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Should the US convene a new Constitutional Convention to hammer out the US Constitution, Version 2? How could we make it better?

The US Constitution is an amazing piece of work, but let's face it there are some ambiguities, outdated concepts, and missing (perhaps) parts. the Supreme Court and Congress daily interpret and abide but seldom actually change or update the original codicil. The current issues of privacy with the NSA spying and out of control gun violence, proselytizing in the military and a host of other news stories of late suggest it may be time for an overhaul of the original Constitution.
Is it time to convene a second Constitutional convention to clarify, edit and update or would the task prove impossible? Perhaps the task is too risky or simply beyond our reach. Maybe the original is as good as it gets.

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  • Dec 19 2013: No, The constitution is always available to be modified by adding new Amendments and as always if the required majorities are reached the Constitution can be done away with. This is as close to impossible as I can imagine and it in my opinion would be disruptive and destructive.

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