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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Where are our amendments?

Republicans control both houses of Congress and most state legislatures in a manner not seen since the 1920s.

So where are the proposed constitutional amendments to reverse all those court decisions the Republicans decried over the years?



Where is that that Right To Life Amendment? Or have Republicans just been taking the votes from evangelical Christians under false pretenses all these years?

Where is that Protect the Flag Amendment? If the party does not want to stand up for the flag, why should veterans stand up for the party?

Where is that Marriage Amendment? Or is the Republican Party really cool with allowing the Supreme Court to supplant Congress, the 50 state legislatures, and centuries of common law in legalizing gay marriages?

Democrats know how to use power.

Republicans don't.

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19 comments:

  1. This is how we got Trump. Republicans are useless.

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    1. Yes. Republicans are useless. So are Democrats. The question Don should be asking is: why isn't Trump taking up the very amendments that Surber advocates?

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  2. They'd make their friends across the aisle in the Democrat party mad at them and they wouldn't get invited to all the cool parties.

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    1. You mean, they'd make the in crowd mad at them and not get invited to the cool parties. That only makes sense if both groups are immature, self-centered and social climbers. So it makes sense! --BJ54

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  3. Don, you are usually not this ignorant appearing.

    "The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate"

    You know that there has NEVER been been the ability to get those amendments through by that process in the last 60+ years. It will take an Article V convention.

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  4. Amendment 27 (Ratified May 7, 1992)
    Amendment 26 (Ratified July 1, 1971)
    Amendment 25 (Ratified February 10, 1967)
    Amendment 24 (Ratified January 23, 1964)
    Amendment 23 (Ratified March 29, 1961)
    Five amendments in the last 56 years, so it is not impossible -- unless you do not try.

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    1. This qualifies as the top Butt Hurt post of the week ... and there are plenty of candidates. True to Trumpyism - the worse the news gets for Trump, the harsher and less rationale the tweets and posts become.

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    2. Uhmmm ... finding out the FBI meddled in the canpaign and was/in a possible coup to overthrow a duly elected president is bad news for Trump?

      Yeah ... right. ��

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    3. ... and note that there have been NO amendments in the last 25 years. Which speaks volumes about the *current* state of partisanship in Congress. The Republicans' current *slim* majority in the Senate is always threatened by defection of McCain & Co., who thus wield extraordinary [veto] power over all Senate Republican bill voting.
      In contrast, Schumer's Senate Democrats display perfect unison voting in accordance with their leader's instructions.
      This is what you'll get in any voting on Constitutional amendments in today's Senate partisan environment:
      https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/01/us/politics/senate-tax-bill-vote.html

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  5. Where is the promised balanced budget amendment!!??

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  6. Point is, the Gst ten years saying "IF only we had a majority, we'd do all these great things."

    So now they've a majority, and a Republican as President and ...?

    If you like Obamacare - vote GOP.
    If you like Open Borders - vote GOP.
    If you like Amnesty - vote GOP.
    If you support abortion on demand - vote GOP.
    If you like Judical dictats - vote GOP.

    Cause you know, they're not going to actually _do_ anything about it.


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  7. The RepublicanParty®, recently simplified to TrueCons®, has become a perpetual Mean Girls (2004) movie.

    Meanwhile the Marxists are unified and doing just fine and dandy.

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    1. So despite the fact that Rs "control both houses of Congress and most state legislatures in a manner not seen since the 1920s" and the White House, the Democrats still control the narrative? Hilarious. And if not hilarious - because it could actually be true - the Rs are the biggest groups of wusses (Trump included) walking this earth.

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  8. And that's why so many of us vote Repub. Benign stupidity ranks higher than well organized evil.
    It grates though.
    JimNorCal

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  9. The GOPe doesn’t want to govern. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: the establishment Republicans would much prefer to let the Dems drive, while they offer bad advice from the back seat. That way, they can say truthfully, “we’re not in charge, these terrible policies aren’t ours,” while campaigning with promises to fix things.

    We now know several things: that the establishment Republicans are liars; that they never intended for a moment to actually fulfil their promises; and that they have no intention of ever fixing anything or of leaving the gravy train. They don’t appear to have any qualms about lying to our faces, and do that over and over without batting an eye. When their lies are discovered, they don’t even deny them anymore, they just carry on as if nothing had happened.

    We also know that the whole Democrat vs. Republican “struggle” is a sham. There’s only the Washington DC Establishment Party, which I call the Uniparty. It is two-faced, but it’s the same beast. It also speaks with split tongue, as Lieawatha Warren can attest!

    The only thing going for us is President Trump and our fellow Deplorables that voted for him. I believe The Donald still has some tricks up his sleeve; he’s my only hope, so I’m sticking with him through thick and thin.

    If they succeed in removing President Trump, then we’ll be going into the last Liberty Box: the ammo box. I’ve got enough on hand to get started!

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    1. B I N G O ! ! ! !

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    2. "Watch what we do, not what we say." John N. Mitchell.

      "There is nothing new under the sun."

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  10. Court decision/ opinions are not law. Folks might want to check out article 3 of the Constitution.

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