Fasces wrote:To call a convention requires a simple majority vote in 34 state legislatures. 19 states have already signed on, as of 2023.
In 2016, Republicans controlled majorities in both chambers of 32 states, and in 2 more states controlled at least one chamber.
In 2023, Republicans have a trifecta in 22 states, and control both chambers of the legislature in 6 more, controlling one chamber 3 more. The states with split legislatures include Kansas Louisiana, Alaska, Kentucky and North Carolina, where a GOP trifecta is entirely feasible.
It really isn't as far-fetched as you think it is. Procedures for adopting a new constitution will be decided by the convention, and I doubt they'll go for requiring unanimous state approval. Once they get their convention, they're pretty much free to do whatever.
I frankly thought the issue with the USA is not righting the defects when they had multiple chances to do so. The only logical explanation is that both parties were benefitting from the corruption and therefore were willing to allow the defectiveness in the democratic architecture to remain untouched.
I think there is always that type of negligence that often characterizes a snowballing problem in many governments. Some neglect thing that is deliberately not confronted. One sees it in the French Revolution and many other Revolutions throughout human history. The ones in power just refuse to acknowledge something profoundly defective. They ignore it because they do not want to lose what they have in their hand. Lack of planning. Lack of acceptance of what the issue might become in the future.
It is really stupidity Fasces. What Harari from Sapiens book says is a big factor in enormous problems in human history.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/13/never-u ... uthor.html
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