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Richard Labunski
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Politics & Government
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Marley & Beck Pr; 1st edition (July 2000)
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This book explains how the American people can use a little-known section of the Constitution - and the communicative power of the Internet - to organize a federal constitutional convention.

This book explains how the American people can use a little-known section of the Constitution - and the communicative power of the Internet - to organize a federal constitutional convention. It would be the nation's first such convention since the Constitution was written in 1787. At a time when pepole are deeply cynical about politics.

The Second Constitutional Convention book. Among the most controversial sections of the book are the 10 amendments Labunski offers for a convention to consider. His proposals include a campaign finance reform amendment to reduce the influence of money on politics; an amendment to protect the rights of victims of crime; an equal rights amendment; congressional term limits; and direct election of the president.

This book explains how the American people can use a little-known section of the Constitution . Our Constitution is probably the most revered document in .

This book explains how the American people can use a little-known section of the Constitution - and the communicative power of the Internet - to organize . Yet it was written long before automobiles, airplanes, telephones, or the Internet, and a lot has changed in our country.

The Second Constitutional Convention: How the American People Can Take Back Their Government (2000). The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. The Educated Student: Getting the Most Out of Your College Years (2003) The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles embody the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress ; the executive, consisting of the president ; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

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how the American people can take back their government. 1st ed. by Richard E. Labunski. Published 2000 by Marley and Beck Press in Versailles, Ky. Written in English. Constitutional conventions, Constitutional law, Law reform, Politics and government.

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In his book The Second Constitutional Convention: How the American People Can Take Back Their Government, Labunski makes the case for holding a constitutional convention based on local and national meetings in which people can discuss potential amendments to the . In his book, the author presents eight amendments focusing on areas such as campaign finance reform, equal rights, congressional term limits, and direct election of the president and vice president. The Second Constitutional Convention received wide.

This book explains how the American people can use a little-known section of the Constitution -- and the communicative power of the Internet -- to organize a federal constitutional convention. It would be the nation's first such convention since the Constitution was written in 1787.

At a time when pepole are deeply cynical about politics, a convention could propose amendments dealing with a variety of urgent issues. The author creatively demonstrates that rather than just be discouraged about politics, Americans can improve the Constitution and make their government more accountable. He proposes 10 amendments for a convention to consider, some of which will be very controversial.

  • Seevinev
For anyone who's read Larry Sabato's, "A More Perfect Constitution," and has an interest in what a 2nd Constitutional Convention could be like, this book is a good analogue. Worthy of a read.

Both books contain a list of possible amendments that such a Convention might take up as well as questions to consider about how such a convention, once called, might play out. For his part, however, Mr. Lubunski actually outlines a process by which the American people could call for and cause a 2nd Convention to happen, something Mr. Sabato leaves for others once a Convention has been decided upon.

Mr. Lubunski also goes through the Supreme Court's modest jurisprudence on the subject of the Constitutional Amendment process and past attempts by Congress to prepare for the possibility of a Convention. Also, he debates the extent of Congress' authority on the matter considering how likely they'd be the subject of such a convocation themselves.

As a conservative, I personally don't care for Mr. Lubunski's list of Amendments which include such liberal shiboleths as abolishing the Electoral College, repealing America's 2nd Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms, and taking another pass at a so-called, "Equal-Rights Amendment," (ERA). But given Congress' complete inability to control its spending of our tax-dollars the viable threat of a Convention proposing a Balanced-Budget Amendment may be necessary to address the issue.

Mr. Lubunksi's book is a useful resource for pondering how a Constitutional Convention might unfold.
  • watchman
Believe it or not, there is a little-known section in Article V of the US Constitution that authorizes the American people to call for a new constitutional convention (the last meeting being held in 1787). That's right, we can meet again and revise, repeal, or affirm ideas that were written over 200 years ago when America's technologies, ideas, morality, values, and conception of itself were radically different.
In Richard Labunski's, "The Second Constitutional Convention," he not only argues for the need for such a convention and how the internet could be used to organize it, but he also suggests 10 amendments that such a convention should consider. Some of these include a Campaign Finance Reform Amendment, a Crime Victims' Bill of Rights Amendment, and the Repeal of the Second Amendment (yes, the right-to-bear-arms Amendment). Most timely, however, is his thoughtful and compelling chapter on the need to abolish the Electoral College.
As I sit awaiting the returns in Florida, growing ever more cynical about the political process and democracy, Labunski has reminded me that our Founding "Fathers" were astute statesmen that understood (even if we sometimes forget) that THEIR constitution would have to be reviewed and augmented as OUR nation developed and changed in ways they could have never imagined.
  • Fearlesssinger
America's political process is broken, dysfunctional, unhealthy, and this excellent book nicely exposes this reality. The author takes excellent aim at serious flaws including the overly complex electoral college method of electing presidents as well as important issues such as term limits. This book is a welcome addition to a small cadre of books by top thinkers, including Sanford Levinson, Larry Sabato, Dana D. Nelson, Benjamin Ginsberg, Lawrence Lessig, and others who have taken a good long sober look at American politics, shaken their heads, and suggest it is time for substantive reform.

Thomas W. Sulcer
author of "The Second Constitution of the United States"
(free on web -- google title above + sulcer)
  • Uriel
Two years ago, at the University of Kentucky, I had my first class with Dr. Richard Labunski. I found him to be a very honest man who pulled no punches when it came to legal and journalistic issues.
This book reflects that personality. If you want a honest, frank opinion on our political system, this book is for you.
If you're close-minded about the greatness and pedestal-like stature of our Constitution, you might not like this book.
In this book, Labunski forced me to admit that our system of government has some glaring shortcomings.
This truth hurts, and it will keep hurting. It is a cavity in the political mouth of our nation, and it cannot be properly filled without a second convention.
  • CopamHuk
Some great stuff in here about Americas problems, with meaningful statistics and a true insider understandig of how the political system actually works. But at other times logic flawed and some solutions absurdly liberal--like abolishing the 2nd amendment. No, I'm not a gun nut, but I shudder to think how few freedoms we would have if the 2nd amendment didn't exist. Nor did I just summarily say anything not consistent with my philosophy is gobleygook. But good lord, as powerful as our government is, with all the abuses of Bush & Clinton, it is petrifying to even contemplate such a measure. Still, the only real solution is a Constitutional Covention, and this book provides a road map, which is useful no matter what your feeling about specific amendments proposed by the author.