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Mon May 27, 2013, 12:04 PM

43. Well, they sound good, but...

 

"In 1916, a proposed amendment to the Constitution read that all acts of war should be put to a national vote. Anyone voting yes would have to register as a volunteer for service in the United States Army."

Direct democracy has never been known to work, which is why the founders created a representative democracy. California's version of direct democracy resulted in 80% of "propositions" calling for government spending being passed, while 70% of those calling for taxation failed, and drove California into the brink of bankruptcy for years. That is beginning to reverse itself under Brown, but could be temporary.

Not to mention that with a secret ballot, how do you enforce the part that requires volunteering for military service if one votes in favor of war?

"1876: the forbidding of religious leaders from occupying a governmental office or receiving federal funding "

The constitution forbids any religious test for any office in this nation. There was at one point a law banning federal funding for religious organizations, but George Bush voided that with his "Office of Faith-Based Initiatives," or something like that and Obama continued the process after he was elected.

"1933: an attempt to limit the personal wealth to $1 million "

Limiting personal wealth? You have to be kidding. Aside from the utter impossibility of enforcement, Karl Marx would be giddy withy delight.

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