Browsing through Thomas, I came across the following proposed Constitutional Amendment, cosponsored by Senators Kennedy, Murray, Cantwell, Corzine, Kerry, Lieberman, Sarbanes, Mikulski, Boxer, Lautenberg, Levin, Durbin, Schumer, Feinstein, Harkin and Dodd (all Democrats):
`SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
`SECTION 3. This article shall take effect 2 years after the date of ratification.’.
Notice, however, that with minor modifications to the first section this becomes:
Sound familiar? Granted, the wording isn’t exactly the same, but the meaning of it is very similar to an Amendment backed by our President and prominent Republicans in the Senate and elsewhere.
So there we have it. Democrats support amending the Constitution to guarantee rights. Republicans support amending the Constitution to take them away.