- Oct 22, 2005
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that math is significantly flawed. You're just pretending that six thousand is enough to pass a constitutional amendment when it's not. It's not "mathmatically possible" because you're just picking a number out of the blue with no rhyme or reason for coming up with that number.Harshaw said:You know what?
I'll do better than you.
I don't pretend to know how many members of each state's legislature there are.
But say the minimum number of people needed to vote an amendment into being is 1,500. Or even 6,000. That would be about 0.02% of the population.
If you could get the exact minimum number of people you need in all the exact places of the levels of government you need them to be in order to effect the votes . . .
You could rule the country and do anything you wanted to the Constitution with only those 6,000 people.
It's mathematically possible.
But it's about as likely as all the air molecules in this room spontaneously jumping into the northeast corner -- which is physically possible. But is it going to happen?
So, what, AGAIN, is it that you're so worked up about?
It takes two thirds of both houses of Congress to present an amendment to the states. That's 290 Congressional districts and 34 states. Granted that each representative and senator follows through with popular demand in his constituency, a mere six thousand people could not even form a majority in just one district, much less 290. Remember, a Congressional district has, on average, 675,000 people. If they can't form a 50.0000000000000000000001% majority in one distritct, how are they going to form said majorities in 290 districts?
That's more full of bullcrap than a cow manure waste compact. It is NOT physically possible because gases want to get as far away from each other as possible. Their electron clouds are negatively charged, and like forces repel. Solids do this too, but they have such low kinetic energy levels that they don't move very far. Gases, on the other hand, have enough kinetic energy to get away from each other, and they do. They will never spontaniously move to a corner because their electron clouds won't allow it.But it's about as likely as all the air molecules in this room spontaneously jumping into the northeast corner -- which is physically possible. But is it going to happen?