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user-inactivated  ·  1638 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Farewell, America

    They still need 2/3 of both houses on Congress


    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

If 3/4 of the state legislators demand a Constitutional Convention, they can do that also without the input of Congress.

b_b  ·  1638 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel like you stopped reading my post after one sentence. The issues surrounding the mechanism for 3/4 of states calling a convention are vast and complicated. It is an unknown unknown. It won't happen.

user-inactivated  ·  1637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I feel like you stopped reading my post after one sentence.

Apologies, not my intent. I am seeing this here and there, that "it will never happen," yet here we are talking about President Donald Trump. There is an incredible amount of nutty in the State Legislatures, in plces like Arkansas and Kansas to give examples. It is in my head that there are people out there now planning for that 3/4, and how to get it. The thing is that the people plotting this maneuver? They concern me a bit.

    It is an unknown unknown.

100% with you there. And honestly, I would like to keep it that way for now.

b_b  ·  1637 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Right. Anything seems possible in Trump's America, but not in the good, uplifting way.