Pos 110 Excerices week 2

Pos 110 Excerices week 2 - Moderates, on the other hand,...

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1. Smart start! Why? You remembered that, historically, constitutional amendments have never been initiated at national conventions, even though that is one of the two possible methods outlined in Article V. Your decision to use the route that has proved successful in the past increases the odds of your effort succeeding. 2. Great choice! Why? You have two distinct advantages in the House that you don't have in the Senate: (1) you are a senior and respected member, and (2) a block of House members already supports the amendment. If you succeed in the House, your odds of also succeeding in the Senate are increased because the House vote may convince many skeptical senators. 3. Good move! Why? Fiscal conservatives aren't overjoyed with your decision, because leaving in the two-thirds language will still allow the government the option to run a deficit. But, they still want some kind of amendment that will make running a deficit more difficult for the government.
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Unformatted text preview: Moderates, on the other hand, are happy that you've sided with them. The result is that the bill passes in the House by a comfortable margin, with only a small block of the most ardent fiscal conservatives voting against it. 4. Good choice! Why? As your supporters thought, the suit is thrown out. The judge rules that it is without merit. Having wasted no time on the suit, you are ready to begin working on the Senate to pass your proposal. 5. Smart move! Why? The president gives a forceful speech in support of the proposed amendment and within three weeks the bill passes in the Senate. You've achieved your goal of succeeding at stage one of the process. Now you've got to turn your attention to getting two-thirds of the states to ratify the amendment, and that could take years. Your work is cut out for you, but you've made it farther than most!...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course POS 110 taught by Professor Britt,j during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Pos 110 Excerices week 2 - Moderates, on the other hand,...

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