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Why did the founding fathers make the amendment process so complex?


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2009-02-25 14:54:00
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To make sure that fundamental changes in the structure of government would require substantial time and debate and reasoned consideration. That way bad ideas that look good on the surface could not be rushed into effect before everybody had a chance to think about them.


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