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Thread #167140   Message #4027594
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
11-Jan-20 - 01:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
Subject: RE: BS: American women are officially UNEQUAL
How, when, and why did Congress assume the right to attach a deadline to an amendment proposal? Article V of The Constitution establishes the rules for the amendment process. I don't see anything about a deadline.

Article. V.

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.