September 14, 1935 - Editorial - Changing the Constitution, by George Lorimer

Shall the Constitution be changed by specific amendment, as heretofore, or by an overhauling of the entire Constitution in a special convention called for that purpose by Congress on the application of two-thirds of the states?....If the President desires to have transferred to the executive any functions now lodged in the Congress, this should be considered explicitly as a specific proposal before the 48 states. If the functions of the judiciary, and especially of the Supreme Court, are to be abridged, this should be considered as a specific proposal......The Constitution affords guidance and protection; it is not a menace or a handcuff. (pg. 22)

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