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    "The potential for amending the Constitution is humongous," says Richard Hamm, chair of the history department at University at Albany State University of New York. Indeed, he says, the Constitution is so adaptable it could effectively cancel parts of itself out. "You could pass another amendment that could erase the First Amendment or erase the Second Amendment."

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    Looks like someone is already advocating Obama as a lifetime dictator.
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    Equinox wrote:
    "The potential for amending the Constitution is humongous," says Richard Hamm, chair of the history department at University at Albany State University of New York. Indeed, he says, the Constitution is so adaptable it could effectively cancel parts of itself out. "You could pass another amendment that could erase the First Amendment or erase the Second Amendment."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1228...googlenews_wsj
    I guess Mr. Hamm (or the author, for that matter)has neverstudied the process foramendment. The Colorado Constitution is absurdly easy to amend, and we have had more total amendments to it in less than half the time. The only reason the US Constitution has so few is because the Founders wisely made it so HARD to amend.

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