A constitutional amendment is a change to the constitution of a nation or a state. In jurisdictions with "rigid" or "entrenched" constitutions, amendments do not require a special procedure different from that used for enacting ordinary laws.
Some constitutions do not have to be amended with the direct consent of the electorate in a referendum. In some states a decision to submit an amendment to the electorate must first be taken by the legislature. In others a constitutional referendum may be triggered by a citizen's initiative. The constitutions of the Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Japan and Australia are amended by means of a referendum first proposed by parliament. The constitutions of Switzerland and of several states in the United States may be amended through the process of popular initiative.
by logic,commonsense 6 years ago
Why does this president not trust the American voter to vote appropriately on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution?Apparently he knows what's best for us better than we do.If the majority of voters do not want it, it will not pass. If they do, then why shouldn't we have one?Every...
by Ralph Schwartz 21 months ago
Donald Trump just announced he will pass Term Limits? Will this help him win?At a rally today Trump spoke about a Constitutional Amendment on Term Limits for Congress. This should be supported across the asile - thoughts?
by Leslie Mccowen 6 years ago
By Alex Seitz-Wald on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:10 am"Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) told Fox News host Mike Huckabee this weekend that he would support an amendment to his state’s constitution to define life as beginning at conception, which would outlaw abortion and potentially many...
by Bill Akers 4 years ago
Do you think the 1913 Constitutional Amendment allowing the people to vote for Senators was wrong?Before 1913 Senators were appointed by the states. The House was controlled by the people, The Senate by the states. Our founders set it up this way, so that the states could hold the reins on the...
by SparklingJewel 6 years ago
October 29, 2011 SCHULZ GOES TO WALL STREETGives The Constitution A VoiceAt 9 AM on Saturday, October 8, I was tuned into CNN, broadcasting from Atlanta. The Host was interviewing three young people who had participated in "Occupy Atlanta" the day before. One was a 26 year old female...
by dabeaner 7 years ago
How about a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting lawyers from holding political office...or appointments? Have you noticed that the only U.S. Congressman to is mostly pro-freedom is a doctor (Ron Paul)? Most of the rest, who have sold us down the river and complicated our lives, are...
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