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Fri Apr 28, 2023, 02:36 PM

Again with the Article 5 Plot and How they plan to trash the Constitution

Came across this link and seems to me they are making pretty decent progress.

[link:https://conventionofstates.com/|


Is this why SCOTUS isnít putting through any ethics rules? Just a question; Iím getting worried.

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flying_wahini Apr 2023 OP
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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2023, 02:46 PM

1. Please. Just read Article 5.

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.

Theyíve tried for years to get 34 states to call a convention. They have failed. In the unlikely event they can call a convention, they would still need 38 states to ratify any amendment the convention proposed.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Fri Apr 28, 2023, 03:08 PM

2. There will be no article V Constitutional Convention

Unless several of the states that have already rejected a CC reverse themselves, it is mathematically impossible to reach the required threshold, as most of the remaining uncommitted states are solid blue.

And of course, a CC can only propose amendments, not ratify them.

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