Constitutional Amendment: Necessary and Proper clause

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  1. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    Bill3000 brought this up on the constitutional voting thread. I don't think that this will be controversial.

    To wit, I propose the following text:

    Parliament of Civilitas

    Begun and held at the city of Isthmus City in the Province of New Fanatica on Saturday, the twenty-eighth day of July two thousand and seven,

    A Resolution

    Proposing amendment to the Constitution of Civilitas to grant necessary powers to the Parliament of Civilitas.

    Resolved by the Parliament of Civilitas (either two-thirds of its members concurring and one-half of its members from each province concurring, or two-thirds of of the members from three out of the four Provinces concurring) that the following shall become clause 12, Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution of Civilitas:

    To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of Civilitas, or in any department or officer thereof.

    This thread is for discussion. Apologies for the legalistic wording, but I copied the enacting formula from the Twenty-Third Amendment to the US Constitution, and the text of the amendment is verbatim the necessary and proper clause in the Constitution (except for the word "Civilitas"). Who said plagiarism was a bad thing?
     
  2. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I support this amendment/resolution, aye.
     
  3. Samuelson

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    I vote yes.
     
  4. Splime

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    I vote yess.
     
  5. The Ninja

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    I see no reason to object.

    Yes.

    The Ninja :ninja:
     
  6. Hackapell

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    I vote YES.
     
  7. nc-1701

    nc-1701 bombombedum

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    Aye Ten Chars...
     
  8. ArneHD

    ArneHD Just a little bit mad

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    Yes, I can agree to this.
     
  9. mangxema

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    Is this an official parliamentary proposal, or just "Hey, we need to plan on doing this"? There is a Bill of Rights coming down the pipe, and it makes the most sense to introduce this along with ump-teen others when the Parliament actually starts.
     
  10. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    Well, at the National Convention we'd basically agreed to 20 amendments:
    However, since we accidentally forgot to include the necessary and proper clause in the original Constitution I suppose that would be best to be the first amendment with all the others getting knocked down one.
     
  11. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Yes, Yes, a thousand times Yes!!!
     
  12. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    This is a proposal that we need to get out of the way before we do anything else, because if we don't do it, there is a chance that we will be severely hamstrung in doing anything else.
     
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    Ball Lightning www.sporedum.net

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  14. Canuck3

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    vote yes...
     
  15. jeps

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    yes!654321
     
  16. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    This probably isn't an actual vote but if it is then I vote yes.
     
  17. Provolution

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    I already voted yes, but bump this one.
     
  18. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    Another bump.

    THIS IS KEY!
     
  19. mangxema

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    Since apparently this is a vote, I say yes.
     
  20. Red Door

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    I vote yes?
     

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