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To: Eastbound
An Amendment cannot violate the Constitution because each Amendment, once ratified, becomes as much a part of that document as if it was written in 1787. Read that aspect in Article V itself.

Witness the Prohibition Amendment, and then later, its repeal. The nation could decide that the freedoms of the First Amendment are too much trouble, and repeal that. The genius of the Constitution would die on that day, but that is possible under Article V.

Congressman Billybob

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25 posted on 04/25/2007 2:29:06 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please get involved: www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Congressman Billybob
"The genius of the Constitution would die on that day, but that is possible under Article V."

I guess that depends on how one defines 'pursuance,' non? I don't think the Constitution died, it was the loyalties of those who were sworn to defend, preserve, and protect it.

And I would emphasize, those who were tasked with passing no laws that were not in pursuance. I don't think the founders would hold that the states were destined to become siblings.

33 posted on 04/25/2007 2:48:17 PM PDT by Eastbound
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