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- Mar 4, 2011
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You are wrong. I have a doctorate in law and I find what you say to be not merely uninformed but also funny as hell. If you want to learn more, you know how to Google.Amendments can be repealed without changing anything
“A proposed amendment becomes part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States (38 of 50 States). When the OFR verifies that it has received the required number of authenticated ratification documents, it drafts a formal proclamation for the Archivist to certify that the amendment is valid and has become part of the Constitution. This certification is published in the Federal Register and U.S. Statutes at Large and serves as official notice to the Congress and to the Nation that the amendment process has been completed.”
Constitutional Amendment Process
Preamble to the Bill of Rights
*Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution. RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz. ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Speaker of the House of Representatives John Adams, Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate.
Attest, John Beckley, Clerk of the House of Representatives. Sam. A. Otis Secretary of the Senate. *On September 25, 1789, Congress transmitted to the state legislatures twelve proposed amendments, two of which, having to do with Congressional representation and Congressional pay, were not adopted. The remaining ten amendments became the Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 - 10)
One last thing. The procedures by which a Constitutional Amendment is ratified should give even the most cerebrally-challenged among the populace some insight as to how, once ratified, these amendments can be changed/repealed. I have already shown you how difficult it is to amend the Constitution. How do you propose that such amendments are repealed? By an opinion poll on USMB?
CONCLUSION: Since the Amendments become part of the Constitution when ratified, common sense should tell you these amendments can only be changed the same way that other portions of the Constitution are changed. However, if I am wrong – and I am certainly not – would you please tell me the process by which amendments to the U.S. Constitution are repealed. If you respond, I won't even pressure you for a link, as I know there are none and you are merely expressing your personal, albeit uninformed, unenlightened and intellectually indefensible opinion.
You have the last word. I said what I had to say and I am too fucking old (79) to waste any more time telling fools what they should already know or would know if they had even a smidgen of common sense.
A personal note: I have enjoyed your many posts and I thought you were educated and on top of things. If you are merely pulling our legs, I understand; however, if you are serious I stand by everything I said
Have a good day..