Sunday, March 14, 2010

The People's Nuclear Option

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.

Essentially the People, being stockholders in this republic, can call a meeting to decide how the officers of the republic are going to behave.

WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE DAMN WELL WANT. If the President and Congress cannot use the powers granted them responsibly but rather to the detriment of the people then we can take power away from them.

This Slaughter rule is the straw that breaks the camel's back for me.  Talking and public display of digust are not enough.  Elections are not enough.  We are at a crossroads and action is necessary. 

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