Thats what amendments are forNO.
I am no fan of the current administration either, but the administration of Woodrow Wilson was at least as bad as GW's.It is NOT that Government per se removes our freedom but that this Government most certainly has. I am not sure if I have seen any other American Government that has curtailed the privacy of its citizens as the current Govt.
Our system is broken, and it was broken intentionally over time.Onto your question as to how do we go about bringing the change. Well we have the most powerful tool - Democracy - that we can use. I mean we are keen on spreading this abroad(read Iraq and elsewhere) but when it comes to USA this doesnt work? That doesnt cover ourselves with much glory does it now?
So you are saying that the human race has evolved to a state where there is no potential for dictatorships? The idea that freedom just happens is illogical. Do you think it is an accident that our rights are being stripped away at the moment. Could it possibly have anything to do with the apathy and general ignorance of far too many Americans? Men are just as likely to be despotic today as they were 200+ years ago.My point was rather simple. Just as we dont have slavery today, as we did in the times of our Founding Fathers I see no reason why we should have Free for All Gun control. My argument stemmed from the fact that you suggested -The Founding Fathers knew this was true because they experienced it. This obviously doesnt hold true since not all of Founding Fathers decision in 1789 is valid today.
So we should allow opinion polling to determine when a president should be impeached? I think the Constitution also has this one right. Can you imagine the potential problems that would come about if impeachment was decided by popular opinion?In many ways it is. How else can you explain the fact that we have been ruled by a President who enjoys 25% ratings on every channel, from Fox to MSNBC for the past 2 years? If ever there was a case of impeachment this was it. I mean can you imagine CEO of Nutraplanet being at top if only 25% of its members/workers/stockholders supported him?
I say update Constitution as well.