Historic, momentous Constitutional event?
This has not happened since 1787.
We are approaching the very first time in U.S. history that our U.S. Constitution may be amended by a state-led initiative. Under Article V, two-thirds (34 states) of state legislatures, petitioned the U.S. Congress to call a Convention.
On March 26 Michigan became the 34th state, Connecticut withstanding, to pass a resolution requiring a balanced federal budget. Over the years, some states have rescinded their application, and some of those have re-applied. It is not clear whether this is allowed. Some constitutional scholars say there are no take backs, meaning no application can be rescinded.
All the other 17 Amendments, excluding the Bill of Rights, were proposed by U.S. Congress and ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
It is my hope that students currently studying American History were made aware of this very important milestone. Researching the pertinent data would be a great exercise since the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the nation, a living document, written by brilliant men.
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