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The Resource A more perfect constitution : 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country, Larry J. Sabato

A more perfect constitution : 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country, Larry J. Sabato

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A more perfect constitution : 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country
Title
A more perfect constitution
Title remainder
23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country
Statement of responsibility
Larry J. Sabato
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Calls for revisions to the Constitution to restore equity for ordinary citizens and offers proposals to reinvigorate the document to incorporate changes to the structure of Congress, the Electoral College, the Supreme Court, and a mandatory national service
Cataloging source
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Sabato, Larry
Dewey number
342.7302
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.S185 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
  • Political participation
  • Constitutional amendments
  • United States.
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
Label
A more perfect constitution : 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country, Larry J. Sabato
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-330) and index
Contents
CREATING A CAPITAL CONGRESS: Reforming the Senate -- Reforming the House -- Congressional term limits: extreme or mainstream -- Balancing the budget: setting the stage for a great convention debate -- Continuity of government: preparing for the unthinkable -- PERFECTING THE PRESIDENCY: The Presidential term of choice -- The 6-yr term -- The alternative: a presidential confirmation election -- A lengthened House term (& changes in the Senate term) -- War-making limits: presidential downsizing -- Item veto -- Fairness to all: making the presidency possible for Americans who are not "natural-born" -- THE NEW COURT: SUPREME BUT NOT ETERNAL: The error of lifetime tenure -- Fixed terms -- Not-so-early retirement -- A balanced bench -- Power of the purse -- POLITICS: AMERICA'S MISSING CONSTITUTIONAL LINK: Of parties, presidential politics, and the quadrennial orgy -- The regional lottery plan for the new constitution -- The electoral college: mend it, don't end it -- Adding some political rules of the game for the 21st century -- A CITIZENSHIP OF SERVICE: ASKING WHAT WE CAN DO FOR OUR COUNTRY . . . AND OURSELVES: An American history of service: military calls and civilian supplements -- The case for Universal National Service (UNS) -- UNS and America's future -- VOX POPULI: WHAT DO THE PEOPLE THINK OF CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE? The caution light blinks steadily -- Dissatisfaction with the status quo -- Look who's talking -- Rasmussen Poll on the proposed new constitution -- CALLING THE 21st CENTURY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: The founders' daring and our timidity -- The legal netherworld surrounding a new convention -- Setting the ground rules prior to the convention -- Calling the convention -- After the convention: ratification and its aftermath -- Getting there from here -- The U.S. Constitution and amendments
Control code
ocn153578305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 342 p.
Isbn
9780802716217
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o153578305
  • (OCoLC)153578305
Label
A more perfect constitution : 23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country, Larry J. Sabato
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-330) and index
Contents
CREATING A CAPITAL CONGRESS: Reforming the Senate -- Reforming the House -- Congressional term limits: extreme or mainstream -- Balancing the budget: setting the stage for a great convention debate -- Continuity of government: preparing for the unthinkable -- PERFECTING THE PRESIDENCY: The Presidential term of choice -- The 6-yr term -- The alternative: a presidential confirmation election -- A lengthened House term (& changes in the Senate term) -- War-making limits: presidential downsizing -- Item veto -- Fairness to all: making the presidency possible for Americans who are not "natural-born" -- THE NEW COURT: SUPREME BUT NOT ETERNAL: The error of lifetime tenure -- Fixed terms -- Not-so-early retirement -- A balanced bench -- Power of the purse -- POLITICS: AMERICA'S MISSING CONSTITUTIONAL LINK: Of parties, presidential politics, and the quadrennial orgy -- The regional lottery plan for the new constitution -- The electoral college: mend it, don't end it -- Adding some political rules of the game for the 21st century -- A CITIZENSHIP OF SERVICE: ASKING WHAT WE CAN DO FOR OUR COUNTRY . . . AND OURSELVES: An American history of service: military calls and civilian supplements -- The case for Universal National Service (UNS) -- UNS and America's future -- VOX POPULI: WHAT DO THE PEOPLE THINK OF CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE? The caution light blinks steadily -- Dissatisfaction with the status quo -- Look who's talking -- Rasmussen Poll on the proposed new constitution -- CALLING THE 21st CENTURY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: The founders' daring and our timidity -- The legal netherworld surrounding a new convention -- Setting the ground rules prior to the convention -- Calling the convention -- After the convention: ratification and its aftermath -- Getting there from here -- The U.S. Constitution and amendments
Control code
ocn153578305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 342 p.
Isbn
9780802716217
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o153578305
  • (OCoLC)153578305

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