So the Europeans have over the last decade, as Russia has grown as an oil country, gotten themselves so intermeshed that it’s very tough for them to do it.There is also a lot of criticism being heaped on France, because France is going with a major warship sale. And Russia, obviously, is a huge arms exporter.What happens is, the French and the Germans say, we want sanctions. Let’s do financial sanctions, which would hit the City of London. London says, let’s do energy sanctions, which would hit the Germans. There’s a British official quoted as saying the pain must be felt equally. In other words, we’re not going to take the lead on sanctions.And everybody picks on Europe, but Russia exports not just oil and gas, but of course its arms and weapons. So we looked up who are the biggest buyers of Russian weapons: India and China. I think it’s safe to say, China is not going to have anything to do with any kind of sanctions. And what about India?
I think 80 percent of Indian arms come from Russia. Another country to look at that hasn’t criticized or condemned Russia, very interestingly, is Israel. Remember, it has a Soviet-born foreign minister, Lieberman. The countries have been forging closer ties.So if you notice, this is different from Iran and Syria. Russia is a big global power. It has a U.N. veto. It has its tentacles all over the world and lots of countries are putting their national interests over international or humanitarian interests.I understand your hypothesis, but I do not believe looking at Iceland’s example is prudent. Seeking a fresh economic start does not require a constitutional convention, nor does it justify one. Trashing core documents is a tempting path during a crisis period. The false illusion of going back to zero and restarting assumes that the bad habits that got you to the crisis point won’t be waiting for you later on.
Hey, I have a better idea. Instead of trying to change the constitution lets try to follow it! The constitution is the supreme law of the land… How about applying the constitution to any law being passed? That way you’ll know when government is overreaching. Don’t change the constitution – ENFORCE IT.Hate to break it to you…but the constitution has been changed before… 27 times to be exact (although the first 10 are what you would call The Bill of Rights). it took a change to the constitution to eliminate slavery and give those former slaves the same god-given right to vote that white men had. it took a change to the constitution to give women the right to vote. the constitution is a living document that the founders designed with the idea that we can change it to adapt to the world. they could not forsee everything that was going to happen in the world, so they gave us article 5 which lays out the amendment process. sorry to rain on your «never change the document» parade with reality.