When kicked in the teeth, the thing to do is to laugh and fight back.
The Supreme Court has rather screwed us with some seriously reactionary judicial activism.
Seems to me that we have two or three large issues to address, and the game is: how to write a Constitutional amendment that addresses them.
The contest is to be judged on several scores, and there could easily be several winners. Everybody is a winner!!!
The issues that need correcting seem to me to be: the “personhood” of corporations, the conflict between the First Amendment and campaign finance rules, and the bullshit of each state getting two senators.
Points will be awarded for:
Describing other critical issues amenable to redress with a constitutional amendemnt.
Getting more of the issues cured with less amendments.
Doing a good impersonation of Madison, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, etc.
Alternately, sounding just as modern as is possible.
Points will be deducted for anything smacking of:
“If only all the good people could get together and do the right thing!”.
Seriously, we are up against some very real Constitutional questions, thanks to all the assholes who said that there was no difference between Bush and Gore. What a squadron of pinheads.
It is time for some serious populism, me thinks. The ugly truth of that is that we are going to need to find a way to manipulate the teabaggers to do our bidding…..