Skip to comments.How Tennessee Could Be About To Start A Constitutional Crisis (Article V)
Posted on 02/22/2017 10:54:09 PM PST by Perseverando
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Yes. The little Demi-gods will never limit their access to the gov’t trough.
Amazing that two old stupid white guys could do such things.
I'm not sure what you are referring to. Article V includes this text:
"...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;"
However, the 1st and 4th clauses of Sec. 9, Article 1 deal with the importation of slaves, not a CoS. Therefore, I stand by my original reply.
Okay....you guys can plug all sorts of meaning and explanation and extrapolation of what can or can’t happen into those 143 words, but I have a great deal of trouble in accepting the volumes and volumes of assurances, hypothesizing and even supposing that I’ve seen come out of “the movement.” And when someone does question, he/she is told to “educate yourself” [by those same volumes and volumes above].
Good luck to you guys. More power to you, but I am not going to be on board that train lock, stock and barrel.
“If two-thirds or 34 states pass a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention,”
Article V is not a “Constitutional Convention.” It is a Convention of the States. I expect better from Zero Hedge. They are usually more reliable.
“We really, really, really need to not do this.”
So you are satisfied living in a a post-Constitutional America?
“Our founders created a very good system.”
Let me nit-pick first. The “founders” didn’t create the system. The Framers did.
Second, Article V in the very system the Framers created is what is at discussion. They created this as the final way for the States and the People to force Constitutional discipline.
“Leave it, the way it is.”
How is it? The courts make things up almost every day that changes the living document. This has been happening for a century! In fact, just the other day, the 5th circuit court GUTTED the 2nd Amendment.
“We will not like what happens, if we open up things now, to changes.”
The progressives of both parties change it at their own whims now. That is reality and your position allows for that to continue.
I suggest that you read “The Liberty Amendments” to better understand the subject.
While there at it why don’t they bust up the interstate commerce clause and destroy the centralized power of D C sending them back to the level of relevance the constitution originally prescribed for them. What a breath of fresh air that would be.
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