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Convention could erode our rights

first_imgCan we afford to hand over our Constitution to be rewritten? The First Amendment clearly states that Congress is forbidden to make any law abridging either freedom of speech or freedom of the press. However, it’s very much on their agenda to alter the wording of the Second Amendment in order to “clarify” its language for how they want it to read. Will this change the amendment or eliminate it? That depends on how they favor to make these changes. One supporter wrote, “What’s needed is a way for the states to have the power to overturn Supreme Court decisions … a constitutional amendment could be written, for example, allowing a three-fifths vote of the state legislatures to challenge court decisions.” Once the convention is graveled to order, any and all parts of the Constitution would be open to change. Will the 38-state ratification process protect us from bad amendments being passed? One only need look at history to find the answer is no.Who attends this convention? Any sitting or former member of Congress, judges, or legislators can be delegates. This means there could be a group of people serving there making compromises with each other to get the amendments they want passed voted out to the states. It’s an unpredictable situation.All Americans should let the elected officials know that they are expected to support our republic and thus avoid an Article V Convention. Beth JacksonScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDid you know that 28 state legislatures have applied for an Article V Convention — also known as a constitutional convention? Since 1787, America has chosen to avoid the risk of a new convention that could rewrite our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Now 28 state legislatures want this. If just six more states apply, Congress will be forced to call an Article V Convention. last_img read more

Five African teams in Russia: recap of their World Cup histories

first_imgThe five African nations at this year’s World Cup have varied stories to tell. Some, checkered; others, fairly decent.Joy FM will be the official rights holder for radio broadcast rights in Ghana for the tournament. Let’s look at the teams.EGYPTQualified for the 1934 World Cup in Italy, and was eliminated at the preliminary stage after losing 4-2 to Hungary.Qualified for the 1990 World Cup, again in Italy, and was eliminated ocne more at the group stage. They shared a group with England, Republic of Ireland, and the Netherlands and finished with two points.-Will be playing in Russia. Check Egypt Team Profile hereSENEGALQualified for the 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup and reached the quarterfinals, but were eliminated by Turkey.-Will be playing in RussiaCheck Senegal Team Profile here TUNISIAQualified for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina and finished third with 3 points. The group had Poland, Germany, and Mexico.Qualified for the France 1998 World Cup, was in the same group with Romania, England and Colombia. Finished fourth with a point.Qualified for the 2002 Korea/Japan event, was in same group with Japan, Belgium, and Russia. Finished fourth with a point.Qualified for the 2006 Germany  tournament and featured in group with Spain, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia. Finished with just a point. -Will be playing in Russia.Check Tunisia Team Profile hereNIGERIA Played at the 1994 USA World Cup, reached the round of 16 and eliminated 2-1 by Italy after extra time.Qualified for the France 1998 event, reached the  round of 16, played Denmark but was beaten 4-1. Qualified for the Korea/Japan 2002 tournament, shared a group with Sweden, England, and Argentina. Finished bottom with a point.Qualified for the 2010 South Africa World Cup. Was in group with Argentina, Korea Rep, and Greece. Finished with a point.Qualified for the Brazil 2014 event, reached the round 16 and eliminated by France.– Will be playing in Russia.Check Nigeria Team Profile here MOROCCO Qualified for the Mexico 1970 World Cup, was in group with Germany, Peru, and Bulgaria. Finished fourth with a point.Qualified for the 1986 Mexico tournament, eliminated at the round of 16 by Germany.Qualified for the 1994 USA World Cup, was in same group as the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium. Finished bottom with a point.Qualified for the 1998 France tournament and shared a group with Brazil, Norway, and Scotland. Finished third with four points. – Will be playing in Russia.Check Morocco Team Profile here—Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more