Possibly W. is correct.
If you accept the fact that it is not the current Constitution that has a problem, but it is the citizens of this country who have a problem. That problem is compliantly sanctioning ongoing un-constitutional actions taken frequently by Congress and the President. In short none are upholding their oath of office and there is no accountability demanded.
If you do not fix that problem with this Constitution what is going to change with another one?
In fact there is an old quotation attributed to one of the framers that goes something like this: This constitution is appropriate for a moral and religious society but it will be inadequate for any other. Maybe that is the problem.
I just finished reading your draft of amendments. They would provide an excellent starting point if the Constitution it-self were the real problem.
As you know I believe the real problem is different. This country's leaders at both the state and federal levels are not following the existing ground rules (as established by the Constitution) and the general public is not holding those breaking the law accountable for their actions.
The fear I have is that this same attitude will rule the day in any COS. And, what we have to loose is the Constitution and this country's connection to it's founding principles. Obviously, I believe the risk is not worth the reward.
To me a far less riskier strategy would be to take one of your proposed amendments (you choose) and try to sheppard it thru the existing amendment process. Then evaluate your success. If it were me I would start with the Article 3 changes you suggested; less the requirement that judges must be lawyers.
Even better might be an aggressive movement to gain public support for holding elected officials accountable to their oath of office. The impeachment process!
Not exactly Oren. What Iam saying is that we must have real leverage before we roll the dice. Maybe, like, control of the rules of the game ?
In simplicity, a controlling number of states which are held by REAL Constitutional conservatives.
Until there is a radical change in the mentality of the congress, which will not happen in one election cycle of of either house of congress.
The greedsters we are dealing with used to be satisfied with having control of a Senatorial majority until they worked it down to just the Senate leadership.
Then, knowing that they could not possibly control the number of people changes in the House to control it, they applied the same logic to the House.
At this time, the President is the ONLY one who can possibly road block the Congressional agenda.
The Presidents authority lies in the veto pen, Executive Orders and as Commander in Chief, plus, the Attorney General and the authority over the cabinets, and bureau's.
The DHS comes to mind first, then ATF, FBI, and the rogue CIA.
All very powerful, I think you would agree.
Oren, my whole point there is that, I can not imagine a COS even happening before we have a new president in office, so, in the meanwhile, to stave off the agenda of the anti Constitutional efforts of the congress and still get something done, this is the arsenal of the new president. Once his Attorney General is in place we can prosecute the leadership scum in the congress. And that will be the beginning of the recovering of Constitutional government.
Oren, I am in total suport of Trump./ When I speak of a new president, that is who Iam refering to. I guess I should have been specific.
But, unless we get the president we want, I believe that even if there is a COS, it will not change a thing.
To all concerned about the possibility of a COS, the very thought of two of the worst sociopaths in our lifetime, David Rockefeller and George Soros promoting the push for a COS is about the biggest red flags I have seen facing our Constitution in the over two hundred years of our Republic.
Before I personally will feel comfortable in opening the door to the Constitution I would have to see a dramatic return of patriotism in the whole country or at least enough to guarantee control the political out come of such a venture.