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  •  Can you please help me with a question I've had? (0+ / 0-)

    I don't know much about it, but when I first heard AAR's Thom Hartmann (who agrees with your position entirely) railing against the idea, I wanted to ask him a question about it but couldn't get through.
    Can you tell me whether or not the process of ratification itself would differ from the procedure followed for earlier Amendments (and if so how)?
    (I Hope that my question makes sense. I think what I'm asking is: would the type of convention that some people agitating for, just make proposals, or could it actually make changes on its own?)

    •  My understanding (2+ / 0-)
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      kwinz, jen

      I am not a Constitutional lawyer so this question might be best asked of Paul Lehto. But as to my understanding, the process would be an exchange of propositions between the states followed by a ratification process similar to present amendment process. The problem is that the Constitution did not define the process so the first step will undoubtedly be the argument over the process and battle for positioning by both parties. While that sounds daunting you will never arrive if you never start.

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