Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:40 UTC
In the News "The increase is a sign that the search engine can no longer afford to operate in a Silicon Valley vacuum. For years, Google had a reputation for indifference inside the Beltway. It took Google until May 2005 to set up a presence in Washington and even then, its headquarters consisted of a one-man lobbying shop in suburban Maryland." Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal? Why aren't you guys turning to the streets when your country is quite clearly being bought left and right? I mean, I'm sure this happens everywhere, but on this scale? Gives me the creeps.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I hate to be a pessimist, but I don't think that will end up making it as an amendment. Amending the constitution is a long process. There are only two ways:

1) 2/3 majority passage in both congressional bodies
AND
3/4 2/3 state governments to ratify it

2) 2/3 state governments demand it
AND
a Constitutional Convention confirms it.

I don't think anyone has tried the second method, as no one knows the how to run a constitutional convention anymore.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Pessimism and politics go hand in hand, so don't worry about that. :-)

Thanks for the reply. It is good having some perspective from the US. It explains a lot.

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