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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 12:29 PM

5. There's a fundamental Catch-22 tripping up this proposal.

 


https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution

The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures...


If 2/3 of the politicians were willing to enact this amendment then it wouldn't be necessary to enact it.

In fact, that's an ideal illustration of what a Catch-22 is.

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