.

Article V – Amendment

“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”  (End Article V)

Article V was written for 2.4 million protestant farmer colonists in 13 states.   It is a single sentence with 143 words.  This is typical Philadelphia lawyer sentence structure for that era.  It’s quaint, but ambiguous.

A supreme court is required to interpret Article V.  (job security for lawyers)  There are many amendments (short paragraph additions or changes) to the constitution.  The current practicing constitution is 2/3rds in amendment.  There is ample legal precedent for short amendment changes.  There is no precedent for attempt at complete rewriting. (My English teacher would require complete rewriting.)

Bad service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America.  Be proactive. Check out plan-b.

Citizen is coach to team democracy.  Coach is responsible for success.  It’s your call, coach.

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#g7780 democracy shares power. 535+1 autocracy is unshared power. Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
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