Deep political divide plus strong minority rights in the amendment process can sink any amendment ideas.

In a cozy café, two old friends are enjoying a cup of coffee together. The topic turns to changing the Constitution. One complains his candidate for president gets the most votes but still loses the election. The other says, no, that’s because the framers of the Constitution intended to give smaller states a say in the election. With eyes open and a solid stare, this energized coffee drinker complains in a firm voice that the right to abortion is immoral. Abortion should be unconstitutional…

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