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Change the US Constitution

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by downtown, Jun 2, 2007.

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I would support:

  1. Judicial Reform: Federal Judges serve up to 15 years, not for life

    32.6%
  2. No More Flag Burning: New Amendment banning the burning of the flag

    7.8%
  3. Federal term limits: congressmen can only serve X amount of terms

    31.8%
  4. Repealing the 2nd amendment: hey, it worked for Europe??

    18.6%
  5. Abolishing the income tax

    25.6%
  6. Making Presidential Election day a national holiday

    50.4%
  7. Creating a national set of standards for election procedures

    44.2%
  8. Creating a civil service test for ambassadors

    22.5%
  9. The Arnold Rule: Allowing non-americans to serve as president

    39.5%
  10. Leave everything the way it is. the framers got it right the first time

    7.0%
  11. I have a different idea

    25.6%
  12. Creating a "safe district" in Ohio, so Downtown can get to Congress

    13.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ybbor

    ybbor Will not change his avata

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    • Judicial Reform: Federal Judges serve up to 15 years, not for life
    • Federal term limits: congressmen can only serve X amount of terms
    • Abolishing the income tax
    • Making Presidential Election day a national holiday
    • Creating a national set of standards for election procedures
    • Creating a civil service test for ambassadors

    All of these seem like they could just as easily be done without a constitutional amendment
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    amadeus-Godwynn '24!
     
  3. nc-1701

    nc-1701 bombombedum

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    Making Presidential Election day a national holiday
    Creating a national set of standards for election procedures

    ...and of course ythe last two:
     
  4. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    We need to start raising money now.

    Any CFC member can make a donation to our campaign. :)
     
  5. greekguy

    greekguy Missed the Boat

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    voted for "make election day a national holiday" and "i have another idea."

    my other ideas would be an amendment to eliminate birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants and this other idea i've been throwing around in my head for some time.

    I would like to see congressmen in teh House get their terms extended to 3 years, and have only 1/3 of the House up for reelection each year. that way, instead of having 1 year working, the other year campaigning for reelection, they would be working for 2 years before raising $ again. also, this would prevent the possibility (however slight it is) from having all freshmen congressmen in the House, where they wouldn't know what their doing without having veteran leadership.
     
  6. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I think everything that both me and Amadeus voted for ought to become law right this very second.
     
  7. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    Election day a holiday- yes, and plus would be able to raise the 51% (around there) registered voter turnout up

    Ban on flag burning- No. I mentioned this in another post, but burning of a flag is the way to dispose of an old, tattered flag that is unusable by cutting out blue field and cutting that in 1/2 again, then burn.

    Arnold rule- Yeah, that needs to be changed. Arnold wouldn't really have a chance anyway, but no reason someone who moved here when they were 1 year old couldn't become president. As long as voters trust the foreigner, they would be American enough.

    Civil service for ambassadors- I thought there was already some test to meet quualifications. Maybe it's just for diplomats, but I know that it is relatively easy to pass if you ever have a chance to become one.

    New ones- D.C. gets to have votes in Congress (If I remember from Colbert Report correctly, they have a representative, but isn't allowed to vote.)

    Electoral College thrown out and popular vote established.
     
  8. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    More than anything else, I want the interstate commerce clause clarified and restricted. If that crap weren't so vague, we'd be in much better shape around here.
     
  9. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Judicial Reform: Federal Judges serve up to 15 years, not for life
    I like this idea, though I don't think a constitutional amendment is in order.

    No More Flag Burning: New Amendment banning the burning of the flag
    This is wrong on so many levels. We can't sanctify some symbol, no matter how much it means to anyone. Besides, for the love of law, burning is the preferable way to dispose of a flag.

    Federal term limits: congressmen can only serve X amount of terms
    Yes. Yes. So much yes.

    Repealing the 2nd amendment: hey, it worked for Europe??
    Rather than repeal it, let's clarify it. Specify what "arms" are okay for the population at large, and specify how much "infringing" is okay. But don't repeal it completely.

    Abolishing the income tax
    What shall we replace it with?

    Making Presidential Election day a national holiday
    I think this would backfire. I know a lot of people that would just goof off for the day rather than vote.

    Creating a national set of standards for election procedures
    This is a good idea, but it doesn't belong in the constitution.

    Creating a civil service test for ambassadors
    This is also a good idea, and also doesn't belong in the constitution.

    The Arnold Rule: Allowing non-americans to serve as president
    No. The idea may be antiquated, but I think it's valid.

    Leave everything the way it is. the framers got it right the first time
    Mostly, but not perfectly. That's why we amend it. And anyway, "the way it is" isn't how "the framers got it".

    I have a different idea
    Clarify and restrict the interstate commerce clause. Hell, I'd trade my right to vote for that.

    Creating a "safe district" in Ohio, so Downtown can get to Congress
    Of course. But don't touch my constitution with it.
     
  10. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    That's the beauty of it! We don't! We slash spending.
     
  11. Chose

    Chose King

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    income tax is not in the constitution. Income is not profit. I am not a corporation. As for what to replace with, thats the problem. The government will get the money they need and there is nothing we can do about it.
     
  12. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    I support a federal judge terms, congressional term limits, allowing naturalized citizens to vote, clarify the 2nd amendment, create a national electoral agency and a natural election day holiday.
     
  13. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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  14. AL_DA_GREAT

    AL_DA_GREAT amour absinthe révolution

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    A few minor changes not much to worry about.
     
  15. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    Opps. My bad.

    I meant naturalized citizens being legible for the presidency.
     
  16. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    Also, now that of think of it: more limits of the President's powers. It just too powerful as is.

    Any suggestions?
     
  17. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    The limits in place are enough. It's just that nobody's paying any attention to them.
     
  18. Elrohir

    Elrohir RELATIONAL VALORIZATION

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    -Judicial Reform: Federal Judges serve up to 15 years, not for life
    -Federal term limits: congressmen can only serve X amount of terms
    -Abolishing the income tax
    -Making Presidential Election day a national holiday
    -I have a different idea
     
  19. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    Definitely add the amendment about any naturalized citizen becoming president. The "Arnold rule" gives every citizen a shot at becoming president, not just the ones born in the USA.
     
  20. Dr. Yoshi

    Dr. Yoshi Emperor of the Universe

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    Federal term limits: congressmen can only serve X amount of terms.
    In order for the engine of democracy to function smoothly we need fresh blood to lubricate its gears.

    Abolishing the income tax
    Something we can easily do without AND we don't have to tax the poor to compensate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairTax

    Making Presidential Election day a national holiday
    Encourages more to vote. Considering more people vote for American Idol than in national elections, I'd say we need something like this.

    Creating a national set of standards for election procedures
    So that we don't have as much confusion.
     

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