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Unconditional Surrender Truman:


Hear ye! Hear ye! Having seen the adoption of a Bill of Rights, this Convention will now turn its attention to such additional and miscellaneous provisions as should be fitting and proper for inclusion in the federal Constitution. Through discussion with the Deputy Presiding Officer and other delegates to the Convention, I have compiled the following list of the questions that remain to be settled before we proceed with a final vote on this document:

                     Process for amending the Constitution
                     Federal "Supremacy Clause"
                     Relations between the Regions
                     Rules for simultaneous officeholding
                     Legislative process, relationship between the Senate and the House

Sometime tomorrow, I will present an amendment addressing most of these topics that will form the basis for our discussion; in the meantime, feel free to offer any ideas, thoughts, or concerns you may have in regards to these Articles.

I now open the floor for debate.

Southern Senator North Carolina Yankee:
I prefer a clean two-thirds all the way through for amendments.


2/3rs of the Senate (4), 2/3rds of the House (6) and 2/3rds with the Regions (2) with a 2/3rds Popular vote override on the later.

Leinad:
Quote from: Eternal Senator North Carolina Yankee on April 13, 2016, 01:01:05 AM

I prefer a clean two-thirds all the way through for amendments.

2/3rs of the Senate (4), 2/3rds of the House (6) and 2/3rds with the Regions (2) with a 2/3rds Popular vote override on the later.



I agree with this. Simple, effective, and it gives a say to everyone.

Lincoln Republican:
I agree that in most matters a 2/3 vote is acceptable.

However, we should institute a 3/4 vote on secession.

Unconditional Surrender Truman:
Quote from: Lincoln Republican on April 13, 2016, 10:49:18 AM

However, we should institute a 3/4 vote on secession.


This has already been done.

Anyways, I offer the following amendment:

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Delegates have 24 hours to object to Truman's amendment; HOWEVER, because it will be much easier to adopt this and then make changes as necessary than it would be to scrap this proposal and start from scratch, I respectfully ask that delegates refrain from objecting to this amendment. Think of this as a foundation rather than a final product: the idea is to erect a basic framework, after which we can consider changes or additions as necessary.

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