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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Former Supreme Court justice calls for six new amendments to the Constitution
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee who retired from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 after 35 years of service, wants to change the Constitution.

He’s proposing no less than six new amendments to the national charter, each of which he sees as remedies to Supreme Court rulings  from which he dissented as a member of the court. That may sound like sour grapes, but Stevens makes interesting arguments for his proposed amendments.

In any event, I wouldn’t bet on the success of even one of Stevens’ amendments, let alone all six. The principal impediment is that the men who drafted the Constitution made it quite difficult to change, which is why only 17 amendments have been adopted in the 223 years since the Bill of Rights took effect.

The story is HERE.

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