Dragging out worn soapbox for the rant of the week….


Way tired of hearing misinformation about the second amendment that is being exploited in today’s rhetoric…. Just the facts no discussion

Repealing or doing away with the second amendment .. NO ONE .. is this clear in BIG print.. NO ONE can just simply take away an amendment … NO president… NO one political party … NO ONE…

so let us stop this silly wordage going on as it is just noise to cause hurt and to hate one party against the other… NO ONE person can just take away the second amendment

The fact is to amend the constitution of the United States is not easy. It has only happened 27 times since 1787 and that includes adding the first 10 amendments (also known as the Bill of Rights) in 1781 down to the last one added in 1992.

To repeal and amendment you MUST enact Article 5 of the Constitution… read it

“The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”

So what do you need to repeal… first the amendment must be proposed by 2/3 of BOTH the House and Senate… BOTH … that is the first step … (alternative is 2/3 of state legislatures must call on Congress to hold a constitutional convention)

THEN the proposal must be ratified… not easy …. You must get 3/4 of the state legislatures must approve of the amendment proposed by Congress (or 3/4 of the states must approve the amendment via ratifying conventions)

AND the time frame is SEVEN years ….. or it is dead in the water and you start over…

Only ONE constitutional amendment has been repealed in U.S. history. ONLY ONE … the 21st Amendment in order to repeal Prohibition.

Now think of what it would take to repeal that amendment.. you would need way over 3/4 of the everyday people wanting it so to push Congress .. not happening… not in the climate that surrounds us

Those are the facts … read and learn then know when you are being taken for a ride….

Worry instead about real issues not contrived ones…. replacing soapboxback under table

About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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