On a Constitutional Convention

Um. . . if we “revert” back to the original constitutional system the Bill of Rights would not apply to the people of the several states as the states have their own constitutions; the BoR is for FEDERAL CITIZENS. The ONLY reason why people yap about the Bill of Rights is due to the evil 14th Amendment’s incorporation of them. AND here is the kicker. NOT all of the Bill of Rights are incorporated by the 14th. Such as the two most important amendments, the 9th and 10th.

I mean… no disrespect, but I think the majority of US citizens have a pre-school understanding of American constitutionalism. If we were to really start clean, we would do as Thomas Jefferson told us to do. Write and establish constitutions (There are 51 constitutions in our Union) for the several states and the United States. I say the United States does not need a constitution, we should dust off the Articles of Confederation and restore the sovereignty of the states.

“The constitution was ordained and established by the people of the United States for themselves, for THEIR own government, and NOT for the government of the individual states. Each state established a constitution for itself, and, in that constitution, provided such limitations and restrictions on the powers of its particular government as its judgment dictated. The people of the United States framed such a government for the United States as they supposed best adapted to their situation and best calculated to promote their interests. The powers they conferred on this government were to be exercised by itself; and the limitations on power, if expressed in general terms, are naturally, and, we think, necessarily applicable to the government created by the instrument. They are limitations of power granted in the instrument itself; not of distinct governments, framed by different persons and for different purposes.

‘Had the framers of these amendments intended them to be limitations on the powers of the state governments, they would have imitated the framers of the original constitution, and have expressed that intention. Had congress engaged in the extraordinary occupation of improving the constitutions of the several states, by affording the people additional protection from the exercise of power by their own governments, in matters which concerned themselves alone, they would have declared this purpose in plain and intelligible language.’”–Chief Justice Marshall in Barron v. The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (1833)

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