Amendment xvii of this constitution, which stipulates that the senate of the united states shall be composed of two senators from each state, elected by the people. Keep it clean please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language please turn off your caps lock don't threaten threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Fortunately, the framers of the constitution gave us, the people, the power to amend the constitution we urgently need to exercise that power we, the people, should be the ones who control our government, not the corporations. An amendment to the constitution is an improvement, a correction or a revision to the original content approved in 1788 to date, 27 amendments have been approved, six have been disapproved and thousands have been discussed.
The constitution, not voters, has the ultimate legal authority in the past, the court hasn't treated the fourteenth amendment any differently than the first and the fourth. What amendments to the us constitution, if any, would you like to see the widespread belief is that the american constitutional republic, if not actually broken, is in a state of disrepair. The united states constitution is unusually difficult to amend as spelled out in article v, the constitution can be amended in one of two basic ways first, amendment can take place by a vote of two-thirds of both the house of representatives and the senate followed by a ratification of three. The supreme court can't do it on their own forever i believe the constitution should be updated, but not rewritten for instance, the all or nothing system used by all but two states i believe during presidential elections needs to be banned at a federal level voters have low confidence in.
Should congress amend the constitution to prevent the spouse of a living two term ex president from seeking election to that office update: batman, better do your own homework no person shall be elected to the office more than twice. Amendments to the constitution should not be updated or changed once we allow any of the amendments to be tampered with in any way, we lose our constitutional rights it will give the government the options to remove, change or alter, any amendments they deem necessary for the protection of national security. The united states constitution was, as you know, drafted in a cramped room in philadelphia in 1787 with shades drawn over the windows it was signed by 39 people america at the time consisted of 13 states. Informal amendment another way the constitution's meaning is changed is often referred to as informal amendment this phrase is a misnomer, because there is no way to informally amend the constitution, only the formal way.
We should be thinking about how the constitution will address ours the principle of liberty and equality, amar said, should extend to non-natural born citizens' ability to run for president. People easily find problems with the constitution, but here, i will explain the some of the most controversial topics such as the second amendment, the tenth amendment, the definition of a natural born citizen, and the terms for justices of the supreme court, and how they can easily be fixed. Amendments to the constitution should only be made to give additional rights, not to take rights away marriage should be defined as a loving and legal commitment between two people, to a. The amendment had to comply with the intent of the original constitution so that an amendment was not passed that would violate the unalienable rights of its citizens when women and minorities were given the right to vote they complied with the spirit that all men [mankind] are created equal. Shall the minnesota constitution be amended to dedicate current sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicle repair and replacement parts, so that beginning july 1, 2020, all of the revenue is used exclusively for roads, including repair of state and local streets, highways and bridges and to.
This duality in article v is the result of compromises made during the 1787 constitutional convention between two groups, one maintaining that the national legislature should have no role in the constitutional amendment process, and another contending that proposals to amend the constitution should originate in the national legislature and. Amending the constitution was never meant to be simple while thousands have been discussed since the original document was approved in 1788, there are now only 27 amendments in the constitution. Finally, in 1912, congress passed the 17th amendment, but only after supporters of the amendment were just one state short of triggering a constitutional convention since the 1960s, state legislatures have submitted petitions for constitutional conventions when congress refused to pass controversial amendments. Note: amendment 14, section 2, of the constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment section 1 the right of citizens of the united states, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the united states or by any state on account of age. What good is a constitution if it can be amended at any point in time, including amendments that un-amend old amendments case in point: the 18th amendment , which prohibited alcohol, only to have the amendment itself prohibited by the 21st amendment.
Constitutional amendendment issue on thursday may 25th, 1995, a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it illegal to burn the american flag passed its first test the amendment passed the constitution subcommittee 7-5 and went on to the full judiciary committee. A constitutional amendment is a modification of the constitution of a nation or state in many jurisdictions the text of the constitution itself is altered in others the text is not changed, but the amendments change its effect.