The formal process of amending the Constitution is cumbersome
and slow. While this fact explains why relatively few
amendments have been adopted, it does not discourage advocates of
constitutional change from proposing them. Four amendment proposals
that have gained considerable attention are the Balanced Budget
Amendment, the Birthright Citizenship Amendment, the Equal Rights
Amendment, and the Overturn Citizens United Amendment. Select one
of these proposals as the topic of your initial post and use the
assigned resources to inform yourself about its purpose and the
arguments of its supporters and critics.
Before writing your initial post, review the assigned resources.
In your initial post of at least 200-250 words, briefly summarize what the proposed amendment would do and the problem its proponents say it will solve. Explain the main pros and cons in the debate about the amendment. Evaluate the proposed amendment from two perspectives:
- Your own political philosophy, values or ideology. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your political values and why they lead you to support or oppose the amendment.)
- The likelihood that the proposed amendment will eventually be ratified to become part of the Constitution. (Justify your assessment by explaining how the proposal will or will not, in your judgment, survive the ratification process.)
Fully respond to all parts of the question. Write in your own
words. Support your position with APA citations to
two or more of the assigned resources required for
this discussion. Please be sure that you demonstrate understanding
of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite
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