Well-Regulated Militias, and More

Michael Hoover hoov at freenet.tlh.fl.us
Wed Nov 3 11:58:49 PST 1999

> Charles Brown wrote:
> >No, ANY provision of the Constitution may be changed by the
> >Amendment provision. The Senate could be changed to one Senator from
> >every state, or 8 from every state. The Senate could be abolished.
> Um, here's what Article V of the sacred text says:
> no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of
> its equal Suffrage in the Senate."
> That last clause sure sounds like it'd be impossible to abolish the
> Senate under the present Constitution.
> Doug

As with bunch of other stuff about the constitution, there's this 'interpretation' thing. Some consider above provision unamendable and others contend there are ways in which it can be changed, for example, repeal by amendment, and then another amendment could be adopted permitting 'unequal' representation in Senate. Re. latter happening, I wouldn't hold my breath. Michael Hoover

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