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The Resource A more perfect Constitution : why the Constitution must be revised : ideas to inspire a new generation, Larry J. Sabato, (electronic resource)

A more perfect Constitution : why the Constitution must be revised : ideas to inspire a new generation, Larry J. Sabato, (electronic resource)

Label
A more perfect Constitution : why the Constitution must be revised : ideas to inspire a new generation
Title
A more perfect Constitution
Title remainder
why the Constitution must be revised : ideas to inspire a new generation
Statement of responsibility
Larry J. Sabato
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sabato, Larry
Dewey number
342.73/03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4550
LC item number
.S18 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Constitutional law
  • Political participation
  • Constitutional amendments
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A more perfect Constitution : why the Constitution must be revised : ideas to inspire a new generation, Larry J. Sabato, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-334) and index
Color
multicolored
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 six-year term ; The alternative : a presidential confirmation election ; A lengthened House term (and 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 courts : 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 twenty-first 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) ; Universal National Service 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 ; Appendix. Rasmussen Poll on the proposed new Constitution -- Calling the twenty-first 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 -- United States Constitution and Amendments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802777560
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F80902C-02E6-4961-9B8C-CB820CB40BEC
System control number
  • 1977024
  • 1977024
  • (OCoLC)851082997
  • (OCoLC)ocn851082997
  • 1977024
Label
A more perfect Constitution : why the Constitution must be revised : ideas to inspire a new generation, Larry J. Sabato, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-334) and index
Color
multicolored
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 six-year term ; The alternative : a presidential confirmation election ; A lengthened House term (and 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 courts : 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 twenty-first 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) ; Universal National Service 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 ; Appendix. Rasmussen Poll on the proposed new Constitution -- Calling the twenty-first 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 -- United States Constitution and Amendments
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802777560
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., map.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F80902C-02E6-4961-9B8C-CB820CB40BEC
System control number
  • 1977024
  • 1977024
  • (OCoLC)851082997
  • (OCoLC)ocn851082997
  • 1977024

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