Each club, society and project shall be governed in accordance with a constitution approved by the membership and the Management Group.
It should be obeyed and regularly reviewed by them.
Our founding document no longer addresses the complicated issues that affect our government and our citizens. naturally expires at the end of 19 years" (the length of a generation in Jefferson's time).
If we really want to make progress and achieve greater fairness as a society, it is time for elemental change. They would be amazed and disappointed that after 220 years, the inheritors of their Constitution had not tried to adapt to new developments that the founders could never have anticipated in Philadelphia in 1787. Among the 23 proposals for Constitutional reform suggested in my new book, A More Perfect Constitution, here are six to start the debate.* Restoring the war powers balance.
A photo of George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of the first Congress (1789), containing the U. Constitution and the proposed Bill of Rights, on June 12, 2012.
In its more than two hundred year history, the Constitution has been amended twenty-seven times, a remarkably small number given the complexity of American government and the fact that the first ten (and the twenty-seventh) amendments were proposed during the First Congress. An amendment can be proposed by the Congress if two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate vote in favor of it.It is strongly advised that if you are making substantial changes to your constitution, or it is in need of updating due to changes which been made in the way the Union, the Management Group or Club operates, that the Club contacts the RCC for advice before bringing the paper before the RCC.There is now a template/self creating Constitution available on e Activities for Clubs to use if they wish, however this is very restrictive and many Clubs continue to write their own Constitutions.Alternatively, the Congress can direct the states to establish special ratifying conventions to consider proposed amendments.If three-fourths of these conventions approve the amendment, it is ratified and becomes part of the Constitution.