By Jon Chait’s tally, that brings the total number of constitutional amendments proposed by contemporary Republicans to 8. Three more (they’ll get there) and it will be more than the number of amendments in the original Bill of Rights.
It’s easy to chalk this up to contemporary teatardism. Certainly, it’s true that the main appeal of these proposed amendments is that they will never be passed. But there’s nothing new here: the modern Republican party is based largely on opposition to Civil RIghts and Roe v. Wade. There’s more to this than the Glenn Beck fans waving copies of the Constitution at Congressmen.