[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert Kennedy
... it is not impossible !!!
Article V of the Constitution implies that no amendment can be ratified to deprive a state of its universal suffrage in the Senate, without its consent. Though, presumably, an amendment could be ratified to remove that provision, and another one could be ratified to change a state's Senate representation.
The U.S. Constitution contradicts its very existence from an "individual rights" point of view. Federalists left so many gaps in checks/balances that I'm hardly convinced that the U.S. Constitution was made to protect individual rights in the first place. When the U.S. Constitution was written out how come the founders who defended it claim that it was a document to prevent a king ,yet it warranted unlimited power to a president to do the same things a king could do with a military? The ability for the u.s. president to use military force to put down an insurrection is a sick joke.
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..this is the darkest timeline..It was too weird to live, and too rare to die - hunter s. thompson .
There's a theme that is resonating more and more these days, and it is, "The Anti-Federalists Were Right."
Such entitlements are not to be realized by the U.S. Constitution itself, but in the fixed ideals, maxims, and aspirations that it represents. It is for the populace to ensure that those fundaments remain grasped and respected, not the “rulers” thereof, having merely been elected or established into its public offices.
The U.S. Constitution is merely a testamentary vessel, itself not impervious to the ravaging of open sea, as it is for its successors to ensure that its bearing is kept steady, neither running afoul or aground.
If collectively, those it was designed to protect from such abuses care not to understand or appreciate its attributes, then it stands that neither will those it was designed to empower.
The problem is largely, twofold, that (1) the federal government has by covert-to-overt agendas served (through its now infiltrated duopolisitc form of government) to unyieldingly bastardize the entirety in context of our U.S. Constitution, while (2) providing its people though misdirection and lack of proper education a perverted appreciation (primarily through gradualism) for those very ideals, maxims, and aspirations, wholly representative of our Creator granted heritage and honor.
There is nothing faulty with the U.S. Constitution, per se; such fault lies equally in the people it was designed to empower as much as in those it was meant to provide appanage.
As it has been long since well-stated, power corrupts, and absolute power, corrupts absolutely.
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“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” ― Thomas Paine
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