Tit for tat

Some people believe that the CIA during GWH Bush’s term in office as president helped engineer Boris Yeltsin’s election as president of Russia in 1991. Boris Yeltsin was a drunken clown who was succeeded in office by Vlad “the Impaler” Putin as effectively president for life. Now the Russians have returned the favor by helping to elect Donald Trump in 2016. If we meddle in other peoples’ elections, we should not be surprised if they return the favor. Who or what will follow the Trump crime family when they exit the White House? Will it be a President-for-life Mike Pence or something else? Don’t scoff; the only thing preventing it is the 22nd amendment and the US Constitution is easier to change than you might think.

The Koch brothers and others are pushing for a constitutional convention. They are only a handful of states away from succeeding. Ostensibly, the reason advanced for a constitutional convention is to add a balanced budget amendment. However, once called, a constitutional convention could change other parts of the US Constitution or create an entirely new document. It would depend on the state of mind of the country at the time. Other topics likely to be discussed and perhaps changed include freedom of speech, women’s right to an abortion, direct election of US Senators, the progressive income tax, women’s rights including the right to vote, religious qualifications for office, judicial terms in office and the list goes on.

The constitutional convention could specify how the amended document is approved, perhaps by majorities in state legislatures and 3/4 of the state legislatures or other. You and I, the American electorate, could be denied a direct voice in approving or rejecting the changes. It could happen and it is much closer to happening than most people realize.

Trump must go.

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