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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:11 PM

13. You may be surprised

You should look at Article VII of the constitution. Its first clause says: "The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same."

Article V of the constitution provides, in part: "The Congress, ... on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which ... shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths thereof,..."

It seems that the state legislatures of 3/4th of the states have the final say of whats required by the constitution.

Interestingly, the often cited Preamble of the constitution states: "We the People of the United States, ... do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Yet, the constitution does not become established until after the ratification of the conventions of nine states. Does that not mean that the people in ordaining and establishing the constitution yielded to the higher authority of their respective states?

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