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What if the Constitution had to be rewritten today? How would it be different/similar to the original one?

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Question by Lucy Diamond: What if the Constitution had to be rewritten today? How would it be different/similar to the original one?
What if there had been a provision in the original Constitution that the entire document had to be re-written this year? How do you think a Constitution drafted today would differ from the original one?

be creative?

Best answer:

Answer by Jon J
Go check out the Alaska and Hawaii Constitutions, those were made only a few decades ago.

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ANONYMOUS for RON PAUL (The Plan) 2012 Today

NOilluminati.com – The Hackivist group called Anonymous is throwing support behind Ron Paul for the 2012 Republican Presidental Primary & General Election. Ron Paul fights for Freedom & Liberty. He stands by his oath to the Constitution. He is the last hope for America to come out of debt. He fights for a Free Economy instead of our current one where the FED prints money to bail out Central Banks & Corporations not just in our Country (USA) but around the world. #29 — Top Favorited — News & Politics (9 #43 — Top Rated — News & Politics (9/17/11)
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2a Today for The USA Part One

The Second Amendment – America’s most vital amendment but one which is under constant threat and attack. Watch this (do be sure to watch parts 2 and 3 also.) and pass it on as widely as possible and wake up more people. Also, visit jpfo.org for other download options.

WINNIE MONSOD- IMPOSSIBLENG MANGYARI!! EARNING ONLY P720,0000 SALARY PER YEAR, GLORIA ARROYO’S NET WORTH ZOOMED TO P144.5 MILLION. HOW DID SHE DO THAT? WHAT DO YOU THINK? blogs.gmanews.tv Weeks after the PCIJ report on the President’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth came out, the President still has not explained, as she must, why her net worth has more than doubled between 2000 and 2008 from P61.9 million to P144.5 million. Certainly her salary as President, which is P60,000 a month or P720,000 a year, cannot justify such an increase. One should also eliminate from the equation possible gains from stock market trading because unless she or her stockbroker are trading geniuses, making the kind of killing she would have to make to justify her net worth increases would be very improbable because of the stock market decline in 2008. Thus, she would have to show very large increases in her other income which would be most naturally attributed to the income of her spouse. This, she still has not done. Actually the Philippines has very strict laws that if implemented properly, would show unexplained wealth and possible graft and corrupt practices by government officials right away. Our 1987 Constitution mandates it. And previous to that, there is RA 1379, passed way back in 1955, which provides that… Whenever any public officer or employee has acquired during his incumbency an amount of property which is manifestly out of proportion to his salary as such
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Gold Today: Gold Constitutional Money. Gold as Wealth Preserver

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Investor extraordinaire Eric Sprott and Dr. Larry Parks are this week’s special guests.  Dr. Parks leads off with a discussion on the U.S. Constitutional framework for gold and silver as money. He discusses how the use of fiat money to replace gold and silver has led to massive financial problems but more importantly to social injustice and untold riches for the banks, who now control our political and economic system. His focus is on how our present fiat monetary system operates to destroy savings, pensions and jobs and what to do about it.

Eric Sprott provides evidence that our financial system is bankrupt and that gold and silver values are heading for the moon relative to increasingly worthless paper money. Eric is even more bullish on silver than gold although he is unwavering in his view that gold prices will rise dramatically in the years to come.  He agrees with Dr. Parks in noting that only a relative few investors have yet purchased gold and silver. As such the bull market in the Precious Metals is still quite young.


Lawrence Parks is the Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education (FAME). He has broad experience in academia, in business, and in finance and holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Polytechnic University.

Dr. Parks has studied the money issue for more than thirty years. His writings have appeared in Pensions & Investments, The Economist, The Washington Times, The Freeman, The Free Market, American Outlook, The United States Congressional Record, National Review, and others. He is an active member of many civic and social organizations, a member of The United Association for Labor Education, The National Writer’s Union, UAW 1981, AFL-CIO, and he is a frequent speaker on the Fight for Honest Monetary Weights and Measures.

Eric Sprott has accumulated 35 years of experience in the investment industry. Eric started as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch.  In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now Cormark Securities Inc.), one of Canada’s largest independently owned securities firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management Inc. as a separate entity in December 2001, Eric divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees.

Eric’s investment abilities are well represented in his track record in managing various funds among which are the Sprott Hedge Fund L.P., Sprott Bull/Bear RSP Fund, Sprott Offshore Funds, Sprott Canadian Equity Fund and Sprott Energy Fund.

Eric was the recipient of the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Financial Services) and the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario. In 2007 was named Fund Manager of the Year by Investment Executive, a publication for Canadian financial advisors.

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What are some countries today that dont have religious freedom? Why is freedom of religion important?

Question by bananas_rool1214: What are some countries today that dont have religious freedom? Why is freedom of religion important?
What is the history of freedom of religion in the u.s?

Best answer:

Answer by aresee
I can’t answer the first part to your question but as to the second part. I don’t know what religion you are, but whatever you are, would you like to be told you can’t follow it? Freedom of choice is one of the most important things in life. And at this time of year, we have to remember and be grateful to so many who gave their lives so that we have that freedom.

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Yesterday Vs. Today

I had an interesting conversation with my mom the other day about the economy.  One of the situations that she attributed our current situation was the “creative financing” that was put into place so that people could buy and/or refinance their homes.  My mom told me, “100% financing didn’t exist when your dad and I bought our house.  We had to put down 20%.”  I reminded her that 20% for their first home was $7200.00.  “Yes, but dad didn’t make much money back then either.”  This peaked my interest.  I decided to do a bit of research to see how much things really have changed between then and now.  First of all the home they bought in Colorado Springs is now worth about $150,000.00.  So a 20% down payment would now be $30,000.00.  What is basically a down payment on that home now almost equaled the purchase price paid 21 years ago. Times do definitely change.  

Let’s look at income levels.  Have they risen?  Of course but here is an interesting fact. What has caused the biggest economic shift in the last 20 years is that millions and millions of mothers have entered the work force.  A woman in 1970 who had a 16 year old child was less likely to be in the work force than a woman in 2003 that had a six month old child.  This is a profound shift in the American way of life.  Since this has happened, you would imagine that median household income would have greatly increased. Keep in mind the numbers I’m using are inflation adjusted.  So here is the first interesting fact that I discovered.  While the median household income went up, the median income for males working full time actually went down. That means that a middle class man who is working full time is making about $800.00 less than his dad did.  What that means is that median family income rose, but only because there were now two incomes coming into a home.  Incomes still went up so we should be a richer generation right? Well let’s take a look at savings.  In the 70’s families were putting away about 11% of their income into savings.  By 2006 we had a negative savings.  So for the last four or five years the average middle class family has been putting nothing into savings.

What about debt?  In the 70’s the average middle class family spent 1.5% of their income on credit card debt, this has increased to 15% in the 2000’s. The big question is what are we spending our money on?  Clothes right?  I mean you see how packed the malls are and the designer labels that people are sporting.  Well actually the amount of money spent on clothes has decreased from the 1970’s to the 2000’s by 32%.  OK, so maybe it’s food. I remember when I was a kid going out to dinner was a really big deal, but since it isn’t now we’ll include that.  18% decrease.  Appliances saw a 52% decrease and the cost of owning and operating a car has decreased by 24%.  

What has gone up is scary.  Housing prices have seen a 76% increase. We’ve seen an increase of 74% in health care (this by the way is with employee sponsored insurance).  We’ve experienced a 43% increase in cars (yes it costs 24% less to own and operate one, but we now are a two car household).  Child care has basically increased 100% since the 70’s.  What about taxes?  There has been a 25% increase in taxes since the last generation.

It’s important to take a look at the ups and the downs in the economy. What you will notice is that the things that have gone down are the flexible things.  The things you can “tighten your belt” on.  The expenses that have increased significantly are the basic expenses.  The stuff you have to pay for regardless of circumstances.  Using again inflation adjusted numbers, the average household made $32,000.00 a year in the 70’s compared to $73,000.00 in the 2000’s; however, 50% of the household money was spent on basic expenses in the 70’s compared to 75% today.  This basically means that people today have less money left over after paying their basic expenses then the generation of the 70’s.  

Here are some other realities that we have to deal with in this generation. People are far more likely to lose their jobs because of layoffs and out-sourcing.  No job, no mortgage payments.

Health care is totally different now.  Previously a mom that gave birth without having a cesarean spent approximately five days in the hospital. Today she stays 24 hours if she has no problems.  People are being sent home following surgery with tubes and bandages in place with instruction for their “care giver” on how to change and clean them.  There is an unknown saying in the health care industry, “get them out quicker and sicker.”  The problem is, the care giver is probably working to pay the necessities. What if your mom or dad were ill, or your spouse or significant other, or you child? Who is going to be cleaning their tubes and bandages while you’re at work? Are you going to be able to afford hiring someone to do that while you go to work?

By the way, this all implies that you have health insurance.  More and more people are losing their benefits every day.  In 2001 1.4 million people lost their insurance and of those 800 thousand made more than $75,000.00 per year.

So right now we are seeing firsthand the devastation of a basic economic mess.  It’s not going to get better regardless of whether that 700 billion dollar “fix” bill is passed.  That’s like putting a Band Aid on a severed artery. You might see the bleeding stop for a minute, but it will start gushing very shortly afterward.

What can the government do to help us?  The answer is, I don’t know and I don’t think anyone else out there does.  There is however a solution.  It is time to stop focusing on what our government can do to help our personal economic status and start taking control of it yourself.  If you have one source of income right now then you are either broke, or not too far from it. The numbers don’t lie. We aren’t putting away money for our future.  More and more of us are without healthcare.  Facing the loss of a job leaves you with the support of an unemployment check, which barely covers your basic survival expenses.

Do you want a life of financial freedom?  Do you want to be financially free to the point that if something did happen to your job you wouldn’t worry how you were going to pay the basic bills?  If there is a health issue with a loved one, do you want to be able to be financially secure enough to care for them?  You can’t if you have only one source of income.  I don’t mean another person in your family working either, I mean you yourself having more than one source of income.  

What are these sources of additional income?  Tell people about a new health drink that you found that has helped change your life.  Help people learn to make foods at home that are healthy and inexpensive.  Tell people about cleaning products that aren’t only good for the environment, but cost less than retail products.  Get educated in real estate and start producing income using your new knowledge.  I don’t mean by buying homes either, there are a lot of different ways to make money in real estate that doesn’t cost a dime, but you have to get educated.  Send people to other sites to buy products that you recommend and get paid for doing that.  All of these things are available to you. They aren’t going to come knocking at your door though, you have to go out and get them.  If you are serious about owning your financial freedom to the point that I think you are then the time to act is now!  The favorite word of people who wait for the world to take care of them is “tomorrow”.  The favorite word of warriors who decide to create their reality is “action”.  Which one will you choose?

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Do you feel the Constitution of the United States of America is being adhered to today?

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