"The constitutional amendment we're debating today strikes me as antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans," McCain said. "It usurps from the states a fundamental authority they have always possessed and imposes a federal remedy for a problem that most states do not believe confronts them."McCain then provided a little bit of a history and civics lesson to BushCo., which has been greatly in need of such for a long time:
"The founders wisely made certain that the Constitution is difficult to amend and, as a practical political matter, can't be done without overwhelming public approval. And thank God for that," he said.As an aside; I really think that the Dems can take advantage of this failed attempt at amending the Constitution. It would be so easy to portray the Rethugs as close-minded and mean spirited in the only attempt in history to restrict the rights of Americans through the Constitution. It just doesn't get any uglier than that.