Stephen Bailey on Limiting Government by Constitutional Amendment
Radio Interview: Wednesday, 20 March 2013
I interviewed Stephen Bailey on "Limiting Government by Constitutional Amendment" on Philosophy in Action Radio on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast below.
Could an amendment to the US Contitution provide an effective check on government power? Stephen Bailey, a Republican congressional candidate in 2010, has a proposal for a constitutional amendment that deserves consideration.
Stephen Bailey was the Republican candidate to represent Colorado's 2nd congressional district in 2010. Since November of 2010, Stephen has been analyzing the U.S. Constitution, contemplating its flaws and searching for a path to a restoration of individual rights and personal liberty.
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- Commonly proposed changes to the constitution
- Political change via voting
- The fatal flaw in the constitution
- Jury nullification
- State nullification
- The failure of the checks and balances system
- The proper balance of power
- The proposed amendment
- The problem of ignorant jurors
- The problem of corrupt jurors
- The problem of criminal jurors
- The outcomes of this system of nullification
- The appeals process
- Democracy versus this proposal
- Disqualifying politicians from future office
- Fully Informed Jury Association
- This amendment as the completion of the Civil Rights Movement
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