Time to rebalance

Please correct me if I am wrong here: The Constitution requires 2/3 vote to propose and then 3/4 vote to ratify by both houses of the U.S. Congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution. The Congress would never get that level of agreement for an amendment that reduces Congress’ (or a congressman’s) personal power vis-a-vis the states. On the other hand, under the Constitution the states also have a defined method to amend the U.S. Constitution. This is one of the balances of power that the founders and framers of the U.S. put into the U.S. Constitution, and they made the bar very high. Other than this, the Constitution can easily be read as a recipe for an imperial oligarchy. In regard to the balance of power between the federal government and the states, the states can be expected to and would propose and then ratify by 3/4 vote Constitutional amendments that would increase their states’ powers and the individual state legislator’s powers vis-a-vis the federal government. This is one of the those times to re-balance the relative power of government versus the people in all civilized countries, not only the U.S. This is one of those times when the technological society (including the technologies of management and administration and the technologies of propaganda and education) has been used successfully against the people to diminish the people’s power. This is one of those times to move toward democracy and away from centralized governments in all civilized countries. (see painting: The Forgotten Man, by Jon McNaughton.)


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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