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documents:cosproject:surge:article_14-articlevconvention [2018/03/25 14:39]
Oliver Wolcott
documents:cosproject:surge:article_14-articlevconvention [2018/03/25 17:29]
Oliver Wolcott
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-//“There can, therefore, be no comparison between the facility of affecting an amendment, and that of establishing in the first instance a complete Constitution.”//​ 
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-— Alexander Hamilton 
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-//“Should the provisions of the Constitution as here reviewed be found not to secure the Govt. & rights of the States agst. usurpations & abuses on the part of the U. S. the final resort within the purview of the Constn. lies in an amendment of the Constn. according to a process applicable by the States.” 
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-— James Madison, Letter to Edward Everett, August 28, 1830// 
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 **Text of Article V Unequivocally States “Convention for Proposing Amendments”** ​ **Text of Article V Unequivocally States “Convention for Proposing Amendments”** ​
-Article V could not be any clearer in regards to the powers a convention is given. Here is the relevant portion of text: //“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 pro-posing Amendments....” //It is absolutely disingenuous to claim that an Article V convention can propose an entirely new Constitution. The words //“for proposing amendments”//​ could not be any clearer. Article V gives a convention the exact same authority as Congress: the power to propose amendments — nothing more, nothing less.+[[clips:​article_v|Article V]] could not be any clearer in regards to the powers a convention is given. Here is the relevant portion of text: //“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 pro-posing Amendments....” //It is absolutely disingenuous to claim that an Article V convention can propose an entirely new Constitution. The words //“for proposing amendments”//​ could not be any clearer. Article V gives a convention the exact same authority as Congress: the power to propose amendments — nothing more, nothing less.
  
 **Text of Article V Does Not Allow For a New Constitution to Be Drafted** \\ **Text of Article V Does Not Allow For a New Constitution to Be Drafted** \\
documents/cosproject/surge/article_14-articlevconvention.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/26 14:29 by Oliver Wolcott