Ok, I don’t really get it much but what exactly is it about?
I’ve posted this link at a previous blog and it contains the document. All of the resolution. You may want to read it if you please. HR 1109
I didn’t mind reading all of the document, reading all of those names is much of an effort for me, but the starting line, or whatever-else-it-is-called states:
A RESOLUTION CALLING UPON THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO CONVENE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING PROPOSALS TO AMEND OR REVISE THE CONSTITUTION, UPON A VOTE OF THREE-FOURTHS OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESS
These lines can make me wonder why the opposition people are so against it. It does not state that the Con-Ass will revise the constitution but it will make the members of the congress convene to consider some proposals of the amendment. “Consider” does not really mean to approve it right away, right? What will it hurt if the congress convenes?
Now, I’m not really a pro to this con-ass. I’m, staying on the neutral side as long as I don’t get what is really in it.
A local radio broadcast earlier stated that there is nothing wrong with amending the constitution as some of its provisions are already aged. But the problem will lie on the part of the extension of the president’s term and the non-election next year – I think, this is most of the point of the opposition.
True, the constitution is aged – 1987. It’s been two decades since it was last amended. Changes to this constitution wouldn’t hurt. But does a change in the constitution also mean a change in the government system or is a change in the government system is what the administration really pushing? Now, I’d want that answered…
But more importantly, what exactly do they want to amend in the constitution? I’d need an answer for that…