The U.S. Constitution Should be Easier to Amend

By Roy UIrich

The familiar part of Article V of the Constitution says that Congress, with the two-thirds approval of both the House and the Senate, can propose amendments to the Constitution, subject to ratification by three-fourths of the states.

Article V should be amended by reducing the state ratification threshold from ¾ to two-thirds.. This would make the process of amending the constitution a little easier. And it would align the United States with other western democracies such as Germany and France.

This proposal should be considered by both major parties…


ATTACKS ON GOVERNMENT ARE DANGEROUS AND MISPLACED, ESPECIALLY IN THE AGE OF COVID

By Roy Ulrich

Two Covid-19 vaccines have been approved for distribution. But former President Trump has yet to take one, even though he remains vulnerable to reinfection. Nor has he urged all Americans to take the vaccine once it becomes widely available. Following his lead, a number of his supporters say they don’t want to take it. …

Roy M Ulrich

Roy Ulrich is a public interest lawyer and consumer advocate who teaches Constitutional Law at U.C. Berkeley.

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