The combined chorus of those calling for a Constitutional Convention here in California continues to rise in crescendo. You see, they feel that our current state Constitution is responsible for this state’s ills. They want to delete it, and start over, rebuilding it from the ground up. They say too many things standing in the way of progress…(read that Progressives…and read that…Liberals.)
Since Democrats are in total control of our state legislature, I thought it’d be nice if we examined how California’s new State Constitution might look if the democrats succeed in getting the Consttution they want.
First, the Preamble would have to go. It currently reads “We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this constitution.”
Democrats and other liberals aren’t about to give credit to ANYBODY except themselves…plus there’s that ‘Separation of church and state’ stuff. So, the new Preamble would read: “We, the People of the state of California, grateful to Democrats and likeminded liberals, in order to secure THEIR BLESSING do establish this Constitution.
The current Article in the Constitution which requires a two thirds majority to pass a budget would be history. In it’s place…I can see it all now…”a simple majority is all that is required for passing a budget, unless Republicans are in control. In that case, only five Democrat votes are needed, and no Republican votes are allowed.
Results of Proposition 8 (declaring that only marriage between one man and one woman is legal and recognized in California) would have to go. In its place, we’ll find “Marriage is allowed for any and all without restrictions. All that’s required is a profession of “love”…be it with a partner (preferably same sex), a sheep, goat, horse, three partners or ten, a park bench, lamp post or a knothole in a wooden fence.” Gee, I’ve run outta’ space…but you get the idea.
Our current Constitution has done this state well. It’s not the Constitution that has caused the quagmire in our state. It’s the occupants of the state legislature. If anything needs deleted…THAT would be the best place to start.
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