Re: Devil's Advocate
- --- In NationalConstitutionalConvention06@yahoogroups.com, "Eric
Reinhardt" <ericreinhardt2003@...> wrote:
>There in lay the summit we must negotiate. We have been reduced to a
> As per delegates
> to a Convention, clearly those voting to have a Convention will be
> those fed up with the status quo. They will be individuals who want
> true reform.
two-party system, with each vying for power over the other. One has
only to look at the election laws in nearly all of the states to
realize that we are fighting against the status quo. Finding enough
support in the state legislatures to even call for constitutional
convention will be a real battle.
> Of course you always have the possibility of a fewYes, I suspect this is true. I also suspect that those "status qio"
> status quo types getting in...
types will be there to change those portions of the Constitution
that oppose their political views, like the prohibition against
Congress confirm titles of nobility.
> but I think the bulk of the delegatesThis will be greatly aided by the people demanding that state
> will be those who want to do something meaningful.
legislators vote for a convention, and a new constitution. It may
also help if the effort was based on an already existing draft of a
new constitution. This could serve to direct the efforts of the
convention, as well as raise the level of expectations of the people
who must approve the product of the convention.