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To: Sir Napsalot
Before you mock the idea of a constitutional amendment, ...

Regarding the idea of a constitutional amendment, the corrupt federal government cannot afford for the Constitution's Article V, the constitutional amendment process, to be put into the limelight imo. This is because if Constitution-ignorant voters found out that only the states, not the federal government, have the power to ratify proposed amendments to the Constitution, then citizens would also know that the states have absolute control over the federal government via the Constitution, not vice-versa as the corrupt media, including Obama guard dog Fx News, evidently want citizens to think.

“What part of ‘a well regulated Militia’ do you not understand?” goes the retort. ...

The Supreme Court has officially noted the following regarding 2A. The Founding States made 2A not to confer gun rights, but to clarify that it is appropriate (my word) to use guns for the natural right to self defense, a natural right which Congress shall not interfere with.

"The second and tenth counts are equally defective. The right there specified is that of "bearing arms for a lawful purpose." This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed, but this, as has been seen, means no more than that it shall not be infringed by Congress. This is one of the amendments that has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government, leaving the people to look for their protection against any violation by their fellow citizens of the rights it recognizes, to what is called, in The City of New York v. Miln, 11 Pet. 139, the "powers which relate to merely municipal legislation, or what was, perhaps, more properly called internal police," "not surrendered or restrained" by the Constitution of the United States." --United States v. Cruikshank, 1875.

Finally, note that John Bingham, the main author of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, had included 2A in his examples of constitutional statutes containing privileges or immunities which 14A applied to the states. See Bingham's mention of 2A in middle column of following page from post Civil War congressional record.

Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, 42nd Congress, 1st Session

37 posted on 04/05/2013 5:31:18 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10
Broken link in previous post repaired.
Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, 42nd Congress, 1st Session

39 posted on 04/05/2013 5:38:25 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

Re: Article V

Both parties are so eager to absorb > 11 millions ill-informed illegals to give them voting rights (on top of our current ill-informed voters), because it will be so much easier to overcome the requirements for

(Wikipedia) “Amendments may be proposed by either:

- two-thirds of both houses of the United States Congress; or
- by a national convention assembled at the request of the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the states.

To become part of the Constitution, amendments must then be ratified either by approval of:

- the legislatures of three-fourths of the states; or
- state ratifying conventions held in three-fourths of the states.”


41 posted on 04/05/2013 5:55:26 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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