Article VII. The ratification of the conventions of nine States shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same. Done in Convention, by the unanimous consent of the States present, the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In Witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.
posted on 06/13/2005 7:47:56 AM PDT
(I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
I date my checks that way...if I'm in a mood...like tax day.
posted on 06/13/2005 7:49:47 AM PDT
(I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
Interestingly enough, the requirement to have only 9 states ratify the Constitution for it to come into effect may have been illegal. Under the Articles of Confederation, it states that any changes made had to be unanimous.
posted on 06/13/2005 8:43:09 AM PDT
(Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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