Secession – Constitutional Amendments

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    Having finished Brion’s Secession lectures I wondered:

    Has the idea ever been floated to amend the constitution to take the confederate constitutions improvements

    -explicitly making the states sovereign
    -removing the general welfare clause
    -giving the President one 6 year term
    -removing the “internal improvements” concept from Congressional powers

    These simple changes would have a profound impact on limiting Federal Power and take away much of the “constitutional law” precedent that has ceded even more power to the Federal government.

    This would be better than Nullification!

    #14847

    To my knowledge, there has never been a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution in regard to the Confederate Constitution. That would have been, and probably would still be, regarded as treasonous. But the improvements were noteworthy and beneficial to federalism. They should be used.

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