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Do you think it is time to reform the constitution?

I believe the constitution needs to be reformed because anything created over 100 years ago is just to old to be used in today's standards. The founding fathers created the constitution to benefit our country and I believe they would want us to update it to fit more closely with today's advancements in technology, the current environmental issues, the state of the United State's economy, and many other aspects of life. I believe if the constitution is not updated to today's standards the United State's government will collapse in the near future.

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    Oct 14 2011: Yes, why would we be against progression?
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    Oct 11 2011: Yes, the right to bear arms has always stricked me as something useful back when the United States was defending itself against the United Kingdom but ultimately senseless in our day and age. The only risk is that if we rewrite it, God will invite himself into it.
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      Oct 11 2011: Americans should hang on to what atheism they have left.
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      Oct 11 2011: IF you listen to some of the radical left groups you may want to keep and bear arms again for your families safety today and in the future as taxes are sent over seas so that we cannot have sufficient trained law enforcement officers in out towns and cities.
    • Oct 12 2011: What?
      I will not depend on a god. OR a government.
      I will carry a gun to protect my family.
      Oh, P.S., we have no law enforcement, where did they go?
      God can kiss my butt!
    • Oct 12 2011: Gun laws are in the constitution so you can protect your self from government and institution (and especially in event of a tyrannical one), not just bears.
  • Oct 28 2011: The US constitution provides a means for change. It's slow, cumbersome, and irritatingly inclusive. All as it should be. I believe that cautious consideration is critical when you're talking about the basic foundations of all law in the land.

    My view is that the US constition is one of the great human rights milestones of the last 1,000 years. Why? Because it was able to assemble and execute many of the ideas about basic rights that we all but take for granted now.

    The agreement that was recorded in what we call the US consitition is about what we now consider fundamental human rights, human nature, and a way that a government can actually be formed that can protect those rights. The people who crafted it did a pretty good job. It has expanded somewhat and changed somewhat, but in the end, it's not about technology, it's about us.

    Read throught the bill of rights and ask yourself how many of those rights are taken for granted now, but were revolutionary when the document was created. How many of those rights would be welcome in many parts of the world.

    The document isn't perfect, neither is our execution of it. But you would have a lot of convincing to do to make me think that we can start from scratch and do better.

    Best wishes,
    Doug Bell
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    Oct 22 2011: What constitution.
  • Oct 14 2011: The constitution is a living and breathining document up for amendment at any time, it does not need to be revamped in my opinion.
  • Oct 12 2011: Hi Justin!
    You believe that the constitution needs to be reformed? (good luck on that one)
    The MEN, that wrote this piece of paper, would be turning over, in their graves.
    These men, had, NO idea, of the future.
    Good Post!!! (oh, I like the constitution!, it is a beautiful piece of paper!)
    With Respect to Ya!!
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      Oct 18 2011: You like the paper the constitution is written on?? I don't even know what to say. People died for this document and our country has prospered because of it. And, it has changed over time: Amendments.
      • Oct 19 2011: Hi lynn,
        Yes I realize humans died over this piece of paper! (it was an expression) I know the country has prospered over it! I was adding my comment, that the men that wrote it, would be turning over in their graves!! I, also know, what amendments are! I think I mis-understood your OP and you mis-understood my comment? With Respect to you!
  • Oct 12 2011: I do not see anything of the past put into the constitution harming the nation as it is today. If anything, it seems as if contemporary populous legislation would be more likely to invade any rewrite attempt which could further erode the freedoms of the United States.
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    Oct 11 2011: I must with all respect disagree. The constitution was written in language that is broad it its' application and was written with the intent to protect the republic from falling apart, or being divided by differing ideas. It has enough room to allow us to function as a society and was designed to control people in power and limit government. In my opinion we have so much government that we are all slaves to the Feds and the State. We need government to help us be cohesive as a nation and survive but we do not need a nanny state. I am sure we may disagree on a lot of points but the constitution is the document that allows us to do that. We can for the most part speak out minds in peace free from Government interference just look at the Wall Street protestors. In a more controlling government they would be shot or run over with tanks (ie think of Tienemen square). Speech control by regulation is on the rise and speech control by the courts is out of control. Just look at the cases of PC speech that have gone to court. Look at the latest Pelosi calling Brown a sexist and the papers try to make it OK but make it bad for Brown that is speech control by the media. Way too much speech control in my opinion. We need to return to constitution principals and control government and shrink it so that we do not have anymore "Fast and Furious" boondoggles. Less EPA gouging the oil companies for permits over fake issues of lizards in Texas. The government should help states coordinate activities and protect us from outside invaders and stay out of people lives as much as possible in my opinion.
  • Oct 11 2011: Yes.

    I would like to see more restrictions on Congress, to reduce partisan politics and increase penalties if a budget is not signed.
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      Oct 11 2011: I totally agree and if they want aides they should pay for them out of their own pockets. No free gym memberships and the same health care plan as everyone else. Limited terms and no exceptions from traffic laws. If they violate the traffic laws they pay the same fines as everyone else. They can buy a retirement plan, 401K etc. maybe if they had to they would not be in such a hurry to take money out of Social Security and other retirement plans to build stupid useless projects and send billions off to third world countries that hate the US like Pakistan while people here cannot find jobs.